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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (original title)
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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)
Zazu (voice)
Simba (singing voice)
Young Kiara (voice)
Scar (voice) (archive sound)


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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Release Date:

26 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

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


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


The son of Zira is called Kovu - Swahili for 'Scar'. 'Zira' means hate; the name of Nuka, Zira's hapless elder son, means 'bad smell'. [Kovu has no relation to Scar] See more »


(at around 1h 4 mins) When Kovu and Kiara are looking into the pond and their faces are connected half and half, Kovu's scar is on the wrong side in the reflection in the pond. See more »


[first lines]
Timon: Ah, Pumba. Look at that little guy! A chip off the old block. And you gotta know who's gonna raise him.
Pumbaa: His parents?
Timon: Okay, sure. Get technical. But who's gonna teach him the real important stuff? Like how to belch.
Timon: And dig for grubs. I'm telling you, buddy, it's gonna be like old times. You, me and the little guy.
Rafiki: [laughs] It is a girl.
Timon: Girl.
TimonPumbaa: Girl? Oy.
[They both faint]
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Crazy Credits

Jim Cummings and James Earl Jones as the character Mufasa and Scar, are listed in the end credits. Although the character he is does not appear in the film. He appears with dreaming nightmare sequence. See more »


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Love Will Find a Way
(End Title)
Written by Tom Snow (uncredited) and Jack Feldman (uncredited)
Produced by Kenny Lattimore for Kenbo MusicWorks and Kenny Lerum for Inward Momentum
Performed by Heather Headley and Kenny Lattimore
Kenny Lattimore appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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A worthy successor...
16 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to see this for ages but was put off by the fact that it went straight to video. Then I noticed that all Disney sequels (bar Rescuers Down Under) went straight to video, so I bought it. From the opening song this film captures the spirit of the original. The first time I saw it I thought only two of the songs were good (Upendi and One of Us) but after seeing it a few times I realised that the songs are extremely well written and catchy. I feel there are a few points not accounted for in the film notably the origin of the Outland lions (I can only conclude that only a few followed Scar and others joined them in the time period between Kiara as a cub and as an adult) but I prefer these things left to the imagination. Overall I am very impressed by this film. It has very high quality animation for a straight to video sequel and introduces some interesting new characters. I would really like the Lion King to be a trilogy (I am a great fan of trilogies) so come on, Disney, Make a third film, preferably detailing the young Scar and Mufasa. A definite 5-stars.

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