The Lion King 1 1/2


The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)



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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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Critic Reviews for The Lion King 1 1/2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.

Feb 12, 2004
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Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.

Aug 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 19, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

"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.

Mar 4, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

Jan 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 4, 2004 | Rating: B

Audience Reviews for The Lion King 1 1/2


I think this is what one would call a total clusterf-ck.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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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.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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It stands ut from theatrical disney productions because of its inventive way of retelling the original story from diffeent characters prespective.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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A childhood favourite and a classic! A must see!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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