"The Rightful King" can be heard from when Scar calls to Sarabi from atop Pride Rock to just after Scar pretends to submit to Simba and tries to slink away. After a brief quiet section, the score picks up at the start of the fight between Scar and Simba and concludes with the reprise of "Circle of Life" heard at the conclusion of the film.
- Parts of this score can be heard in the official soundtrack on the track "King of Pride Rock".
- A part of this score can be heard in The Lion King 1½ after Simba defeats Scar.
- The music that scores Simba's rise to Pride Rock is accompanied by a chorus singing in Swahili. This chorus sings the same lyrics as that featured at the end of the musical version. Why this was cut from the original film is unknown.
- The Legacy Collection set includes both the final cue and a demo version of the cue.