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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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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The circle of life continues...


Certificate:

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Trivia

Lacey Chabert (Young Vitani) has collaborated with Alfre Woodard (Sarabi in The Lion King (2019)) in the Nickeloden series The Wild Thornberrys (1998) and its film The Wild Thornberrys (2002). See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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

In the French versions of the movie, over the credits Tina Turner singing "He Lives in You" is played, instead of some instrumental music and Heather Headley and Kenny Lattimore's "Love Will Find a Way". See more »

Connections

Version of Victims of Love (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

He Lives In You
Lyrics and Music by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M.
Arranged by Mark Mancina
Lead Vocal Performed by Lebo M.
Vocal Solos Performed by Maxi Anderson, Max Ngcobo, Khanyo Maphumulo, Khuluiwe Sithole, and Rose Stone
Background Vocals Performed by South African Choir, Maxi Anderson, Rose Stone, Ron Kunene, Oren Waters, Rick Nelson, and Terry Young
"He Lives In You" from the Walt Disney Records album, "Rhythm of the Pride Lands"
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Why is this Movie Given So Much Crap?
7 October 2005 | by apeclaw2011See all my reviews

I don't understand why this movie is regarded to as trash. Of course it is not as good as the first movie but it comes pretty stinkin close! The animation is actually equal too the quality of the original movie. I think that it is the most perfect Disney sequel ever! It is a very interesting story that shows Simba as a father. It is cool because you get to see Simba has now become basically, like his father. Every time I see this movie, I can feel that Simba has the same sense of power that Mufasa had. It has a fun and sweet story line and a great ending. When this movie was being made, the goal was to create a sequel to a movie that everyone loves so that they could spend more time with the characters. I think (despite what everyone say's) they created an awesome, spectacular Disney film!


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Country:

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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