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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.

Director:

Bradley Raymond

Writers:

Tom Rogers (screenplay), Roger Allers (additional screenplay material) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Lane ... Timon (voice)
Ernie Sabella ... Pumbaa (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Mom (voice)
Jerry Stiller ... Uncle Max (voice)
Matthew Broderick ... Simba (voice)
Robert Guillaume ... Rafiki (voice)
Moira Kelly ... Nala (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Shenzi (voice)
Cheech Marin ... Banzai (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Ed (voice)
Edward Hibbert ... Zazu (voice)
Jason Rudofsky Jason Rudofsky ... Flinchy (voice)
Matt Weinberg ... Young Simba (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... (voice)
Corey Burton ... 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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The circle of life will never be the same. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hakuna Matata See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (theatrical print)| SDDS (theatrical print)| DTS (theatrical print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Timon's story of leaving the meerkat colony is based on a short scene deleted from "Hakuna Matata" in The Lion King (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Timon is dragged out of the river by Pumbaa, there is no flower. However, when Pumbaa turns around Timon has a flower held over him. The flower is gone again shortly after. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Max: Timon the sentry? Why don't you save the hyenas the trouble and kill me now? JUST KILL ME NOW!
Timon: [to Mom] He has a point.
Mom: All you have to do is watch for hyenas and yell if you see one. Look at Iron Joe.
Iron Joe: [camera pans over to Iron Joe] DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES! DON'T LOOK AWAY! SOMEBODY'S GONNA GUARD US! SOMEBODY'S GONNA PROTECT US!
[sobs uncontrollably]
Timon: [camera pans over to Timon] Well, now I'm convinced... .
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Outside of the USA the sing-along lyrics are omitted, but there's still a ladybug bouncing on the screen. See more »


Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant
Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku
Performed by Nathan Lane
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Another great straight-to-video sequel/spoof, that's worth a theatrical treatment.
8 June 2007 | by vip_ebriegaSee all my reviews

My Take: A funny take on THE LION KING, posing as a sequel. Surprisingly amusing.

Surprisingly, "Lion King 1 1/2" is actually another funny straight-to-video, that's worth a theatrical treatment. I don't see why Disney released this straight to video, and release crappy movies like "Chicken Little" and "Return to Neverland" theatrically. Those movies are better off seen in the video stores (in the "new releases" area), rather than seeing their theatrical posters outside the theaters.

This one is merely a spoof of the first film (although the events in "Simba's Pride" hasn't taken place yet), on Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa's (voiced by Ernie Sabella) point of view. We get to see them make fun of the events in the first film. Original voices from the first film, like Matthew Broderick, Woopie Goldberg, Cheeche Martin and Robert Guillaume, return to their voicing roles from the first film, while Julie Kavner and Jerry Stiller give some hilarious comedy relief as Timon's mom and grumpy uncle.

So doesn't this sound fun. Maybe not now, but go watch it for yourself. The fact that it's not that serious in its plot makes it the more enjoyable. It's kinda like MST3000 with Timon and Pumbaa.

Video movie rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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