130+ Lion King Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you a big fan of the Lion King? This trivia will bring back old memories and make you an expert!

Did you know that the Lion King is the first Disney animated film to feature a completely original storyline? On the contrary, “Hakuna Matata” wasn’t originally in the script. It was added way later. Interesting film-making facts, right?

Lion King Trivia Questions and Answers

Hands up, if you know all the highest-grossing movies of all time? Well, The Lion King is the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated feature of our time, with a total box office of over $986 million.

To make it successful, Disney sent a team of animators to Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya to do research. Most of the landscapes in the complete movie are based on this park.

Test your Lion King knowledge with this roar-some trivia!


1. What is the next line? “I’m gonna be a mighty king, like no king was before…”

“I’m brushing up on looking down, I’m working on my roar!


2. Who is Mufasa’s majordomo?



3. Who provided the voice-over of Young Simba?

JD McCrary


4. What is the first song you hear in the movie?

The Circle of Life


5. What do Timon and Pumbaa teach Simba to eat?



6. Which famous actor gave the voice of Mufasa?

James Earl Jones


7. I disobeyed my father when traveling to a forbidden area of land. Who voiced me?

Jonathan Taylor Thomas


8. Which character hits Simba on the head with a stick?



9. Which actor recorded the voice of adult Simba?

Matthew Broderick


10. Who sings this line from “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”? “Everywhere you look, I’m standing in the spotlight!”



11. What “shadowy place” does Mufasa forbid Simba to explore?

Elephant Graveyard


12. Which famous actor gave the voice of the antagonist, Scar?

Jeremy Irons


13. What motto does Simba learn from Timon and Pumbaa?

Hakuna matata


14. Who gave the voice over of Zazu?


15. Which character tries to kill young Simba?



16. What dance does Timon do to distract the hyenas?

The hula


17. Which actor recorded the voice of Rafiki?

Robert Guillaume


18. Who is Simba’s best friend?



19. Which song from The Lion King was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song?

Can you feel the love tonight, hakuna matata and the circle of life.


20. What did Timon do that made him finally decide to leave home?

Didn’t notice the approaching hyenas while on guard duty.


21. Which character knows kung fu?



22. Which famous actress gave the voice over for Nala?

Moira Kelly


23. What was the name of ‘Lion King 2’?

Simba’s Pride


24. Where does Simba live like a young cub?

Pride Rock


25. Who gave the voice of the lead hyena Shenzi?

Whoopi Goldberg


26. What is the VERY FIRST animal that we see in the movie?



27. What kind of tree does Rafiki live in?

Baobab tree


28. Who gave the voice to Simba’s mother in the movie ‘Lion King’ released in 1994?

Madge Sinclair


29. What does Timon call his mother?



30. According to Mufasa, who looks down at Simba from the stars?

The great kings of the past


31. Who gave the voice for Nala in the remake of ‘The Lion King’ in 2019?



32. Who says this: “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?”



33. What kind of animal do the hyenas drive into a stampede?



34. What was the name of Nala’s mother?



35. Which actress recorded the voice of Sarabi in the remake of ‘The Lion King’ in 2019?

Alfre Woodard


36. Simba said “I ____ the face of danger.”

Laugh in


37. The first scene shows a cub being raised by Rafiki. Who is this cub?



38. At the end of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, which animal sits on Zazu?



39. The song, ‘Circle Of Life’ includes which two languages?

English and Zulu


40. What animal is Simba practicing his roar on while he is waiting for his dad in the gorge?



41. Who is Scar?

Simba’s uncle


42. Which lion’s claws never fully retract?



43. Complete the lyrics of this song, “I have never seen a king of beasts with ______”?

“quite so little hair.”


44. “Hakuna Matata. What a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze!” What line came next in the song?

“It means no worries for the rest of your days! It’s our problem free, philosophy!”


45. Which character goes around singing, “Asante sana, Squash banana, Wewe nugu mimi hapana”?



46. What kind of meat does Scar feed the hyenas?

Zebra leg


47. Which famous singer sang several tracks of the movie?

Elton John


48. When Scar first appears on-screen, what is he doing?

Talking to a mouse which he’s planning on eating


49. What was the original title of The Lion King?

King of the Jungle

50. Which song is played at the end of the movie?

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”


51. One day, Simba said he wanted to go to the waterhole. I wound up going someplace else with him that day. Who voiced me?

Niketa Calame


52. What kind of animal is Timon?



53. Which Broadway adaptation song was animated and used in the second edition of the movie?

‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’


54. Which “The Lion King” character says, “Slimy yet satisfying”?



55. Complete the lyrics, “Let every creature go for broke and sing _______”.

“let’s hear it in the herd and on the wing.”


56. Zazu is a little blue-colored bird. How does he know Simba?

Zazu is the royal advisor


57. What color is the sky in “The Circle of Life”?

Sapphire sky


58. What line follows the line, “So prepare for the coup of the century”?

“Be prepared for the murkiest scam”


59. What was the first thing young Simba woke Timon about?

He had to go to the bathroom


60. How many male lions are seen in the movie?



61. In the song, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’, what does Simba use to dry himself with?

An elephant’s ear


62. What does Rafiki mean in Swahili?



63. What was the name of Simba’s mother?



64. Who murders Mufasa?

Uncle Scar


65. Complete the famous phrase, “Hakuna Matata, it means no _____ for the rest of your days”.



66. Okay, jumping ahead to “Be Prepared”– What is so interesting about Scar’s promises to the hyenas?

They are similar to Hitler’s promises


67. How many Golden Globe awards has ‘The Lion King’ won?



68. What does Timon’s mom do that bugs him a lot?

Try to flatten his hair down


69. When Jeremy Irons lost his voice, some of the lines in “Be Prepared” were voiced by the actor who played which character?

Ed, the dim-witted hyena


70. How many Oscar awards has ‘The Lion King’ won?



71. “No, fool we’re gonna kill him and ____ too.”



72. Who won the Academy Award for the Best Original Score for his work on ‘The Lion King’?


73. Please complete this sentence. “Didn’t your mother ______?”

Ever tell you not to play with your food


74. What is the name of Mufasa’s and Scar’s father?



75. According to Zazu’s morning report, the baboons are going what?



76. What is the last word of the dialogue, “Oh, just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the ________.”?



77. Pumbaa got lost from Timon chasing what?



78. Simba and Nala rode on which animal during the song ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’?



79. What is Scar’s relation to Simba and who voices him?

Uncle/Jeremy Irons


80. Who sang the line, “Everywhere you look, I’m standing in the spotlight.”?



81. The movie ended with which word?



82. What line was sung next? “Like dark turning into day. Somehow we’ll come through…”

“Now that I’ve found you. Love will find a way.”


83. What is Scar’s response when Simba tells him that his father showed him the entire kingdom and that Simba would be ruling it one day?

“Forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know”


84. What did Timon and Pumbaa bowl for very first?



85. What did Simba say after tasting insects for the first time?

“Slimy….yet satisfying.”


86. What Shakespearian play does “The Lion King”‘s plot follow so well that it could very well be an animal adaption?



87. Who sings ‘Grazing in the Grass’ for the soundtrack?



88. What was the golden advice Mufasa gave to Simba after his lecture?

“The Great Kings of the past will always look down on us from the sky. Whenever you feel alone, those Kings will be there to guide you, so will I.”


89. What is the second motto of Pumbaa?

“Home is where your rump rests”.


90. “We’re talking about a lion, lions eat ___ like us!” What word completes the quote?



91. How does Timon describe the taste of grubs?

“Tastes like chicken”


92. Which hyena said this line – “Did we order this dinner to go?”



93. What is the second motto of Pumbaa?

“Home is where your rump rests”


94. What type of bird is Zazu?



95. Complete this dialogue of Timon, “When the world turns its back on you ______”?

“you turn your back on the world.”


96. The elephant graveyard is beyond which border?

The Northern Border


97. What were the last words of Mufasa?

“Scar, brother, help me!”


98. “What’s the hurry? We’d looove you to stick around for dinner.” Who said this?



99. Which character says, “Remember who you are.”?

The spirit of Mufasa.

100. What comes next in this song? “Can you feel the love tonight, you needn’t look too far.”

“Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.”


101. What kind of animal is involved in terrible stampede?



102. When Timon’s Ma and uncle meet back up with him near the end of the film, what does his uncle notice is different about him?

He’s wearing a dress


103. Who is the first main character to appear onscreen?



104. When Mufasa is killed by the stampede, what is over his body?

A tree


105. What is Scar doing in his opening scene?

Playing with and talking to a mouse which he is about to eat


106. Why do the meerkats dig tunnels all day?

To hide from hyenas


107. Mufasa explains to Simba that he will rule everything that what touches?

The light


108. When Rafiki says to Simba that his father is down in the pool of water, who does Simba say it is at first?

His reflection


109. Which scene in the film required the heaviest use of graphics and computer animation?

The wildebeest stampede.


110. Why does Simba first start to walk into the elephant skull?

To see if its brains are still in there.


111. Who talks to Simba right before he becomes King?



112. What animal does Zazu land on when Simba pounces on him?



113. While chasing Simba out of the Pride Lands, how many hyenas fell in the thorn bushes?



114. According to Pumba, what are stars?

Balls of burning gas


115. How many times does it rain in the movie?



116. “I know your powers of retention are as wet as a warthog’s backside.” What line does he sing next?

“But thick as you are pay attention.”


117. According to Timon, what are stars?

Fireflies that got stuck in the “big bluish black thing”.


118. Who was called “Cactus Butt”?



119. Which character farted the most?



120. I desperately wanted to eat a wildebeest but Shenzi told me not to do it. Who voiced me?

Cheech Marin


121. Scar’s scar is on which eye?



122. Who was the sidekick of Pumbaa?



123. When Rafiki tries to convince Simba to go back to Pride Rock, he does something with his staff. What does he do?

He hits Simba over the head with it


124. What is the color of Nala’s eyes?



125. What kind of bug is Pumbaa’s favorite?

Dung Beetle


126. Whose advice convinced Simba to return home?



127. Fill in the correct word: “Can you feel the ____ tonight…”



128. What was the fate of Scar at the end of the story?

The hyenas ate him


129. What was the name of the honey badger from another film from the franchise, ‘The Lion Guard’?



130. What was the release date of the DVD and video?

February 10 , 2004


131. How many dark stripes does Timon have on his back?



132. How many animals are hit by Scar?



133. What is the highest mountain in Africa which is also shown in the movie?


134. Who was the story supervisor of the film who went on to direct Pixar’s ‘Brave’?

John Lasseter


135. How is Bon Jovi connected to the movie?

His hair was a model for Simba’s mane.


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