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The Lion King 1 1/2

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age 8+

'Lion King' Spinoff Sequel is OK...But Nothing More

Okay, so I like The Lion King, but this is possibly the worst sequel I’ve seen to any movie EVER. Basically, it is the story of how Timon runs away from his colony of meerkats, meets the lone warthog Pumbaa, and they “just so happen to be there” to relive certain events from the first movie such as the wildebeest stampede, and Scar’s musical number. The movie also takes you through a behind-the-scenes look at how they raised cub Simba. There are some funny moments, but I think that sometimes it gets a little over-the-top. Content-wise, there’s a very obvious euphism in this movie: “let’s whip some grass”. There’s some mild scariness, I suppose but nothing like the first film, so if your kid wants to watch it at a young age, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. There is quite a bit of gas humor, which gets super annoying. I’m just going to say that unless you are in love with Timon and Pumbaa or just a diehard Lion King fan who will watch it for the sake of watching it, skip out on this one. It’s kind of a slap in the face to the first film.

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age 2+

Ages 0+ just like The Lion Guard

This movie isn’t scary at all, it’s just a good movie for kids
age 2+

Ages 0+ just like The Lion Guard

This movie isn’t scary at all, it’s just a good movie for kids
age 2+

Ages 0+ just like The Lion Guard

This movie isn’t scary at all, it’s just a good movie for kids
age 5+

Watered down

Weird parody of the first movie, and hard to find too in shops. Some romance, dirty humor and slapstick violence. Too rushed like the second movie, but nicely animated for a sequel. Good for a watch for the kids on a boring day.

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age 6+

Mostly Adorable

This movie is very cute minus two short scenes. This movie is a real treat for Timon fans like me. The scenes with Timon and his adorable mom are the best, so cute. And the scene where Simba wakes Timon to take him to the bathroom in the middle of the night is a classic. Except for two "gas" scenes and on use of "tush" this is a great movie you don't want to miss

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age 5+

Too Funny for Words!

Good clean humor for the entire family. The use of "potty" words only adds to the enjoyment.