The Circle of Life Continues…
After the success of the animated movie The Lion King, people had been asking if there is another sequel. What happened to Simba in his time as a king? Are there any changes in the film? Well, after years of waiting, in 1998 Disney announced and released another sequel—The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride. It is an animated romance film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Australia.
The story revolves on Kiara (Neve Campbell), the daughter of Simba (Matthew Broderick) the Lion King and Queen Nala (Moira Kelly), who falls in love with Kovu, a male lion who was raised in a pride of Scar’s followers, known as the Outsiders—Simba’s enemies. Their love was against all odds and in order them to be together they need to overcome the obstacles; Simba his hatred against the Outsiders, and Zira (Suzanne Pleshette) the mother Kovu (Jason Marsden) who is planning to have revenge on Simba. Kiara was not the only one who is facing problems but also Simba who handles everything, as king and a father, who wants to protect her daughter in all danger however, Kiara misunderstood them all.
The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride is one of the best movie sequels I have seen and the good thing is, it is still connected on the first movie. I have noticed some changes however, it does not affect the whole movie, and still, it was great. Everyone will fall in love on the story.
Here are some fun facts about this movie that you should not miss this sequel:
- Won in 1999 Annie Wards for Outstanding Achievement in Animated Home Video Production (Walt Disney Television Animation)
- Nominated in 1999 Annie Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production. Tom Snow (composer), Marty Panzer (lyricist), and Jack Feldman (lyricist) for the song “We Are One”.
- Nominated in 1999 Annie Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production. Warrender, Scott (composer) and Joss Whedoon (lyricist) for the song “My Lullaby”.
- Nominated in 1999 Annie Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Suzanne Pleshette for playing “Zira”.
- And a lot more awards.