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


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9 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Hakuna Matata  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At their first home by the water hole, Pumbaa hands Timon a drink in a coconut shell with a straw and umbrella. As Pumbaa starts to leave in the next shot, the straw is gone, yet Timon seems to be holding and drinking through it. In the following shot, the straw is back. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Max: Timon the sentry? Why don't you save the hyenas the trouble and kill me now? JUST KILL ME NOW!
Timon: [to Mom] He has a point.
Mom: All you have to do is watch for hyenas and yell if you see one. Look at Iron Joe.
Iron Joe: [camera pans over to Iron Joe] DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES! DON'T LOOK AWAY! SOMEBODY'S GONNA GUARD US! SOMEBODY'S GONNA PROTECT US!
[sobs uncontrollably]
Timon: [camera pans over to Timon] Well, now I'm convinced... .
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Aladdin (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Digga Tunnah
Lyrics & Music by Martin Erskine and Seth Friedman
Including "Simon Pute"
Performed by Susan Boyd, Debra Bird, Carmen Carter, Randy Crenshaw, Kevin Dorsey, Rick Logan, Bobbi Page, Gina Taylor-Pickens, Fred White and Tony Wilkins
with the Voice Talent of Nathan Lane
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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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