Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Review









The Lion King II: Simba's Pride


Release Date: 27th October 1998 - USA
(Direct to Video)


Production Companies
Walt Disney Animation Australia
DisneyToon Studios
Walt Disney Pictures


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 81 minutes


Plot Summary
Meet Kiara, Simba's
headstrong daughter and
heir to the Pride Lands.
While on the prowl for
adventure, she encounters
the mischievous Kovu,
a young member of the
banished Outland Pride
chosen to walk in Scar's
paw prints. As they seek
their proper places in the
"Circle of Life," Kiara
and Kovu find that they
may be the only hope
for healing the rift
between their prides!.


Voice Cast
Neve Campbell - Kiara
Liz Callaway - Kiara (Singing Voice)
Jenna D. A. Ronzzio - Young Kiara
Charity Savoy - Young Kiara
(Singing Voice)
Jason Marsden - Kovu
Gene Miller - Kovu (Singing Voice)
Ryan O'Donohue - Young Kovu
Matthew Broderick - Simba
Cam Clarke - Simba (Singing Voice)
Moira Kelly - Nala
Suzanne Pleshette - Zira
Nathan Lane - Timon
Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
Robert Guillaume - Rafiki
Andy Dick - Nuka
Jennifer Lien - Vitani
Lacey Chabert - Young Vitani
Anna Shaughnessy - Young
Vitani (Singing Voice)
Edward Hibbert - Zazu
James Earl Jones - Mufasa's Ghost
Jim Cummings - Scar's Ghost

Crew
Director - Darrell Rooney
Co-Director - Rob LaDuca
Based on Characters (Uncredited) - Irene
Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts & Linda Woolverton
Screenplay - Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus
Additional Written Material - Jenny Wingfield,
Linda Voorhees, Gregory Poirier, Bill Motz,
Bob Roth, Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley
& Jonathan Cuba
Producer - Jeannine Roussel
Film Editor - Peter Lonsdale
Songs & Lyrics - Tom Snow & Jack Feldman
Music - Nick Glennie-Smith


Review
THE LION KING II: SIMBA'S PRIDE was enjoyable, but didn't have the same roar as the first one (click here) has. Like the predecessor, its story was loosely based on Shakespeare, this time it's Romeo and Juliet and most of the original voice actors such as Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane have returned to this movie. The songs are good, but not as unforgettable as the ones on the original classic. 

The sequel did not seem to have the passion that number one did, still, people will watch this movie and see the humour of Timon and Pumbaa.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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