The Lion King takes place in the Pride Lands of Africa, where a lion rules over the other animals as king. As dawn breaks, all the animals of the Pride Lands are summoned to Pride Rock, the home of the pride of lions.
Rafiki , a mandrill, walks through the herd and climbs the face of Pride Rock to greet his friend, King Mufasa. Mufasa leads Rafiki to his mate Sarabi who is holding their newborn cub. Rafiki anoints the cub with fruit juices before presenting him to the gathered animals. The animals cheer and then bow to the new future king. Meanwhile, Scar , the younger brother of Mufasa, is sulking by himself behind Pride Rock.