Quote by Walt Disney : “The past can hurt.
During the film, Rafiki sings a nonsense chant: “Asante sana, squash banana, wewe nugu, mimi hapana.” This is a Swahili playground rhyme which translates to “Thank you very much (squash banana), you’re a baboon and I’m not!” Like “hakuna matata” (no worries), the chant was heard by the filmmakers on their research trip
what was that for?” Rafiki then replies and laughs, “It doesn’t matter, it is in the past.” To which Simba then returns, “Yeah, but it still hurts!” Then comes some wise words from Rafiki when he exclaims, “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it.”
The words are ‘nants ingonayama, bagithi Baba’ and it means ‘here comes a lion, father’.
(at around 1h 3 mins) The song that Rafiki sings, “Asante sana, squash banana, wewe nugu mimi hapana” is often said to be Swahili for “Thank you very much, squash banana, you’re a baboon and I’m not.” However, the Swahili word for baboon, nyani, is not part of the song.
“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
In the movie The Lion King, Rafiki was a male baboon. But when director Julie Taymor put her acclaimed version on Broadway, she decided Rafiki should be a strong female lead, actress Buyi Zama told Art Attack. ” Rafiki is a person that takes care of everyone. Rafiki means friend,” said Zama, who is from South Africa.
Sarabi- “Mirage” Nala- “Gift” Rafiki- “Friend” Zazu – “Movement” Timon- “He who respects” “Honor”
” Hakuna Matata ” is most definitely a wonderful phrase and literally means “no worries” in Swahili. The two unlikely friends show Simba how to survive on his own, and along the way, they teach him their life philosophy: no worries, mate.
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The Lion King (2019 film)
|The Lion King|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release date||July 9, 2019 (Hollywood) July 19, 2019 (United States)|
|Running time||118 minutes|
The Lion King – Rafiki quote “The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
Rafiki the shaman baboon blesses Mufasa’s young son Simba and holds him up high on Pride Rock so that the elephants, giraffes, birds and other animals below can see him. The opening of The Circle of Life plays in the background.
“You got to put your behind in your past.” “Oh yes, the past can hurt.” “I laugh in the face of danger.” “What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?!”
Simba too, is a very literal translation, it’s simply the Swahili word for lion. Oh, and did you know Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili?