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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

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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)

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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...


Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride See more »

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Sound Mix:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the movie was released in 2004, Kovu's scream towards the crocodiles was reanimated into two frames. The scream is heard but the actions don't match the screaming. It appears as if he's not screaming at all. 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

Jim Cummings and James Earl Jones as the character Mufasa and Scar, are listed in the end credits. Although the character he is does not appear in the film. He appears with dreaming nightmare sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

Zira's Suicide: An alternate version of Zira's death. Kiara attempts to reach Zira, but Zira smiles evilly at her. She says "No! Never!" and lets go of the rock, falling to her death. See more »

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Featured in Animation Lookback: Top 10 Best Animated Sequels (2011) 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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User Reviews

 
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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