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
While fighting about who was supposed to watch Kiara, Pumbaa calls Timon a 'fat fat fatty', which is exactly what Matthew Broderick (Simba) called Nathan Lane (Timon) in their fight in the Broadway play 'The Producers'. See more »
Just before 'Upendi', as Rafiki sticks his hand out of the grass, the fur on Kovu's elbow disappears, then reappears. See more »
[points out where the grass has grown back from the fire, between them]
Hey, look... we are one.
Let's get outta here. We'll run away together! And start a pride... all our own.
Kovu... we have to go back.
You're kidding. But we're finally together!
Our place is with our pride. If we run away, they'll be divided forever.
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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 »
One of the best Disney sequels (although thats still not saying much)
The lion king 2 is probably my favorite Disney sequel. Its one of the movies where the first time around its okay, and then if you see it again, you're like..wow, this is great! Same goes for the songs. I actually love this movie. Compared to the first movie, it isn't all that bad. They didn't ruin anything from the first movie, like the characters personalities, as they do in so many other sequels (like little mermaid 2. puke.) I'd say more of the problem is they kind of down play a lot of characters that had bigger roles. Zazu and Nala are barely in this. Timoon and Puumba are still cute and funny. Kiara, their daughter, is a little flat, But the evil villains are very, very good. Zira is excellent, and Kovu is very complex and interesting. The ending is a little flat as well, but its still a touching movie. Its on par with Aladdin and the king of thieves, which is the only other excellent Disney sequel. (for the record, toy story 2 is Disney and pixar-but is not Disney made. pixar makes it, Disney distributes. thanks.) This sequel actually has depth and every (major) character in this movie has their own personal struggle. Its not simple and happy go lucky like most Disney sequels. I would highly recommend it.
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