Stolen Pictures In Order:
- The Tales of Two Brothers
- DJCoulz or DJ88
- Ahadi and Uru: Morning Dew
- Ahadi and Uru's Kingdom
- Baby Brothers
- Ahadi and Uru and their cubs
Watching Shadows - Chapter OneThe tall savanna grass hissed in the wind around the young lioness like cruel laughter as she caught her breath beneath the indifferent stars. Gone. All her hopes, her dreams, gone. Mauja lay beside the still forms of her first litter, unable to process the reality staring her in the eye. How could this happen? She had felt them kick for days now. The births had been quick. But the four small bodies, wet from birth, lay motionless. The lioness licked each one a final time, but there was no breath, no life to be found. “What did I do wrong?”
The stench of blood lingered in the air. The afterbirth waited to be dealt with. If she didn't do something soon, scavengers would be her next problem. Mauja couldn't bring herself to care. Right then she would have welcomed the fight. Anything would be better than this awful emptiness.
At last, she could look no longer. She nudged both corpses and afterbirth into a pile then walked away. She ambled
Kiara's presentation. If this is the same as the final scene in the first movie is up to interpretation, admittedly, as it never says in either film. Still, it's implied.
Timeskip. Kiara's “first” outing. She meets Kovu, the we are one song happens. Zira explains her plan.
Timeskip. Kiara's first hunt. Kovu joins the pride with the help of Vitani and Nuka.
Kovu's first day in the Pride Lands. He gives Kiara a hunting lesson (or several), learns to play, and that evening they star-gaze and Upendi happens. Kovu is allowed in the den. Vitani sees his "betrayal" and reports back to Zira.
Kovu awakes before everyone, then goes to talk to Kiara but Simba ends up talking to him instead. Ambush happens, Kovu is exiled, Kiara runs away to look for him. Love will find a way... etc. Also this night is when Zira attacks I believe.
Kovu and Kiara break up the war, Zira dies, Simba says lets all go home, etc.
Timeskip. (Maybe this was the previous day, but I get the feeling it's some time after Day 6.) Kovu and Kiara's “wedding” or whatever it is, the prides are united, end film.
Simba's Pride, ignoring the timeskips between Day 1 and Day 2, and Day 2 and Day 3, takes place over the course of a week at most. We also assume Day 2 was her first outing, but we really don't know it is. It could easily be her first outing after say, healing up from the injury she got in the mini stampede? Honestly if you've ever been around someone with a sprained ankle or whatever you know they try not to move around much until it heals. So this leads to my personal theory:
The Lion Guard film takes place between Day 1 and Day 2 above. Kiara is injured and now has nothing much to do but listen to her Queen-to-Be lessons. Perhaps other Pride Landers (animals) come by to check on “the Princess” and she quickly gets sick of it. “I'm not just a Princess you know, that's only half of who I am!” Given Timon's tendency to over-react to EVERYTHING after all he might be over-stating Simba's opinions. Also yes Simba looked worried as heck but when your heir ends up in a similar situation to the one that cost you your father you kinda get a little worried. Perhaps it's after this that Timon and Pumbaa are put on baby-sitting duty. To me this explains the different opinions of being Queen she has – if you can call two lines said in frustration an opinion. Day 2 she's a bit tired of the whole deal and possibly found out – GASP! - “there's more to being [Queen] than getting your way all the time.” Yes in Return of the Roar, Kiara knows a bit about the Circle of Life. I still didn't see much in the way of “I'm going to a super-responsible ruler ha ha ha!” unless her and Simba's doubting Kion's sense of responsibility counts. So until the series starts next year and somehow proves the timing is different – and no, “Disney” saying so does not count to me, I only deal with what we see in the films – this is how I see the canon at this time for The Lion King series. The actual canon, not my Alternate Universe.
For those that don't know/have forgotten, my personal canon states that The Lion King and Jungle Emperor Kimba (as I like to think of it) take place at the same time in the same universe. The heroes just never actually run into each other. In my series The Lion King and the Jungle Emperor, they do meet in the desert after Kimba's mother has died and he's on his journey back to his father's kingdom, and Simba is on the run from the hyenas before Timon and Pumbaa find him. (In this verse they don't, though he does meet them later.)
Because our heroes don't cross paths until that moment, every event in both series up to then is the same. Which is largely why I'll be doing the revamp – I made some minor tweaks last time to both stories that honestly go against my personal canon – any change in what we saw is out due to the concept. Doesn't mean I can't play around with what we didn't. Kimba has 52+ episodes to The Lion King's three (four if you count the Timon and Pumbaa one) movies. Because of this, doing a break down like the Simba's Pride one above is a bit more complicated and so I'm not doing it yet.
There's also – let me say this again – the issue of Kimba's canon. In reality Kimba has several continuities and each is canon to that version. I personally like the story of the 66 dub best, with the 89 series a close second. Though I like the 89 dub better simply because of the repeated name issue. I like to mix and match events and character versions to suit the ones I like best, which... is kinda not quite the best way to go about this, but it's my way and my story. Because my personal Kimba canon is really a mixed bag of all of them, I'm debating writing a “novelization” of it so the readers know what's what.
Anyway, the point to the above additional remarks, as I mentioned in my Lion Guard: Thoughts and Effects journal, is that anything that takes place after the desert scenes in canon is subject to change. So really the “canon” of The Lion Guard and Simba's Pride or even Six New Adventures is pretty much moot. But still for the sake of the canon universe, this is my perspective. Thanks for reading.