31 Day Disney Challenge Day #21
Favourite Disney Sequel
The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
I’m sure that, by this point, this probably didn’t come as much of a surprise. Most of the Disney sequels tend to miss out on what made the first film so great, and often they follow the same format: the protagonist from the first film has got married to their respective love interest and had a child, who then goes on to make similar mistakes to the ones that their parents made in the first film.
While Simba’s Pride does, essentially, follow this format, the development of the characters and the plotline itself is both interesting and engaging. Plus, they managed to come up with a villain who is just as scary – if not scarier – than Scar. Zira is amazing as a villain and has a brilliant song, especially as a follow-up villain to arguably the most iconic Disney villain with, as I have said before, the best Disney song of all time. And it spreads a good message about equality and inclusion. All in all, they did a great job with Simba’s Pride.