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The Lion King’s “Circle of Life” Takes Flight In This Flashmob

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

The Australian Lion King musical cast decided to make their journey back to Sydney from Brisbane, Australia a fun one with this special flashmob.

Uploaded on cast member Toni Ann’s YouTube account Monday, the cast, who were seated in the first couple of rows, belted out the famous African lyrics “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba, Sithi uhhmm ingonyama” right before going into the beginning of The Lion King‘s signature song.

It looks like everyone was getting into the spirit as Toni got a little help from a flight attendant who filmed the whole thing for her from the front of the cabin. Another flight attendant relayed that the pilot even enjoyed the impromtu performance!

Fun Fact: Did you know that the chants you hear in “Circle of Life” (yes those ones you probably just sing as gibberish) are in the African language, Zulu? It means, “There comes a lion, father. Oh yes, it’s a lion.” Other lines included in the song are, “We’re going to conquer. It’s a lion and a tiger.”

Now,that’s what you call inflight entertainment.

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