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
Most of the original cast reprised their roles from the original, with the notable exceptions of Rowan Atkinson, who was replaced by Edward Hibbert as the voice of Zazu. Jeremy Irons was also replaced by Jim Cummings as the voice of Scar in this film, as he originally did for the last few lyrics of the song "Be Prepared." 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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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 »
Zira Trains Kovu: After Rafiki learns of the cub, we find Kovu pouncing on a bug. He laughs and lets it go. Zira scolds him and squashes the bug. She tells him not to be weak and reminds him that Scar chose him to be the next king. Then they would not live in the horrible Outlands. This scene was not included in the final version. See more »
A good sequel for Disney, but it could have been so much more.
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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