Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Impossible Lion King Quiz

How well do you think you and/or your friends know the Lion King franchise? Do you think you can pass the unpassable? From one Disnerd to another, let's see if you know it well. If so, see how your peers can do without researching the answers! This is fun for a movie night... well, for me, it would be. So, what am I waiting for?
1. Whose voice do we hear at the beginning of the movie in "Circle of Life?"

2. What is he saying? What is the chorus saying as well?

3. Where is this movie set? Specifically, where in Africa?

4. Who is the first major character we see and what is he/she doing?

5. What is the name of the queen of Pride Rock? Yes, this one's a freebie.

6. Can you list an animal native to Africa that we DO NOT see in the opening sequence?

7.  What is the first speaking line and who says it?

8. "He's as mad as a ... with a ..."

9. What movie was also being created around the time this was? Which was expected to be more successful?

10. What quality does Scar say he has the lion's share of?

11. What song is playing when it rains over the Pride Lands?

12.  Where do we first see Nala?

13. How is the circle of life connected?

14. What song was originally played in the Broadway production that was put into the special edition of the film?

15. Who voices Zazu?

16. Who voices Scar?

17. What is the name of Nala's mother? Hint: It's only found in the credits.

18. Who voices Simba's mom and why doesn't she appear in the sequels?

19. What colors are Nala's eyes (adult and cub)?

20. "Kings don't need advice from little ... for a start."

21. Who voices Nala in "I Just Can't Wait to be King?"

22. How did they make Simba sound like the air was knocked out of his lungs when Nala pinned him?

23. Who voices Shenzi?

24. Why do you think there is emphasis put on Mufasa's paw print? This falls into "Simba's Pride" a little.

25. Who composed the score for the movie?

26. Who did the choral arrangements? Hint: the voice we hear at the beginning of "Circle of Life."

27.  Who of the hyenas always suffers the worst of injuries?

28. What makes Shenzi shudder? "OOooooOOoooH, do it again!"

29. Why doesn't the speaking voice of Scar sing the entire "Be Prepared" sequence and who filled in for him? When?

30. What is the scene of the hyenas marching past Scar meant to resemble?

31. "Yes our ... and ... are ..., be prepared!"

32. What song plays during the stampede?

33. How long did it take for the animators to draw this scene alone?

34. What lines of Scar come up later on in the movie?

35. When do we last see Nala as a cub?

36. Who originated the role of Rafiki on Broadway?

37. "When the world ... ... ... ... ..., you ... ... ... ... ... ... ."

38. Hakuna matata. "It means ... ... for the rest of your days!"

39. Who is the singing voice of cub Simba? What about adult Simba? Hint: I mentioned the adult's singing voice in a recent post.

40. What is Simba's first speaking line as an adult?

41.  What song on Broadway is parallel to the cave scene with Zazu and the hyenas and Scar?

42. How does Simba recognize the lioness that hunts Pumbaa?

43. Who voices Nala in "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

44. What song plays as Simba and Nala walk on the log and what song from the Broadway production uses its melody? Hint: I've blogged the Broadway version.

45. In the Broadway production, why did Nala leave the Pride Lands and what song did Heather Headley sing? I blogged about this in Simba's post.

46.  What song plays after the battle?

47. How were the roars recorded?

48. Who originally was Simba and Nala's first cub?

49. What is the original version of "Shadowland?" Hint: The title is in the song.

1: Lebo M.

2: "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba" "Sithi uhm, ingonyama" "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba" "Sithi uhm, ingonyama, ingonyama" "Siyo nqoba" "Ingonyama, ingonyama nengw' enamabala."

3: Kenya/the Serengeti Savanna

4: Zazu, flying over the Pride Lands.

5: Sarabi!

6: Tiger, for example.

7: "Life's not fair, is it?" -Scar

8: Hippo, hernia

9: Pocahontas, and this movie was expected to do poorly at the box office. Instead, nineteen years later, it is still the highest grossing traditionally animated film.

10: He is smart.

11: "This Land"

12: Sleeping in the lion's den

13: Lions eat antelopes, antelopes eat grass, when we die, our bodies become the grass... Mufasa says it better.

14: "The Morning Report"

15: Rowan Atkinson

16: Jeremy Irons

17: Sarafina

18: Madge Sinclair, who died of leukemia in 1995. Simba's Pride was released in 1998.

19: Sometimes green, other times blue, overall they are teal-like.

20: Hornbills

21: Laura Williams, she was ten at the time.

22: They hit his actor's back very, very hard. Child abuse? I don't know.

23: Whoopi Goldberg

24: Simba is trying to fill his father's footsteps. This is a question of opinion.

25: Hans Zimmer, the guy I went crazy over two years ago. I wrote all those posts about him... dang.

26: Lebo M.

27:  Banzai

28: Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa!

29: Jim Cummings filled in for him. Jeremy threw out his voice after shouting, "YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME!"

30: Hitler, with the German troops marching past him.

31: Teeth, ambitions, bared

32: "To Die For"

33: Three years

34: "What will your mother think?" accidentally paraphrased by Nala, "Run away and never return," quoted by Simba.

35: Mourning Simba's death

36: Tsidii Le Loka

37: "turns its back on you," "turn your back on the world."

38: No worries

39: Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams

40: "Thanks. Man, I'm stuffed."

41: "The Madness of King Scar"

42: She pinned him, just like she used to when they were younger.

43: Sally Dworsky, one of my favorite singer-songwriters

44: "Under the Stars," "Endless Night"

45: She left because Scar tried to make her his queen by forcing it upon her. She sings about how there is nothing left to stay in the Pride Lands for in the song, "Shadowland."

46: "King of Pride Rock"

47: Simba: Tiger roar because lion roars are not as powerful. Sarabi, Sarafina, Nala and other lionesses: Trash cans.

48: Kopa. He had an unexplained death in the books.

49. "Lea Halalela" by Khululiwe Sithole

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