Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
It is creative, and that's alone enough to rocket it to the top of the Disney sequel heap.
| Original Score: 6/10
Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Quite inventive for a Disney straight-to-video release . . .
This is clearly the best video sequel that the mouse house has produced to date. Hakuna matata!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases.
| Original Score: B
Most Disney straight-to-video sequels are bunk, but here is an entertaining exception.
| Original Score: 3/4
A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.
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.
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.
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.
As far as straight-to-video Disney sequels go, it doesn't get much better than The Lion King 1 1/2.
"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.
This is quite possibly the studio's most banal direct-to-video sequel to date
| Original Score: 1/4
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Fart gags, belch jokes, and slug-eating contests abound. To me, the filmmakers have dishonored the memory of a treasured classic.
| Original Score: 4/10