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The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

The Lion King 1½ (original title)
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Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King, from their own unique perspective.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Timon (voice)
... Pumbaa (voice)
... Mom (voice)
... Uncle Max (voice)
... Simba (voice)
... Rafiki (voice)
... Nala (voice)
... Shenzi (voice)
... Banzai (voice)
... Ed (voice)
... Zazu (voice)
Jason Rudofsky ... Flinchy (voice)
... Young Simba (voice)
... (voice)
... Grumpy (voice)
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Storyline

Timon and Pumbaa start to watch the original Lion King movie, but Timon keeps insisting to fast forward to when they come in, because they weren't seen in the beginning of the story or anywhere until halfway through. Pumbaa suggests telling the audience their story, which begins before Simba's journey begins. Through this, we meet Timon's mother and Uncle Max, discover why he left his meerkat colony, where he learned Hakuna Matata, how he meets Pumbaa, and the perils they encountered while searching for their dream home. Written by Kari Gilmore

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Trivia

While the original Lion King movie was based on "Hamlet," this film clearly takes its inspiration from the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" which features the events of "Hamlet" through the eyes of two minor characters. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Pride Rock is shown as being very close to where the "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" sequence takes place. In the first film, this is not the case as Pride Rock is nowhere in sight. See more »

Quotes

Timon: I am perfectly happy right here. It's remote, private, no unexpected visitors... .
[the shadows of hyenas march across the wall, as the intro to "Be Prepared" plays]
Timon: Something tells me that ain't the traveling company of Riverdance.
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Crazy Credits

The first few credits "fall apart." See more »

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Features The Lion King (1994) See more »

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I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Words by Tim Rice
Music by Elton John
Performed by Oliver King
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Another gem in the Lion King crown
15 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Lion King series is easily the crowning achievement in Disney animation. The original Lion King is the greatest masterpiece in cel animation. Lion King II:Simba's Pride is the BY FAR the best direct-to-video sequel that Disney, or any other studio, has made for an animated feature. It deserved a theatrical release. The same can be said for this movie. It has the original cast, songs by Elton John, a hilarious story, exciting action, and touching character moments. Everything you've come to expect from this series. Not so much a new story, but filler and extended background on Timon and Pumbaa, and their place in this story. What impressed me the most, was the care taken in the animation. All to often, Disney shorts on the animation quality of their video and television efforts. But here, they seamlessly blend new animation with footage from the original film. The scenes never seem out of place. Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella are in full swing as Timon and Pumbaa. Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillame, and Moira Kelly reprise their roles as Simba, Rafiki, and Nala, respectively. We even get a return visit by Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin as the hyenas.There are MANY big laughs in this movie. So if you love Lion King, you need this movie. The story is just not complete without it.


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