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    Apr 9, 2020

    22 "Lion King 2" Jokes For Anyone Who Knows It's Better Than The First One

    It's a crime that this film was never released in theaters.

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

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    That's it. That's the post.

    (Just kidding, keep scrolling.)

    It's truly one of the best Disney films, and I'm not the only one who thinks this. But first, let me set the scene:

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    DECEPTION!!!! DISGRACE!!!! EVIL AS PLAIN AS THE SCAR ON HIS FACE!

    1. First of all, it's got an amazing soundtrack. "Not One of Us" in particular absolutely BANGS.

    “Not One of Us” from Lion King 2 Simba’s Pride is a top 2 Disney Song all time and it ain’t 2.

    2. That ending note...

    @AwwHELLToTheNaw when that zebra hits that wild final note in “Deception”

    3. The lyrics are so applicable to any situation when you feel betrayed.

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    4. It's also just SO dramatic. It did not need to go that hard.

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    5. But it's not JUST "Not One of Us."

    honestly the entire lion king 2 soundtrack is full of bangers!!!! he lives in you?? we are one?? LOVE WILL FIND A WAY??!

    "Love Will Find a Way" is better than "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and that's just the truth.

    6. And "He Lives in You"?? *chef's kiss*

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    7. It's truly bop after bop.

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    8. I mean, the villain song "My Lullaby"???? Which was written by Joss Whedon, BTW??

    “My Lullaby” from Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride (1998) is one of the best Disney villian songs in existence and the fact that it’s not streaming on any platform is misogyny of the highest order because Zira is scarier than Scar ever was. In this essay I will...

    9. Zira is low key the scariest Disney villain.

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    ...Let's talk about Kovu for a minute.

    10. Kovu is legit one of the hottest Disney men of all time.

    Every night I wake up in a cold sweat and ask myself why they made Kovu, the lion from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, so hot

    11. I do not care that he is a lion.

    why did disney give Kovu from lion king 2 an extremely powerful aura, i thought young me was imagining it but no...disney...did that

    12. I didn't know a lion could be hotter than Simba.

    13. And his storyline??? We stan an angsty king.

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    Kylo Ren could never.

    14. His relationship with Simba's daughter Kiara is the perfect bad boy, good girl pairing.

    hot take but lion king 2 was the best disney classic sequel and 6 y/o me was living for that bad boy good girl lion trope

    Better than She's All That.

    15. Kiara, Simba's daughter, is also a badass Disney princess. Remember how she straight up DESTROYS her own father with five words?

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    Truly iconic.

    16. How about when she legit stops a war by reminding the lions that they're the same??

    I can't believe Kiara ends racism in the Lion King Cinematic Universe.

    17. There are honestly so many powerful themes about racism in this film!!

    Lion King 2 was really a story about a white girl and a black boy falling in love and their parents weren't feeling it.

    18. Like, okay, the plot is basically Romeo and Juliet. But this follows perfectly from the plot of The Lion King, which was basically Hamlet!

    Kind of messed up that Shakespeare plagiarized the plot of Romeo and Juliet from Lion King 2: Simba's Pride :/

    19. One might even say it's *more* memorable than Romeo and Juliet...

    20. It's also SUPER hardcore.

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    RIP Nuka :/

    21. It truly....pushes the boundaries on the kind of content we're used to in Disney films.

    Finally, an animated Disney film that tackles sex.

    22. It is NOT the kind of movie you can just zone out during.

    The reason Netflix and chill is a thing is because all the Netflix movies are trash. If we’re watching something like Lion King 2 on Disney + and you try to get handsy with me I’m kicking you out immediately

    In conclusion, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is the best Disney sequel. Even Snooki thinks so, so it must be true.

    Finally introduced sissy to Simba's Pride! The best sequel of all time. #MyFavorite #LionKing2 👏🏽👏🏽

    Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.

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