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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

Jerry Stiller's (voice of Max in this film) son Ben Stiller would later go onto voice Alex the Lion in Dreamworks Animation's Madagascar trilogy. Interestingly enough, Billy Eichner who voiced Timon in the Live Action Reboot to the franchise had been in the Trilogy's spin off film Penguins of Madagascar (2014) as one of the minor humans. See more »

Goofs

The hyenas' paws constantly go from three toes to four off and on throughout the entire film. See more »

Quotes

Timon: [about a familiar log under the moon] I'm going to get old walking across this thing.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Toy Story 3 (2010) 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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A disgrace to the original
27 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I found this to be an utter waste of time, effort and money. I know Disney always displays lack of creativity when making "straight-to-video" films - but rehashing the plot of the original film with a "new perspective" is an all-time low...soon they'll just be re-releasing the original films with new animation and new songs and be calling it a "new version of the movie we all love." Nathan Lane surprisingly returns to his role of Timon yet again. Timon and Pumbaa the animated animals from the world of the original "Lion King" embark on a narrative journey to tell us the original story the way it REALLY happened...as they see it.

Of course Timon is now the hero of the story, yadda yadda yadda, blah blah blah...

The musical sequences are lame and the animation is crap. The vocal talents are impressive for a video feature, but then again, when was the last time you remember Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg or Nathan Lane being in anything of real commercial substance? Overall if you liked the original you'll hate this. It's insulting because it's unfair to children and adults alike. And that about sums it up.


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