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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

1998 American animated musical romantic comedy-drama film

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.
  • ♪ One family under the sun. ♪
  • I banished you from the Pride Lands. Now, you and your young cub, get out!
  • (To Cub Kiara) We are part of "The great Circle of Life".
  • (to Adult Kovu) When you first came here, you asked for judgement, and I pass it now! Exile!


  • [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.
  • A wise king once told me "We are one". I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
  • "Them"? "Us"! Look at them... they are us. What differences do you see?
  • [As she tries chasing a butterfly] Ahhh... the mighty hunter has cornered her prey. [snarls] Errrrh!
  • [attempts to play tag with a young Kovu] Tag, you're it! [silence as Kovu stays still without moving] Tag, you're it! You're it! [Zira watches them sternly in grass] Hello? You run, I tag... get it? What's the matter? Don't you know how to play?
  • Hey, what about me?!
  • We make such a good team! And you... you were really brave.


  • 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.
  • [he moves away, hopping on logs across the river] An Outsider doesn't need anybody. I take care of myself!
  • I'll distract them. Run!
  • Yeah... you were pretty brave too. My name's Kovu.


  • 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 will take his entire kingdom, by force!
  • I'll never let it go! [whispers] This is for you, Scar!
  • The plan is in motion. Go!
  • [to Simba] Oh, haven't you met my son Kovu? He was hand-chosen by Scar to follow in his paw prints and become... king.
  • [blaming on Nuka, forgetting his babysitting duties on a young Kovu] You were supposed to be watching him!
  • Nuka is dead because of you! You've killed your own brother!
  • Exactly! And in doing so, you betrayed your pride. You betrayed Scar!
  • Scar... watch over our dear Nuka. [turns to Kovu] You! [scratches Kovu, leaving a scar on his face] What... have you... done?!
  • It's over, Simba! I have dreamed of nothing else for years.
  • Kovu! Move...
  • [to Simba] I am home.
  • You're even weaker than I thought. Get out of the way!
  • If you will not fight, then you will die as well.
  • [Alternate scene] No! Never!


  • [to Simba] You want so much to walk the path expected of you. Perhaps Kovu does not.
  • Hold on, Kiara!
  • Mind your father, Kiara.


  • Oh, who cares? I should have been the chosen one. I am the oldest, I am the strongest, I am the smartest-- Aaah, these termites! [starts biting every place he can find on his body, and rolls around on the ground; Vitani watches, smirking] I could be a leader, if she'd just give me a chance!
  • [annoyed] 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]
  • Let's light fires!!
  • 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!
  • [to Vitani] If Kovu was so special, why does he need us? I never even had a chance!
  • Sleep, you little termite! I mean... precious little thing.
  • I'll do it-- for you mother! Mother, are you watching?! I'm doing it for you... and I'm doing it for me! [As he grabs Simba's ankle] This is my moment of glory!
  • [his last words before his death after logs hit him] I'm sorry, mother. I tried.


  • 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!
  • [after Kovu accidentally pounces right at him] Aah! Don't eat me! Please! I-I never even really met your tyrant. I mean, uh, Scar! Scar, oh, heck of a guy. A little moody, but...
  • I never really 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?"
  • [growling; to Kovu and Kiara] Roar! Work with me!
  • [he and Pumbaa run back from a few lionesses] Like I said: Let's get going!
  • There's only one thing we can do, Pumbaa. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". That's our motto.
  • Yeesh, you gotta get more often. Fun! Yee-haw!
  • [as he and Pumbaa duck and antelopes are running by] This must be where the deer and the antelope play!
  • [to Pumbaa] Hey, rhino!
  • Pumbaa, stop living in the past! We need a new motto.
  • Tango-Charlie-Alpha, what's your position?


  • Don't worry, Kiara! Uncle Pumbaa's coming!
  • I thought our motto was, Hakuna Matata.
  • Now, Princess Kiara... as Simba's daughter, you know better than to go off all alone. You could have been hurt!
  • Ohh, Timon! I'm getting tired-- I gotta lose some pounds.
  • [after Kiara falls into a pond] Oooh-- don't worry Kiara! Uncle Pumbaa's comin'! [jumps in after her, splashing water over Timon; looking around to find her] Kiara? Kiara?


  • [chuckling] It is a girl.
  • 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! [Mufasa then suddenly "yells" the wind hard on Rafiki] Okay, okay, okay, okay, alright, okay! I don't this is going to work...but I trust you. I just hope you know what you are doing!
  • [to Kovu] Hey! You! How dare you "save the King's daughter"?!
  • [Kovu asks where he's taking him and Kiara to] Oh, to a special place in your heart... called... Upendi!


  • No, mother! [faces Kiara then back to Zira] Kiara's right. [walks to join Simba's pride] Enough.
  • Where's your pretty daughter, Nala?
  • Mother's gonna be mad. She told you to watch him!
  • Come on! [grabs Nuka and pulls him away]
  • That's it! Well, come on! Kiara has started her hunt. We have to move quickly.


  • [to Cub Kiara] Nothing there but a bunch of backstabbing, murderous Outsiders.
  • [gasps; frightened as he sees Kovu in water pulling Kiara to land] I must tell Simba!
  • Mmm, yes, sire. Clearly we are in his debt, and royal protocol demands that all debts be paid. Though in this case, you might want to make an exception.
  • Don't worry, Simba. She'll be fine! What could happen?
  • Sire! The Outsiders are on the attack, heading this way, it's war!


  • [in Simba's nightmare hanging over a cliff] Simba! Simba...! Help me!
  • [his last word in Simba's nightmare] Simba...! [lets go and falls into the wildebeest stampede from the first film]
  • Well done, my son. We are one.


  • [in Simba's nightmare; he grabs Simba from his behind] Gotcha! Trust me!


  • Both: [Rafiki reveals Kiara is a girl.] Girl? OY!! [They faint.]
  • Both: [teasingly mooning their butts at the Outsiders]Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!
  • Random Animals: It's Kovu. What's he doing here? That's Kovu. Look at that scar... I can't believe he's here. That's Kovu?
  • Animals: Kick him out! That's right! Judgement day is here!
  • Cub Vitani: Kovu, what a guy!
    • Nuka: [in a boring tone] Kovu, what a guy.
  • Zebra/Antelope:Deception... disgrace... evil as plain as the scar on his face.
  • Hippo: ♪ He asked for trouble the moment he came. ♪
  • Random Lionesses: Good luck, Kiara! She'll be great. Her first hunt! You can do it! It's your day, Kiara. Good luck, Kiara!
    • Sarabi: My, how you've grown!
  • Giraffe #1: [disgusted] That's Kovu.
  • Giraffe #2: Look at that scar on his face.
  • Outlander lion: [disgusted] Hmm. [all of the Outlanders walk, joining in Simba's pride]


[First lines of the movie; after the presentation of Kiara; Nala and Simba nuzzle Kiara]
Timon: [sighs deeply, happily] Pumbaa, look at that little guy! A chip off the old block. And ya gotta know who's gotta rise him.
Pumbaa: His parents?
Timon: Okay, sure, get technical. But who's gonna teach him the really important stuff? Like how to belch, [lets out a loud belch] and dig for grubs? [hops off of Pumbaa] I'm tellin' ya, buddy, it's gonna be like old times: You, me, and the little guy.
Rafiki: [laughs] It is a girl.
Timon: [obliviously] Girl.
Both: [suddenly shocked] Girl? Oi! [they faint.]

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 gonna 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-- Aaah, these termites! [starts biting every place he can find on his body, and rolls around on the ground; Vitani watches, smirking] I could be a leader, if she'd just give me a chance!
Cub Vitani: Yeah, right. Why don't you tell that to her?
Nuka: Yeah? Don't think I won't!
Cub Vitani: Oh, yeah? [chuckles] Here's your chance.

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

[Kiara and Kovu are laying on their backs, looking at constellations in the night sky.]
Adult Kovu: [as they giggle] See that? See that? Look at that! It's really pretty.
Adult Kiara: What? Oh yeah! Um-- look... there's one that looks like a baby rabbit. See the fluffy tail?
Adult Kovu: Yeah...hey! There's one that looks like two lions killing each other for a scrap of meat. [Kovu laughs; this isn't Kiara's cup of tea, and she grimaces.] Ohh, I've never done this before.
Adult Kiara: Really? My father and I used to do this all the time. He says all the great Kings of the past are up there.
Adult Kovu: You think Scar is up there? [they look at each other; Kovu gets up and moves off.] No one here thinks he's very they?
Adult Kiara: My father said there was a...a darkness in Scar that he couldn't escape.
Adult Kovu: Maybe there's a darkness in me too.
[Kiara puts her paw on Kovu's, and they nuzzle. The camera trucks back, and we see Simba watching from a hill some distance away. He addresses the sky.]
Simba: [calling out to Mufasa] Father... I am lost. Kovu is one of them, Scar's heir. How can I accept him? [Nala approaches from behind.]
Nala: Simba?
Simba: I was... seeking counsel from the great kings.
Nala: Did they help?
Simba: [sighs] Silent as stars. My father would never--
Nala: Oh, Simba... you want so much to walk the path expected of you. Perhaps Kovu does not.
Simba: [surprised] What? How do you know what--
Nala: I can see them down there just as easily as you can. Get to know them and see. [she nuzzles under Simba's head]

[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]

Timon: Why I oughta...let me at 'im, let me at 'im! [to Pumbaa] Here, hold me back.
Pumbaa: Okay. [holds onto Timon's tail]
Timon: Let me at 'im, let me at 'im!
Pumbaa: Okay! [lets go, making Timon lurch forward]
Timon: I think you're missing the basic point here.
Pumbaa: [to himself] Oh...

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]

[After Kiara reunites with Kovu, Zira with the Outsiders start marching towards Pride Rock as the weather is starting to change as well]
[Back at Pride Rock, Timon and Pumbaa are arguing that they lost Kiara again as it starts raining outside]
Timon: I can't believe we lost her again. This is the eight thousandth time!
Pumbaa: [winces] Ooh!
Timon: [as he points at Pumbaa] I thought you were going to watch her!
Pumbaa: "Me"? You were gonna watch her.
Timon: I thought you were gonna watch her.
Pumbaa: No, you were gonna watch her!
Timon: You were gonna watch her!
Pumbaa: [has enough] Ohh, watch this! [leaps onto Timon]
Timon: [in pain] Ow! [tackles at Pumbaa and starts pulling his skin] Take that, you creepy warthog!
[Simba walks in; Timon starts snapping at Pumbaa as lightning and thunder flash]
Timon: [in background] Say it...
Pumbaa: Fat.
Timon: [still snapping] "Say it!"
Pumbaa: Fat!
[Timon is holding Pumbaa's back leg and Pumbaa is struggling in pain]
Pumbaa: Fatty, fat, fat.
Simba: [gets their attention] What are you doing?
Timon: [seeing Simba; screaming] Aaahh! [suddenly lets go of Pumbaa's leg, seeing Simba and flings onto the ground] Good question. Uh, let me ask you one.
Pumbaa: [adding] Hippo-thetically...
Timon: [gets up on Pumbaa] Very hypo-thetical, there's this guy...
Pumbaa: But he's not a lion...
Timon: No! No, he's not a lion... yeesh. Definitely not a lion! And, uh... uh... his daughter, um, say... vanished?
Simba: [suddenly angry of what he heard] Kiara's gone?! [Zazu suddenly flies into Pride Rock]
Zazu: Sire, the Outsiders are on the attack, heading this way! It's war!
Simba: Zazu, find Kiara! We'll assemble the lionesses. [to Timon and Pumbaa] Move now!

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

[During the battle, Timon and Pumbaa are cornered behind a rock wall as they see the Pridelanders and Outsiders fighting]
Pumbaa: [panicking] What do you we do, what do we do?
Timon: There's only one thing we can do, Pumbaa; "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." That's our motto!
Pumbaa: I thought our motto was "Hakuna Matata!"
Timon: Pumbaa, stop living in the past! We need a new motto. Yee-haw!
[They both cry for war as they start charging towards some of the Outsiders; one roars in front, then they both scream in horror]
Timon: [as they turn back from them] Like I said, let's get going!
[Pumbaa screams as they run as fast to get away from the lionesses]

Adult Vitani: [sarcastically to Nala] Where's your pretty daugther, Nala?!
Nala: Vitani! [Vitani leaps and tackles Nala]

[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.
Zira: If you will not fight... then you will die as well.
[All the rest of the Outlanders start walking to join Simba's pride.]
Zira: Wha-where ar... Where are you going!? Get back here!
Simba: Let it go, Zira. It's time to put the past behind us.
Zira: [Last words] I'll never let it go! [whispers] This is for you, Scar! [she leaps to attack, but Kiara attacks her and herself down into the gorge]
Simba: Kiara!
Adult Kovu: Kiara!
Simba: [carefully jumps down to rescue her] Kiara! [Kiara and Zira continue to fall with Zira yelling until they hanging over a cliff]
Nala: Hold on, Kiara! [sees a river flooding towards through the gorge] Simba... [Simba jumps onto another rock cliff; calling] Simba, the river! [Simba sees the river then safely jumps to hold onto another part of the gorge to rescue Kiara. Meanwhile, Kiara sees Zira hanging on the cliff]
Adult Kiara: [holds her paw out] Zira, give me your paw...! [Zira almost hits her by swiping her paw and slowly slips further down off the cliff] Zira, come on... I'll help you. [Zira lets go and falls into the river to her death while she yells, drowning; only with her paw to be shown before the flood ends. Kiara looks in the river for Zira, but she doesn't see her and sighs in worry]
Simba: Kiara. [holds his paw out for her]
Adult Kiara: [grabbing her father's paw] Daddy. I tried. [they get themselves out of the gorge and back on to the ground.]
Nala: Kiara...! [nuzzles Kiara with her head, and Simba nuzzles her body as he is really proud of her.]
Pumbaa: Wow! That was really brave!
Timon: Yee-haw!

[At Kiara and Kovu's wedding ceremony, Simba watches with Nala. As the Outsiders and Pridelanders watch, Timon and Pumbaa are about to break into tears.]
Pumbaa: I love moments like this.
Timon: [obliviously] Yeah...
Both: [suddenly break into sad with happy] Love! Not "like"... "LOVE!!!" [they begin to sob loudly as Zazu covers himself with his wings from Timon and Pumbaa's eye tears]

Mufasa: [Last lines, voice only] Well done, my son. We are one.

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