The Lion King 2 1998 info:-
The Lion King 2 1998 Simba’s Pride is an American direct-to-video film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation/Disneytoon Studios and released by Walt Disney Home Video on October 27, 1998, as a sequel to The Lion King.
It was later re-released as a special edition DVD (which altered the original title’s “II” into “2”) The Lion King 2 1998 on August 31, 2004, and on Blu-ray, for a March 6, 2012 release. The film wasn’t rated until the 2-disc Special Edition was released.
It was then given a G rating by the MPAA. Darrell Rooney directed this direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s 1994 The Lion King, which climaxed with Simba (voice of Matthew Broderick) enthroned as the ruling king of beasts following the death of the evil Scar.
With the spirited tune, He Lives in You, Simba and his mate Nala (Moira Kelly) issue a triumphant announcement of the birth of Lion Princess Kiara (Neve Campbell)! Given to misadventures and mischief, Kiara wanders into the forbidden Outlands, the haunt of Scar’s exiled minions.
and there she encounters another mischievous cub, The Lion King 2 1998 Kovu (Jason Marsden), son of lioness Zira (Suzanne Pleshette), once a close friend of the late Scar and now the leader of the exiles. Zira plots against Kiara.
drawing her son into her scheme. Kovu has divided loyalties as his love for Kiara deepens. Several original characters (and original voices) from the 1994 film return.
The Lion King 2 1998 Plot:-
In the Pride Lands of Africa, King Simba and Queen Nala’s newborn daughter, Princess Kiara, is presented to the assembled animals by Rafiki, a mandrill who serves as shaman and advisor. Simba’s father Mufasa proudly watches over the ceremony from the Heavens above. As she grows up, Kiara becomes annoyed with her father’s overprotective parenting.
After returning to the Pride Lands, Simba lectures Kiara about the danger posed by the Outsiders. He then tells her that they are a part of each other. In the Outlands, Zira reminds Kovu that Simba killed Scar and exiled the lions who respect him.
Kovu explains that he does not think it is so bad to have Kiara as a friend, but Zira realizes that she can use Kovu’s friendship with Kiara to seek revenge on Simba. Several years later, Kiara, now a young adult.
begins her first solo hunt. Simba had promised Kiara to let her do it on her own but once she has started, Simba has Timon and Pumbaa follow her in secret, causing her to hunt away from the Pride Lands. Please See More Information…….
The Lion King 2 1998 Production:-
The discussion began about the possibility of a sequel to The Lion King before the first film even hit theaters. In January 1995, it was reported that a Lion King sequel was to be released “in the next twelve months. However, it was delayed, and then it was reported in May 1996.
that it would be released in early 1997. By 1996, producer Jeannine Roussel and director Darrell Rooney signed on board to produce and direct the sequel. In August 1996, Cheech Marin reported that he would reprise his role as Banzai the Hyena from the first film.
but the character was ultimately cut from the sequel. In December 1996, Matthew Broderick was confirmed to be returning as Simba while his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jennifer Aniston were in talks to voice Aisha.
Simba’s daughter. Andy Dick was also confirmed to have signed on to voice Nunca, the young villain-in-training-turned hero, who attempts to romance Aisha.
The Lion King 2 1998 Release:-
Coincided with its direct-to-video release, Simba’s Pride was accompanied by a promotional campaign that included tie-ins with McDonald’s, Mattel, and Lever 2000. Unlike the North American release, Simba’s Pride was theatrically released in European and Latin American countries in spring 1999.
The film was first released on VHS in the United States on October 27, 1998, and on DVD as a limited issue on November 23, 1999. The DVD release featured the film in a letterboxed 1.66:1 aspect ratio, the trailer for the movie.
and a music video of “Love Will Find A Way” performed by Heather Headley and Kenny Lattimore. In 1998, Disney believed that The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride would be so popular that it shipped 13 million copies.
to stores for the October 27 release date. In March 2001, it was reported that in its first three days, 3.5 million VHS copies were sold, and ultimately about thirteen million copies were sold.