Disney films tend to keep away from giving a variety of display screen time to parental figures, save for the odd King Triton or Lord Zeus. However no ruler of the oceans or Greek god is extra majestic than King Mufasa, Simba’s dad in 1994’s “The Lion King.” Smart, regal, and voiced by the incomparable James Earl Jones, Mufasa provides off a common vibe of being an historical, highly effective being — fixed and indestructible.
And that is why it was so stunning seeing Mufasa chew the mud within the first half of the film. As king of the Pleasure Lands, Mufasa had dominion over all that he surveyed. However he additionally had a younger impetuous son, Simba, and a scheming brother, Scar, who plotted in secret to usurp the throne and take Mufasa’s place on the high of the meals chain.
These elements ultimately result in Mufasa saving Simba from a herd of stampeding buffaloes. Within the course of, Mufasa is left dangling from a cliff above the raging beasts. Scar approaches Mufasa, who calls out to his brother for help. In a second that seared itself into the minds of Disney followers younger and outdated, Scar grabbed Mufasa’s paws and pushed him off the cliff, sending the king plunging into the stampede beneath … right down to his doom.