The Lion King 1½

2004 animated comedy adventure film directed by Bradley Raymond, third and final installment in the Lion King trilogy

The Lion King 1½ (in 90 minutes released) 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.


  • This could be the start of a beautiful... acquaintanceship.


  • To find Hakuna Matata, you must look beyond what you see.


Timon: 1! 2! 3!

Pumbaa: Uh-oh. I don't do some well a crowds, maybe better go around.
Timon: Don't you know, sure isn't to be right home to straight line, follow me.

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 home 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!
Timon: [indignant] He needs us? THEN HE SHOULDN'T HAVE LEFT US! If he wants to run off to be "His Highness", well, I say, don't let the branches hit you on the way out! Leave Hakuna Matata to someone who appreciates it. [He strides off stubbornly]
Pumbaa: But, Timon... it's not really Hakuna Matata without Simba.
Timon: What's gotten into you? Not Hakuna Matata? That's crazy talk. CRAZY TALK, I tell ya! Nothing's changed here. We had Hakuna Matata before Simba, and we've still got it now.
Pumbaa: We gotta go help our friend, Timon.
Timon: Et tu, Pumbaa? You're just gonna walk away, give up on all this? What happened to "friends stick together to the end"? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Pumbaa: [incisively] I was about to ask you the same thing.
[Pumbaa turns and stalks off. He looks back over his shoulder to see Timon flopping down in the bed.]
Timon: [stubbornly] I got everything I ever wanted right here.
[Pumbaa turns and trots off, a tear in his eye. Timon lies in the bed, tapping his toe. He begins to soliloquize to convince himself he's doing the right thing.]
Timon: Now, this is more like it. ELBOW ROOM! ["Elbow room" echoes an absurd number of times as the camera pulls back repeatedly; Timon collapses in despair] Uhhhh. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

[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!
[Donald quacks angrily at Stitch. 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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