The Lion King 1½

The Lion King 1½ (2004)

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Simba is seen swimming with Timon and all his meerkat friends at his waterfall home. However, at the end of the first movie, Simba takes his place as King and Nala gives birth to Kiara. Timon and Pumbaa stay with them, as they are seen in the second movie as well. Simba would not leave after becoming King or after his mate having a cub.


Correction: The Lion King 1½ is a prequel and semi-retelling, dealing with Timon and Pumbaa's life prior to and during the events of the first film. As such, it's not unreasonable that the pre-King Simba could appear in the final scenes.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Timon and Pumba are falling down the waterfall, after Pumba gets the bugs, one of the rock formations looks exactly like Mickey Mouse's head.

Correction: This is because on the "extra features" there is a game that you can play while watching the film. The animators drew in mouse ears throughout the film. Example: when they have found their first "paradise", by the pond there is a set of ears made out of a rock. In the meerkat tunnels during the song sequence there is a set on the right tunnel fork.

Corrected entry: When Timon and Pumba wash up on their dream island, Timon is so tired that he decides to give up and go home. He is lying on his back holding a flower. When he stands up, he throws the flower to the side. He is far enough away from the water that it wouldn't have washed into (or blown into) the ocean. However, we never see it in any of the next shots showing the beach.

Correction: First of all, Timon throws it off screen, and none of the following shots are large enough to show where it might've been thrown to. Secondly, the flower first appears from nowhere so it's just as likely to have been returned from where it came.

Corrected entry: This movie shows that Timon and Pumbaa were caught in the stampede where Mufasa was killed. They then cross the desert, find their new home, and do all of the things shown in their Hakuna Matata song, all before Simba crosses the desert? How is this possible?

Correction: They go over the waterfall and end up in the oasis. They took a different, much shorter path than Simba.

Corrected entry: While Timon and Pumbaa are creeping through the ranks of animals assembled for Simba's birth ceremony, most of the animals aren't moving a muscle. They should at least be shifting their weight slightly, or switching their tails—not standing like rocks. This is particularly obvious in the row of elephants when seen from the rear. The end result looks extremely fake.

Correction: Having participated in many military formations and parades, standing completely still and not twitching a muscle is part of the discipline. These are sentient animals. Having them stand in a semi-military posture could be seen as a sign of respect, escpecially considering the hierarch present in the film (the lion KING).


Corrected entry: When Timon and Pumbaa hear all the animals singing "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", they get at the bottom and cause all the animals to fall. But in the very first "Lion King", Zazu the bird caused the fall.

Correction: Duplicated and corrected.

Corrected entry: Most of the plot centers on Timon having met Rafiki near the beginning of the film. This is rather odd, since in the first Lion King, the meercat asked "Who's the monkey?" right after Rafiki announced "The King has returned."

Correction: Not really so odd when you take into account that Rafiki never actually tells Timon who he is.

Corrected entry: Just one day after seeing Simba's birth ceremony, Timon and Pumbaa wake from their home to see the "I just can't wait to be King" song.

Correction: While the obvious intent was to have a short time pass (given that Pumbaa is still in the same position as he was during the night sequence), there's absolutely no textual indication of how much time passed between the night and morning sequences. Again, the intent was probably one night, but there could've been fifty days in between, for all we know. After all, the movie does a similar segue later, where a young Simba falls asleep with Timon and Pumbaa, and the next morning shown has a "teen" Simba, so it's certainly possible that multiple days could've passed.

Corrected entry: The animals are dancing and singing "I just can't wait to be king" and right before they fall Pumba grabs Timon into their cave. In the very next shot Timon is shown under the pile of animals. Also (regarding this scene) in the first Lion King the animals fell because Zazu couldn't hold them up, in this movie they fall because Timon pokes them with a stick.

Correction: It looked to me like Zazu dropping the animals (impossible as it is) a few inches didn't do anything, or shouldn't have. It makes more sense if a previously unseen Timon poked them.

Continuity mistake: When Rafiki is telling Timon "It means - Look beyond what you see", there is a glitch in the shading on Rafiki's left arm just before he moves his palm upwards and gestures. It disappears before he raises his hand.

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Timon: Just eat me now and please make it fast, I have a low threshold for pain.

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Question: Immediately before finding Simba, Timon is having quills plucked out of his back and complains "Guess bowling for porcupines wasn't the best idea, huh?" Can this be a reference to Michael Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine'? The phrases are VERY similar, but it seems unlikely Disney would make light of a shooting in a school.

Answer: No, this would be a reference to link this film with the first, as Timone and Pumba scare off the buzzards that are surrounding Simba and Pumba says "Bowling for buzzards!" Hence "Bowling for porcupines..."

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