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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
"The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" (original title)

G  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  27 October 1998 (USA)
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Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simba (voice)
Kiara (voice)
Nuka (voice)
Rafiki (voice)
Mufasa (voice)
Nala (voice)
Timon (voice)
Kovu (voice)
Zira (voice)
Pumbaa (voice)
Young Vitani (voice)
Simba (singing voice)
Scar (voice)
Zazu (voice)
Young Kiara (voice)


Simba and Nala have a daughter, Kiara. Timon and Pumbaa are assigned to be her babysitters, but she easily escapes their care and ventures into the forbidden lands. There she meets a lion cub named Kovu and they become friends. What she and her parents do not know is that Kovu is the son of Zira - a banished follower of the now-dead Scar. She plans to raise Kovu to overthrow Simba and become the king of the Pride Lands. This tests not only Kiara and Kovu's relationship as they mature, but Simba's relationship with his daughter. Written by Rori Stevens

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The circle of life continues...


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In an earlier version, Simba was actually going to be killed by the Outlanders. See more »


Okapis appear several times in the film. Whilst these animals are native to Africa, they live in dense rainforest, not on the plains where lions are found (and where they appear in the film). They would never naturally encounter lions. See more »


Kovu: [talking to himself] Okay, I have to tell her today. Oh, where do I start? "Kiara, Zira had a plot, and I was part of it, but I don't want to be... because... it's because I love you."
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Version of Romeo and Juliet (1976) See more »


Love Will Find A Way
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Performed by Liz Callaway and Gene Miller
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The best sequel I ever watched!
2 August 2010 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Wonderful, dramatic tale, an interpretation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" in animal kingdom. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride - best direct-to-video sequel ever: wise, romantic storyline, beautiful characters - some of them looks like much better than characters from 1st movie. Kovu, Vitani and of course Kiara - I love them all sooo much! Great songs and music - heartwarming "Love Will Find a Way" always make me cry. Too pity it wasn't released in cinemas - I hope Disney will release it in Blu-Ray format alongside with 1st movie. Thank you, Darrel Rooney! The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride - one of the last great traditional cartoons from Walt Disney Pictures! 10/10

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