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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (original title)
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Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

Directors:

Darrell Rooney, Rob LaDuca (co-director)

Writers:

Flip Kobler (screenplay), Cindy Marcus (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Simba (voice)
Neve Campbell ... Kiara (voice)
Andy Dick ... Nuka (voice)
Robert Guillaume ... Rafiki (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Mufasa (voice)
Moira Kelly ... Nala (voice)
Nathan Lane ... Timon (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Kovu (voice)
Suzanne Pleshette ... Zira (voice)
Ernie Sabella ... Pumbaa (voice)
Lacey Chabert ... Young Vitani (voice)
Edward Hibbert ... Zazu (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Simba (singing voice)
Michelle Horn ... Young Kiara (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Scar (voice) (archive sound)
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Storyline

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 Rori Stevens

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The circle of life continues...


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Trivia

Zira's role as a follower to Scar contradicts the events of the first film, where all the lionesses present at the time were followers of Mufasa and Simba and had fought beside Simba against Scar. It was later revealed in The Lion Guard (2016) that she and Scar were very close and that he shared his knowledge of the Roar of the Elders with her. See more »

Goofs

When Nuka and Vitani are in the Elephant Graveyard, Vitani's eyes are red instead of blue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Timon: Ah, Pumba. Look at that little guy! A chip off the old block. And you gotta know who's gonna raise him.
Pumbaa: His parents?
Timon: Okay, sure. Get technical. But who's gonna teach him the real important stuff? Like how to belch.
[belches]
Timon: And dig for grubs. I'm telling you, buddy, it's gonna be like old times. You, me and the little guy.
Rafiki: [laughs] It is a girl.
Timon: Girl.
TimonPumbaa: Girl? Oy.
[They both faint]
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Crazy Credits

At one point in the credits it says, "This film would not have been possible without the inspiration from the original motion picture and the work of its talented artists and animators.", and dedication appears. This feature copying from Pocahontas II (1998) during their credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Kovu and Kiara are stargazing, Kovu had an alternate line, asking, "No one here thinks he's very great... do they?" after he asked if Scar was up among the stars. Now he says, "He wasn't my father, but he was still... part of me." See more »

Connections

Version of Romeo y Julieta (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lullaby
Lyrics and Music by Joss Whedon and Scott Warrender
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette, Crysta Macalush Winton, and Andy Dick
Chorus: Kevin Dorsey, Darryl Phinnessee, Niki Harris (as Niki Haris), Julia Waters, Rick Nelson, Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Waters), Bobbi Page, Terry Young, and Monalisa Young (as Mona Lisa Young)
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A good sequel for Disney, but it could have been so much more.
6 May 2008 | by Ayem-EmsySee all my reviews

When I first saw the original 'The Lion King' in cinemas at the age of four, I'd been hooked. Ever since then, my favorite movie has always been this Disney classic. The sequel came out when I was seven, and for a cheaply made direct-to-video movie, was quite enjoyable to watch. Basically, the story follows on from the original film. To beat the original Lion King would be a near-impossible feat, so when put in perspective, the movie really isn't all that bad. The story is neatly tied in with the original film, with the concept of Scar, the antagonist of the first film, having a family bent on revenge over Simba, the protagonist of the 1st Lion King. The film can be very moving at times, and some songs I even preferred over the original's. However, this movie could have been so much more! Had Disney spent more time on it and released it to cinemas instead of having a direct to video release, this could have easily been just as good as the original. What brought this movie's rating down was the fact the storyline had a lot of unanswered questions - where was this pride int he rpevious movie? Many other gaps fill this film, and are far too vague for the viewer to assume what might have happened.


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USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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3 Channel Stereo (5.1) (L-R)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1) (L-R)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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