Paintings and Predictions is the eleventh episode of The Lion Guard. [1]


Believing that Rafiki's paintings predict the future, Bunga enlists the rest of the Lion Guard to save Kion from danger.


The Lion Guard find a distressed gazelle. Ono reports that they have their hoof stuck in a large rock. To help the gazelle, Kion asks Beshte to move the rock whilst Bunga pulls the hoof out. They do so, but the force sends Bunga and the gazelle rolling down a steep slope. Before they fall off the edge, Kion and Bunga rescue the gazelle, just before Ono predicts a storm.

Bunga messes around

As the storm erupts, the Lion Guard return to the Lair of the Lion Guard to escape the tempest. As Bunga messes around, he notices Rafiki painting in the lair. He marvels as Rafiki uses his staff to make the paintings come to life and, when Rafiki leaves, uses the staff for his own amusement. He watches a painting of some zebras run towards a rock formation, narrowly missing the top rock as they run towards it. As he's doing so, Ono reports that there's a zebra stampede. Kion calls for the Guard to come together, and they leave.

Trying to stop the herd

At the scene, Ono reports that the zebras are heading straight for a family of hyraxes, and the Guard take immediate action to stop them. Bunga also notices that a set of rocks in the distances bears a striking resemblance to the ones he saw in Rafiki's painting. He becomes concerned and voices that concern to Beshte, who helps him leap onto Thurston's head as the honey badger attempts to halt the zebra herd. Sure enough, the rock falls down, though Fuli is able to divert the zebra away and calm them down. When Beshte asks Bunga how he knew that would happen, Bunga offers to show him back in the lair, leaving Kion to question what caused the distress.

Panic and Run!

It is revealed that the source of the herd's fear was a boom noise, which Ono deducts was the storm. He informs the zebra that the storm is gone and that it is now safe for them to return home. After Thurston forgets where home is, Kion asks Ono to guide them. Nearby, Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu watch intently. They decide to follow the zebra home, expressing their love of how they panic and run along the way.


Meanwhile, back in the lair, Rafiki has run out of mango paint and leaves his staff behind. Bunga shows Beshte how he knew about the falling rock. Beshte is amazed, and soon notices another painting which looks suspiciously like Kion, hanging on a tree branch. Bunga starts the animation but stops it as Kion begins to fall, fearful of what happens next. They decide to make sure that the event never takes place, and rush off, with Bunga spilling some paint as they pass Rafiki along the way.


Back with the zebra herd, Ono has successfully guided the zebras to their home. He is about to leave when Janja's plan goes a little awry and the hyenas charge into the herd. With no time to lose, Ono quickly returns to Pride Rock where the rest of the Guard are discussing Bunga's recent findings. With Kion disbelieving Bunga and Beshte's claim, the Guard rush to the scene after Ono informs them of the new situation. Although Bunga wishes to discuss it further, Kion rejects the claim again, telling him that there's no time for it.

"Where'd you even come from?!"

After their arrival, Kion orders Ono to calm the zebras and the rest of the Guard to take care of Cheezi and Chungu whilst he takes care of Janja. Beshte is able to block Cheezi and Chungu, who are so busy boasting about their 'success' that they miss the hippo entirely. Nearby, Kion leaps onto a tree branch sticking out from some stones. Worried, Bunga leaps onto him, causing them both to fall on Janja as he passes below. The hyenas retreat, and Kion questions what Bunga was doing. Before he gets an answer, the honey badger dashes over to Beshte and the pair discuss the event. Since Bunga was the one who pushed him, the pair begins to wonder if it wasn't the right tree. Although glad that there are no trees back in the lair, Ono flies down to report that three zebras are missing and that he has located them on the other side of Maji Baridi Falls. The Guard set off.

That didn't work out as planned...

Bunga is terrified to see so many trees around them. He even mistakes Ushari for a tree branch and accidentally upsets him as he attempts to save Kion from tripping over him. Fuli becomes suspicious of their actions, and Bunga explains everything to her along the way. Noticing that Kion is near another tree branch, Fuli rushes in to save him. Bunga trips over a tree branch himself, which causes himself and Beshte to fall alongside their friends. Kion becomes angry, though Ono announces that he has found the zebras and also knows a shortcut. Bunga makes an announcement of his own, that he knows as a shorter shortcut than Ono's.

Using the Roar

Whilst swimming across a lake, Ono questions their behavior, as their shortcut is not actually a shortcut. Fuli explains everything, and Ono agrees to help. Whilst they have been talking, Kion has climbed onto a tree branch which leads to the zebras. Led by Ono, the Guard attempt to 'save' Kion, but wind up collapsing nearby. Although Bunga pleads with Kion to understand, Kion once again refuses the theory that Rafiki's paintings predict the future. As Beshte backs up from sitting on Fuli, he accidentally knocks a rock which frightens the zebras into the water nearby. Ono is horrified to reveal that they are headed for a waterfall. Kion sees a nearby branch and plans to use his Roar of the Elders to push the water back, much to his friends' dismay. Regardless, Kion carefully climbs onto the branch and uses his Roar to blast the water backward, saving the zebras. On his way back, Kion gives his friends a scare as he almost falls off, though he safely lands on the rocks nearby.

The truth revealed

They return to The Lair of the Lion Guard, where Rafiki explains that Bunga had been watching the zebra clip backward. Bunga questions the painting of Kion, though Rafiki further explains that the painting is not of Kion, but of Nala's Father when he was a cub. He shows the Guard the full animation, which involves Nala's Father falling off the branch but being saved by the Lion Guard of his time. Rafiki does show a painting of Bunga which does predict the future, however. Bunga's enthusiasm is destroyed when it is revealed that he will be cleaning the mess he made. Rafiki hands Bunga some leaves to clean up with, and as he does his duty, Bunga comments that he preferred the other paintings. Rafiki and the Guard share a laugh as the honey badger continues to clean.



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Sand Cats
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The Lion Guard Episodes
Special Episodes
Return of the RoarThe Rise of ScarBattle for the Pride Lands
Season One
Never Judge a Hyena by Its SpotsThe Rise of MakuuBunga the WiseCan't Wait to be QueenEye of the BeholderThe Kupatana CelebrationFuli's New FamilyThe Search for UtamuFollow That Hippo!The Call of the DrongoPaintings and PredictionsThe Mbali Fields MigrationBunga and the KingThe Imaginary OkapiToo Many TermitesThe Trouble With GalagosJanja's New CrewBaboons!Beware the ZimwiLions of the OutlandsNever Roar AgainThe Lost GorillasThe Trail to UduguOno's IdolBeshte and the Hippo LanesOno the Tickbird
Season Two
Babysitter BungaThe Savannah SummitThe Traveling Baboon ShowOno and the EggLet Sleeping Crocs LieSwept AwayRafiki's New NeighborsRescue in the OutlandsThe Ukumbusho TraditionThe Bite of KengeTimon and Pumbaa's ChristmasThe Morning ReportThe Golden ZebraThe Little GuyDivide and ConquerThe Scorpion's StingThe Wisdom of KongweThe Kilio Valley FireUndercover KinyongaCave of SecretsThe Zebra MastermindThe Hyena ResistanceThe Underground AdventureBeshte and the BeastPride Landers Unite!The Queen's VisitThe Fall of Mizimu GroveFire from the Sky
Season Three
The HarmattanThe Accidental AvalancheGhost of the MountainMarsh of MysteryDragon IslandJourney of MemoriesThe Race to TulizaMama BinturongFriends to the EndThe Tree of LifeThe River of PatienceLittle Old GinterbongPoa the DestroyerLong Live the QueenThe Lake of ReflectionTriumph of the RoarJourney to the Pride LandsReturn to the Pride Lands
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