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The Lion King 1½: Hakuna matata - Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Bradley Raymond

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Movie propaganda

Hilarity reigns in this all-new motion picture starring Timon (Nathan Lane) and his windy pal Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella) - the greatest unsung heroes of the savannah! Featuring the song That's all I need by Elton John and Tim Rice, The Lion King 1½: hakuna matata takes you way back to the beginning before Simba's tale began... and beyond!

In this all-new comedy adventure, Timon and Pumbaa reveal where they came from, when they met and how they helped Simba (Matthew Broderick) save the Serengeti. Their story includes glimpses into some big events from The Lion King that look a little different from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective - such as when King Mufasa introduced baby Simba to the animal kingdom. Let's just say there was something surprising about that dramatic moment when all the animals bowed to their new ruler! With all your favourite characters, two new comedic characters - Simon's mother (Julie Kavner) and Uncle Max (Jerry Stiller) - the music you love and more, get ready for some king-sized fun with Timon and Pumbaa!

Persons of interest

  • Ernie Sabella .... Pumbaa
  • Matthew Broderick .... Simba
  • Nathan Lane .... Timon
  • Shaun Flemming .... Young Simba
  • Julie Kavner .... Mother
  • Jerry Stiller .... Uncle Max
  • Robert Guillaume .... Rafiki
  • Whoopi Goldberg .... Shenzi the Hyena
  • Moira Kelly .... Nala
  • Jim Cummings .... Ed the Hyena
  • Cheech Marin .... Banzai the Hyena
  • Colin Goldman .... Screenwriter
  • Tom Rogers .... Screenwriter
  • Bradley Raymond .... Director

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Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: English, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.66:1)
  • Special features:
    • Disk 1:
      • Hidden Mickey hunt
      • Deleted scenes
    • Disk 2:
      • Documentaries: Before the beginning: the making of Lion King 1½: Hakuna matata
      • Featurettes:
        • Timon: Behind the legend
        • Timon and Pumbaa's virtual safari
      • Games:
        • Find the face
        • Rafiki's challenge
      • Music video: Grazing in the grass by Raven
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish

Security censorship classification


Surveillance time

73 minutes (1:13 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2003
DVD retail: 6 May 2004
VHS retail: 6 May 2004

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