The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 direct-to-video film released by the Walt Disney Company on October 27, 1998, as a sequel to the 1994 film The Lion King. It premiered a year after the Broadway musical with same name began its production. The film centers around Simba's daughter, Kiara, who falls in love with Kovu, a male lion who was raised in a pride of Scar's followers, who are Simba's enemies. Desperate to be together, they must overcome the two obstacles that are keeping them apart: Simba and Kovu's mother, Zira.

Simba[edit]

  • [to Kiara jokingly playing with her] Where do you think you're going in such a hurry? [picks Kiara up with his paw, and puts her under him]
  • That's like saying you don't want to be a lion. It's in your blood... as I am. We are part of each other.
  • [sternly] Kiara... I don't want you talking with him. [softening] I want to talk with him.
  • Kovu, I was wrong. You belong here.

Kiara[edit]

  • I'm not just a princess, you know. That's only half of who I am!
  • (To Simba after he exiles Kovu) You will never be Mufasa!
  • [Runs out of the den at Pride Rock, looks at the view of the Pridelands.] Wow!, [She starts to run down, but is caught by Simba just in time.]

Kovu[edit]

  • I'm sorry, Mother! She didn't seem so bad.
  • He wasn't my father, but he was still... part of me.
  • [talking to himself] Okay, I have to tell her today. Oh, where do I start? "Kiara, Zira had a plot, and I was part of it, but I don't want to be... because... it's because I love you." [exhales] She'll never believe me but I'm gonna try.

Zira[edit]

  • These lands belonged to Scar!
  • Oh no, Simba. We have barely begun. [looks down at Kiara and chuckles wickedly]
  • Simba is injured and weak. Now is the time to attack! We shall take his entire kingdom, BY FORCE!
  • I'll never let it go! [whispers] This is for you, Scar!

Timon[edit]

  • Pumba, let me define, BABYSITTING!!
  • Timon, Pumbaa. Great! Now that we all know each other, GET OUTTA OUR PRIDELANDS!!
  • Boy, does she need a hobby!
  • Pfft! That's not a king. That's a fuzzy maraca!
  • I never even really met your tyrant. I mean, uh, Scar! Oh, heck of a guy! A little moody, but--
  • [cocks Pumbaa's tail] Don't anybody move! This thing's loaded! I'll let ya have it!
  • [rehearsing the confession to Simba] All right let's see, gee Simba! The good news is, we found your daughter. The bad news is, we dropped the warthog on her. Is there a problem with that?

Pumbaa[edit]

  • Don't worry, Kiara! Uncle Pumbaa's coming!
  • I thought our motto was "Hakuna Matata".

Others[edit]

  • Rafiki: (chuckling) It is a girl.
  • Timon and Pumbaa: (Rafiki reveals Kiara is a girl.) Girl. GIRL?!?! OY!! (They faint and we hear the drumbeat.)
  • Nuka: Oh, hey, Vitani. Where's little termite Kovu? "The chosen one?"
  • Rafiki: Kovu...Kiara...together? This is the plan? [to the sky, talking to Mufasa] ARE YOU CRAZY?!? This will never work! Oh, Mufasa. You been up there too long! Your head is in the clouds!
  • Vitani: Where's your pretty daughter, Nala?
  • Nuka: Roasty toasty princess, roasty toasty princess! [finishes lighting the grass on fire (in a circle around him) and jumps in excitement, but then pauses] Hey, is it hot here or is that just me?
  • Nuka: I'm the oldest, I'm the strongest, I'm the smartest-OH, THESE TERMITES!!

Dialogue[edit]

Simba: You know the penalty for returing to the Pridelands.
Zira: But the child does not! However... if you need your pound of flesh, here.
[Nudges a terrified Kovu over to Simba, who glares at him. Kovu shivers in fright.]
Simba: Take him and get out. We're finished here. [turns around and picks Kiara up with his mouth as he's getting ready to leave]
Zira Oh no, Simba, we have barely begun. [chuckles wickedly]
[Kovu and Kiara look back at each other, sadly]
Kiara: [softly] Bye...
Kovu: [softly] Bye...

Kiara: You don't know him!
Simba: I know he's following in Scar's paw-prints! And I must follow in my father's.
Kiara: You will never be Mufasa! [runs off, weeping]

Zira: What have I taught you?
Kovu: Simba is the enemy.
Zira: And what must you do?
Kovu: I must KILL him!

Zira: I have dreamed of nothing else for years!
Timon: Boy, does she need a hobby.
Simba: Last chance, Zira: Go home.
Zira: I am home![lightning flashes and thunder cracks]Attack!

Timon: Tango-Charlie-Alpha. What's your position?
Pumbaa: Uh...upright, head turned slightly to the left, tail erect.
Timon: Why do I bother?

Zira: I now see the path to our glorious return to power!
Kovu: But I don't want-
Zira: HUSH! Hush, my little one. You must be exhausted. [singing] Sleep, my little Kovu. Let your dreams take wing. One day when you're big and strong, you will be a king.
Kovu: Good night.
Zira: Good night, my little prince. Tomorrow your training intensifies...

Simba: Kiara?
Zira: Kovu! Move!
Simba: Stand aside!
Kiara: Daddy, this has to stop!
Zira: You’re even weaker than I thought! Get out the way!
Kovu: You’ll never hurt, Kiara, or Simba. Not while I’m here!
Zira: [scoffs] Ha!
Simba: Stay out of this!
Kiara: A wise king once told me “we are one”. I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
Simba: But they-
Kiara: Them? Us? Look at them! They are us! What differences do you see?
Zira: Vitani! Now!
Vitani: No, mother! Kiara’s right. Enough.

Cast and characters[edit]

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