There’s one Disney movie that rules over them all and that’s The Lion King. Released in 1994, it was Disney’s first film to feature an original story. And what an epic tale it was. We watched as Simba grew up, overcame challenges and learned what it meant to be a king. All with the help of some catchy tunes and some hilarious sidekicks.
Disney has been reimagining its classic animated movies as live-action films and in 2019, it was The Lion King’s turn. With its star-studded cast featuring big names like Beyonce, Donald Glover, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner and the iconic James Earl Jones, audiences were roaring for more. While the visuals might have been different, the battle for Pride Rock was as tragic, dramatic and nail-biting as the original cartoon.
There are some among us who are purists and only accept the original animated Disney films. But as the great and wise Rafiki once said, “any story worth telling is worth telling twice.”
We’re here to help you say “Hakuna Matata” when it comes to pumpkin carving this year. It means no worries, so you know you’ll have a pumpkin to be proud of. No one will have to know the troubles you’ve seen in your past years of pumpkin carving. If you just can’t wait to be king of pumpkin carving, here are some wild templates to give you a hand. If everything the light touches is your kingdom, brighten up your porch with the help of jack-o-lanterns carved using these Lion King pumpkin carving stencils. The best part about them is that they’re FREE!
Young Simba Pumpkin Stencil
Mufasa Pumpkin Stencil
Rafiki Pumpkin Stencil
Timon Pumpkin Stencil
Puumba Pumpkin Stencil
Claim your spot on the top of Pride Rock or at least the top of the pumpkin carving podium with your wild designs. Present your amazing The Lion King-themed pumpkin much like how Simba was presented to the kingdom. Preferably using a flameless candle ore before you light the candle inside because safety first.