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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic in its own right
When I first heard about the sequel to "The Lion King", I was dismayed. Word was, this would be a direct to video incarnation, and images of the lackluster 'Return of Jafar" swam in my head. WOW!!Was I wrong!!! Reuniting most of the primary cast of the first film ( Rowan Atkinson is mysteriously absent), "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride " provides...
Published on Jan. 5 2004 by D. Ullery

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad considering its a direct to video Disney sequel
For years, Disney has been trying to capitalize on their big animated film blockbusters by making cheap direct-to-video sequels. With lower quality animation, weak retreads of the original story, replacements in the celebrity voice talent and new songs leaving much to desire, they usually aren't even worth a rental. But The Lion King II is definitely worth at least a...
Published on Sept. 4 2002 by qmlhcb


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3.0 out of 5 stars Disney you ruined the Lion King, April 22 2002
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This review is from: Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (DVD)
I liked the first Lion King alot but this is just wrong. Who are these outsiders. They were lions loyal to scar. In the first Lion King scars only followers were hyenas. Lots of hyenas. This just does not work. Also Timon and Pumba appear to immortal and do not age at all. Simbas Pride is more for kids than the first film. There isn't as much action and it is not as compeling. This film is decent and isn't that bad but don't expect another Lion King.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie!, March 3 2004
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I got this movie the 1st year it came out (back then i was lion king addicted actullay i still am) I LUVED it! but now that i'm older i'm not so sure about it. it has a sappier story line then the last one. girl goes against father orders falls in luv with "Bad" guy you know? still it is a great movie but for us older veiwers it is boring!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WAY Better than the First one!, June 4 2001
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This review is from: Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (DVD)
Ok, let's do a little movie math here. Entertaining+ fun+ new+ fantastic+ terrific= Lion King II, Simba's Pride! I thought this movie was better than the first sequal, the Lion King. The voice artists did a fine job, and I kinda like the songs, they weren't bad at all! [...]
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2.0 out of 5 stars A flimsy excuse to make a movie, Nov. 15 2003
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I am not a huge fan of sequels in general, and this one clearly illusrates the argument AGAINST them. Had THIS film been the first Lion King, there would never have been a sequel. It's darker, more violent, and less entertaining. Don't bother.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it, Dec 30 1999
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This movie was horrible compared to Lion King I. It felt like deja vu with a lot of the scenes in the beginning and I couldn't force myself to sit through the whole thing. Stick with the original.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abomination of The Lion King, June 30 2000
This review is from: Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (DVD)
Those that have given this "movie" five stars and have insisted that it's excellent are, in my opinion, die hard fans of The Lion King. Heck, most of them even SAY they are! LOL
I loved The Lion King, as well, but more for it's excellent quality as a film. I didn't join the cult following of The Lion King when it started simply because I'm not a blind follower of stuff that I like. ;)
Indeed, I was very anxious for Simba's Pride to come out, though still a little doubtful as to its film quality. The first day it came out I bought it and watched it, and liked it for the first time, probably because of the novelty of it. :)
But then I watched it another time, then another, and very soon I found that this "movie" is so much more of a video babysitter than a good quality film. Like many other successful feature films, The Lion King had a bland follow-up made for it and put right to video. With sequels, Disney doesn't look for making a good story - they're looking for making a passable, benign story, animating it with cheaper Television Animation, and throwing it out on video just to make a few bucks. >:P
That's exactly what happened with Simba's Pride. Sure, the TV animators worked their butts off to make this video look nice, and it does, barring the points that the overall color is too uniform and/or red, the characters are much less distinct, and originality is slim to nil. :(
If you research the movie thoroughly online and watch it carefully, you'll see that the plot has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. The story was shifted around poorly late in production, and concerning the (many) cut scenes, I'm willing to bet that some dumb producer took the rough draft movie and sliced scenes out that could be even slightly controversial. >:(
The bottom line is, this was a poorly made, overly benign sequel to one of Disney's greatest films, and will forever in my mind be an abomination to its predecessor, and to the entire Disney film collection. >:P
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