The Lion King 1 1/2

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The Lion King 1 1/2 ★★★ 2004 (G)

Timon and Pumbaa tell the story of the original from their point of view, so we get to see what happened to Simba and how he grew up between the time he ran away and when he returned. Sort of a “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” for the preteen set. Offers up the original cast (with some new additions), and a new song. Doesn't disappoint fans of the franchise, with plenty of enjoyment for every age group. 77m/C VHS, DVD. W: Tom Rogers; M: Don Harper; V: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard “Cheech” Marin, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Jim (Jonah) Cummings, Edward Hibbert, Bradley Raymond, Matt Weinberg, Jason Rudofsky. VIDEO