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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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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Matt Weinberg replaces the older Jonathan Taylor Thomas from The Lion King (1994) as the voice of Simba as a cub. See more »

Goofs

Timon and Pumbaa wake up to find the "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" sequence 1 day after they saw Rafiki holding Simba having just been born at Pride Rock, which surely would've actually taken place weeks after then. See more »

Quotes

[Timon and Pumbaa have found their dream home; Timon is talking to himself, Pumbaa is making a celebration supper]
Timon: The monkey was right! We found it! The perfect life!
Pumbaa: I'll just whip up a little something.
Timon: He had the perfect name for it, too.
Pumbaa: Come and get it!
Timon: [sits at a rock] Such a wonderful phrase. It had this rhythm. Laduda Ladada.
Pumbaa: Try this - hot tuna frittata.
Timon: Hmm. No, that's not it.
Pumbaa: The spinach armada.
Timon: Quiet, Pumbaa. I'm trying to think.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The French track on the DVD plays (in English) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" during the end credits instead of "Grazing in the Grass" performed by Raven and "That's All I Need Reprise" performed by Timon. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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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Release Date:

10 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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