It’s universal truth time: Mufasa is pretty much the best. He’s wise, yet fun. He’s stern, yet kind. And he always seems to know the right thing to say. (It probably doesn’t hurt that everything he says is in the voice of James Earl Jones.) Here are the 15 things we like most about him—and trust us, narrowing it to 15 was a challenge of epic proportions:


1. The awesomeness that is this quote: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”
Mufasa and Simba Watching the Kingdom
And the continued awesomeness that is the whole moment.


2. His friendship with Rafiki.
Mufasa and Rafiki Hug
Endearing much?


3. That smile.
Mufasa Big Smile
Which comes accompanied by the ultimate belly laugh, and just a touch of wisdom.


4. The way he held his ground with Scar.
Mufasa and Scar Brother Talk
That dude can be scary.


5. That time he taught Simba how to pounce.
Mufasa Teaching Simba How to Pounce


6. The fact that he’s able to impart knowledge even while he’s disciplining his son.
Mufasa Talking to Simba About Being Brave


7. How he somehow manages to be wise from somewhere we can’t identify.
Mufasa- Remember Who You Are
He’s right, right?


8. His stellar sense of humor.
Mufasa Sense of Humor
Like, really.


9. His theories on the cosmos.
Mufasa and Simba Star Conversations
We’re into it.


10. How proud he looks in this moment.
Mufasa and Baby Simba
The phrase “pure joy” comes to mind.


11. Everything about this horseplay scene.
Mufasa and Simba Lionsplay
Or, should we say lionsplay?


12. Two words.
Mufasa and Zazu Talk
Zazu. Banter.


13. How well he’s able to explain the Circle of Life.
Mufasa Circle of Life Convo with Simba
It’s nothing short of poetry.


14. This.
Mufasa in the Sky
Yeah. We know.


15. The fact that he’s entirely epic in every form.
Mufasa Vinylmation
Even Vinyl.


We know the hyenas were a little nuts, but we find ourselves chanting “Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa” almost daily. And now you know why!

Posted 5 years Ago
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