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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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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

HIDDEN MICKEY: 20 total in the whole film, including Mickey Mouse. See more »

Goofs

In the first Lion King movie, near the end, Scar blames everything on the hyenas and that is why they turn on him (at the end, after Simba throws him off the ledge). In this movie, it shows the hyenas being lured away from the final conflict between Scar and Simba, therefore they would not have heard Scar, and thus contradicts the first movie. See more »

Quotes

[Pumbaa, Timon, and Simba are all in a bubbling water hole]
Simba: Three pals and no worries, what more could you want?
[all sigh relaxingly]
Pumbaa: [yawns] Ah, I'm bushed.
[while getting out of water hole]
Pumbaa: I think I'll turn in for the night.
[bubbles stop]
Timon: I'm out!
Simba: Right behind ya!
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Crazy Credits

The first few credits "fall apart." See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Digga Tunnah Dance
Music and Lyrics by Martin Erskine, Seth J. Friedman, Tony Phillips, Lebo M., and Johnny Clegg
Performed by Lebo M. and Vinx
Produced and Arranged by Tony Phillips
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A great family evening!!
21 February 2004 | by (Shawnee, OK) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies for all ages. You will never be able to look at LION KING again without thinking of the extra history this movie adds. Nearly 40 years old, I watched this with my wife and two sons after work tonight & I have not laughed & enjoyed a movie so much in a long time.

Take time out and watch this with the kids. It will remind you of how Disney used to be when you were a young one.


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