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!


  • Pumbaa, 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: Father... please reconsider!
Simba: You will not go anywhere without an escort from now on.
Adult Kiara: No! That's not--
Simba: He used you to get to me!
Adult Kiara: No! He loves me... for me!
Simba: Because you are my daughter! You will not leave Pride Rock. You will stay where I can keep an eye on you... away from him.
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]

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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