As a child, I grew up watching the Timon and Pumbaa television series (how long must we wait for Disney to re-release more episodes of this great cartoon on DVD?) and one of the episodes was 'Once Upon A Timon' (an ideal episode to have been included as a special feature on this DVD?) which explained Timon's routes and how he met Pumbaa. This movie completely contradicts that episode, luckily, 'The Lion King 3' does a better job at explaining Timon's early years.
The film also contradicts the movie in parts (I noticed a few little inconsistencies). However, being a lifelong fan of Timon and Pumbaa, I don't care because I love this movie!
I don't think it should be taken all that seriously, it's just a bit of fun. Timon and Pumbaa take the viewer of a backstage peak at how The Lion King could have been. From their unique perspective, the results are hilarious. 'The Lion King 3' is very tounge-in-cheek and really makes fun of itself and the first film. This is defiantly one for the T and P fans. I particularly enjoyed the new characters, Timon's overprotective mother and his Uncle Max. The songs in this film are no where near as good or as memorable as the previous two movies, but they are very catchy (particularly Timon's 'That's All I Need').
There is much to love about this film, it divides opinion amongst fans but I am firmly a supporter of this one. If you enjoy the zany antics of two of the most best-loved characters in The Lion King and appreciate their timeless humour, you'll surly love this film.