Lion King II: Simba's Pride

Lion King II: Simba's Pride

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Director: Rob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

Cast: Rob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney, Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell

     
 

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Lion King 2: Simba's Pride is the direct-to-video sequel to The Lion King. The film is presented in a 1.66:1 aspect ratio. There are English, Spanish, and French soundtracks, all presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, but only the English track is closed-captioned. In addition to being THX-certified, this disc contains a music video for "Love Will Find a Way"

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Lion King 2: Simba's Pride is the direct-to-video sequel to The Lion King. The film is presented in a 1.66:1 aspect ratio. There are English, Spanish, and French soundtracks, all presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, but only the English track is closed-captioned. In addition to being THX-certified, this disc contains a music video for "Love Will Find a Way" and a theatrical trailer.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
As part of the artistic zenith of Disney's second golden age of animation that began with The Little Mermaid, The Lion King was Disney's pride. As befits royalty, Simba's Pride was Disney's most ambitious direct-to-video production, ensuring the continuation of the circle of sales life for the franchise. This was the first of Disney's "next generation" sequels created to engage a new audience with the adventures of the offspring of already beloved Disney characters. Simba's daughter Kiara (Neve Campbell) resists her father's advice to "stay on the path I've marked out for you." Just as the original film echoed Shakespeare's Hamlet, so does the sequel borrow a page from the Bard's Romeo and Juliet (but with a much happier ending). Kiara meets Kovi, an "outsider" handpicked by the late Scar to follow in his paw prints. Kiara and Kovi become friends and fall in love, which Kovi's mother, Zira (Susanne Pleshette), plans to exploit to take revenge on Simba. Simba is not too pleased, either. Simba's Pride is not as primal an experience as The Lion King, but it is much more family friendly. The animation is impressive, if not as majestic, and the key voice cast is back, including Matthew Broderick as Simba and Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella as veldt-belt comedians Timon and Puumba. Of the songs, "Love Will Find a Way," "We Are One," and "He Lives in You" (from the Broadway production) rank with the original's Oscar-winning score. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon penned Zira's wickedly funny "My Lullaby," in which she rapturously fantasizes a grisly end to Simba and daughter. Whether Simba's Pride is worthy of the Special Edition treatment is debatable, but parents can purchase this features-packed two-disc set with "Hakuna Matata" (that means "no worries," in case you've forgotten).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
UPC:
0717951004000
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo, THX-Supervised Mastering]
Time:
1:15:00

Special Features

"Love Will Find a Way" music video as featured on "Return to Pride Rock" CD; The Lion King II: Simba's pride trailer; French & Spanish language tracks; Dolby digital 5.1 audio; THX-certified; 1.66:1 aspect ratio; Full-color character artwork on disc

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:00]
2. "He Lives in You" [3:14]
3. Daddy's Little Princess [:19]
4. The Baby-Sitters [:19]
5. Alligator Attack [:19]
6. "We Are One" [2:05]
7. The Evil Outside [3:36]
8. "My Lullaby" [:15]
9. Kiara's First Hunt [4:49]
10. Wildfire! [3:12]
11. Kovu to the Rescue [1:37]
12. Just Having Fun [2:38]
13. Simba Seeks Counsel [3:17]
14. "Upendi" [1:47]
15. Ambush! [4:09]
16. "One of Us" [1:57]
17. Kiara Defies Her Father [:08]
18. "Love Will Find a Way" [6:46]
19. War! [2:07]
20. One Once Again [2:43]
21. End Credits [:53]

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Lion King II: Simba's Pride 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a must, it is very cool and has good values to learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is really good, but not better than the first one.They always show a different point of view in each movie and that is what makes them so cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the songs and the new characters. Some parts are a little long but over all it's a great movie! 2 thumbs up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie SO much!I think it's my favorite out of them all,because it has a new charactor,Kovu,whom I absoluely LOVE! I just can't get enough of this movie,and the songs,I have the piano book for them,too! I love Kovu so much that I drew this awesome picture of him! XD
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is my personal favorite of the three Lion King movies. It's got more suspense and mystery than the others, not to mention the near rebellion! Although the first Lion King is a classic, I think this movie is a great sequel. It's all about Kiara, daughter of the great Simba, now king of Pride Rock. Kiara is an adventurous lion, just like Simba was as a cub. At a young age, Kiara crosses paths with Kovu, a dark lion who was exiled to the Outlands with the other Scar supporters when he was still a very young cub. He was hand-picked by Scar himself to take the betrayer's place as king. But Kovu is not exactly the cold-hearted lion his mother wants him to be. He is softened by Kiara, and, in the midst of a plan to harm Simba, the young lion loses his nerve, trying to save the king from the Outsiders. This is a love story, with adventure and disaster churned into the mix. The thrilling sequel of the Lion King saga!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the lion king 2 is awesome.i love all the new charaters sooooo much.kiara and kovu look so cute together,i dont kno y but i always loved anything with romance and disney movies so if u do to u will love this movie.i love all the songs and ive always been a fan of the lion king.watch it buy it love it !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay so the first lion king was awesome, but honestly I fell asleep watching this one! It felt like I was watching a lord of the rings movie! I'm not saying the Lord of the Rings movies were bad there just really really long. This was just a real waste of time. I would deffinetly NOT recomend this movie!