The Lion King 1½

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The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated film released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. This middle-of-the-road feature retells the story of the 1994 blockbuster, The Lion King, in Timon and Pumbaa's perspective.


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Timon: [about Simba] He's gone? Whaddaya mean he's gone?!
Nala: It's just like the baboon said. The king has returned. [Timon and Pumbaa stare at her blankly] [sighs] You guys want me to go over it again?
Timon: Yes please, but be a dear and skip to the part about Simba. Not that your childhood wasn't fascinating!
Nala: Okay. Look, Simba's the rightful king, but after he disappeared, Scar proclaimed himself the king and formed an alliance with the hyenas...
[As Nala talks, Timon and Pumbaa stop listening.]
Pumbaa: [thinks] Poor Simba. The treachery! The villainy! The sheer indescribable horror!
Timon: [thinks] Blah blah blah. Why is she toying with us? This crazy chick is gonna eat us!
Nala: ...So Simba has to go back to challenge his uncle and reclaim his place as king! [Timon and Pumbaa stare blankly at her.] Ohh, don't you get it?! Simba needs us! Now!

[at the end of the film]
Timon: Well, that's it. The big wrap-up. The happy ending. The grand finale.
Pumbaa: It's over already?
Timon: Well, Pumbaa, that's the thing about endings. They come at the end.
Pumbaa: Oh, can we watch it again?
Timon: Pumbaa, we just saw it. Maybe tomorrow.
Ma: [enters] Hey, what're you guys doin'? [notices the film and gasps] You didn't tell me you were watching the movie! I wanna watch, too!
Timon: Ma! We just finished! Show's over!
Ma: Well, you're just gonna hafta rewind it. [runs the film back]
Timon: Ma!
Ma: Uncle Max! We're gonna watch the movie!
Timon: Oh, no!
Max: [enters with popcorn] Hey, I brought extra butter!
Simba: [enters] Hey, you guys are watching the movie?
Rafiki: [enters with laughter] Any story worth telling is worth telling twice!
[many a Disney character enters the theater]
Timon: What the--?
Snow White: Oh, excuse me.
Dwarves: [one by one, save for Grumpy] Excuse me.
Grumpy: Get outta the way.
Timon: Who is this crowd? Hey! Down in front!
[Stitch bounces repeatedly from one character to another]
Goofy: Gawrsh!
Stitch: Aloha!
[Peter Pan crows like a rooster]
Timon: Watch it!
[he gets stuck in between two characters, then approaches Pumbaa]
Timon: Okay, buddy. You win.
Pumbaa: Sure you don't mind?
Timon: Hakuna matata.
[he grabs the remote and starts the film]
Pumbaa: Timon, I still don't do so well in crowds.


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