The Lion King 1 1/2
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

Ten years after The Lion King shot to the top at the box office and first introduced the characters of Simba (Matthew Broderick) and his pals Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), Disney presented this retelling of the Academy… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

A clever retelling of a classic tale from skewed p.o.v. of supporting characters.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

"The Lion King 1 1/2" is a very clever "syncquel" that's entertaining in the beginning but weighed down by a premise and format that seem ill-suited for a full-length feature.

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James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

Quite inventive for a Disney straight-to-video release . . .

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Whimsical and fun, The Lion King 1 1/2 is an enjoyable romp behind the fake scenes of a real movie.

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

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Gerry Shamray
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This is clearly the best video sequel that the mouse house has produced to date. Hakuna matata!

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It is creative, and that's alone enough to rocket it to the top of the Disney sequel heap.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

In no way does The Lion King 1 1/2 measure up to the standards set by the original movie, but it does add an enjoyable twist to the fable.

Larry Carroll

This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
I think this is what one would call a total clusterf-ck.
Bethany Murphy
A childhood favourite and a classic! A must see!
Jim Careter
The Lion King 1.5 is hilarious, has a nice story that connects with the first, and is just a much better sequel than The Lion king 2.
Michael Edwards
a great side story to the first film by my two favorite characters
Directors Cat
It stands ut from theatrical disney productions because of its inventive way of retelling the original story from diffeent characters prespective.
Luke Baldock
Well they tried something different, but it will probably fail to impress fans of The Lion King. Placing Timon and Pumbaa into earlier events and adding plot… More