"Circle of Life" is a song featured in The Lion King (Film). In the film the song was performed by Carmen Twillie and Lebo M.
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The song takes place at the very beginning of the film, the dawn of Simba's presentation. As the song progresses, various animal herds travel through the Pride Lands to gather at Pride Rock. There, Rafiki meets up with the current King of the Pride Lands, Mufasa and his mate, Sarabi. After blessing Mufasa's newborn cub Simba, Rafiki lifts the cub up high for all the animals to see, and the animals bow before their future king.

The song reprises at the end of the film, after Simba has taken the throne. Rafiki presents Simba and Nala's newborn cub, recalling the opening.

In The Lion King 1 1/2, the song is used again.


Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama Nants ingonyama bagithi baba. Sithi uhhmm ingonyama. Ingonyama Siyo Nqoba Ingonyama Ingonyama nengw enamabala.

From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the sun. There's more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done.

There's far too much to take in here.More to find than can ever be found. But the sun rolling high. Through the sapphire sky. Keeps great and small on the endless round. It's the Circle of Life and it moves us all. Through despair and hope.Through faith and love.

Till we find our place. On the path unwinding. In the Circle in the circle o life. It's the Circle of Life and it moves us all. Through despair and hope. Through faith and love. Till we find our place. On the path unwinding.In the Circle in the Circle of Life.


  • The song has become the theme of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World in Florida. In Epcot, the song is featured in the attraction Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable starring characters from the film.
  • The Season 3 Phineas and Ferb song "On the Savannah" in first part of the 2-part episode "Where's Perry?" has a similar setting and is also done with African singers.
  • The choral element in between the "it's the circle of life "and" and it moves us all" is an approximate "kalaliko bheki akale.

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Lion King - Circle of Life


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