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Nala (Character)
from The Lion King (1994)

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The Lion King (1994)
Zazu: [leading Simba and Nala to the waterhole] Step lively. The sooner we get to the waterhole, the sooner we can leave.
Young Nala: [whispering to Simba] So where are we really going?
Young Simba: An elephant graveyard.
Young Nala: Wow!
Young Simba: Shhhh! Zazu.
Young Nala: Right. So how are we going to ditch the dodo?
[Simba starts whispering to her]
Zazu: Just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savannah. Your parents will be *thrilled*, what with your being betrothed and all.
Young Simba: Be-what?
Zazu: Betrothed. Intended. Affianced.
Young Nala: Meaning...?
Zazu: One day, you two are going to be married.
Young Simba: Yuck.
Young Nala: Ewww.
Young Simba: I can't marry her. She's my friend.
Young Nala: Yeah. It'd be so weird.
Zazu: Well, sorry to bust the old bubble, but you two turtledoves have no choice. It's a tradition going back generations.
Young Simba: Well, when I'm king, that'll be the first thing to go.
Zazu: Not so long as I'm around.
Young Simba: Well, in that case, you're fired.
Zazu: Hmmm... Nice try, but only the king can do that.
Young Nala: Well, he's the future king.
Young Simba: Yeah. So you have to do what I tell you.
Zazu: Not yet I don't. And with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king indeed.

Young Nala: Pinned you again.

Young Simba: Isn't it great?
Young Nala: We could get in big trouble.
Young Simba: I know.

Young Nala: [sees an elephant skull] I wonder if its brains are still in there?

Young Simba: [Nala's mother, Sarafina is giving Nala a bath] Hey, Nala.
Young Nala: Hi, Simba.
Young Simba: Come on, I just heard about this great place.
Young Nala: Simba, I'm kinda in the middle of a bath.
Sarabi: And it's time for yours.
[grabs Simba and starts licking him]
Young Simba: Mom! Mom, you're messing up my mane!
[Sarabi smiles]
Young Simba: Ok, ok. I'm clean. Can we go now?
Young Nala: So where are we going? It better not be anyplace dumb.
Young Simba: No, it's really cool.
Sarabi: So where is this really cool place?
Young Simba: Oh... around the waterhole.
Young Nala: The waterhole? What's so great about the waterhole?
Young Simba: [muttering] I'll *show* you when we *get* there.
Young Nala: Oh... Mom, can I go with Simba?
Sarafina - Nala's Mother: Hmm, what do you think Sarabi?
Sarabi: Well...
Young Simba, Young Nala: [with forced grins] Please!
Sarabi: It's alright with me.
Young Simba: Yeah!
Young Nala: All right!
Sarabi: As long as Zazu goes with you.
Young Simba: No, not Zazu!

Young Simba: All right, it worked.
Young Nala: We lost him.
Young Simba: I - am a genius.
Young Nala: Hey, genius, it was my idea.
Young Simba: Yeah, but *I* pulled it off.
Young Nala: With *me*.
Young Simba: Oh, yeah?
[leaps at Nala who flips Simba on his back]
Young Nala: Pinned ya!
Young Simba: Hey let me up!
[Nala does so. Simba leaps at Nala again. They tumble down a hill and Nala ends up on top of Simba again]
Young Nala: Pinned ya again!

Scar: [Scar and the Hyenas approach him, leading him to the edge of a cliff] No, Simba, you're in trouble again. But this time, Daddy isn't here to save you. And now everyone knows *why*!
[Simba falls back, but hangs desperately onto the edge]
Nala: SIMBA!
[Lightning strikes the ground below, causing a fire to start up]

Nala: What's happened to you? You're not the Simba I remember.
Adult Simba: You're right, I'm not. Now are you satisfied?
Nala: No, just disappointed.
Adult Simba: You know you're starting to sound like my father.
Nala: Good. At least one of us does.

Timon: Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you never told us?
Adult Simba: Look, I'm still the same guy.
Timon: But with power!
Nala: Could you guys excuse us for a few minutes?
Timon: Hey, whatever she has to say, she can say in front of us. Right, Simba?
Adult Simba: Mm... Maybe you'd better go.
Timon: It starts. You think you know a guy...
[Timon and Pumbaa leave]
Adult Simba: Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em.

Adult Simba: Listen, you think you can just show up and tell me how to live my life? You don't even know what I've been through!
Nala: I would if you just tell me!
Adult Simba: Forget it!
Nala: Fine!

Nala: What made you come back?
Adult Simba: I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I've got the bump to prove it.

Nala: Have you guys seen Simba?
Timon: I thought he was with you.
Nala: He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?
[We hear Rafiki's laugh. He's sitting in a tree above them]
Rafiki: [Chuckles] You won't find him here. The king... has returned.
Nala: I can't believe it. He's gone back!
Timon: Gone back? What do you mean?
[He looks to the tree. Rafiki has disappeared]
Timon: Hey! What's going on here? Who's the monkey?
Nala: Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.
Timon: Who?
Nala: Scar.
Pumbaa: Who's got a scar?
Nala: No, no, no. It's his uncle.
Timon: The monkey's his uncle?
Nala: No! Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
Timon, Pumbaa: Ohh.

Nala: We really needed you at home.
Adult Simba: No one needs me.
Nala: Yes, we do. You're the king.
Adult Simba: Nala, we've been through this. I'm not the king. Scar is.

Adult Simba: Look, Sometimes bad things happen...
Nala: Simba.
Adult Simba: And there's nothing you can do about it. So why worry?
Nala: Because it's your responsibility.
Adult Simba: Well, what about you? You left.
Nala: I left to find help, and I found *you*. Don't you understand? You're our only hope.
Adult Simba: Sorry.

Nala: [about Scar] Simba, he let the hyenas take over the Pride Lands.
Adult Simba: What?
Nala: Everything's destroyed. There's no food, no water. Simba, if you don't do something soon, everyone will starve.
Adult Simba: I can't go back.
Nala: Why?
Adult Simba: You wouldn't understand.
Nala: What wouldn't I understand?
Adult Simba: No, no, no. It doesn't matter. Hakuna Matata.
Nala: What?
Adult Simba: Hakuna Matata. It's something I learned out here.

Adult Simba: Nala? Is it really you?
Nala: Who are you?
Adult Simba: It's me, Simba.
Nala: Simba?
[he nods. Nala was elated to see him]
Nala: Whoa!
[they bud their heads]
Nala: How did you...
Adult Simba: How did you...
[Timon stood there surprised and speechless]
Adult Simba: Wow!
Nala: Where did you come from?
Adult Simba: This is gr... It's great to see you!
Timon: Hey, what's goin' on here?
Adult Simba: What are you doing here?
Nala: What do you mean what am I doing here? What are you doing here?
Timon: Hey! What's goin' on here?

Adult Simba: Isn't this a great place?
Nala: It is beautiful. But I don't understand something. You've been alive all this time. Why didn't you come back to Pride Rock.
Adult Simba: Well, I just needed to get out on my own, live my own life. And I did, and it's great.

Nala: Wait till everyone finds out you've been here all this time. And your mother, what will she think?
Adult Simba: She doesn't have to know. Nobody has to know.
Nala: Of course they do. Everyone thinks you're dead.
Adult Simba: They do.
Nala: Yeah. Scar told us about the stampede.
Adult Simba: He did? What else did he tell you?
Nala: What else matters? You're alive. And that means, you're the king.
Timon: King? Pbbfft. Lady, have you got your lions crossed!

Adult Simba: Timon, this is Nala. She's my best friend.
Timon: Friend?
Adult Simba: Yeah. Hey, Pumbaa, come over here.
Pumbaa: Huh?
Adult Simba: Nala, this is Pumbaa. Pumbaa, Nala.
Pumbaa: Please to make your acquaintance.
Nala: The pleasure is all mine.
Timon: How do you do?

Timon: [to Pumbaa] It's not gravel, it's grovel. And don't. He's not the king
[to Simba]
Timon: Are ya?
Adult Simba: No.
Nala: Simba.
Adult Simba: No, I'm not the king. Maybe I was gonna be but that was a long time ago.

Scar: [about the hyenas] They think I'm the King.
Nala: But we don't. Simba's the rightful King.
Adult Simba: The choice is yours, Scar. Either step down or a fight.

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) (V)
[about Kiara]
Nala: Simba, who does she remind you of?
Simba: What? Who?
Nala: She's just like you when you were young.
Simba: Exactly!

Simba: Zira.
Zira: Simba.
Zira: Nala.
Nala: Zira.
Timon: Timon, Pumbaa. Great, Now that we all know each other, Get out of our Pride Lands!

Nala: [about Kovu] Simba, you owe him your daughter's life.
Zazu: Yes, sire. Clearly we are in his debt and royal protocol demands that all debts be paid. Though in this case, you might want to make an exception.

Nala: Mind your father, Kiara.
Young Kiara: Yes, mom.
Simba: And stay away from the outlands.
Zazu: Nothing there but a bunch of backstabbing, murderous Outsiders.
Simba: Zazu's right. You can't turn your back on them.

Nala: Hold on, Kiara!

Simba: Father, I am lost. Kovu is one of them. Scar's heir. How can I accept him?
Nala: Simba?
Simba: I was seeking counsel from the great kings.
Nala: Did they help?
Simba: Silent as stars. My father would never...
Nala: My Simba. You want so much to walk the path expected of you. Perhaps Kovu does not.
Simba: What? How do you know...
Nala: I can see them down there just as easily as you can. Get to know him and see.

Nala: Kiara, you're all right.

Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (1994) (VG)
Adult Nala: We really needed you at home.
Adult Simba: No one needs me. I'm not the king, Scar is.

The Lion King 3 (2004) (V)
Timon: [about Simba] He's gone? Whaddaya MEAN he's gone?
Nala: It's just like the baboon said. The king has returned.
[Timon and Pumbaa stare at her blankly]
Nala: [sighs] You guys want me to go over it again?
Timon: Yes please, but be a dear and skip to the part about Simba. Not that your childhood wasn't fascinating!
Nala: OK. Look, Simba's the rightful king, but after he disappeared, Scar proclaimed himself the king and formed an alliance with the hyenas...
Pumbaa: [Thinks] Poor Simba. The treachery, the villainy, the SURE INDESCRIBABLE HORROR!
Nala: [continues to explain] ... So Simba has to go back to challenge his uncle and reclaim his place as king!
[Silence; Nala doesn't get a reaction from Timon or Pumbaa]
Nala: [frustrated] Ohh... don't you get it? Simba NEEDS us! NOW!
[runs off into the jungle]

"The Lion Guard: Never Roar Again (#1.21)" (2016)
Nala: Kion, trust yourself.