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The Lion King 1 1/2 Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

March 19, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

"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 Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

March 4, 2012
Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

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.

| Original Score: B

June 4, 2004
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

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

Full Review Source: Movie Gurus

March 29, 2004
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

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

| Original Score: 3.5/5

March 11, 2004
Larry Carroll

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

March 7, 2004
Rob Blackwelder

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

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2004
Joe Leydon
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A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 12, 2004
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

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.

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2004
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

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.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

February 10, 2004
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

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

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

February 10, 2004
Fred Topel

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.

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February 8, 2004
Christopher Null

pathetic... pointless

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 7, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

February 4, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 3, 2004

Hollywood Reporter
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March 4, 2004
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 15, 2004
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