The Musical Instrument King is an animated movie-style Taratabong parody of the 1997 Broadway musical adaption of The Lion King. It takes place in Taratabong (location), and follows the adventures of the Taratabong musical instruments as the Lion King characters.
Baby Simba – Snaree (as a blue pellet drum)
Young Simba – Snaree (as a blue mini-tymp snare drum)
Adult Simba – Snaree (as a blue snare drum)
Young Nala – Trumpee (as a toy trumpet)
Adult Nala – Trumpee (as a trumpet)
Mufasa – Bone (as a trombone with a mustache)
Mufasa Ghost – Grandpa Tuba
Sarabi – Drumba (a pink bass drum with a suspended cymbal on top)
Timon – Pino (a light-blue upbright toy piano)
Pumbaa – Grando (a red grand piano)
Zazu – Maestro Nomo (a green metronome)
Rafiki – Robo (a grey robot with synthesizer skills)
Scar – Trebass (a purple double bass)
Shenzi – Cello (a magenta cello)
Banzai – Viola (a copper viola)
Ed – Iolin (an orange violin), but noted with an “Ed” look
Sarafina – A purple field drum
Gopher – Fluto (a neon-yellow flute)
Mouse – Triangle
Chameleon – Tiny bandoneon
Beetle – Jaws harp
Chaka/Kiara – An orange pellet drum
Wild Animals and Plants – Various Musical Instruments
Hyenas – Guitars (Including Tarrita, a blue guitar) and Ukeleles
Birds – The Xylo Brothers and various xylophone/vibraphone bars (the Xylos appear during most songs)
Lionesses – Various Brass Instruments
Wildebeest Stampede – Marimbas (including Mary and Bimba, two of them)
Vultures – Cymbals (including Plate and Saucer, two of them) and Zills
Antelopes – The Timpani Twins
Bone: Snaree! ...Snaree, I'm very disappointed in you.
Snaree: I know.
Bone: You could have been broken. You deliberately disobeyed me. And what's worse, you
put Trumpee in danger!
Snaree: I was just trying to be brave like you.
Bone: I'm only brave when I have to be. Simba... being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.
Snaree: But you're not scared of anything.
Bone: I was today.
Snaree: You were?
Bone: Yes… I thought I might lose you.
Pino: Hey! what's goin' on here?!
Snaree: What are you doing here?
Trumpee: What do you mean, "What am I doing here?" What are you doing here?!
Pino: HEY! WHAT’S GOIN’ ON HERE???!!!
Snaree: Pino, this is Trumpee. She's my best friend.
Snaree: Yeah. Hey, Grando, come over here. Trumpee, this is Grando. Grando, Trumpee.
Grando: Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Trumpee: The pleasure's all mine.
Trebass: Snaree...? Snaree! I'm a little surprised to see you, alive…
Snaree: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart.
Trebass: Oh, Snaree, you must understand. The pressures of ruling a meloditty kingdom…
Snaree: ...Are no longer yours. Step down, Trebass.
Trebass: Oh, oh, ye... Well, I would, heh, naturally, heh... however, there is one little problem. You see
them? They think I'm King.
Trumpee: Well, we don't. Snaree is the rightful King.
Snaree: The choice is yours, Trebass. Either step down or fight.
SCENES AND MUSICAL NUMBERS
Circle Of Life (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Robo, Ensemble
Maestro Nomo, Bone, and Trebass Conversation
Grasslands Chant – Ensemble
Everything the Light Touches
The Morning Report – Maestro Nomo, Bone, Snaree
Elephant Graveyard Conversation
The Brass Instrument Hunt – Ensemble
Snaree and Trumpee Meet
I Just Can’t Wait to Be King (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Snaree, Maestro Nomo, Trumpee, Ensemble
The Bowed String Trio
Chow Down – Cello, Viola, Iolin
Bone VS Bowed Strings
I Was Just Trying To Be Brave
They Live In You – Bone, Ensemble
Bowed String Chat
Be Prepared – Trebass, Cello, Viola, Iolin, Guitars/Ukeleles
“It’s To Break For” Conversation
The Stampede – Ensemble
If You Ever Come Back We’ll Break You
Robo Mourns Pt. 1 (Eulogy) – Robo, Ensemble
Be Prepared (Reprise) – Trebass, Guitars/Ukeleles
Robo Mourns Pt. 2 (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Robo, Trumpee, Drumba
Bowling for Cymbals
Snaree, Pino, and Grando Conversation
Hakuna Matata – Pino, Grando, Young Snaree, Big Snaree, Ensemble
One By One (The Entr’acte) (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Ensemble
The Madness of King Trebass – Trebass, Cello, Viola, Iolin, Maestro Nomo, Trumpee
Shadowland – Trumpee, Robo, Ensemble
Pino and Grando’s Weem-a-Wep
Under the Stars
Endless Night – Snaree, Ensemble
Go for the Jugular
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Pino, Grando, Snaree, Trumpee, Ensemble
Snaree and Trumpee Conversation
We Are One
He Lives In You (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Robo, Snaree, Ensemble
Snaree, Trumpee, Pino, and Grando Conversation
This is My Home
Pino and Grando’s Charleston Song
Trebass, Drumba, and Snaree’s Confrontation
Trebass and Snaree’s Confrontation
The Big Battle
Snaree VS Trebass
King Of Pride Rock – Ensemble
Circle Of Life (Reprise) (featuring the Xylo Brothers) – Snaree, Trumpee, Pino, Grando, Maestro Nomo, Drumba, Ensemble
The title card, which is the “The Musical Instrument King” text with a drawing of Snaree as an adult on top of it, pops up on the boom at the end of the song “Circle of Life.” It also pops up on the boom at the end of “Circle of Life (Reprise),” but the “The Musical Instrument King” text is replaced with the “The End” text.
Instead of “Mr. Pig”, Grando says they call him “Mr. Piano.”
There are credits at the end of the movie; the songs that play during the credits are The Lion Sleeps Tonight (full), as well as Grasslands Chant.
Deleted songs from this movie were suggested for a “real Broadway” adaption of this spoof: one sung by Trebass, Maestro Nomo, and Bone during their conversation, African vocals clearly heard during the “Under the Stars” scene, the song We Are One from “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” as sung by Rafiki and the ensemble minutes before the sky reveals Bone Ghost, and one that is all African words sung by the ensemble during Trebass, Drumba, and Snaree’s confrontation.
In the extended edition, the songs Be Prepared (Reprise), Robo Mourns Pt. 2, and Busa are cut, and a post credits scene includes Snaree and Trumpee sitting with the brass instruments and holding their new baby; Pino and Grando walk by and Pino says, “Congratulations, hero Snaree, it looks like Robo raised your newest baby drum. Isn’t he adorable?” and the cameras zoom into the Pride Lands with everyone (but Trebass and the bowed strings, guitars, and ukeleles) singing a line from the lullaby “Hush-a-Bye.”