Sarafina is a minor character in the film, making few appearances and having only one spoken line. Her name is not stated in the film, and is only known from being listed in the film credits.
Little of her past is known. However, as Nala is stated to be betrothed to Simba as part of a long-standing tradition, she would have presumably agreed to the betrothal at some point. She appears to resemble Nala as an adult, possessing the same eyes and a similarly colored body.
Role in the films
Sarafina is first seen bathing Nala, while visiting Sarabi. When Nala asks to accompany Simba to the watering hole, she asks Sarabi for her opinion. When Sarabi gives the okay, Sarafina agrees and allows the two cubs to go. The rest of her appearances are cameos. She appears along with the rest of the pride as they mourn the deaths of Simba and Mufasa. Presumably, she would also appear alongside the rest of the pride during the final battle against Scar and the hyenas.
Sarafina appears in the sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. She is seen watching her granddaughter Kiara get ready for her first hunt to which she says to her granddaughter, "My how you've grown". While she has the same voice actress, her coat it slightly darker and her eyes are red as opposed to blue.
Sarafina makes an appearance in the book Nala's Dare, which is part of the Lion King series Six New Adventures. In the book, she along with a lion named Ni, rescue Nala and some other cubs from hyenas. She later introduces the lion, which had been driven from his pride, to the rest of the Pride Land lions.
- In the Broadway show in Chow Down Shenzi tells Banzai that Nala's Mom(Sarafina) ate Banzai's Dad.
|The Lion King|
Characters: Simba | Nala | Mufasa | Scar | Zazu | Sarabi | Sarafina | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Hyena Clan | Wildebeest Stampede | Kiara | Kovu | Zira | Vitani | Nuka | Outsiders | Crocodiles | Ma | Uncle Max | Gopher | Fred | Quint | Uncle Boaris | Toucan Dan | Boss Beaver | Speedy the Snail | Smolder the Bear | Little Jimmy | Erwin | Ned the Elephant | Cheetato and Cheetata | Rabbit | Dr. Happy | Happy Dog | Herman | Jackal
Songs: Circle of Life | I Just Can't Wait to Be King | Be Prepared | Hakuna Matata | Can You Feel the Love Tonight? | He Lives in You | We Are One | My Lullaby | Upendi | Not One of Us | Love Will Find A Way | That's All I Need | Digga Tunnah Dance | One by One | Chow Down | The Madness of King Scar | The Morning Report | The Lion Sleeps Tonight
See also: The Disney Afternoon