The Lion King follows the journey of Simba, a young lion prince who is destined to become king of the Pride Lands. However, his uncle Scar has other plans and orchestrates a tragic event that forces Simba into exile. Alone and lost, Simba befriends a meerkat named Timon and a warthog named Pumbaa, who teach him a carefree lifestyle. Years later, Simba encounters his childhood friend Nala and learns about the devastation Scar has brought upon their homeland. Realizing his responsibility, Simba must confront his past and reclaim his rightful place as king. With the help of his newfound allies, Simba battles Scar and his hyena minions to restore balance and bring harmony back to the Pride Lands.