School of Disney                 Subject: Zoology                   Class: The Lion King II: Simba's Pride


Plot:  Simba's daughter, Kiara, ventures into the Outland and encounters other lions who were loyal to the evil Scar.


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Just as the first movie is said to be based upon "Hamlet", the sequel has elements of another famous Shakespeare play-"Romeo and Juliet"


Matthew Broderick

Cam Clark Singing


Michelle Horn Cub

Neve Campbell  Adult

Liz Callaway Singing


Ryan O'Donohue 

Gene Miller Singing

KOVU Adult

Jason Marsden 

Kenny Lattimore  Singing

Suzanne Pleshette

Nathan Lane

Ernie Sabella

Moira Kelly

Robert Guillaume

Andy Dick

Jennifer Lien adult

Lacey Chabert cub

Edward Hibbert


James Earl Jones

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The animals of the Pridelands gather to witness the celebration of the newborn cub, Kiara, daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala. As she grows older, Kiara becomes annoyed with her father's overprotective parenting. Simba assigns Timon and Pumbaa to keep an eye on her. Kiara manages to escape the duo's attention and enters the "Outlands", where she meets Kovu, a cub who is Scar's heir. After escaping a river of crocodiles, Kiara and Kovu become good friends. When Kovu retaliates to Kiara's playing, out of nowhere, Simba appears and roars at the young cub, and Zira, Kovu's mother (who had been watching them from the bushes) also emerges. Zira and Simba face off, with Zira reminding Simba of how he exiled her and the other Outlanders. She also tells him Kovu was hand-chosen to be Scar's successor, but Simba decides to ignore her and returns to the Pride Lands with Kiara, lecturing her on the dangers the Outlanders pose.

In the Outlands, Nuka, Kovu's older brother, openly expresses his jealousy of Kovu to his sister Vitani, but quickly stops when Zira comes home. Zira confronts Kovu for going into the Pridelands, reminding him that Simba was the one that killed Scar, unaware that though Simba did throw Scar from Pride Rock, the hyenas actually killed him, and was the one who exiled the lions who respect Scar. Kovu explains that he does not think it is so bad to have Kiara as his good friend, and Zira realizes she can use Kovu's friendship with Kiara to get to Simba and soon plots a plan to get revenge.

Now a young adult, Kiara heads out for her first solo hunt, but Simba sends Timon and Pumbaa to look after her again. Nuka and Vitani trap her in a fire, allowing Kovu to rescue her. Simba, unwilling to thank the young rogue, is forced to accept Kovu's asylum now that Kovu saved his daughter. Kovu contemplates attacking Simba as he was instructed to, but he goes out to hunt with Kiara instead and hardly realizes the love he has for Kiara at this point. Kovu eventually reveals to Kiara he was never Scar's real son, but that "he was still a part of me". Meanwhile, Simba seeks his ancestor's guidance on his current situation, but Nala helps him see that Kovu is not Scar. Kovu attempts to confess his mission to Kiara, but Rafiki shows up and leads them to the jungle where he introduces them to "Upendi" love. Ultimately, Kovu and Kiara indeed fall in love with each other.

Kovu's guilt drives him to confess about his mission to Kiara. Before he can do so, Simba tells him the real story of Scar, which Kovu had never heard. They fall into an ambush set up by Zira's pride, however. Kovu has the opportunity to kill Simba, but runs away instead. Simba climbs up a pile of logs to escape Zira's pack; Nuka, trying to prove to Zira that he can capture Simba, is killed when some of the logs crush him to death. Zira blames Kovu for his brother's death and claws him across his eye in anger and frustration, scarring his face. Kovu attempts to return to the Pride Lands and pleads Simba for his forgiveness, but is rejected and promptly exiled. Unable to convince Simba to reconsider Kovu's exile, a hurt Kiara reminds her father that he will never be like Mufasa before she runs off to find Kovu. They later find each other and Kovu expresses his feelings to Kiara, saying that they should run away together and start their own pride. However, Kiara convinces Kovu to return to the Pridelands. Meanwhile, Simba is informed of an attack by the Outlanders.

The Outlanders and Pridelanders clash and a battle ensues. Zira and Simba confront each other, but Kovu and Kiara intervene and tell them to stop their hostilities. Kiara, reminding her father that there are no differences between the two prides, causes Simba to realize what he said earlier and the Outlanders side with them. Zira attempts to attack Simba, only for Kiara to send her over a cliff dangling over a storm-swollen river. Kiara offers Zira her help, but she refuses and falls to her death. Simba rescues Kiara in time and he, along with Nala, allows the Outlanders and Kovu to rejoin the Pride Lands at Pride Rock, and even accepts Kovu as the future king and Kiara the future queen. Simba looks up at the sky to hear the approval of his father, Mufasa.