The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.
Samuel E. Wright,
Simba and Nala have a daughter, Kiara. Timon and Pumbaa are assigned to be her babysitters, but she easily escapes their care and ventures into the forbidden lands. There she meets a lion cub named Kovu and they become friends. What she and her parents do not know is that Kovu is the son of Zira - a banished follower of the now-dead Scar. She plans to raise Kovu to overthrow Simba and become the king of the Pride Lands. This tests not only Kiara and Kovu's relationship as they mature, but Simba's relationship with his daughter.Written by
Jane Leeves was originally going to voice Binti, Zazu's mate, before Binti was deleted from the film. See more »
The number of lionesses in both prides change repeatedly. See more »
Ah, Pumba. Look at that little guy! A chip off the old block. And you gotta know who's gonna raise him.
Okay, sure. Get technical. But who's gonna teach him the real important stuff? Like how to belch.
And dig for grubs. I'm telling you, buddy, it's gonna be like old times. You, me and the little guy.
It is a girl.
[They both faint]
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At one point in the credits it says, "This film would not have been possible without the inspiration from the original motion picture and the work of its talented artists and animators.", and dedication appears. This feature copying from Pocahontas II (1998) during their credits. See more »
When Kiara runs away from Timon and Pumbaa on her first hunt, Timon says "Somebody's gotta get a beeper for this kid!" Originally in an alternate line, he says "Somebody's gotta tie a boomerang around her neck!" See more »
Not the best, but considering some other sequels Disney's butchered out, it isn't bad. The songs were average, some cute, some disturbingly annoying (Upendi...put it back in the vault and, for Heaven's sake, make sure it never gets out), and a couple were touching.
Fact is, Disney targets children and children have lower expectations. The first time I saw it, being nine-ten-ish, I was positive it was 'a totally awesome Disney sequel.' Now older, hopefully wiser, my opinion's changed a little.
The plot was predictable, but hey, it's Disney. Once again, it caters to kids. Kids don't want to see Kovu kick Kiara in the behind in some horrible, ruthless war. Kids want fluffiness to boot. "Oh, I'm evil, but I'm in love with a somewhat vapid character. I am saved. But my mum hates me. Oh well she just died." Disney can come up with some brilliant work, don't get me wrong, but the sequels are made to entertain kids and pay the bills until the next 'family classic' comes along. Simply, it'll be cute, but not up to standards.
Pardon the metaphor but it's the fault of studying for English, it's like a dependent clause. It has a plot (subject) and workable characters (verb), but won't stand alone and doesn't carry the weight of the first movie (the independent clause).
The short version is: It's cute, not up to insanely high cult standards, but cute nonetheless
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