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In this sequel to the original Lion King, we finally reveal the name of Simba and Nala's newborn cub -- Kiara. She's a girl, and once, she tries to run along, but her father tells her to be careful, because accidents can happen. He also wants her to stay inside Pride Rock at all times, and if she sees any strangers, she can't talk to them and must come straight home. But when she does so, she finds herself in the Outlands, where the Outsiders were exiled to. There, she meets Kovu, whom Scar adopted. Then they find themselves in trouble, by Simba and Zira, Kovu's mother. Simba teaches Kiara that she is going to be the future queen, and that they are one. But Zira threatens to punish Nuka, Kovu's older brother, that he was supposed to watch Kovu, but Kovu confesses that he went off on his own. Zira teaches him that he will be king someday. Rafiki also paints a picture of Kiara and Kovu, who have now become adult lions. The Outsiders are announced that Simba is their enemy, and that Kovu's goal is to kill him. But as for Kiara, she's ready for her first hunt -- to catch some deer. Meanwhile, Nuka and Vitani are lighting fires all over the valley. Kiara is covered in smoke, and hangs on to the edge of Pride Rock. Then Kovu appears to rescue her to a swamp. Simba breaks Kiara's promise that she would do everything on her own, but Kovu requests to join Simba's pride because he rescued Kiara. But the next day, Kiara teaches Kovu how to have fun, and they fall in love. Rafiki leads them to a place in their heart, called Upendi. Then Simba takes Kovu for a walk to the burnt place, and is ambushed by Zira and the Outsiders. They attack him, until they come to a hill of rolling logs. Nuka goes after him, but falls and dies as he tries to kill him. Zira prays for Scar that he must watch over him, then glares at Kovu. He tried to deny himself from betraying Scar, but it was too late, so he ran back to the Pridelands, where Simba is nursed by Timon and Pumbaa. As Kovu arrives, Simba banishes him. But Kiara goes after him, even though Simba wouldn't let her. Zira and the Outsiders are starting a war against the Pridelanders, until Kiara and Kovu stop them. Kiara tells her father, "A wise king once told me, we are one," causing the Outsiders to follow her. But Zira doesn't allow it, so she attacks Simba anyway. Kiara catches her, and they tumble down a cliff. Zira is now below Kiara, and is unable to climb up. But later on, the Pridelanders and Outsiders are reunited again.


Character's name Voiced by
Simba Matthew Broderick
Nala Moira Kelly
Kiara Neve Campbell
Young Kiara Michelle Horn
Kovu Jason Marsden
Young Kovu Ryan O'Donohue
Zira Suzanne Pleshette
Nuka Andy Dick
Vitani Jennifer Lien
Young Vitani Lacey Chabert
Timon Nathan Lane
Pumbaa Ernie Sabella
Rafiki Robert Guillaume
Zazu Edward Hibbert

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish El Rey León 2: El Reino de Simba
Portuguese O Rei Leão 2: O Reino de Simba
Japanese ライオン・キング2 シンバズ・プライド
Chinese 獅子王2:辛巴的榮耀
Korean 라이온킹2
Thai เดอะ ไลอ้อนคิง 2

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer USA April 7, 1998
Original trailer USA July 14, 1998
VHS (direct-to-video) USA October 27, 1998[1]
VHS Brazil February 1999
VHS UK March 1, 1999
VHS South Korea April 23, 1999
VHS Argentinina/Chilelan August 13, 1999
VHS Japan August 26, 1999
DVD UK November 1999
DVD USA November 23, 1999
DVD Japan November 26, 1999
DVD South Korea June 9, 2000
DVD (2 Disc Special Edition) Argentinina/Chilelan March 12, 2004
DVD (Special Edition) USA August 31, 2004
Blu-ray Disc USA March 6, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Argentinina/Chilelan August 17, 2012
Blu-ray Disc USA August 29, 2017

The first pieces of information about this film were submitted to The Lion King WWW Archive in May 1998, including the voice cast.

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for The Lion King series




The Lion King II - Simba's Pride (1998) Video Trailer 1080p HD



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