Sahel Africa seems like the area depicted into the Lion King, and is very grassy.
Dogon. A mysterious, ancient people and culture, the Dogons were the first to have knowledge of the universe as we know it today. They knew the 9 planets and the elements they were made of centuries before any telescopes were invented. Their Calendar is different from other cultures, too, and has similarities to the Mayan culture of South America.
HISTORICAL/ BIOGRAPHICAL: Holden runs away from home feeling depressed and traped as he has no one to express the emotons he has deep inside him. The death of his brother brings strong emotions to Holden in where he can not cntrol himself and decides to run away to forget about everything thta is on his mind.