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.


  • [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. Let's go home - all of us.


  • [to Timon and Pumbaa] I'm not just a princess, you know. That's only half of who I am!
  • [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]
  • (to Simba, after he banishes Kovu) You will NEVER be Mufasa!
  • (to Simba, after Zira's death) Daddy... I tried.


  • 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've gotta try.


  • 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!


  • Pumba, let me define, BABYSITTING!!
  • Timon, Pumbaa. Great! Now that we all know each other, GET OUT OF 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] Alright let's see. Uh, "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?"


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


  • Rafiki: [chuckling] It is a girl.
  • Timon and Pumbaa: [Rafiki reveals Kiara is a girl.] GIRL?!? OY!! [They faint.]
  • 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!
  • Adult 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? [realizes he's surrounded by fire] FIRE!!!


Simba: You know the penalty for returning 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. [looks down at Kiara and chuckles wickedly, then turns and picks up Kovu]
[Kovu and Kiara look back at each other, sadly]
Cub Kiara: [softly] Goodbye...
Cub Kovu: [softly] Goodbye...

Nuka: [muttering to himself] Kovu, Kovu, Kovu. Scar wasn't even his father; he just took him in. [to Cub Vitani, who is biting on a root] Oh, hey, Vitani. Where's little termite Kovu? "The chosen one"? [touches the root with a claw; it snaps, and Vitani tumbles backward; Nuka guffaws]
Cub Vitani: Nuka, where's Kovu? Did you leave him out there on his own again?
Nuka: Hey, it's every lion for himself out here! [scratching himself] That little termite's gotta learn to be on his own.
Cub Vitani: Mother's going to be mad; she told you to watch him!
Nuka: [continuing to scratch] Oh, who cares?! I should have been the chosen one! I'm the oldest, I'm the strongest, I'm the smartest-- OH, THESE TERMITES!!! [starts biting every place he can find on his body, and rolls around on the ground; Vitani watches, smirking]

Zira: I now see the path to our glorious return to power!
Cub 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.
Cub Kovu: [showing a embarrassment smile] Good night.
Zira: Good night, my little prince. Tomorrow your training intensifies...

Zira: You are ready! [inspects him] Nice, very nice. [chuckles] You have the same blackness in your soul that Scar had. What is your destiny?
Adult Kovu: I will avenge Scar... take his place in the Pride Lands.
Zira: Yes. What have I taught you?
Adult Kovu: Simba is the enemy.
Zira: [grinning] And what must you do?!
Adult Kovu: I must KILL him!

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

[Simba has been telling Kovu about Scar]
Simba: Scar couldn't let go of his hate, and in the end, it destroyed him.
Kovu: [deeply shocked] I've never heard the story of Scar that way. He truly was a killer.
Simba: [glances at the burnt plains around them] Fire is a killer. Sometimes, what's left behind can grow better than the generation before... [unearths a small plant from the dust] if given the chance.

[After Nuka is killed trying to pursue Simba, because Kovu let him go]
Zira: Scar... watch over my poor Nuka. [turns and notices Kovu] YOU! [she slashes him across the face, leaving a scar like the one Scar had] What have you DONE?!
Adult Kovu: I-I-I didn't mean to... It wasn't my fault, I... [snarling] I did NOTHING!
Zira: Exactly! And in doing so, you betrayed your pride! Betrayed Scar!
Adult Kovu: I want nothing more to do with him!
Zira: You cannot escape it! Nuka is dead because of you!
Adult Kovu: No...
Zira: You've killed your own brother!
Adult Kovu: NO!!! [flees]

Simba: Why have you come back?!
Adult Kovu: Simba, I had nothing to do with--
Simba: You don't belong here!
Adult Kovu: Please... I ask your forgiveness.
Adult Kiara: Daddy, please... listen to him!
Simba: Silence! When you first came here, you asked for judgment... and I pass it now.
Animals: Kick him out! That's right! Judgement day is here!
Simba: EXILE!
[Kiara gasps in shock]
Animals: Exile him! Exile! Exile!
Adult Kiara: No... Kovu!

Adult 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.
Adult Kiara: You will never be Mufasa! [runs off, weeping]
Simba: Timon Pumbaa! Make sure she stays in the cave!
Mufasa: Simba what have you done!
Simba: Huh father you're alive!
Mufasa: You banished Kovu without letting him explain what happened! And to confine your daughter in Pride Rock like a prisoner because of what happened!
Simba: But father Kovu used Kiara to get to me
Mufasa:At first yes! Simba, he was raised by a hateful lioness to be of a weapon. He had no choices or escape. Kiara saved him and he wanted to tell you about Zira's plot. And he had nothing to do with the ambush!
Simba:Zira made it clear that Kovu was Scar's heir and if I haven't escaped he would've taken over Pride Rock and Kiara would end up dead.
Mufasa: No she wouldn't and how dare you be so cold to her!? She knows Kovu better than anyone else and she knows that he loves her! She is an adult now Simba and she can make her own choices decide for herself and she is smart to be a judge of a character! You have no right to trap her at Pride Rock and treat her like a child!
Simba: But father She's young and she doesn't know what she wants! And whether she likes it or not, Kovu will not come back.
Mufasa: What's happened to you? You have become more cold and bitter over the years, Kiara is right, Simba you will never be me. And she is more of an adult than you are because she is willing to give people a chance while you isolate them and be cruel to almost every being that comes here. You are not being me Simba you are becoming like Scar.
Simba: Father!
Mufasa: If you don't change your ways and let go of your hatred Simba, not only that everyone will turn against you, but you will lose Nala and Kiara and fall to the dark side and end up like your uncle . I hope that you're prepared to face to consequences if that's the case.
Simba: No please father I'm sorry I promise to change my ways.
Mufasa: Good and Simba. Remember what your daughter said?

Zira: It's over, Simba! I have dreamed of nothing else for years!
Timon: Boy, does she need a hobby.
Simba: Final chance, Zira: Go home.
Zira: I am home! [grins and snarls as lightning flashes] ATTACK!!!

[Just as Simba and Zira are about to fight, Kiara and Kovu leap in between them]
Simba: Kiara?
Zira: Kovu! Move!
Simba: Stand aside!
Adult Kiara: Daddy, this has to stop!
Zira: You're even weaker than I thought! Get out the way!
Adult Kovu: You'll never hurt Kiara, or Simba! Not while I'm here.
Zira: [scoffs] Ha!
Simba: Stay out of this.
Adult Kiara: A wise king once told me "We are one". I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
Simba: But... they...
Adult Kiara: "Them"? "Us"? Look at them! They are us! What differences do you see?
[As both prides stand stunned in realization, the rain stops and the clouds clear; Simba smiles and nuzzles Kiara]
Zira: Vitani! Now!
Adult Vitani: No, mother! [faces Kiara then back to Zira] Kiara's right. [walks to join Simba's pride] Enough.

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