This is a PG-13 remake of Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King. While the main story is followed, a few differences, and new information revealed by The Lion Guard, such as the lion guard group and the Roar of the Elders, is incorporated. As well, Zira is brought into the story here and is Scar's mate, while Nuka is their son. Prior to the death of Mufasa, Simba and Nuka are seen communicating and sometimes even playing together. However, Scar is resentful of his son for having been born sickly, unlike the healthy Simba. Another difference is that while Simba is still found by Timon and Pumbaa, he is raised by a beautiful leopardess named Zara in the same jungle, growing up on meat instead of bugs. When Simba returns, she stays with him. Also present is Nala's father, here named Unathi, who leaves to protect his daughter's life when Scar threatens to kill her when he takes over the Pridelands and she is still a cub.
Canon TLK Characters
- Simba- The main protagonist
- Nala- Simba's childhood best friend and later mate
- Mufasa- King of the Pridelands and Simba's father
- Sarabi- Queen of the Pridelands and Simba's mother
- Sarafina- Nala's mother
- Timon and Pumbaa- A meerkat and warthog best friend duo who find Simba
- Rafiki- A wise mandrill and adviser to the king
- Zazu- Mufasa's hornbill majordomo
- Scar- The main villain of the story
- Zira- Scar's mate and co-conspirator
- Nuka- The son of Scar and Zira
- Shenzi- A female hyena
- Banzai- A male hyena
- Ed- A male hyena
PrinceBalto's TLK OC's
- Zara- A leopardess who raises Simba in the jungle, teaching him to hunt and fight.
- Unathi- The father of Nala and mate of Sarafina.
- Ramses- Shenzi's mate and the eventual father of Janja.
- Unlike the original film, this story is rated PG-13.
- This story is followed up by a PG-13 remake of The Lion Guard entitled The Lion Guard: The Legend Begins Anew.
Differences between the film and this story
- Simba is raised by a leopard instead of Timon and Pumbaa, though they are still good friends.
- Nala's father is present from early on.
- Scar is mates with Zira, with Nuka as their son.
- Zira is very involved in influencing Scar to murder Mufasa.