The story takes place on a savannah setting in Africa where the head of a pride, the magnificent Lion, is aging. As he gets older, his mange begins to tatter, his teeth lose their strength and his body begins to fade. As he continues to rule and fight for his position through his old age, the only form of protection he has left is his roar. As the younger lions challenge him, the strength of his mighty roar will cause them to retreat. As the shift of power finally takes place, rather than drive him off, some prides will use the aged lion to their advantage.