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The Lion King 1 1/2 Review


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In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only here's the catch: The Lion King already had a Lion King 2. Figuring the whole Simba storyline was tapped out, Disney goes back to the well with a third film following the lovable supporting creatures, Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).

Why "1 1/2 " instead of a "3"? Because, quite literally, there's no sequel here at all. In fact, there's virtually no new material at all, and those expecting more of the same should steel themselves for exactly that: more of the same.

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review


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"The magic didn't end at midnight!" the promotional materials for Cinderella II tell us. But I'm here to tell you that not only did the magic definitely end at midnight, it ended at midnight 52 years ago, when the original Cinderella went home in her pumpkin.

This pathetic sequel, only 65 minutes long until the credits roll, tells three sad vignettes about the now-blissfully married Cinderella's life. Among them: Cinderella flounts tradition and invites (gasp!) commoners to the royal ball. The fairy godmother turns one of the mice into a person. And ugly stepsister Anastasia finds love in the arms of a portly baker.

Continue reading: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review


Bad
"The magic didn't end at midnight!" the promotional materials for Cinderella II tell us. But I'm here to tell you that not only did the magic definitely end at midnight, it ended at midnight 52 years ago, when the original Cinderella went home in her pumpkin.

This pathetic sequel, only 65 minutes long until the credits roll, tells three sad vignettes about the now-blissfully married Cinderella's life. Among them: Cinderella flounts tradition and invites (gasp!) commoners to the royal ball. The fairy godmother turns one of the mice into a person. And ugly stepsister Anastasia finds love in the arms of a portly baker.

Continue reading: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review

The Lion King 1 1/2 Review


Bad
In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only here's the catch: The Lion King already had a Lion King 2. Figuring the whole Simba storyline was tapped out, Disney goes back to the well with a third film following the lovable supporting creatures, Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).

Why "1 1/2 " instead of a "3"? Because, quite literally, there's no sequel here at all. In fact, there's virtually no new material at all, and those expecting more of the same should steel themselves for exactly that: more of the same.

Continue reading: The Lion King 1 1/2 Review

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The Lion King 1 1/2 Movie Review

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The Lion King 1 1/2 Movie Review

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