The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

Audio problem: In the scene where Simba is being attacked by Zira and the other outlanders, he rolls down a small cliff. Zira then says, "Yes, we've got him", but if you watch her mouth she is actually laughing and her mouth isn't moving at all.

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Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the song "One Of Us" when Kovu is running away and the birds are chasing him, Simba is standing on Pride Rock looking down at Kovu. In the next shot of Pride Rock, Simba is gone, but in the next shot, Simba is back, in the same position as in the first shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Zira and Kiara are rolling down the cliffs near the end, watch carefully and in one shot we see both of them roll over an edge, and then another Kiara rolls down and grabs on to stop falling.

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Continuity mistake: When Zira is singing "My Lullaby" the cut on her ear is on one ear, then the other, then back again. It does this four times by the end of the song.

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Audio problem: During the song "My Lullaby" where Nuka makes his comment which at the end of it causes Vitani to push him off the rock/tree stump, he is still calmly singing his line about half a second after Vitani pushes him off.

Susan Kirk
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Continuity mistake: When Nuka and Vitani are at the Elephant Graveyard igniting their sticks to set the Pridelands ablaze, Vitani is first drawn with dark ear stripes. There is a close-up of her rolling her eyes at Nuka and the ear stripes are still colored in, but the lines indicating where they are present. When the stick ignites and Vitani grabs it, the stripes are gone. The stripes then appear when Vitani is setting some dry grass on fire. This mistake is repeated throughout the film.

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Continuity mistake: After the song 'Love Will Find a Way' when Kovu and Kiara are peering into the water and Kovu says, "We are one," in the reflection the scar on Kovu's face is on the wrong eye. Nothing to do with it being reflected, it was on the eye nearest Kiara, and now it's on the other eye.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, just before the final fight scene, Zira's pride is lined up with Zira in the centre on a rock, placing her above the others. Shortly after you see a close up of her with a couple of lionesses beside her - at the same height as her. They disappear in the next shot of her.

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Factual error: Near the end of the song "One Of Us" when Kovu is exiled, the beisa oryx at the front of the animal chorus (the one shaking her head slowly) has incorrect facial markings for her species. The other beisa oryx in the background has the correct markings. When she sings "He is not one of us," solo, she has correct facial markings, but lacks the correct leg markings, which she had when her facial markings were incorrect.

Blue Phoenix
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Continuity mistake: During the final battle, the number of lionesses changes dramatically. When the two clans are standing in line, there are dozens on both sides. However, when Kovu and Kiara see the battle from across the gorge, there only appear to be ten at most. Also, both Zira and Simba are gone as well as any of the existing land formations (Such as Zira's rock).

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Continuity mistake: At the end in the scene directly after Zira falls into the water, Kovu's scar is missing.

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Continuity mistake: When Rafiki is in the tree and Mufasa formulates a plan, there is a gourd that falls and breaks and Rafiki then picks up to symbolise the plan. Then he says "Are you crazy? This will never work!" and makes a hand gesture, meaning that he dropped the gourd pieces. However, they are not visible in the overhead shot when he says, "I just hope you know what you are doing!"

Susan Kirk
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Continuity mistake: When Simba and adult Kovu are walking through the burnt forest, they are ambushed by the Outsiders. But when there is the aerial shot of them walking, the Outsiders are nowhere to be seen. (DVD widescreen).

Continuity mistake: The bite mark/scar on Zira's ear changes ears throughout the movie.

Audio problem: In the bit where Zira and Kiara are falling down the cliff near the end, Kovu shouts 'Kiara' but with Nala's voice.

Other mistake: After Zira drowns, one of Kiara's claws aren't colored in for one frame.

Continuity mistake: Kovu's mane occasionally turns black. This is most noticeable during his first meeting with Kiara.

Continuity mistake: During 'Not One Of Us', the vultures have shadows when they are near the lion. However, in the next shot, no shadows are on the lion's body.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Kiara is first shown with a ridiculous scruff that is not possible. It is corrected in the next shot.

Rafiki: Oh Mufasa, you've been up there too long! Your head is in the clouds.

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Trivia: There are several deleted scenes for this movie, two of which would have made the movie much darker if they had been left in. At the end of the movie, when Zira is hanging over the water, she was originally going to let go on purpose, which was later changed to her becoming scared and reaching for help. Earlier in the movie, when Nuka dies, he originally had an additional voice line. Instead of dying immediately after saying he tried his best and being hushed by Zira who cups his muzzle in her paw, he would have looked up at her and given a faint smile while saying "Well... I finally got your attention... Didn't I?", at which Zira would've smiled and he would repeat "Didn't I?" one last time before sighing and dying.

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Question: If Scar chose Kovu, why is Kovu not the same age as Simba? Instead, he's the same age as Kiara, but Kiara is born only after Scar's death. Even if Scar chose Kovu say, a week prior to his death, Kovu would still be older than Kiara, and Scar would likely have had the pride of Outland lionesses at his back, rather than the Hyenas that killed him. Instead, the only lionesses we see are the Prideland lionesses. If Scar was able to lead the outlanders as their king with Zira at his side, I'm rather confused about his desire for Pride rock in the first place.

Lizzie Turley

Answer: It's since been revealed that Zira completely made up the bit about Scar choosing Kovu as his successor. Any errors or plot holes can thus be chalked up to that.

Chosen answer: The Kovu age discrepancy, and the lack of outlander support for Scar during his Pridelands rule, are plot holes, pretty much unavoidably created by the very story in this sequel.

Purple_Girl

Answer: Perhaps Zira had just got pregnant with him and Scar had no choice but to select the unborn cub to be the new leader if it was male, and he was lucky that it was. He might have guessed that Simba would come back some time and he made this decision in a panic, forgetting about anyone else. Nala would get pregnant with Kiara around this time and she and Simba were seen possibly mating (though well hidden by Disney) during the love song in the first movie. Some time may have passed since this moment, meaning she could give birth around the same time as Zira. One more thing is that baby Kiara is a lot chubbier than Simba was, so the ceremony could be a bit late and she is a bit older than people think at that moment.

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