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The Lion King 1 1/2

The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)


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Ten years after The Lion King shot to the top at the box office and first introduced the characters of Simba (Matthew Broderick) and his pals Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), Disney presented this retelling of the Academy Award-winning animated musical. Switching the perspective to that of meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa, The Lion King 1 1/2 puts a new spin on the events of the original film. This time around, the comic duo are conveniently at the center of much of the story.


Animation, Kids & Family

Feb 10, 2004

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A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.

February 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
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Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.

August 3, 2013 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

It is creative, and that's alone enough to rocket it to the top of the Disney sequel heap.

March 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

"The Lion King 1 1/2" is a very clever "syncquel" that's entertaining in the beginning but weighed down by a premise and format that seem ill-suited for a full-length feature.

March 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

In no way does The Lion King 1 1/2 measure up to the standards set by the original movie, but it does add an enjoyable twist to the fable.

June 4, 2004

Quite inventive for a Disney straight-to-video release . . .

March 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Gurus

This is clearly the best video sequel that the mouse house has produced to date. Hakuna matata!

March 11, 2004
Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases.

March 7, 2004 Full Review Source:

Most Disney straight-to-video sequels are bunk, but here is an entertaining exception.

February 17, 2004 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire

The Lion King 1 1/2 is visually beautiful, musically delightful and slap-the-knee-till-it's-raw funny! There are oodles of fun filled hours and super-wide smiles awaiting you.

February 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Blunt Review
Blunt Review

While the young cubs will delight in The Lion King 1-1/2, there is also a treasure trove of pop culture references and dialogue-asides especially for adult film buffs.

February 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily
Fantastica Daily

This is quite possibly the studio's most banal direct-to-video sequel to date

February 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

If they must milk every franchise for all it's worth,at least they approached this one with a creative perspective.I'd still like to see them take more risks with the sequels.

February 8, 2004 Full Review Source:

pathetic... pointless

February 7, 2004 Full Review Source: | Comments (9)

Fart gags, belch jokes, and slug-eating contests abound. To me, the filmmakers have dishonored the memory of a treasured classic.

February 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

As far as straight-to-video Disney sequels go, it doesn't get much better than The Lion King 1 1/2.

February 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Lion King 1 1/2

I think this is what one would call a total clusterf-ck.
July 4, 2012

Super Reviewer

It stands ut from theatrical disney productions because of its inventive way of retelling the original story from diffeent characters prespective.
August 15, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Think the original version of THE LION KING...then add another five-minute opening sequence plus a really boring explanation of what it's going to be like. A waste of time; just a way to make easy money.
July 26, 2011

Super Reviewer

    1. Rafiki: Hakuna Matata.
    2. Timon's Mom: Ha-who-na ma-what-a?
    – Submitted by Jed G (23 months ago)
    1. Pumbaa: Maybe you should look beyond the big pointy rock.
    2. Timon: Hey, I know: maybe I should look BEYOND the big pointy rock!
    – Submitted by Jed G (23 months ago)
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