The Lion King 1½
Alternate Title: The Lion King One And A HalfThe Lion King 1½ (The Lion King One And A Half, The Lion King 1 1/2) (2004) Feature Length Direct-To-Video Animated Film
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- Walt Disney Television Animation, DisneyToon Studios
- Animated Characters: Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, Rafiki, Nala, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Timon's Ma, Timon's Uncle Max, Ji'nah.
- Awards: Annie, Best Home Entertainment Production, 2005.
Nominee, Annie, Music in an Animated Feature Production, Don Harper, Lebo M., Johnny Clegg, Martin Erskine and Seth Friedman, 2004.
Nominee, Golden Reel, Best Sound Editing in Direct To Video, 2005.
- Originally Released in 2004.
- Running Time: 76 minutes.
Cartoon Production Information:
Sharon Morrill and Brian Snedeker were originally credited as producers.
Matt Weinberg has also been credited as providing the voice of Young Simba.
Soundtrack: "Grazing in the Grass," Written by Harry J. Liston and Philemon Hou, Performed by Raven, Produced and Arranged by Robbie Buchanan; "Digga Tunnah," Words and Music by Martin Erskine and Seth J. Friedman, Including "Simon Pute," Words and Music by Lebo M. and Johnny Clegg, Arranged and Orchestrated by Martin Erskine; "That's All I Need," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, As originally written for "Warthog Rhapsody," Performed by Nathan Lane, Arranged and Orchestrated by Martin Erskine, Additional Choreography by Peggy Holmes; "Hakuna Matata," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, Arranged by Don Harper; "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda, Written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti and George David Weiss, Performed by Lebo M., Courtesy of Walt Disney Records' "Nants' Ingonyama," Words and Music by Lebo M., Performed by Lebo M., Additional Performance by Nathan Lane; "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Written by Ennio Morricone, Arranged by Don Harper; "Sunrise Sunset," Written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, Arranged by Don Harper; "Peter Gunn Theme," Written by Henry Mancini, Arranged by Don Harper; "Homeward Bound," Words by Lebo M., Music by Hans Zimmer; "Hawaiian War Chant," Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohaku, Performed by Nathan Lane; "Digga Tunnah"(Reprise), Words and Music by Martin Erskine and Seth J. Friedman, Arranged and Orchestrated by Martin Erskine; "Circle of Life," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, Performed by Carmen Twillie; "Father's Footsteps," Words by Lebo M., Music by Hans Zimmer; "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, Performed by Oliver King; "Be Prepared," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John; "It's a Small World," Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Performed by Nathan Lane; "Jungle Boogie," Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, Dennis J.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Richard Westfield, Performed by Kool & The Gang, Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group, Under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Words by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, Performed by Kristle Murden, Arranged by Don Harper; "Sabre Dance," Written by Aram Khachaturian; "Simba and Nala Move In / End," Words by Lebo M., Music by Hans Zimmer; "Digga Tunnah Dance," Music and Lyrics by Martin Erskine, Seth J. Friedman, Tony Phillips, Lebo M., Johnny Clegg, Performed by Lebo M., Vinx, Produced and Arranged by Tony Phillips.
Working title (2002): "Hakuna Matata." Working title (2003): "The Lion King 1 1/2: Hakuna Matata."
Reprinted from The Animated Word by Alex Weitzman, 2/23/2004
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