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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)

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The circle of life continues...


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Trivia

Vitani has a slightly shifting design throughout the film. As a cub, Vitani was shown without dark earmarks and pointier cheeks (similar to Kovu). As an adolescent, her cheeks became rounded (similar to Kiara and Nala) and was sometimes drawn with dark earmarks, and sometimes without. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) When Vitani and Nuka go to get fire at the geysers, Vitani has a dark lining in her ear that disappears and reappears between shots. 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

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 and Juliet (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Find a Way
(End Title)
Written by Tom Snow (uncredited) and Jack Feldman (uncredited)
Produced by Kenny Lattimore for Kenbo MusicWorks and Kenny Lerum for Inward Momentum
Performed by Heather Headley and Kenny Lattimore
Kenny Lattimore appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

 
Almost as good as the original, with a brilliant song!
20 May 2007 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

The five main reasons I like this film: 1. The song "We Are One" is a spectacular and I prefer it to all of the songs in the first film! 2. Kiara is a really good character and so is Kovu! I also like Nala in this one, although I prefer her in the last Lion King film. 3. I prefer this one's plot to the one in the first film! I think it's slightly more planned out than the last one's plot. 4. The animation is really good! There's one bit where Kiara and Kovu jump into the air and they animate it so well it looks - spooky! 5. It's a really good sequel for all the fans of the first film! Enjoy! :)

Kiara is the future queen, unfortunately for Simba, she is in love with an outsider, whom she is forbidden to marry. Kovu is also supposed to "follow in Scar's pawprints"...


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