Cover image for The Lion King 1 1/2 [songs from Timon & Pumbaa's hilarious adventure].
Title:
The Lion King 1 1/2 [songs from Timon & Pumbaa's hilarious adventure].
Author:
Raven, 1985- , performer.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Records, [2004]

â„—2004
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Subtitle from container insert.

Enhanced CD. Insert CD into computer's ROM drive to access special features.
Language:
English
Contents:
Grazing in the grass (Raven) -- Digga tunnah dance (Lebo M & Vinx) -- That's all I need (Nathan Lane) -- Hakuna matata (Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella ; with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams) -- The lion sleeps tonight (Lebo M) -- Jungle boogie (Drew K & French) -- Timon's traveling theme -- The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Lion King 1 1/2 (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780763421052
UPC:
050086104673
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Much like the direct-to-video movie it supports, The Lion King 1 1/2 pales in comparison to the soundtrack of the original Lion King. Continuing the trend of most Disney soundtracks and films since the late '90s, the album features nearly as many performances from the entertainment giant's stable of teen pop artists as it does original songs written for the movie. Raven's overworked cover of "Grazing in the Grass" opens the album, and while she's not a bad singer, the fussy arrangement and frenetic pace of the song don't do her any favors. Drew K. & French's "Jungle Boogie" is fun enough, but doesn't add anything to the Kool & the Gang original but a little bit of blandness. Likewise, Lebo M.'s contributions, "Digga Tunnah Dance" (which also features percussionist Vinx), "Timon's Traveling Theme," and a cover of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (which was also included on the Simba's Pride album) do an admirable job of incorporating African elements into the film's music, but aren't especially distinctive. Nathan Lane's performances do rescue The Lion King 1 1/2 somewhat, even if the album reprises "Hakuna Matata" from the original Lion King, and "That's All I Need" was originally written for the "Warthog Rhapsody" from Rhythm of the Pride Lands. Even the album's best track, Ennio Morricone's theme to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," comes from somewhere else. Perhaps the soundtrack's target audience probably won't notice or care much about its heavily recycled track list, but considering that the album is only eight songs and 22 minutes long, it still seems like Disney could have offered more to Lion King fans. ~ Heather Phares