News - The Lion King 1½ (3)

02.04.2004 TLK 1 1/2 Continues the Shakespearean Theme

There's a review at Animated News by Christian Ziebarth, which discusses the very intentional resemblance of TLK 1 1/2 to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead , playing off the oft-noted resemblance of TLK to Hamlet . Well worth a read.
Source: www.lionking.org

02.02.2004 Production Notes

Jake Lipson has posted the Production Notes from TLK 1 1/2 at UltimateDisney.com.
Source: www.lionking.org

01.22.2004 TLK 1 1/2 in US, TLK 3 Elsewhere

According to animated-news.com , the TLK 1 1/2 soundtrack will have the following track breakdown:

  1. Diggah Tunnah (appears three times in the movie: normal version, dance version [possibly in the credits], and reprise version)
  2. Grazin' in the Grass (performed by Raven)
  3. That's All I Need (this is the reworked "Warthog Rhapsody" which was originally intended for use in the first movie and showed up on "Rhythm of the Pridelands," the "sequel" to the first movie's soundtrack)
  4. Nants' Ingonyama
  5. Circle of Life
  6. Father's Footsteps (lyrics by Lebo M.; music by Hans Zimmer)
  7. I Just Can't Wait To Be King
  8. Be Prepared
  9. It's A Small World
  10. Hakuna Matata
  11. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  12. Jungle Boogie
  13. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  14. Sunrise Sunset (sung by Timon and Pumbaa)
  15. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (performed by Kristle Murden)
  16. Peter Gunn Theme
  17. Homeward Bound (lyrics by Lebo M.; music by Hans Zimmer)
  18. Sabre Dance
  19. Hawaiian War Chant
  20. Simba and Nala Move In/End

Source: www.lionking.org

01.16.2004 Ten New Promo Art/Screenshots Available

Christian Ziebarth has come into possession of ten new images released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Some appear to be promo art, and others are screenshots from the actual DVD. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the ten images, some of which are also available in medium-sized, lower-bandwidth versions.
Source: www.lionking.org

01.16.2004 TLK 1 1/2 Soundtrack Pre-Orders Available

The soundtrack for The Lion King 1 1/2 is now available for pre-order at Best Buy, among other places, for $6.99.
The official release date is Febrary 3.
Source: www.lionking.org

12.17.2003 "Thinking of Adopting a Lion?" Movie Still Posted

Animated News has what's reportedly a screenshot from TLK 1 1/2, showing "the ever-lovable duo of Timon and Pumbaa sleeping on the job but otherwise doing their best to raise the lion cub prince Simba".


The lighting and linework make it look more like a specially drawn promo piece than a still from the movie, but it's an interesting glimpse into what the movie will look like.
Source: www.lionking.org

12.03.2003 Two New Official Video Clips Online

Several people have written to point out that at the official TLK 1 1/2 site, under the "Video Clips" section, there are two new semi-trailers available: "Timon's Proposal" and "Gotta Go".
Both clips are actually quite funny, and extremely well animated - better than Simba's Pride , as a matter of fact. This could be good after all...
There are also more video clips in the "Pumbaa's Paradise" section, under "Fun & Games".
Source: www.lionking.org

12.03.2003 New TLK 1.5 Trailer on Pirates DVD

Chrisian Ziebarth and Jade Gryphon send word of the new teaser trailer for The Lion King 1 1/2 that appears on the DVD of Pirates of the Caribbean.
What happens is, simba, timon and pumbaa, are all sitting in what seems to be a hotspring, talking. Pumbaa decides to get out of it, and when he does-- the spring stops bubbling. Timon and Simba look at the water, look at each other, then proceed with running out of the water. xD its so funny.
Five screen captures follow:

Hot Spring 1 Hot Spring 2 Hot Spring 3 Hot Spring 4 Hot Spring 5

Source: www.lionking.org

11.26.2003 TLK 1 1/2 Pre-order Now Available

The online Disney Store has opened its doors to pre-orders of The Lion King 1 1/2:
"Pre-order by February 9, 2004, and get our special "The Lion King 1 1/2" cotton tee (size XL only), available exclusively with Catalog or Online pre-orders! Offer expires February 9, or while supplies last. Available to own February 10, 2004."
Source: www.lionking.org

11.22.2003 TLK 3 Region 2 in February

According to Dave Foster of DVDTimes, the Region 2 version of the next Lion King movie will be released direct-to-video in February 2004.
"Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata for 16th February 2004. This all-new animated adventure is being released as The Lion King 1 ½ in America and reunites Disney's favourite double act, Timon and Pumbaa. Going behind the scenes of the original film the comedy duo re-tell the story from their quite unique and very hysterical point of view. It's a story within a story, told as only Timon and Pumbaa can."
Source: www.lionking.org

11.20.2003 Cheech and Whoopi Back on Board; New Logo

UltimateDisney.com has posted what appear to be the final video cover and DVD art for TLK 1.5 (at least so far):

TLK LG Cover TLK 1.5 Disc 1 TLK 1.5 Disc 2

Source: www.lionking.org

10.28.2003 "Digga Tunnah" Screenshots

Kristin Cheddar has captured a series of screen grabs from the "Digga Tunnah" song included on the TLK Special Edition DVD as a promotion for TLK 1 1/2.
Also, an AVI of the sequence is available thanks to Zorin the Lynx.
And Beth Baisch has provided a transcription of the lyrics .
Source: www.lionking.org

10.23.2003 Bonus Movies from GBA Game

Kovu in Shanghai, China has recorded the bonus movies from the TLK 1 ½ Game Boy Advance game. AVI format, 8MB.
Source: www.lionking.org

TLK 3 / TLK 1 ½ Cover Designs

Rob Tripp sends this image of the TLK 1 1/2 cover, found at DVD Planet:

TLK 1.5 Cover

Meanwhile, Jens Byl has sighted four different cover designs at Mickey's Disney Archief (in the Netherlands):

TLK Cover TLK Cover TLK Cover TLK Cover

We don't know how "official" these are, but they certainly do heighten our understanding of how this movie will be framed. "The Circle Of Life Will Never Be The Same," eh? Are they sure that's a good thing?
Personily I thing it doesn't look so good. I don't hope they fill the movie with ludicrous jokes!
Source: www.lionking.org

10.20.2003 Website Screenshots

Epesi has grabbed the screens from the official TLK 1 ½ page, so we can see them without the menus that become layered over them. The screen captures can be found here.
Source: www.lionking.org