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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (original title)
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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Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Simba's Pride  »

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Sound Mix:

(5.1) (L-R)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1) (L-R)


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joss Whedon of Buffy and Avengers fame, wrote the song "My Lullaby" for which he received an Annie nomination. See more »


When Rafiki draws a blue line over the drawing of young Kiara ,the shape and position of it changes in the next shot. See more »


[Kiara and Kovu are stargazing]
Kovu: I've never done this before.
Kiara: Really? My father and I used to do this all the time. He says all the great kings of the past are up there.
Kovu: You think Scar's up there?
[Shocked, Kiara doesn't answer]
Kovu: He wasn't my father, but he was still part of me.
Kiara: My father said there was a darkness in Scar that he couldn't escape.
Kovu: Maybe there's a darkness in me too.
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Crazy Credits

At one point in the credits it says, "This film would not have been possible without the inspiration from the original motion picture and the work of its talented artists and animators.", and dedication appears. This feature copying from Pocahontas II (1998) during their credits. See more »


Version of Romeo and Juliet (1965) See more »


Love Will Find A Way
(End Title)
Written by Tom Snow and Jack Feldman
Performed by Heather Headley and Kenny Lattimore
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User Reviews

A good sequel for Disney, but it could have been so much more.

When I first saw the original 'The Lion King' in cinemas at the age of four, I'd been hooked. Ever since then, my favorite movie has always been this Disney classic. The sequel came out when I was seven, and for a cheaply made direct-to-video movie, was quite enjoyable to watch. Basically, the story follows on from the original film. To beat the original Lion King would be a near-impossible feat, so when put in perspective, the movie really isn't all that bad. The story is neatly tied in with the original film, with the concept of Scar, the antagonist of the first film, having a family bent on revenge over Simba, the protagonist of the 1st Lion King. The film can be very moving at times, and some songs I even preferred over the original's. However, this movie could have been so much more! Had Disney spent more time on it and released it to cinemas instead of having a direct to video release, this could have easily been just as good as the original. What brought this movie's rating down was the fact the storyline had a lot of unanswered questions - where was this pride int he rpevious movie? Many other gaps fill this film, and are far too vague for the viewer to assume what might have happened.

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