The Lion King 1 1/2


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."

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  • Mar 31, 2012
    Kudos to this pre/sequel to The Lion King for trying something different and mostly succeeding. This story spans the entire original film, showing the events from the perspective of secondary characters Timon and Pumbaa. The oft-used Mystery Science Theater asides may get tiresome, especially when they come at emotional high points of the film, but that's kind of the point, I think. A light, breezy outing revisiting the first film in the series with a different look. Animation and voice talent is impressive even if the film runs about 10 minutes too long. There is a gag at the end I won't spoil which had me playing a mental game of "Guess Who." Be warned: TLK 1.5 may make you want to watch the original all over again.
    Jason V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2012
    This was a fun and really cute movie and a way to relive the original.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    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.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2011
    The pinnacle of Disney's straight-to-video releases, I wish I could've seen it in a theater format(if they had released it that way). The Lion King 1 1/2 is a surprisingly enjoyable film with a clever parody-like view of the original, some hilarious moments and fun voice-acting, this delightful film should sit on your DVD shelf for years to come. Overall Rating: 81
    Bradley J Super Reviewer

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