[Last modified: Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2008 - 21:25]
Released direct to video on October 27, 1998
in the U.S. and
March 1, 1999
in Europe, the sequel to The Lion King
available for all TLK fans to enjoy.
as reported in the Disney Catalog:
"The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, Disney's sequel to The
Lion King, continues the saga of Simba as he teaches his daughter,
Kiara, the meaning of the Circle of Life. The adventure begins when Kiara
sneaks away from he inept baby sitters Timon and Pumbaa, and ends up in
the forbidden Outlands. Zira, former mate of Scar, spies Kiara playing
with a cub named Kovu. The tale unfolds as Kiara and Kovu fall in love and
battle the forces of evil and take their place alongside Simba and Nala in
the Pride Lands."
More plot info
, from material accompanying SP merchandise:
"As a dark storm brews over the Savannah, the mystical Rafiki
communicates with the spirit of Mufasa. We learn that after becoming
king, Simba exiled all lions loyal to Scar to the desolate Outlands. A
dangerous rift has developed between Simba's Pride and these Outlanders,
led by Scar's murderous widow Zira. Rafiki learns that only one lion can
heal this wound-- Simba's newborn daughter, Kiara...
And finally, a complete plot synopsis from
the Simba's Pride storybook by Golden Books, summarized by Margaret
"Following her heart, Kiara runs away from Pride Rock to join Kovu in
the wild, hoping to find a place far away where they can be together. At
night Kiara is visited by the spirit of Mufasa, who reminds Kiara of her
obligation to her pride and her role in the circle of life. Kiara
convinces Kovu that they must return to Pride Rock. Thier love is the
only chance to stop the destructive war..."
Details on casting are still based on hearsay, but the
following list will be updated as new information becomes available:
Cam Clarke (singing)
Charity Sanoy (singing)
Liz Calloway (singing)
Gene Miller (singing)
Crysta Macalush (singing)
Meanings thanks to Rob Hillman.
The Simba's Pride Script
This is an unofficial script
transcribed by Brian Tiemann. It contains the complete movie as
released on video, as well as scenes which were cut from the
final version before release.
Simba's Pride Images
Adult Kovu (1996)
This is a scan from a Disney TV Animation brochure scanned and provided by
. This same piece of
concept art was in use at the March 1996 ASIFA Animation Expo, so Kovu's
model has changed since then.
This image has been inverted and digitally manipulated to make the
picture more visible.
"We Are One" Wallpaper
wallpaper made up of
images from the "We Are One" trailer. Composed by Andy
Scanned by Margaret Petrie
recently released Simba's Pride
storybook; these pictures show Nuka
and Vitani, as well as Zira.
Golden Books Storybook Cover
The cover from the Golden storybook mentioned above, also scanned by
McDonald's Merchandise Poster
; this shows all
the upcoming Simba's Pride
toys coming to McDonald's at the same
time as the release of the video.
"Kiara's Colors" Cover
Also from LiLKovu@aol.com
, a scan of
the cover to another of the Golden Books based on SP.
Coloring Book Pictures
More contributions from Margaret Petrie. These are images scanned from a
new Simba's Pride
coloring book available in supermarkets and
Mouseworks Storybook Scans
Contributed by Janet Gilbert
are scanned from the new Mouseworks storybook that has just been released
(as of Sept. 10).
"Come Out and Play" Cover
Also scanned by Janet Gilbert; the cover from another of the Golden
"Return to Pride Rock" CD Cover
Contributed by Blue
. This is the album cover for the new "Return to Pride Rock"
Simba's Pride "Gamebreak" Cover
Contributed by Janet Gilbert. This is the cover from the "Gamebreak"
Disney Catalog Cover
, with an improved
version from Crassus
; the new
Disney Catalog cover, featuring Kovu and Kiara.
Disney Adventures Cover
This is a scan of the Disney Adventures
November 1998 issue,
featuring Simba's Pride
(naturally!). Scanned by Michael Ponce
Preorder Lithograph and Cover
Scanned and submitted by several people independently over the past couple
of months; these scans are from Crassus. This lithograph and its envelope
were distributed with preorders of Simba's Pride
Simba's Pride Wallpaper
Also from Crassus, this is wallpaper based on the Lithograph envelope art
(above). Available in 1024x768
Lucky Charms SP Book
scans from a SP book found in a box of Lucky Charms. There is the cover
art as well as two stickers from inside. Kiara has five legs. Cool! :) (Here's why
; thanks to
Emma V. and Meerkat Lupe.)
This is a morph animation done by James Topp
; it shows Kiara at
the end of TLK morphing into the Kiara at the beginning of SP. Available
in a large (8MB) form (QuickTime
) or a small (1.3MB) one (QuickTime
Australian Disney Adventures
contributes these scans
from the Australian version of Disney Adventures
has different content down under. SP was animated there!
Kovu and Kiara at Play
Colored by Candy
DA SP Game Ad, and Video Promotional Materials
From Brenden T.
; the first
picture here is of an ad in Disney Adventures
for the new SP video
game. The other three pictures are scanned from a promotional booklet for
the SP video. Warning-- they're big!
Kovu & Kiara Chocolate Bar
From Kelvin Low
; this is the
wrapper from a candy bar currently sold in New Zealand.
Simba & Nala Christmas Ornament
Contributed by Anthony Lehman
scan of a Christmas ornament, featuring Simba and Nala, but still being
billed as from Simba's Pride.
SP Activity Book Covers
Contributed by Kelvin Low
scans from the newly arrived (March 20) SP activity books in Singapore.
Simba's Pride Links
Trailers and Previews:
Many thanks for Raccoon
, Aaron McGavock
, and Blue Lion
for their help in
capturing the multimedia!