Cast and Crew of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

Cast of
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

About The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

In the continuation of the epic saga, "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," we find our beloved protagonist, Simba, voiced by Matthew Broderick, fully embracing his role as the king of Pride Rock. Alongside him is his queen, Nala, and together they have welcomed a new addition to their family, a feisty and adventurous cub named Kiara, who is voiced by Neve Campbell. Kiara, much like her father in his younger days, is a free spirit, always seeking out new adventures and testing the boundaries set by her parents.

However, Kiara's adventurous nature lands her in a precarious situation when she encounters Kovu, the son of the villainous lioness, Zira. Kovu, with his enigmatic charm and mysterious past, captures Kiara's attention, much to the dismay of Simba and Nala. The budding romance between Kiara and Kovu adds a layer of complexity to the story, as it is intertwined with the long-standing feud between the Pride Lands and the Outsiders, a group of lions exiled by Simba.

The central question that drives the plot of "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" is whether Kovu will succumb to his mother's evil intentions or follow his heart, potentially stealing Kiara's affection and disrupting the peace in the Pride Lands. This sequel to the beloved classic "The Lion King" is a thrilling tale of love, loyalty, and the struggle for power, all set against the stunning backdrop of the African savannah.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is part of the The Lion King Collection, together with The Lion King and The Lion King 1½ .

Full Cast of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

Matthew Broderick
plays Simba (voice)

Matthew Broderick as Simba (voice)
Matthew Broderick's performance as Simba in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a commendable continuation of his role from the original film. His voice acting effectively portrays Simba's growth into a wise and responsible king, while still retaining the playful and adventurous spirit that made the character so endearing in the first place. Broderick's delivery of Simba's dialogue is filled with warmth and sincerity, making the character's struggles and triumphs feel genuine and relatable. Overall, his performance adds depth and emotion to the story, making it a memorable addition to the Lion King franchise. See Matthew Broderick's other roles

Neve Campbell
plays Kiara (voice)

Neve Campbell as Kiara (voice)
Neve Campbell's portrayal of Kiara in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a standout performance that brings depth and warmth to the character. As the spirited and compassionate daughter of Simba and Nala, Campbell infuses Kiara with a sense of curiosity and determination that makes her journey of self-discovery both engaging and relatable. Her vocal performance is nuanced and expressive, capturing the essence of Kiara's growth from a carefree cub to a responsible young lioness who ultimately unites the Pride Lands. Campbell's chemistry with co-star Jason Marsden (Kovu) adds an extra layer of emotion to their characters' blossoming relationship, making their scenes together a highlight of the film. See Neve Campbell's other roles

Jason Marsden
plays Kovu (voice)

Jason Marsden as Kovu (voice)
Jason Marsden's performance as Kovu in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a standout in the film. Marsden brings a complexity and depth to the character, skillfully navigating Kovu's internal conflict between his loyalty to Scar and his growing affection for Simba's daughter, Kiara. His vocal range and delivery effectively convey Kovu's emotional journey, from his initial cold and calculating demeanor to his eventual transformation into a compassionate and courageous lion. Marsden's performance adds a layer of sophistication to the film, making Kovu a compelling and memorable character. See Jason Marsden's other roles

Nathan Lane
plays Timon (voice)

Nathan Lane as Timon (voice)
In "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," Nathan Lane delivers a standout performance as the voice of Timon, the wisecracking meerkat. Lane's comedic timing and distinctive voice bring the character to life, making Timon a fan favorite. His performance is a highlight of the film, providing much-needed humor and levity in contrast to the more serious themes of the story. Lane's ability to convey Timon's loyalty and friendship, as well as his sarcasm and wit, adds depth to the character and makes him a memorable part of the "Lion King" franchise. See Nathan Lane's other roles

Ernie Sabella
plays Pumbaa (voice)

Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa (voice)
Ernie Sabella's performance as Pumbaa in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a delightful continuation of his iconic role from the original film. His voice work brings the lovable and humorous warthog to life, adding a touch of humor and warmth to the sequel. Sabella's comedic timing and delivery of Pumbaa's lines are impeccable, making him a standout character that audiences of all ages can enjoy. His performance not only complements the story but also adds depth to Pumbaa's character, making him more than just a comic relief. See Ernie Sabella's other roles

Andy Dick
plays Nuka (voice)

Andy Dick as Nuka (voice)
Andy Dick's performance as Nuka in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a standout in the film. His portrayal of the villainous character is both comical and menacing, adding a layer of complexity to the plot. Dick's unique voice acting skills bring Nuka to life, making him a memorable antagonist. His performance is a testament to his versatility as an actor, showcasing his ability to excel in both comedic and dramatic roles. See Andy Dick's other roles

Robert Guillaume
plays Rafiki (voice)

James Earl Jones
plays Mufasa (voice)

James Earl Jones as Mufasa (voice)

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Moira Kelly
plays Nala (voice)

Moira Kelly as Nala (voice)

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Suzanne Pleshette
plays Zira (voice)

Lacey Chabert
plays Young Vitani (voice)

Lacey Chabert as Young Vitani (voice)

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Edward Hibbert
plays Zazu (voice)

Cam Clarke
plays Simba (singing voice)

Cam Clarke as Simba (singing voice)

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Michelle Horn
plays Young Kiara (voice)

Michelle Horn as Young Kiara (voice)

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Meredith Scott Lynn
plays Adult Vitani (voice)

Meredith Scott Lynn as Adult Vitani (voice)

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Ryan O'Donohue
plays Young Kovu (voice) (uncredited)

Jim Cummings
plays Scar (voice) (uncredited)

Jim Cummings as Scar (voice) (uncredited)

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Peter Renaday
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Vanessa Theme Ament
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Robin Frizzell
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Lisa Long
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Adrienne Hampton
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Seth Isler
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Richard Sinclair
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Joel Moffett
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Liz Callaway
plays Adult Kiara (singing voice) (uncredited)

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott's performance as None in 'The Lion King II: Simba's Pride' is a testament to his versatility as a voice actor. Despite not having a specific character role, McDermott's contributions to the movie's ambiance and atmosphere are significant. His voice work, often blending into the ensemble, adds depth and richness to the film's soundscape, contributing to the overall immersive experience of this animated classic. See Brian McDermott's other roles

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