Lebo M was the first one the composer thought of when he began his work. It is with the part of Lebo M that the
The very idea of a cartoon is about a son,
who lost his father early, was close to the composer. Simba reminded him of himself, who had lost his father when he was a child.
"It was me. And the only thing I could do was to open those deep and dark boxes inside me and let the darkness out. In a strange way, the result was epic and quite huge for a cartoon about small furry animals. I don't care what psychologists tell you. But there's no way a 6-year-old can get over it.
Sitting in front of a cartoon about furry animals, suddenly my past hit me like a truck. And suddenly I was writing about how I felt in that moment. That's how music for kids, music with funny animals, became my way of dealing with or confronting my past."
Circle Of Life / King Of Pride Rock - From The Lion King
In Hollywood, Zimmer's work was highly praised - Disney invited the composer to participate in the creation of the animated film The Lion King.
For Zimmer, this was his first experience in
animation, but he knew that it would be necessary to write music with African motifs for a movie about lions.
the cartoon, whose vocals can be heard as early as the credits, which was an unexpected and memorable move invented by Zimmer.
The musical finds of the lions cartoon were very different from anything Disney had done before in animation. Zimmer was surprised at all when he received the offer from the studio.
Hans Zimmer won his first Oscar for the original music for The Lion King.
The Lion King Orchestra Suite