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Lion King II: Simba

Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc special edition includes a Lion King Matter-Of-Facts pop-up trivia track, up-front ads, and a THX

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33138
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/31/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Darrell Rooney & Rob LaDuca
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Simba, Rafiki, Pumbaa and more return as the circle of life continues in The Lion King II: Simba

DVD Picture:
The THX-digitally mastered and anamorphically enhanced DVD (windowboxed and pillarboxed at 1.66:1) exhibits a beautifully animated picture with rich and vibrant colors. Compared to the previously released, non-anamorphic edition, the picture appears cleaner and more solid. However, as was the case with the previous DVD, there is an enhanced effect around the edges that is quite distracting. Still, the picture will surely please its young audience, due to its solid appearance and vivid colors. (Suzanne Hodges)