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The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
"The Lion King 1½" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Comedy | Family  -  10 February 2004 (USA)
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Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King, from their own unique perspective.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Timon (voice)
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Pumbaa (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Uncle Max (voice)
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Simba (voice)
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Rafiki (voice)
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Nala (voice)
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Shenzi (voice)
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Banzai (voice)
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Ed (voice)
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Zazu (voice)
Jason Rudofsky ...
Flinchy (voice)
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Young Simba (voice)
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Grumpy (voice)
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Storyline

Timon and Pumbaa start to watch the original Lion King movie, but Timon keeps insisting to fast forward to when they come in, because they weren't seen in the beginning of the story or anywhere until halfway through. Pumbaa suggests telling the audience their story, which begins before Simba's journey begins. Through this, we meet Timon's mother and Uncle Max, discover why he left his meerkat colony, where he learned Hakuna Matata, how he meets Pumbaa, and the perils they encountered while searching for their dream home. Written by Kari Gilmore

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Trivia

Timon's story of leaving the meerkat colony is based on a short scene deleted from "Hakuna Matata" in The Lion King (1994). See more »

Goofs

In the 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' sequence [in the French track], after Timon and Pumbaa have catapulted into a tree, in the song you can hear a gasping noise. The song was taken from the first Lion King and the noise was Nala gasping for breath after Simba pulled her into the water. See more »

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Timon: Who knows why fate led us to little Simba?
[images of Simba scaring Timon run throughout the scene]
Timon: Maybe it was my love of adventure, my innate courage, or my... . Okay! Who's in charge of the freeze-frames?
Pumbaa: Sorry.
Timon: Anywho... . Rescuing Simba was a cinch. Then came the real scary part:
[dramatic music]
Timon: Parenthood.
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The first few credits "fall apart." See more »

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References Peter Gunn (1958) See more »

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Written by Ennio Morricone
Arranged by Don Harper
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Another great straight-to-video sequel/spoof, that's worth a theatrical treatment.
8 June 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My Take: A funny take on THE LION KING, posing as a sequel. Surprisingly amusing.

Surprisingly, "Lion King 1 1/2" is actually another funny straight-to-video, that's worth a theatrical treatment. I don't see why Disney released this straight to video, and release crappy movies like "Chicken Little" and "Return to Neverland" theatrically. Those movies are better off seen in the video stores (in the "new releases" area), rather than seeing their theatrical posters outside the theaters.

This one is merely a spoof of the first film (although the events in "Simba's Pride" hasn't taken place yet), on Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa's (voiced by Ernie Sabella) point of view. We get to see them make fun of the events in the first film. Original voices from the first film, like Matthew Broderick, Woopie Goldberg, Cheeche Martin and Robert Guillaume, return to their voicing roles from the first film, while Julie Kavner and Jerry Stiller give some hilarious comedy relief as Timon's mom and grumpy uncle.

So doesn't this sound fun. Maybe not now, but go watch it for yourself. The fact that it's not that serious in its plot makes it the more enjoyable. It's kinda like MST3000 with Timon and Pumbaa.

Video movie rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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