Wednesday 23 October, 2013 |
The Reborn Lion King Tale, The Lion King 1½
The original Disney Classical story the Lion King finds a lion cub, son of a king, sent into exile after his father is sabotaged by a rivalrous uncle. The little hero finds his way into the "circle of life" with some new friends and eventually comes back to reclaim his proper place. This hip and violent animated feature from Disney was nevertheless a huge smash in theaters and on video, and it continues to enjoy life in an acclaimed Broadway production.
Anyone who has wondered how the odd couple, Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa the warthog (Ernie Sabella), met will find out here in The Lion King 1½.
Disney DVD Discount Online The Lion King 1½ is an ingenious sequel that retells the original film's story from the perspective of best pals Timon and Pumbaa, beginning with Timon's flight from home following disgrace and his chance encounter with the sweet but lonely Pumbaa. With the arrival of young Simba (Shaun Flemming), The Lion King's familiar tale is reborn via a fresh angle, fleshed out by returning characters Rafiki the wise monkey (Robert Guillaume), Shenzi (Whoopi Goldberg), and Simba's love interest, Nala (Moira Kelly).
While the retooled narrative proves a novel experience, Disney Animation DVDThe Lion King 1½ is really a vehicle for voice actors Lane and Sabella, whose comic performances are shamelessly, broadly funny. Matthew Broderick, Julie Kavner, and Jerry Stiller are also in the vocal cast.