Simba and Nala have a daughter, Kiara. Timon and Pumbaa are assigned to be her babysitters, but she easily escapes their care and ventures into the forbidden lands. There she meets a lion cub named Kovu and they become friends. What she and her parents do not know is that Kovu is the son of Zira - a banished follower of the now-dead Scar. She plans to raise Kovu to overthrow Simba and become the king of the Pride Lands. This tests not only Kiara and Kovu's relationship as they mature, but Simba's relationship with his daughter.Written by
Kiara was going to originally have a big brother named Chaka (who was going to be the baby at the end of the first film). He was deleted because of story complications. See more »
(at around 50 mins) When Kovu follows Simba to the cave, they're close to the cave entrance, almost inside it. But when it crosses to Vitani's viewpoint, Simba and Kovu are clearly a long distance from the cave. See more »
Ah, Pumba. Look at that little guy! A chip off the old block. And you gotta know who's gonna raise him.
Okay, sure. Get technical. But who's gonna teach him the real important stuff? Like how to belch.
And dig for grubs. I'm telling you, buddy, it's gonna be like old times. You, me and the little guy.
It is a girl.
[They both faint]
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The Walt Disney Pictures logo is not shown at both all, at the beginning or at the end. See more »
Stinger: Showed after the credits that was not in the final version. Timon and Pumbaa are in the Outlands chowing down on bugs. Pumbaa shouts "Hakuna Matata!" Timon says "Outlands, shmoutlands... this place is better than Disneyland!" Then a bug flies into shot and flits from side to side like Tinker-Bell in the traditional Disney transition-out sequence. See more »
One of the best Disney sequels (although thats still not saying much)
The lion king 2 is probably my favorite Disney sequel. Its one of the movies where the first time around its okay, and then if you see it again, you're like..wow, this is great! Same goes for the songs. I actually love this movie. Compared to the first movie, it isn't all that bad. They didn't ruin anything from the first movie, like the characters personalities, as they do in so many other sequels (like little mermaid 2. puke.) I'd say more of the problem is they kind of down play a lot of characters that had bigger roles. Zazu and Nala are barely in this. Timoon and Puumba are still cute and funny. Kiara, their daughter, is a little flat, But the evil villains are very, very good. Zira is excellent, and Kovu is very complex and interesting. The ending is a little flat as well, but its still a touching movie. Its on par with Aladdin and the king of thieves, which is the only other excellent Disney sequel. (for the record, toy story 2 is Disney and pixar-but is not Disney made. pixar makes it, Disney distributes. thanks.) This sequel actually has depth and every (major) character in this movie has their own personal struggle. Its not simple and happy go lucky like most Disney sequels. I would highly recommend it.
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