The movie hammers home why it's ALWAYS important to listen to your parents.
Life lessons abound, The Lion King especially impresses on its viewers the importance of listening to what your parents say. Although Simba wants to prove he can hold his own, Mufasa explicitly tells him never to go beyond the shadows — aka to the elephant graveyard — because it's simply not a safe place. Despite being told this, Simba ditches Zazu (John Oliver) and ventures out to the forbidden territory with Nala in tow. Like the 1994 version, it's not too long until the pair find themselves in way over their heads. The big takeaway here? Your parents — and responsible adults like Zazu — always have your best interests in mind, so listen to them. This plot line can serve as a way to remind your kiddos how vital it is to take what you say to them at face value after walking out of the theatre.