The New York Times Company. And the story isn't quite as gripping and is sometimes a little on the predictable side. The next day, Kovu once again tries to reveal his mission to Kiara, but Simba takes him around the Pride Lands and tells him Scar's story. I don't think though that she was as convincing a villain as Scar, who to me is on of the best Disney villains along with Jafar, Ursula, Frollo, Maleficent, The Wicked Queen and Ratigan oddly enough. Zira is excellent, and Kovu is very complex and interesting. After Mufasa falls, Scar morphs into Kovu. Deception Disgrace Evil as plain as the scar on his face Deception An outrage! Without being aware of this Kiara makes Friendship with Kovu,a little lion that Zira, his mother, pretend to raise to overthrow Simba.
As Timon and Pumbaa admire the child, Rafiki remarks that this child is in fact a girl. Nuka, wanting to impress Zira, climbs the log dam and manages to grab Simba's ankle, but is killed when some logs dislodge and crush him. Friend of the family, indeed. Visually, the film continues with the stunning animation seen in The Lion King. The script was somewhat rough, and some of the scenes had some unnecessarily dark undertones, but I still believe this to be the best made sequel yet - thanks largely to some very good songs. Every time I see this movie, I can feel that Simba has the same sense of power that Mufasa had. Of course I cannot compare the sequence with the first movie:'' Lion King I'' is a masterpiece and I almost could say that is my favorite movie from Disney.
For true believers who've already watched and rewound their copies to shreds, it might even make a good buy. Sung by Rafiki and his animal friends. Timon and Pumbaa are still likable comic reliefs although not nearly as funny. One day when you're big and strong You will be a king! Put a ripe banana right into your favourite ear. I know that many people will call this sequel only made for money, but If you look closer there are some good parts especially on the half to the end of the movie. The story continues as Simba is now King of pride rock, his wife Nala has given birth to a baby girl, the name her Kiara, she is the daugther of Simba and if anything happened to Simba, Kiara must remember what her father said, She will become the Queen if pride rock, watching over things and taking care of everything.
Having the outsider lions added in was a very interesting twist, but the way they introduced them just made it seem like they needed a new antagonist. Ian Harrowell served as the supervising animator for Nuka. After Kovu runs off, , in an attempt to prove himself, tries to follow Simba and finish him off for Zira. Kovu, who has detached himself from Zira's pride, sets of by himself and is soon joined by Kiara, who's run away from home to be with him. The movie was made in 1998, 4 years after it's original movie: The Lion King which was released in 1994. The song goes over how Zira treats her enemies, and her plans for her son, , when he grows up.
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride - best direct-to-video sequel ever: wise, romantic storyline, beautiful characters - some of them looks like much better than characters from 1st movie. Separated by Simba's prejudice against the banished pride and a vindictive plot planned by Kovu's mother Zira, Kiara and Kovu struggle to unite their estranged prides and be together. The movie isn't quite perfect, though. I'll stop there, but you get the sense of what the story is like. Animals: just leave us alone! Zira berates him at first, but then realizes that gaining Kiara's trust would be a great way to infiltrate Simba's pride. Ever since then, my favorite movie has always been this Disney classic. This is still an ever so prevalent issue in our society that I wish would just disappear.
Animals: you know these outsider types! The now united prides return to Pride Rock where Kovu and Kiara are married with him becoming her prince consort. I like this better than many films that are objectively better. Meanwhile, Simba has escaped but is badly injured. We Are One: Strangely, this is my least favorite song. While it is true that the Lion King 2: Simba's Pride isn't near as powerful as the first beloved movie.
After learning that Kion is Simba's son thus Kiara's brother and that the King might allow the Outsiders back, Kovu expresses excitement of maybe seeing Kiara again. By March 1998, Disney confirmed the sequel would be released on October 27, 1998. I also like Nala in this one, although I prefer her in the last Lion King film. Zira blames Kovu for Nuka's death and slashes him across the face, scarring Kovu in an identical manner to Scar. All you have to do is; Put a banana in you're ear! The real standout among the cast is Suzanne Plechette's voicing of Zira. It's my own issues, I know. Rafiki's song to Kiara and Kovu about love, friendship, and happiness.
Aaaare you achin' yup yup yup yup foooor some bacon? Later that night, Simba has a nightmare about attempting to save Mufasa from falling into the wildebeest stampede but is stopped by Scar who then morphs into Kovu and sends Simba to his death. Hippo: He asked for trouble the moment he came Animals: see you later, agitator! The lion king 2 is probably my favorite Disney sequel. I actually remember him as Eddie Munster in The Munsters Today. You're the bravest of them all! Simba is attacked and falls into a gorge where a log dam is holding back the river. The story is neatly tied in with the original film, with the concept of Scar, the antagonist of the first film, having a family bent on revenge over Simba, the protagonist of the 1st Lion King.