The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (also titled as The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, The Lion King Two: Simba's Pride) is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video musical romantic drama film. It is the sequel to Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King, with its plot influenced by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the second installment in The Lion King trilogy. According to director Darrell Rooney, the final draft gradually became a variation of Romeo and Juliet.
In the Pride Lands of Africa, King Simba and Queen Nala's daughter, Kiara, becomes annoyed with her father's overprotective parenting. Simba assigns his childhood friends meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa to follow her. After entering the forbidden "Outlands", Kiara meets a young cub, Kovu, and they are attacked by crocodiles. They escape using teamwork and Kiara even saves Kovu at one point. When Kovu retaliates to Kiara's playing, Simba confronts the young cub just as he is confronted by Zira, Kovu's mother and the Outsiders' leader. Zira reminds Simba of how he exiled her and the other Outsiders, and she says Kovu was to succeed Simba's deceased uncle and nemesis Scar.
|author||Cindy Marcus Flip Kobler|
|genre||adventure animation comedy drama romance|
|keywords||act attack childhood friends exile fall fight force help kill learn overprotective parent parent rescue sibling swahili swahili language young adult|
|musicBy||Hans Zimmer Nick Glennie-Smith|
|productionCompany||Disney Television Animation DisneyToon Studios Walt Disney Animation Australia Walt Disney Animation Canada|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|theme||animated children's coming-of-age direct-to-video musical romantic drama sequel|