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The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004)

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Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King (1994) from their own perspective.

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Bradley Raymond

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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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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hakuna Matata See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,465
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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

The background music being played when Simba and Timon are having a snail competition is from the film The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (1992). See more »

Goofs

In the 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' sequence [in the French track], after Timon and Pumbaa have catapulted into a tree, in the song you can hear a gasping noise. The song was taken from the first Lion King and the noise was Nala gasping for breath after Simba pulled her into the water. See more »

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Timon: I see carnivores.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The French track on the DVD plays a cover of Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" in place of the original. Unless otherwise noted, all other songs featured in the movie are sung in French. See more »

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Jungle Boogie
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), and Richard Westfield
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Another gem in the Lion King crown
15 February 2004 | by moviefan69See 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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