The Lion King 1.5 & The Lion King 2 on BD | DVD March 6

The Lion King is definitely a family favorite movie that is great for everyone’s collection. Below is the press release info for both The Lion King 1.5 and The Lion King 2 on BD & DVD for March 6…

The Lion King 1 1/2 Special Edition

Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are Back For a Limited Time, Includes a New Timon and Pumbaa Bonus Feature Available March 6, 2012 on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital

Synopsis: Hilarity reigns in the motion picture comedy-adventure that takes you waaay back to the beginning before Simba’s tale began…now more fabulous than ever for the first time in a 2-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack!

From their uniquely hysterical perspective, Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa—the greatest unsung heroes of the savanna—reveal where they came from, how they helped Simba save the Serengeti and what really happened behind the scenes of The Lion King’s biggest events.

This essential chapter of The Lion King trilogy features your favorite characters voiced by the original cast (Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Ernie Sabella plus Julie Kavner and Jerry Stiller) and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. You’ll feel the love for every outrageously funny moment.

Cast:                               Nathan Lane (Broadway’s “The Producers”)  as voice of Timon
                                          Ernie Sabella (The Lion King) as voice of Pumbaa
                                          Julie Kavner (TV’s “The Simpsons”) as voice of Mom
                                          Jerry Stiller (TV’s “The King of Queens”) as voice of Uncle Max
                                          Matthew Broderick  (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as voice of Simba
                                          Robert Guillaume (TV’s “Benson”) as voice of Rafiki
                                          Moira Kelly (The Lion King) as voice ofNala
                                          Whoopi Goldberg (voice in Snow Buddies) as voice of Shenzi
                                          Cheech Marin (Cars) as voice of Banzai
                                          Jim Cummings (Winnie The Pooh) as voice of Ed

Director:                                                    Bradley Raymond
                                           (Tinker Bell and Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue)

Bonus Features:                                     Timon & Pumbaa’s Vacation Safari
This new animated bonus feature shows Timon & Pumbaa watching home movies of their animal friends at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Deleted Scenes
                                          Director Bradley Raymond and Producer George Mendoza explain why these segments did not make the final film.

1.     Opening Concept #1

2.     Opening Concept #2

3.     Old Fearless Buzz

4.     Timon talks to Dad

5.     Timon, Dad & Mom

6.     Intro to “Scurry, Flinch, Sniff”

7.     Timon & Pumbaa look for Oasis

Timon: Behind the Legend
Hosted by Peter Graves, this mock-umentary traces Timon’s childhood. There are interviews with Timon’s mom, Uncle Max  & Pumbaa, plus snapshots show him growing up.                                                                                            

Before the Beginning: The Making of Lion King 1 1?2
Director Bradley Raymond and Producer George Mendoza walk viewers through the film… from before the beginning.  Brad  and George are silhouetted against their own film with a remote, just like Timon and Pumbaa.

“Grazing in the Grass”
Music video performed by Raven.

Digital Bonus Features:                    Timon & Pumbaa’s Vacation Safari                        
                                          Timon: Behind The Legend

AND… The Lion King 2 Simba’s Pride Special Edition

Special Edition Available March 6, 2012 on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Includes a New Timon and Pumbaa Animated Short

 Synopsis: The king of animated films reigns in this final chapter of The Lion King trilogy, now breathtakingly beautiful for the first time in a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack! Experience the power of “Upendi”—which means “love”—as Kiara, Simba’s strong-willed daughter, seeks adventure away from her father’s watchful gaze. Timon and Pumbaa can do only so much to protect her, especially when she encounters an intriguing rival, Kovu, a cub who is being groomed to lead Scar’s pride.

As Kiara and Kovu search for their proper places in the great “Circle Of Life,” they discover that it may be their destiny to reunite their prides andbring peace to the Pride Lands.

Featuring the original all-star voice cast, breathtaking animation and enchanting songs, Kiara and Kovu’s adventure thrills audiences of all ages as the glorious “Circle Of Life” continues for a new generation.

Cast:                                                              Matthew Broderick  (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as voice of Simba
                                          Nathan Lane (Broadway’s “The Producers”)  as voice of Timon
                                          Ernie Sabella (The Lion King) as voice of Pumbaa
                                          Neve Campbell  (Scream) as voice of Kiara
                                          Jason Marsden (TV’s “G.I. Joe: Renegades”) as voice of Kova
                                          Andy Dick (TV’s “Community”)  as voice of Nuka
                                          Robert Guillaume (TV’s “Benson”) as voice of Rafiki
                                          James Earl Jones (The Lion King) as voice of Mufasa
                                          Moira Kelly (The Lion King) as voice ofNala

Directors:                                                  Darrell Rooney (Mulan II)
                                          Rob LaDuca (Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland)

Bonus Features:                                     Timon & Pumbaa’s Insectapedia
In this new animated bonus feature, Timon & Pumbaa gaze at the night sky as the star constellations resemble their favorite meal, insects!

One By One”
An original animated short with vocals by The Lion King vocalist Lebo Morake.

Timon & Pumbaa: Find Out Why
In this series of animated shorts, Timon and Pumbaa provide answers to some of life’s most puzzling questions including:

1.     Why is there lightning and thunder?

2.     Why do we sneeze?

3.     Why don’t Pandas live in the desert?

4.     Why is there wind?

5.     Why does an airplane fly?
Proud of Simba’s Pride 
A featurette that traces the making of the movie.

“Love Will Find a Way” Music Video
Performed by Kenny Lattimore and Heather Headley.

Digital Bonus Features:                     Timon & Pumbaa’s Insectapedia                  
                                          “One By One”

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