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Hilarity reigns in this all-new motion picture starring Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa -- the greatest unsung heroes of the savanna! Featuring the original voice cast and music by Elton John and Tim Rice, The Lion King 1½ takes you waaay 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, how they met, and why some of the greatest moments in The Lion King look for a little different from their perspective. Tag along as they search for their dream home, raise a rambumnctious young lion cub and help Simba save the Serenget. It's a whole new story that includes glimpses of some of the events you'll remember from The Lion King -- such as when King Mufasa introduced baby Simba to the anumal kingdom. Let's just say there was something behind that dramatic moment when all the animals bowed to their new ruler!

Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Ernie Sabella and the original voice cast return for this hysterical musical tale -- and meet colorful new characters like Timon's Ma (Julie Kavner, The Simpsons) and Uncle Max (Jerry Stiller, King of Queens)! With all your favorite characters, the music you love and more, get ready for some king-sized fun with Timon and Pumbaa!



Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens August 26, 2003
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo July 17, 2001
3 First Trailer for Aladdin (Platinum Edition) February 10, 2004
4 Bumper: Coming Soon to Theaters December 14, 1999
5 Trailer for Home on the Range November 4, 2003
6 Bumper: Coming Soon to Own on DVD & Video December 2, 2003
7 Video preview for Brother Bear February 10, 2004
8 Trailer for Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers February 10, 2004
9 Trailer for The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Special Edition) February 10, 2004
10 Feature Presentation December 14, 1999
11 THX logo February 4, 1997
12 The Lion King 1½ February 10, 2004


Chapter Index:

  1. Before the Beginning
  2. Main Title/The Meerkats' Habitat
  3. "That's All I Need"
  4. Leaving Home
  5. A New Acquaintance
  6. Dream Home #1
  7. Real Estate Ventures
  8. Paradise at Last
  9. Sing Along: "Hakuna Matata"
  10. Simba Joins the Club
  11. Growing Up Together
  12. Nala's Return
  13. Timon Alone
  14. Return to the Pride Lands
  15. The Big Wrap-Up
  16. End Credits

Bonus Material (Disc 1):

  • Hidden Mickey Hunt - In this game, you must find all 20 hidden Mickeys throughout the film. If you manage to find at least one but not all 20, you will only see the ones you got. If you get all 20, you can click on the green Mickey button to see all the hidden Mickeys in a gallery.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Register Your DVD

Deleted Scenes:

  • Opening Concept 1 (1:54)
  • Opening Concept 2 (1:59)
  • Old Fearless Buzz (0:56)
  • Timon Talks to Dad (2:34)
  • Timon, Dad & Mom (1:03)
  • Intro to "Scurry, Flinch, Sniff" (1:24)
  • Timon & Pumbaa Look for Oasis (1:54)
  • Play All (11:44)

Sneak Peeks:

  • Aladdin Special Edition (1:24)
  • Home on the Range (2:01)
  • Brother Bear (2:17)
  • The Three Musketeers (1:01)
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Special Edition) (1:13)
  • Mulan II (1:56)
  • The Lion King 1½ (Game Boy Advance) (0:33)
  • Walt Disney World Magical Gatherings (0:33)
  • Toon Town Online (0:32)
  • Toon Disney Channel (0:32)

In the U.S. version, there's also a preview for Disc 2 on Disc 1.

Featurettes (Disc 2):

  • Timon: Behind the Legend (4:05)
  • Before the Beginning: The Making of the Lion King 1½ (15:01)
  • "Grazing in the Grass" Music Video (Performed by Raven) (3:13)

Games & Activities (Disc 2):

  • Timon and Pumbaa's Virtual Safari 1.5
  • Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle? - This game is obviously based on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, where you answer 10 questions to test your knowledge on the three Lion King films. Only available in North America and its territories, it was never seen again as of 2005.
  • Find the Face

Hidden Mickey Hunt clues

As Timon learns in his early years in the meerkat community, being a scout is hard work! To help you scout out all 20 of the Hidden Mickeys secretly illustrated throughout the movie, here are some helpful hints. Be sure to watch for your game scorecard and your discovered Hidden Mickeys after the credits. Happy hunting!

# Clue Location
1 Hmmm... something's smoky here, and for once, it's not Pumbaa! Smoke puff
2 These meerkats rock! Can you dig it? Rocks on ground
3 Meerkats may be grass-intolerant, according to Uncle Max, but sometimes a good-looking clump is just too hard to resist! Clumps of grass
4 Ahhh... nothing's more relaxing than swinging in the hammock while enjoying a cool beverage. But Timon has a funny feeling someone's looking down on him from the trees above! Green flower shape on left
5 Timon's so busy singing his song, he's missing out on some exotic treats in the nearby termite mound! Termite mound
6 Star light, star bright, who's that I see in the sky tonight? Stars in sky
7 Timon has got to start watching where he walks! Rocks on ground
8 Timon and Pumbaa's new home even boasts waterfront property! Rocks on shore
9 No bones about it -- even the edge of the Elephant Graveyard is a creepy place! Left edge plateau
10 They go by in a flash, but try to enjoy some of those interesting wall formations when you go down that waterfall. Canyon wall
11 That tree stump Pumbaa is cooking on must be really old! Hmmm... according to the rings, it must be at least 75 years old! Rings in stump
12 Sometimes, parenthood is not all it's cracked up to be. Cracks in ground
13 It's so nice to have the protection of the trees overhead at night. Tree shape right of center
14 The surviving snail from the slurping contest wasted no time getting off that tabletop! Pits on rock
15 "Look beyond what you see," and if you find the Hidden Mickey, clap your palms together! Distant palms
16 Timon and Pumbaa see disaster ahead as Simba turns over a new leaf! Negative space in leaves, left
17 Sometimes you have to look beyond what you see. And other times, you have to look between what you see! Do those trees in the distance look funny to you? Distant spaces between trees
18 To get back to Pride Rock, Timon and Pumbaa should walk along the edge where they can follow the water below. Rocks plateau, left
19 Timon and Pumbaa are so proud of the little guy they raised! If they cry any harder, they'll make a puddle! Sniffle! Puddles
20 Well, look who dropped in to watch Timon and Pumbaa's movie! It's Mickey Mouse himself! Mickey Mouse himself

Advertised on:

  1. The Jungle Book 2 (September 8, 2003, UK)
  2. The Lion King (October 7, 2003)
  3. George of the Jungle 2 (October 21, 2003)
  4. Finding Nemo (November 4, 2003)
  5. The Santa Clause 2 (November 18, 2003)
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (December 2, 2003)
  7. Recess: All Growed Down (December 9, 2003)
  8. Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (December 9, 2003)
  9. Freaky Friday (2003) (December 16, 2003)
  10. Alice in Wonderland (January 27, 2004)
  11. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (February 2, 2004 - UK)
  12. Stitch! The Movie (February 20, 2004 - UK)
  13. Finding Nemo (February 27, 2004 - UK)

In Other Countries

In these countries, they use the international title "The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata". In place of Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle? is a much simpler game called Rafiki's Challenge, where Rafiki shuffles gourds and you have to find the one where the green gem is inside of. There are seven levels in this game. It is featured on The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Special Edition) DVD.

United Kingdom, Australia

Release date February 16, 2004
Aspect ratio

16:9 (Anamorphic)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Finnish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Icelandic (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Swedish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English
  • English SDH
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Icelandic
  • Swedish
Region code 2, 4, 5 (PAL)


Release date March 19, 2004
Aspect ratio

16:9 (Anamorphic)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English (Dolby Surround)
  • Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English
  • Japanese
Region code 2 (NTSC)


Release date

March 17, 2004

Aspect ratio

16:9 (Anamorphic)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • German (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English
  • French
  • German
Region code 2 (PAL)

Latin America

Release date

March 1, 2004

Aspect ratio

16:9 (Anamorphic)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English (Dolby Surround)
  • Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Region code 1, 4 (NTSC)

South Korea, Taiwan

Release date
  • March 2, 2004 (Taiwan)
  • April 21, 2004 (South Korea)
Aspect ratio

16:9 (Anamorphic)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • English (Dolby Surround)
  • Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Chinese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Thai (Dolby Surround)
  • English
  • Korean
  • Chinese (literal translation)
  • Chinese (dubtitles)
  • Thai
  • Indonesian
Region code 3, 6 (NTSC)

On Disc 2, the Latin American, Taiwanese and Korean imports all have the bonus features in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese, and all are coded for Regions 1, 3, 4 and 6.


U.S. version

International versions



Disney's The Lion King 1½ (3) Movie Trailer


The Lion King 1 1 2 (2004) Trailer (VHS Capture)