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Author:  Luke [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:40 pm ]
Post subject:  The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride Special Edition Press Release

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<b>New DVD Release Includes All-New Disney Animated Short,
Virtual Safari, Games and Featurettes, Music Videos And More


THE LION KING II: SIMBA’S PRIDE
SPECIAL EDITION



<u>On DVD and VHS August 31, 2004</u></b>

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BURBANK, Calif., June 11, 2004 – All the power and majesty of Disney’s Academy
Award®-winning* film The Lion King returns for THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S
PRIDE
, the final volume of The Lion King trilogy, in a new 2-DISC DVD SPECIAL
EDITION
. Meet Kiara and Kovu, the newest generation of the pride, experience the
power of “Upendi” - which means “love” - and enjoy more of Timon and Pumbaa’s
hilarious antics.

Available for a limited time, THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE SPECIAL
EDITION DVD
includes the never-before-seen, all-new animated short “One By One,”
from the creators of The Lion King. It also boasts Timon & Pumbaa’s Virtual Safari,
multiple games, music video, a making-of featurette, Disney’s Song Selection, the “Lots
About Lions” featurette, “Find Out Why” shorts and more. With an all-star cast,
stunning Disney animation, six spectacular songs and new bonus features, THE LION
KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE
2-Disc Special Edition is an entertainment extravaganza for
the whole family.

THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE SPECIAL EDITION is available on 2-disc
Disney DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.). On VHS for $24.99 (S.R.P.).

<center><b>THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE SPECIAL EDITION
DVD BONUS FEATURES</b></center>

<b>• “ONE BY ONE” SHORT FILM BY THE CREATORS OF THE LION
KING</b>
Presenting the world premiere of this new animated short film!

<b>• TIMON & PUMBAA’S VIRTUAL SAFARI 2.0</b>
Saddle up an elephant and hang on during this wild virtual theme park ride
adventure.

<b>• “FIND OUT WHY” SHORTS</b>
Ever wonder why we sneeze? Or how an airplane flies? Timon has a few creative
ideas, but Pumbaa has some more believable, educational explanations for
fascinating scientific phenomena.

<b>• TIMON & PUMBAA’S PRIDE LAND GAMES</b>
Using their math skills, kids can help Timon and Pumbaa gather grubs for a feast
and arrange rocks so Kiara and Kovu can get around the crocodiles.

<b>• “RAFIKI’S CHALLENGE” GAME</b>
Presenting Rafiki’s “three gourd shuffle” game, the classic shell game with a fun twist.

<b>• LOTS ABOUT LIONS (FEATURETTE)</b>
Learn more about “big cats,” the animals that were the role models for Simba,
Kiara and the rest of the Pride.

<b>• PROUD OF SIMBA’S PRIDE (MAKING OF FEATURETTE)</b>
This tell-all “making of” program highlights the seeds of the film’s story, the
development of the characters, the African roots of the music and more.

<b>• “LOVE WILL FIND A WAY” MUSIC VIDEO</b>
Performed by Heather Headly and Kenny Lattimore.

<b>• THE LION KING’S MATTER OF FACTS</b>
Interesting and humorous facts about the real Pride Lands. These fun facts pop
up when you watch the movie in this mode.

<b>• DISNEY’S SONG SELECTION</b>
Skip to your favorite song or play them all.

In <b>THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE SPECIAL EDITION</b> Kiara, Simba’s
headstrong daughter and heir to the Pride Lands, is on the prowl for adventure. While
boldly exploring the Outlands - which are strictly off limits - she meets the mischievous
Kovu, a young cub chosen to walk in Scar’s paw prints. As they seek their proper places
in the “Circle Of Life,” Kiara and Kovu find that they may be the only hope for healing
the rift between their prides.

Reuniting stellar vocal cast members from the original two-time Academy Award®* and
Golden Globe® award-winning movie The Lion King, <b>THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S
PRIDE SPECIAL EDITION</b> reunites The Lion King’s voice talent of Matthew
Broderick (Simba), Nathan Lane (Timon), Robert Guillaume (Rafiki), Ernie Sabella
(Pumbaa) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa). The film also features original, unforgettable
characters voiced by Hollywood favorites Neve Campbell (Simba’s daughter, Kiara),
Suzanne Pleshette (Scar’s sister, Zira) Andy Dick (Zira’s son Nuka) and Jason Marsden
(Zira’s son Kovu).

This timeless tale of courage and unity features six masterfully-written songs. The
uplifting song “He Lives In You” is written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M
with renowned artist Lebo M performing lead vocals. The powerful anthem “We Are
One” is sung by Cam Clark, Charity Sanoy and LadySmith Black Mambazo, the group
renowned for their incredible vocal work on Paul Simon’s “Graceland.” Also showcased
are “Upendi,” a rhythmic romp through the Pridelands sung by Robert Guillaume, and the beautiful ballad “Love Will Find A Way,” performed in the film by Kiara and Kovu’s
singing voices, Broadway star Liz Callaway and Nashville recording artist Gene Miller.
Grammy-nominated R&B artist Kenny Lattimore and Broadway sensation Heather
Headley (Nala in the Broadway musical “The Lion King”) team-up for a special reprise
performance of “Love Will Find A Way” featured over the closing credits of the film.
Other show-stopping tunes include “My Lullaby,” sung by Suzanne Pleshette and “One
of Us.”

<b><u>STREET DATE: AUGUST 31, 2004</u></b>
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $29.99 for 2-disc DVD
<u>Feature run time</u>: Approximately 81 minutes
<u>Rated</u>: “G”
Bonus materials unrated and subject to change.
<u>DVD Aspect ratio</u>: 1.66:1, enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
<u>DVD Sound</u>: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
<u>French language track</u>: Available
<u>Spanish language track</u>: Available

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,
Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the
marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood
Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

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Author:  MickeyMousePal [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:56 pm ]
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I can't wait to buy The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride!!!
This is one of the best sequels on Disney DVD.
Oh I can't wait to buy the DVD!!!!
I love that sequel very much!!! :D

Author:  Jack [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:10 pm ]
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Bonus features =
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Nice to have a chance to own the movie again, anyway. :wink:

Thanks, Luke!

Author:  indianajdp [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:35 pm ]
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Cotton for bonus features? Cool!!

Perhaps you meant this:
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At any rate, I'll glady double-dip on this one.

Author:  yoda_four [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:44 pm ]
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Jack, indianajdp: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, glad to see it looks like an OK package deal. Nice to see I'll be able to grab this movie up again, and in DTS! Notice how Disney says, "Available for a limited time, THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE SPECIAL
EDITION DVD", cause it'll be OOP before parents know it. PICK IT UP WHILE YOU CAN!

Author:  Lumiere [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:10 pm ]
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Hey!! the DISNEY’S SONG SELECTION sounds great!!!
I can´t wait!

Author:  Loomis [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:40 pm ]
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With the exception of the shorts ('One by One' and 'Find Out Why') the rest of the disc looks fairly uninteresting.

It isn't going to stop me from buying it!

But unless that making of 'featurette' is 3 hours long, why the hell is this a 2-disc set? Surely that could all fit on to one disc. There can't be more than 40 minutes worth of stuff there...

Author:  yoda_four [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:23 pm ]
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Loomis wrote:
But unless that making of 'featurette' is 3 hours long, why the hell is this a 2-disc set? Surely that could all fit on to one disc. There can't be more than 40 minutes worth of stuff there...


To make it sound more of a "Special Edition" than it really is, so more people will buy it! Duh! :lol:

Nah, I get cha. I does seem rather ridiculous, but that's Esiner's Disney for ya! At least there'll be no chance of having, what's that stuff called that plagued BATB, DVD bits being taken up if there's too much on a disc? I do know this: a DTS Soundtrack takes up a fair bit of room on a disc as well.

Author:  Starion [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:37 pm ]
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Thanks for posting the Press Release. I wonder if Disney offered press releases for Direct to Video movies.


yoda_four wrote:
I do know this: a DTS Soundtrack takes up a fair bit of room on a disc as well.


I know what you mean! Disney is going to put an English Dolby Digital, DTS French Stereo and Spanish Stereo tracks on the DVD. Woah... that's a lot of audio tracks. I believe that DTS tracks are about three times larger than a Dolby Digital track of the same length.

The typical bitrates for a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is between 384 and 448 kbps while a the typical data rate for Digital Theater Systems 5.1 track is between 754.5 and 1509.25 kbps.

Author:  reyquila [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:49 pm ]
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Loomis wrote:
With the exception of the shorts ('One by One' and 'Find Out Why') the rest of the disc looks fairly uninteresting.

It isn't going to stop me from buying it!

But unless that making of 'featurette' is 3 hours long, why the hell is this a 2-disc set? Surely that could all fit on to one disc. There can't be more than 40 minutes worth of stuff there...


Once again I agree with you my friend !!

Author:  Lumiere [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:29 am ]
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hey its weird
here in Mexico is on sale since friday, with the same cover art and with almost the same bonus features!

Author:  Christian [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:59 am ]
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It's still a crime that they are not including the deleted scenes.

Author:  Loomis [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:31 am ]
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Lumiere wrote:
hey its weird
here in Mexico is on sale since friday, with the same cover art and with almost the same bonus features!


Yes, Australia gets it on July 21 (as a SINGLE disc) with:

FEATURETTES:
- Timon & Pumbaa: Find Out Why?
- Lots About Lions
- Proud of Simba's Pride
- Sing along with the Movie
- "One By One" Short
MUSIC VIDEO
- "Love Will Find A Way"
TIMON AND PUBAA'S PRIDE LAND GAMES

Seems we get everything except Rafiki’s challenge and the Virtual Safari?

Hmmm...doesn't sound so bad after all!

Author:  Joe Carioca [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:20 pm ]
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It was released this past week here in Brazil, along with "Ducktales: The Movie".

Author:  Christian [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:22 pm ]
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Is the "One by One" video any good?

Author:  Jens [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:31 pm ]
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It's great! It has great colors and the story is so nicely put together :) The characters are very well put out and altough they don't talk you can really "get to know them" by just watching them do stuff.

Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height! :D

Author:  Kram Nebuer [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:49 pm ]
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Thanks for the Press Release, Luke! :)
I'm still not sure if I want to get this. I already have the video and the DVD bonus features don't really seem worth the 19.99. Sure the "One by One" is new, exciting and something I would indeed buy, but I don't know if its worth it to get this DVD.

Author:  Mermaid Kelly [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:25 pm ]
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Thanks again Luke, for another press release!
I'm looking fowarf to this one, but I agree the bonuses are a little fluffy.....oh well :roll: :)

Author:  AwallaceUNC [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:52 pm ]
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I haven't seen this since it was first released on VHS. I know I didn't like it at all then, I remember complaining that even though I got the 'circle of life' theme, it was just a rehashing of the first film. I guess I need to give it a second chance, though, and will definitely buy it (I can't very well have 1 and 1.5, but not 2).

-Aaron

Author:  DreamerQ18 [ Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:32 pm ]
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I am actually excited about this sequal personally this one of my favorites I think I even enjoyed this one more than I did the orignal although I can not really remember why. And I like the that Spainsh and French tracks are offered coming from a Latin household sometimes i have younger cousins who coe to visit but dont really speak English. That and I really do enjoy watching the mobvies in French just to see what I can pick up lol. Silly I know. And oh yeah I always love hearing the songs in different languages :D .

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