Simba is born and introduced to the Pride Lands. His dad, Mufasa, is the king of the land and expects Simba to behave like a prince that he is so that one day be can be king of the Pride Lands.
Crossing the Threshold
Simba disobeys his father by going to the elephant graveyard with his best friend Nala because he is interested in the different adventures around the Pride Lands. He is approached by Scar's hyenas and they start intimidating Simba and Nala. The hyenas chase the little lions around the graveyard until Mufasa comes and saves them. He is not happy with Simba because he told Simba that the graveyard was off limits but he went against his father's wishes and went anyway.
Simba come back!
Scar tricked Simba into being in the middle of a stampede. Scar ran back to the Pride Lands to tell Mufasa and they went to where Simba was. When they got there Mufasa slipped when he was trying to save Simba and was barely holding on to the ledge until Scar pushed him off and into the stampede.
Return & Reward
When the stampede cleared away Simba saw his father not moving on the ground. Crying he walks up to his father not believing that his dad was dead. Scar came up behind Simba telling him that his fathers death was all his fault and that the pride would not want him back for it. Scar and his hyenas scared Simba off into the jungle.
Simba spends years in the jungle with his new allies Timone and Pumba. He eats bugs and acts like a pig and/or meerkat because he picked up on their habits. Nala finds Simba After years of him missing and tells him that he needs to come home because Scar has taken over and made everyone miserable. Simba's mentor at the beginning of the story was Mufasa but towards the middle, Rafiki turns into his mentor giving advice in returning back home to the pride lands.
Simba, Nala, Timone, and Pumba go back to the pride lands to take back Simba's throne. Simba now confronts his uncle Scar. Simba also is not afraid to admit the truth that he was the one who killed his father but Scar wants the recognition of killing Mufasa. When Simba hears this he kills Scar for killing his father and taking over his land. He finally is able to take back his throne. He also gets respect from his pride because of his honesty and the willingness of him taking the consequences to what he has done.