The Lion King 1 1/2 Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 3, 2013
Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 19, 2013
It is creative, and that's alone enough to rocket it to the top of the Disney sequel heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 4, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 6/10
Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 4, 2004
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
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
March 29, 2004
Quite inventive for a Disney straight-to-video release . . .
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
March 11, 2004
This is clearly the best video sequel that the mouse house has produced to date. Hakuna matata!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
March 7, 2004
This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 17, 2004
Most Disney straight-to-video sequels are bunk, but here is an entertaining exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 12, 2004
A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 10, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
February 10, 2004
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.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 10, 2004
This is quite possibly the studio's most banal direct-to-video sequel to date
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Fred Topel
About.com
February 8, 2004
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.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 7, 2004
pathetic... pointless
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 4, 2004
Fart gags, belch jokes, and slug-eating contests abound. To me, the filmmakers have dishonored the memory of a treasured classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 3, 2004
As far as straight-to-video Disney sequels go, it doesn't get much better than The Lion King 1 1/2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hollywood Reporter
March 4, 2004
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 15, 2004
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