The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video 2004) Poster

(2004 Video)


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While the original Lion King movie was based on "Hamlet," this film clearly takes its inspiration from the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" which features the events of "Hamlet" through the eyes of two minor characters.
HIDDEN MICKEY: 20 total in the whole film, including Mickey Mouse.
Timon's story of leaving the meerkat colony is based on a short scene deleted from "Hakuna Matata" in The Lion King (1994).
The song Timon sings, "That's All I Need," is a re-worked version of "Warthog Rhapsody," an ancestor of the song "Hakuna Matata."
There is a part in which Pumbaa and Timon argue about whether to help Simba or not, and Timon refuses to go with Pumbaa but eventually changes his mind. This part is loosely based in the added part of "Disney's The Lion King" children's novel, written by Gina Ingoglia.
This film features veteran Simba voices Matthew Broderick and Cam Clarke. Broderick voiced Simba in all three of the Lion King films. Clarke provided Simba's singing voice in The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998), and in all of Disney's television spin-offs which featured Simba.
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).
Matt Weinberg replaces the Now Grown up Jonathan Taylor Thomas from The Lion King (1994) as the voice of Simba as a Cub.
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Timon's Mother is Julie Kavner's only Voice Over Role outside The Fox Animated Sitcom The Simpsons (1989).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The characters (from not in the movie) that show up in the end are (not in order): Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Stitch, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie, Quasimodo, the gargoyles Hugo, Victor, and Lavern, Terk, Baloo, Mowgli, Snow White, all seven Dwarfs, Lady, the Tramp, a hippo from "Fantasia," Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts and Chip, Dumbo, Flora, Fauna,and Merriweather from "Sleeping Beauty," Brer Bear, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare.
This is the first and only time someone (Timon's mother) gives Rafiki his own trademark "hit in the head with his staff".

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