The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998 Video)
Disney's The Lion Guard TV show, premieres Friday, January 15 at 9:30am Et/Pt. This new, animated TV series sequel to The Lion King films, will air on the Disney Channel and encore there throughout the weekend, as well as on Disney Junior.
The Lion Guard follows the adventures of Kion, second-born of Simba and Nala, and his friends. The cast includes Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union as Simba and Nala. Max Charles is Kion. Recurring guests include Blair Underwood, Ana Gasteyer, and Maia Mitchell. In an upcoming episode, Jason Marsden, Andy Dick, and Lacey Chabert reprise their roles as Kovu, Nuka and Vitani, from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.
With the announcement that Dolph Lundgren will be starring in Kindergarten Cop 2 (because of course), here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?
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Maybe it's the Eugene Levy factor - just why did he keep starring in all the sequels?! - but we have weird
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will premiere on the Disney Channel in November and act as a precursor to the previously-announced Lion Guard series.
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"The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands," said Disney.
Ernie Sabella will also return as Pumbaa, while Rob Lowe replaces Matthew Broderick as Simba and Gabrielle Union replaces Moira Kelly as Nala.
Max Charles plays Kion and Joshua Rush plays Kion's best friend - a honey badger called Bunga.
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However, throughout the '90s and '00s Disney had a lucrative side-business in direct-to-video sequels that were turned around quickly and cheaply and made the studio a fast buck. Many execs felt that these cheapened the originals and John Lasseter put the brakes on them, although the recent Tinker Bell films (branching out from Peter Pan) have their roots in this release model.
Digital Spy revisits 13 of Disney's most unnecessary straight-to-video sequels below:
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But if you want to descend to a whole new level of weirdness, you need to look beyond the official channels. Whether it's a pirated disc being hawked in the street or a bona fide copy resold in unofficial packaging, these are products where the normal quality standards simply do not apply.
Below we've rounded up 11 of the world's most bizarre bootleg DVD covers, featuring dodgy Photoshopping, garbled Babelfish-style synopses, and entire actors being accidentally dropped in from other movies or TV shows.
1. True Detective
God, True Detective was a great show. Remember that episode where Rust and Marty go to Vegas and live it up in faux-Paris before narrowly escaping an exploding building on the back of a phoenix?
After Planes flew into cinemas last summer and proved to be a crushing disappointment, it's probably fair to say that nobody is getting particularly hyped up for its sequel, Fire & Rescue. Perhaps these rock-bottom expectations are a good thing, because Planes 2 feels like a significant upgrade on its distinctly run-of-the-mill predecessor, which was initially going to be a direct-to-dvd release before it found its way onto the big screen.
Dane Cook returns to voice Dusty Crophopper, who this time around sees his racing career shot to pieces when he discovers a fault in his gearbox. This immediately creates a search for purpose and meaning more compelling than anything in Planes - what's more heartbreaking, chasing a dream or coming
The Lion King 3D theatrical run will only take place for two weeks. Once it ends, the only way to see The Lion King in 3D will be to purchase the Blu-ray 3D edition.
October 4 will also see the release of The Lion King Trilogy on Blu-ray, a massive 8-disc set that includes The Lion King on Blu-ray 3D, 2D and DVD, The Lion King 1 ½ on Blu-ray and DVD, and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride on Blu-ray and DVD.
Though The Lion King coming to Blu-ray 3D has been known since early January, a definitive list of bonus features remains elusive.
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Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney's The Lion King roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever, and its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October
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10. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
The Lion King is often hailed as one of the best Disney movies of all time, so why did they have to ruin it with this awful direct-to-video sequel. The sequel centers around Simba's daughter Kiara who falls in love with Kovu, a male lion raised by Scar's followers. It's like a Romeo and Juliet with Lions. Nothing original, nothing exciting.
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Although they got most of the
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Findlay and Howard Jackson wrote the script, and the project will be developed on a $25 million budget. Cameron Daddo, Andrew Daddo, Ernie Dingo and Tony Bonner are part of the film's voice cast. (THR)
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