Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

On March 5, 1998, Walt Disney Home Video announced a sequel to The Lion King. The video was relased on October 27, 1998, and on DVD on November 23, 1999 as a Limited Issue.


All the power and majesty of animation's greatest achievement -- Disney's Academy Award-winning film, The Lion King -- return for the Lion King II: Simba's Pride. From the hilarious humor of Timon and Pumbaa to the magnificent, adventure-packed world of the Serengeti, the circle of life continues with an incredible all-new story.

Kiara, Simba's headstrong daughter and heir to the Pride Lands, is on the prowl for adventure. Escaping her bumbling baby-sisters Timon and Pumbaa, Kiara runs off to the Outlands, which are strictly off limits. There she meets the mischievous Kovu -- a young cub chosen to walk in Scar's paw prints. The rift between the Outlanders and Simba's pride deepens as Kiara and Kovu's feelings for each other grow. But will love find a way to bring the two feuding worlds together as one?

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo March 5, 1992
3 Commercial for The Lion King on Broadway (U.S. Release Only) October 27, 1998
4 Promo for the Return to Pride Rock soundtrack October 27, 1998
5 Commercial for Disney's Animal Kingdom October 27, 1998
6 Coming Soon to Theaters from Walt Disney Pictures October 27, 1998
7 Trailer for A Bug's Life September 18, 1998
8 Trailer for Mighty Joe Young October 27, 1998
9 Coming Soon from Walt Disney Home Video October 27, 1998
10 Video preview for The Rescuers October 27, 1998 (Version 1 and 2)
November 5, 1998 (Version 3)
11 Trailer for The First Doug Movie Ever October 27, 1998 (Version 1 and 2)
November 5, 1998 (Version 3)
12 Video preview for 101 Dalmatians October 27, 1998
13 Video preview for Mulan October 27, 1998
14 Video preview for Castle In The Sky (Canadian Release Only) September 1, 1998
15 Feature Presentation October 27, 1998
16 The Lion King II: Simba Pride October 27, 1998

DVD Supplements

  • "Love Will Find a Way" music video
  • Theatrical trailer

Copies of this DVD began production on September 9, 1999.

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
United Kingdom VHS March 1, 1999
Australia VHS November 4, 1998
Japan VHS August 26, 1999
South Korea DVD June 2000

The Korean DVD version contains:

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
  • Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, Thai




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