Background information
Musical The Lion King
Portrayed by
Portrayed by Gina Breedlove
Performance model
Inspiration Queen Gertrude from Hamlet

Queen Aeoleon from Coming to America

Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Strong, wise, brave, kind, loving, careful, dignified, motherly, observant, mature, quick-witted, unselfish, even-tempered, efficient, no-nonsense, sympathetic, affectionate, respectful, attentive, benevolent, independent
Appearance Slender fair lioness, cream muzzle, underbelly and toes, orange pupils, black eyebrows, white upper and under eye patches and dark eyelids, salmon nose, dark ear rims
Occupation Queen of the Pride Lands (formerly)
Affiliations Good
Home Pride Rock, Pride Lands
Relatives Mufasa (mate; deceased)

Simba (son) Scar (brother-in-law; deceased) Nala (daughter-in-law) Kiara (granddaughter) Kion (grandson) Kovu (grandson-in-law) Vitani (goddaughter) Ahadi (father-in-law) Uru (mother-in-law) Mohatu (grandfather-in-law)

Allies Mufasa, Nala, Sarafina, Zazu, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, Pridelanders
Minions Zazu, Pridelanders
Enemies Scar, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, Hyena Clan
Likes Her family
Dislikes Scar's leadership, hyenas
Powers and abilities Strength, roars
Weapons Teeth, claws
Fate Descends from the throne as her son claims his rightful place as King of Pride Rock

Sarabi's role is considerably the same, though she takes part in the musical number, "The Lioness Hunt". She is also seen mourning Mufasa (and Simba) when Scar reports their deaths to the pride. Lastly, she is called by her brother-in-law to question why the hunting party has stopped hunting. Sarabi tells him that there is no food or water, the herds have moved on, and that they need to leave Pride Rock to survive. Scar refuses and when Sarabi snaps at him about not being half the king Mufasa was, Scar strikes his sister-in-law saying that he was ten times the king Mufasa was. Simba, hearing this, comes from hiding, and comforts his mother.

Backstory Edit

According to Friends in Need, Sarabi was betrothed to Mufasa at a young age, and as adolescents, the two would often stroll the Pride Lands together. To Mufasa's annoyance, Zazu often hovered nearby, chattering nonstop, as he hoped to assist the king in his daily ventures. One day, Sarabi got trapped in the gorge, and Zazu rushed to fetch Mufasa, who lowered a log down to Sarabi to help her out. Once to safety, Sarabi thanked Mufasa and Zazu for saving her life. She and Mufasa then walk side-by-side while Zazu flies overhead.