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