Parents' Guide to

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Romeo and Juliet in the pridelands.

Movie G 2004 81 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 2+

Lion king2 and simbia is’s pride the story of Kopa

This lion king 2 simba’s pride is a big failure because that at end of lion king one is a male lion not a female I consider the gender is completely a male and I mean it. The pride of simba is Kopa not kiaraI declare and I demand redo this whole completely and I want to see or to watch it.

This title has:

Great role models
age 6+
some scenes are scary one song is very dark

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (42):

LION KING II is good by Disney sequel standards and unique in that the story actually follows directly from the first movie. We see a progression of themes and plot elements planted earlier, as if this story were always meant to be told. Indeed, the story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families has been told countless times before, nevertheless fans of The Lion King will enjoy seeing the characters' story continue. Cute characters Timon and Pumbaa don't have a role beyond following Kiara around, but they add some laughs to the heavy love and vengeance plot. The songs are listenable in the moment while not the makings of a child's favorite soundtrack.

Disney did a pretty good job with the DVD extras on this sequel. Timon and Pumbaa host most of the features, making them fun for kids. Particularly cool is a virtual elephant ride in which kids can pick where they go and feel like they're riding an elephant. Several simple, fun games can be played by little ones who can use a mouse. Older viewers may enjoy interviews with the voice cast members Mathew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Suzanne Pleshette, and others.

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