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The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

The Lion King 1½ (original title)
Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King, from their own unique perspective.

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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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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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The circle of life will never be the same. See more »


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The background music being played when Simba and Timon are having a snail competition is from the film The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (1992). See more »

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In the film, Pride Rock is shown as being very close to where the "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" sequence takes place. In the first film, this is not the case as Pride Rock is nowhere in sight. See more »

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[Timon is awaken by Simba singing "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"]
Timon: Oh, perfect! We moved into the theater district. Get a load of these guys. Knock it off!
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The first few credits "fall apart." See more »


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Words and Music by Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M.
Additional Performance by Lane, Nathan
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The Lion King 1½ (2004)
27 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well they tried something different, but it will probably fail to impress fans of The Lion King. Placing Timon and Pumbaa into earlier events and adding plot points later, just tarnishes the original and even contradicts it. It just seemed like a lot of, sometimes inventive, excuses to make a few cheap jokes. At least they managed to get back the majority of the original voice cast, but to imagine Pumbaa's fart caused the bowing at the beginning of the original is actually kind of annoying. By the end it is obvious that the makers were favoring parody, but these two work best as co-stars, and comic relief, rather than the heroes of the movie.


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