King of the Zoo + a Giveaway

We were still housebound from suspected whooping-cough Monday and Tuesday of last week.  The kids were surprisingly really good, but being stuck inside saw us all getting a little cabin fever and I started to get snappy.  As soon as were given the OK and all clear (we never had whooping-cough after all) we visited the shops to stock up on items ready for the twins school camp, then we were super excited to go on a wonderful adventure and fun day out at Australia Zoo.

We attended Australia Zoo to celebrate with Disney the launch of  The Lion King 2 and 3 on DVD and Blu Ray.  I have been to Australia Zoo twice before but this was a great experience watching a movie in the Crocoseum, then seeing the Croc show hosted by Terry, Bindi and Bob from the VIP area, we felt so special and most certainly was the day out we all needed.

About Lion King 2

Experience, the power of “Upendi” – which means “Love” – as Kiara, Simba’s strong-willed daughter, seeks adventure away from her father’s watchful gaze.  Timon and Pumbaa can do only so much to protect her, especially when she encounters an intriguing rival, Kovu, a cub who is being groomed to lead Scar’s pride.  As Kiara and Kovu search for their proper places in the great “Circle Of Life”, they discover that it may be their destiny to reunite their prides and bring peace to the Pride Lands.  

About Lion King 3

This movie will take you way back to the beginning, before Simba’s story began.  From their uniquely hysterical perspective, Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa – the greatest unsung heroes of the savanna – reveal where they came from, how they helped Simba save the Serengeti and what really happened behind the scenes of The Lion King’s biggest events.  

Thankyou to Disney Studios AU, Australia Zoo and Mango for a fantastic day!!  

The Lion King 2 and 3 area now available on DVD and Blu Ray. 

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76 comments

Erica Hunt on Facebook April 18, 2012 - 5:08 AM

Omg what time do you wake up beautiful lady. No wonder your organised 😀

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Melissa April 18, 2012 - 5:16 AM

My fav is the monkey, cause he always makes me laugh!!

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Jodi taylor April 18, 2012 - 5:22 AM

I am really enjoying all your tips and ideas.
So thankyou very much.

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Jo Matheson April 18, 2012 - 5:54 AM

I love your site and so many friends have told me they follow it now because they saw me following it on FB

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Kim R April 18, 2012 - 6:25 AM

simba of course jusy love him

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Fiona _G April 18, 2012 - 6:32 AM

Still loving the tips (however many months in). Must-read info each morning!

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Kelly B April 18, 2012 - 6:37 AM

The sidekicks are usually my favourite in Disney movies – Timon & Pumba are hilarious!!!

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Stephanie Taylor April 18, 2012 - 6:51 AM

I lived watching the lion king with my little sister and now my kids are loving it too!

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Bec G April 18, 2012 - 7:09 AM

I LLLLOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEE Lion King movies!!!! Would love to buy these but money is too tight 🙁

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Renee Mills April 18, 2012 - 7:35 AM

My favourite is rafiki he always makes me laugh

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Venny Sarmiento April 18, 2012 - 7:52 AM

Timon and Puba are hysterical!!

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Shireen Baker April 18, 2012 - 7:58 AM

Love all the characters, can’t pick just one favourite! My daughter in law is African and these movies remind her of home. She is teaching her 3yo about Kenya and African custom.

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crystal jones April 18, 2012 - 8:10 AM

Is love these for my girls (1&4) they’ve only ever seen the first one!

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crystal jones April 18, 2012 - 8:11 AM

I’d have to say nala is my favourite always has been just love the playfulness of her

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Misty Jones April 18, 2012 - 8:13 AM

My fav is Timon and Pumbaa how can you go past Hakuna Mutata!

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Amanda Gorton April 18, 2012 - 9:00 AM

Always the wisecrack jokers Timon and Pumbaa bring comedy to The Lion King!

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Andrew April 18, 2012 - 9:03 AM

My kids love Lion King thanks for the chance to enter.

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halie opiie April 18, 2012 - 9:09 AM

this movie came out in my “younger days” i loved timon and pumba

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Kylie Whittaker April 18, 2012 - 9:37 AM

Hakuna Matata!!

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Kylie Whittaker April 18, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Timon & Pumba – classic little team bringing many a laugh to young and old!!

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Jenene April 18, 2012 - 10:15 AM

My Mr 5 is just starting to get into long movies. Can’t wait for him & Miss 2 to discover Lion King.

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teresa hogg April 18, 2012 - 10:24 AM

my lil girl loves simba as she loves lions

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Tammy Maskrey April 18, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Timon and Pumba are hilarious characters 🙂

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Sam Meakin April 18, 2012 - 10:48 AM

I love Mufasa – I’m gonna type that again ‘Muuuuufaaasssa’ Oooooo!

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Trish April 18, 2012 - 10:55 AM

They are such classic movies – Rafiki you can’t beat the wisdom of a monkey

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Leila Matthews April 18, 2012 - 11:31 AM

I’m a Pumbah fan, he might be a big character and not seem very smart but he is a fun character and often comes out with some wise things.

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Meghan April 18, 2012 - 11:42 AM

I can’t believe I’ve still never watched 2 or 3! Sounds like I’m missing out…

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Meghan April 18, 2012 - 11:43 AM

Favourite Lion King character is definitely Nala!

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Jakki April 18, 2012 - 12:03 PM

My favourite has always been Simba-he is just so cute and adorable

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Annsculley April 18, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Simba is my favourite and my daughters 🙂

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Rebecca Baker April 18, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Lion King My fave al time movie, I still get a little tear in the first one

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Hiselbobbie April 18, 2012 - 2:02 PM

nala is my favorite!

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Kakan April 18, 2012 - 2:21 PM

My niece would absolutely love this.

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ebakkalis April 18, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Simba is my favourite – the lion is such a majestic creature and I have a special liking for them because my star sign is a Leo!

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Marypres April 18, 2012 - 2:59 PM

I love Timon: such a fun, wise cracking little creature.

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Anne April 18, 2012 - 4:45 PM

My Favourite has to be ZAZU. He is funny for young and old

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Karina w April 18, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Pumba. He is too funny!

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Bec S April 18, 2012 - 8:21 PM

My favourite is Simba…he is such a lovable lion – who turns out to be great!

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Karen Edwards April 18, 2012 - 9:19 PM

Simba is my Favourite so cute!! And the kiddies think he’s pretty special too 🙂

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Marelle Jackman April 18, 2012 - 11:36 PM

Oh what a fabulous day out – thanks for the opportunity to win this
Simba is my fave!!

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Amanda Hunt April 19, 2012 - 12:03 AM

I love the comedic double that is Timon and Pumbaa, great to listen to and it makes the kids laugh.

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Kath_3333 April 19, 2012 - 6:03 PM

My favourite character would have to be Pumba. He is so funny and always makes me smile with his big pig song 🙂

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Gaye April 19, 2012 - 7:19 PM

Timon – he’s a misfit that does good… in the end….

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kate ludbrook April 19, 2012 - 9:37 PM

i looooooove simba =)

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Kirrily April 19, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Zazu. So clever. “Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they’re above it all… The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can’t. The cheetahs are hard up, but I always say, cheetahs never prosper… “

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Emma Zajac April 20, 2012 - 6:45 AM

I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never watched The Lion King!

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Cassy April 20, 2012 - 12:40 PM

I don’t have a favourite, I love them all, even Ed the hyena!! (OK, well maybe all except Scar…) and The Lion King is my favourite movie of all time… I have SO much Lion King paraphernalia… I even have the movie in French- Le Roi Lion!!!! But all mine are on old VHS and I would love to update them to DVD!

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Fatin April 20, 2012 - 2:27 PM

simba all the way!

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dean April 20, 2012 - 8:33 PM

Simba is a lovable softy

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Rebecca Wall April 21, 2012 - 6:40 AM

Pumba, because he’s funny! Ps. Love your site I read your emails daily! My friends ask why I read it as they call me an organised freak, but I say i might pick up something new!! And I have! I love being organised!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration xx

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Paula April 21, 2012 - 6:51 AM

We have only just got Lion King on DVD – so we haven’t had a chance to watch it – but I was a teenager when it was first released and Simba was lovely.

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Lee-Anne Pearce April 21, 2012 - 7:22 AM

Simba is our favourite

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Kaitlyn Burrage April 21, 2012 - 7:46 AM

I love Nala from the movie. she is always the sensible one trying to keep simba doing the right thing doesnt always work but…. she is very cute

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Andrew April 21, 2012 - 8:16 AM

Mufasa is a great role model for his young son. His presence resonates throughout the movie.

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Allison brown April 21, 2012 - 9:52 AM

I love Timon and Pumba cause they show you don’t have to be the same to be friends.

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student_000000-student April 21, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Rafiki was determined to prove to Simba that he could still be king – regardless of the latter’s past.

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Mumma2boys April 21, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Loved Lion King when I was younger, now my boys are seeing the advertisements for Lion King 2 & 3 and scream ‘mum mum thats the one can we watch it pppllllleeeeaaassseee!!’ I cant wait to watch it with them

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Jenny April 21, 2012 - 10:46 AM

You cant have Pumba without Timon!!! Hakuna Matata….

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Raelene's Ramblings April 21, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Sound like you had a great day at Australia Zoo. I was there 2 years ago on Australia Day. Now that is the place to be. John Williamson sung. Great day.
PS I love the Lion King more that the kids, I’m sure
Hugs
Raelene

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Jess April 21, 2012 - 12:23 PM

We, just yesterday, bought Lion King on DVD for our kids. Was one of my favourite movies growing up. I love Pumba, especially in a hula skirt!!!! Cracks me up every time!

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Kathryn April 21, 2012 - 1:36 PM

Pumba & Timon! Love the song Hakuna Matata, just so catchy!!!

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Barbara April 21, 2012 - 2:28 PM

Pumbaa always makes me laugh

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Jasmine April 21, 2012 - 2:30 PM

It wouldn’t be Lion King without Simba. I love Simba

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Anthea April 21, 2012 - 4:31 PM

I love Nala , my daughter named our dog after this wonderful character.

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Jacci April 21, 2012 - 7:07 PM

Pumba, he is just too funny 🙂

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Gkhislop April 22, 2012 - 9:49 AM

Simba of course !

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Princesslynley April 22, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Timon, such an intelligent creature. He was always my favourite and I just found him so funny.

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Monica April 22, 2012 - 9:22 PM

All of them! The story is an universal one and they are all great!

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Sue Bou April 23, 2012 - 9:37 AM

Simba is my fav 🙂

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Pooks12 April 23, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Absolutely love The Lion King.

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Elissa April 23, 2012 - 10:04 AM

I have a soft spot for Simba for nostalgic reasons. Haven’t introduced the Lion King to my daughter’s yet but looking forward to doing so.

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Sarah Armstrong April 23, 2012 - 12:13 PM

I love Pumba he’s the comic relief

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melanie whittle April 23, 2012 - 1:44 PM

my fav character is pumba he has the funniest moments and always gets the kids laughing

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Bellebabble April 23, 2012 - 5:27 PM

Timone because he taught me Hakuna Matata…now worries for the rest of my days. What a wonderful philsophy!

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Allison April 23, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Scar – every movie needs a bad guy!

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Maahaa111 April 23, 2012 - 8:48 PM

timone, little and spunky, makes me feel ok about being so short 🙂

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