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The Lion King 2 - Simba's Pride

The Lion King 2 - Simba's Pride (1998)


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Release Date: Oct 27, 1998 Wide



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Darrell Rooney directed this direct-to-video sequel to Disney's 1994 The Lion King, which climaxed with Simba (voice of Matthew Broderick) enthroned as the ruling king of beasts following the death of the evil Scar. With the spirited tune He Lives in You, Simba and his mate Nala (Moira Kelly) issue a triumphant announcement of the birth of Lion Princess Kiara (Neve Campbell)! Given to misadventures and mischief, Kiara wanders into the forbidden Outlands, the haunt of Scar's exiled minions, and

Oct 27, 1998

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (4) | DVD (2)

It's a fun story that actually gives something more to the characters than most sequels do, from the animated Disney line or not.

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

A retread of "The Fox and the Hound"...

May 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

An ineffective sequel in the two ways that are most important: it does not live up to the original's visual legacy, and it does not expand the characters or setting in a meaningful or consistent way.

October 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Simply put, we've seen it all before.

March 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Better than countless animated films that have received big-screen releases.

December 17, 2004

Born of a desire to make money off of children who don't know any better and their indulgent parents who should.

September 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Comments (4)
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for The Lion King 2 - Simba's Pride

While the first Lion King was what re-established Disney as a great studio, and it became a classic of the company, this sequel was pointless, unnecessary and overall stupid. This was clearly made to make a buck on the stature of the original film, and it was clear that there was no thought into how to would make an effective, fun and memorable sequel to The Lion King. There was absolutely nothing worth mentioning about this film, except it's a poorly written film with a boring, mediocre story. At least the animation is nice as usual; unfortunately the film has no substance for its plot. The first Lion King was a great film, but this sequel simply fails because of a poor story and an unconvincing cast. I know it's all animated, but the voice actors seem bored here, and the film just fails in terms of continuing the story of the first. Stick with the first film and avoid this film because there is nothing to please fans of the first film. If only there would have been more effort into making this film. The end result is a mediocre film that fails to be fun and entertaining. Just because it's a Disney film, doesn't necessarily mean it's good. The Lion King 2 Simba's Pride is a missed opportunity to make a good sequel to a great film. This film is mediocre and doesn't stand out, which is a shame because because The Lion King was such a great film for people of all ages.
September 7, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Th song's are actually quite good. This film is so under rated, its better then anything disney have put out after 2004
August 15, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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The Lion King did not need a sequel, although it isn't horrible, this movie was just Disney's attempt to get more money from the story.
August 11, 2011

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    1. Simba: No! Dad! Just A Little Farther!
    2. Kovu: [Scar's Physical form latches onto simba] GOTCHA!! Trust Me...
    3. Mufasa: Simbaaaaaaaaaaaa! [falls from Gorge]
    4. Simba: NOOOOOOOO! Scar! [Scar transforms into Kovu] Kovu? [Kovu throws simba down after Mufasa]
    – Submitted by Jonathan V (16 months ago)
    1. Rafiki: I don't think this is going to work, But I trust you. I just hope you know what you're doing...
    – Submitted by Jonathan V (19 months ago)
    1. Simba: Stay out of this!
    2. Kiara: Daddy this has to stop, a wise king once told me we are one I didn't understand him then, now I do.
    3. Simba: But us them..
    4. Kiara: Them us look at them they ARE us what differences to you see?
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (20 months ago)
    1. Kiara: Who do you think you are?
    2. Kovu: I think I'm the one who just saved your life!
    – Submitted by Jiashu X (2 years ago)
    1. Pumbaa: What do we do? What do we do?
    2. Timon: There's one thing, Pumbaa. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going.' That's our motto.
    3. Pumbaa: I thought our motto was, 'Hakuna Matata.'
    4. Timon: Pumbaa, stop living in the past! We need a new motto. Yee-haw. [both screaming 'for war,' lion roars at them, both scream] Like I said, 'let's get going!
    – Submitted by Derek K (2 years ago)
    1. Timon: Just us and the little guy.
    2. Rafiki: [laughing] It's a girl.
    3. Timon: Oh, a girl?!
    – Submitted by Madison D (2 years ago)
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