Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King (1994) from their own perspective.
“The Lion King 1½” (also known as “The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata” in some regions) is a 2004 animated movie produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The film serves as a prequel and midquel to the original 1994 “The Lion King” movie, focusing on the character of Timon and his best friend Pumbaa.
In the movie, Timon and Pumbaa provide a comedic perspective on the events of “The Lion King” movie, from their own point of view, and also show what they were doing during the events of the original film. The movie features new characters such as Timon’s mother and Uncle Max, as well as appearances by familiar characters such as Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, and Rafiki.
“The Lion King 1½” was generally well-received by critics and audiences, praised for its humor, animation, and voice acting. It was released direct-to-video and also had a limited theatrical release in some countries.