The Lion King 1 1/2
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- Disc 1
- The Movie
- Deleted Scenes
- Hidden Mickeys Treasure Hunt game
- Disc 2
- "Who Wants To Be King Of The Jungle?" trivia game
- Timon & Pumbaa's Virtual Safari 1.5
- "The Making Of The Lion King 1 1/2" featurette
- Timon: Beyond The Legend (mockumentary)
- "Grazing in the Grass" music video starring Raven
- Find the Face game
Top Customer Reviews
This film is much of an improvement on the first "sequel". Simba's Pride just didn't hold any of the magic of the original story - and barely held my attention for one showing before being put onto the shelf to get dusty. I was immediately more interested in this film as I thought it's premise held much more entertainment quality. "Yeah, I'd like to see how everything was through Timon and Pumbaa's eyes" I thought, and I wasn't to be disappointed.
We're originally transported back to Timon's younger days to see why he came to team up with Pumbaa. It's dealt with very wittily, yet with enough warmth that you actually do care what happens to all involved. We're shown how Timon and Pumbaa meet, and how they embark on their quest for "Hakuna Matata". Much comedy ensues, with a revealing insight into the original film's events. Why do the animals bow at Simba's presentation at Pride Rock? Why does everyone fall over at the end of "I Just Can't Wait To Be King?" Watch to find out. Having eventually found their perfect home, their meeting with Simba is retold and we get to see some of Simba's teenage years - missed out in the original film. (Timon has a wonderful line during a particularly restless night looking after a young Simba - "we're gonna get old walking across this thing". As soon as you hear it you'll know exactly what it's getting at). Next to be dealt with is Simba's reunion with Nala and his trip home to Pride Rock to avenge his father's death.Read more ›
If you were one who felt that the subject matter or drama of the original Lion King (or it's sequel) were a bit too intense for your young child, you'll be pleasantly surprised at this light-hearted fare featuring the Lion King ensemble. It's a great way to introduce children to the cast of characters they've become familiar with through theme parks, Disney marketing and television, in a harmless way.
If you're a big fan of the Lion King, you'll likely also enjoy this energetic and cheeky romp, with characters you've grown to love, containing references and in-jokes from the original film.
My wife and I experienced many laugh-out-loud moments through our viewing. And, our kids 6 and 8 were hysterical over it. It was great family entertainment, and great fun. Very much recommended. Enjoy!
"The Lion King 1 1/2" is the exception to the rule. It's a sequel with much of the heart of its predecessor, and a good helping of originality as well. It manages to make lighthearted fun of the original "Lion King" while remaining true to the spirit of it, something I wasn't sure could be done. It's not a parody, exactly, but it does manage to take some of the very serious, dramatic scenes from the original and put a funny spin on them. For example, want to know why all the animals started bowing to baby Simba on Pride Rock at the beginning of Lion King? You get to find out here... when I saw this part, I was rolling on the floor.
I was a little worried at the beginning of "Lion King 1 1/2," when there were a couple of original songs which seemed like cheap knockoffs, and the story had a hard time finding its legs. However, once we got through this part (basically, once Timon leaves his meerkat home), the movie really starts to pick up. The "good part" of the movie really starts about one-third of the way in, and once it starts it doesn't stop until the end.
The animation is better than most of the Disney straight-to-video sequels, though not quite on a par with the theatrical-release movies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It finally arrived a little later than hoped, it was slightly scratched but was purchased used. It played on all the players but an older portable DVD player had picture but no... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D&G
I don't know about you guys, but I liked the original & part 2 so much better. The plot in this one goes absolutely nowhere. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My favorite set of movies, This one is so cute, it's also the same as Lion King 3.Published 2 months ago by Kayci