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Lion King 2: Matthew Broderick Has Bills to Pay
on March 4, 2013
Don't get me wrong, the kids will love it. There's lots of Simba, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa so they will be perfectly happy. The animation is fairly standard direct to video fair, as are the musical productions. It's not bad, and if it didn't have The Lion King to be compared to, it would seem better, but that movie is a very hard act to follow. The story is compelling, but feels kind of shoehorned in with the first since since suddenly Scar has a mate and a family, and that wasn't mentioned in the first. Zeira is over the top evil, more than Scar even IMO, since Scar was power-mad and Zeira just lives for murder and strife. That might be a little more difficult to explain to perceptive children since Scar could be framed as extremely selfish, but Zeria is just a ball of seething hatred and bloodlust.