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The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

The Lion King 1 1/2




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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. Along with returning castmembers Moira Kelly, Whoopi Goldberg, and Chech Marin, The Simpsons' Julie Kavner and Seinfeld's Jerry Stiller lend their voices to newcomer characters Timon's Mom and Uncle Max, respectively. The straight-to-video film also features the never-before-heard song "That's All I Need."more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Rogers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 10, 2004
Disney Toon Studios


Jerry Stiller
as Uncle Max
Matt Weinberg
as Young Simba
Shaun Flemming
as Young Simba
Jeff Bennett
as (voice)
Cam Clarke
as (voice)
Shaun Fleming
as The Lost Boys
Carolyn Gardner
as Snow White
Bob Joles
as Sneezy
Roy Del Ruth
as (voice)
Chris Sanders
as Experiment 626 Stitc...
Kevin Schon
as (voice)
Blayne Weaver
as Peter Pan
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Critic Reviews for The Lion King 1 1/2

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | February 12, 2004
Top Critic

March 4, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
7M Pictures

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

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
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.

Full Review… | March 4, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Lion King 1 1/2


I think this is what one would call a total clusterf-ck.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


The Lion King 1.5 is hilarious, has a nice story that connects with the first, and is just a much better sequel than The Lion king 2.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

It stands ut from theatrical disney productions because of its inventive way of retelling the original story from diffeent characters prespective.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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The Lion King 1 1/2 Quotes

Rafiki: Hakuna Matata.
Timon's Mom: Ha-who-na ma-what-a?
– Submitted by Jed G (3 years ago)
Pumbaa: Maybe you should look beyond the big pointy rock.
Timon: Hey, I know: maybe I should look BEYOND the big pointy rock!
– Submitted by Jed G (3 years ago)

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