The lead character of the series is Simba. During the course of the franchise, he grows up to take his father's place as the King of the Pride Lands.
* 1 Development
* 2 The Lion King
* 3 The Lion King\'s Timon & Pumbaa
* 3.1 Quint * 3.2 Speedy the Snail * 3.3 Fred * 3.4 Boss Beaver * 3.5 Irwin * 3.6 Toucan Dan * 3.7 Rabbit * 3.8 Vulture Police * 3.9 Cheetata and Cheetato * 3.10 The Three Natives * 3.11 Smolder the Bear * 3.12 Tatiana * 3.13 Sharla * 3.14 Ned the Elephant * 3.15 Little Jimmy * 3.16 Pimon and Tumbaa
* 4 The Lion King II: Simba\'s Pride
* 4.1 Kiara * 4.2 Kovu * 4.3 Zira * 4.4 Nuka * 4.5 Vitani
* 5 The Lion King 1½
* 5.1 Ma * 5.2 Uncle Max
* 6.1 Kion * 6.2 Bunga * 6.3 Fuli * 6.4 Beshte * 6.5 Ono * 6.6 Zuri * 6.7 Tiifu * 6.8 Janja\'s clan * 6.9 Mzingo * 6.10 Jasiri * 6.11 Pua * 6.12 Makuu * 6.13 Reirei\'s family * 6.14 Ushari * 6.15 Basi * 6.16 Leopards * 6.17 Aardwolves
* 7 Six New Adventures & other books based by The Lion King characters
* 7.1 Kopa * 7.2 Ahadi * 7.3 Uru * 7.4 Mohatu * 7.5 Ni * 7.6 Kula * 7.7 Chumvi * 7.8 Joka * 7.9 Jelani * 7.10 Kwaheri * 7.11 Boma * 7.12 Zuzu
* 8 References
A total of thirteen supervising animators from Walt Disney Feature
Disney-MGM Studios were responsible for establishing the
personalities and setting the tone for the first film's main
characters. The animation team studied real-life animals for
reference, as was done for the earlier film
THE LION KING
Main article: Nala (Disney)
Nala (voiced by
Moira Kelly ) is a childhood friend of
In the first film, she is portrayed as Simba's childhood friend.
TIMON AND PUMBAA
Timon and Pumbaa
Timon and Pumbaa
Scar (voiced by
Mufasa (voiced by
James Earl Jones in the films and Gary Anthony
The Lion Guard
According to Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, they knew that Jones's voice was powerful similar to the lion roar. Jones is scheduled to reprise his role in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the film directed by Jon Favreau .
"Sarabi" redirects here. For other uses, see Sarabi (other) .
Sarabi (voiced by
Madge Sinclair ) is Mufasa's wife and Simba's
mother. Her name means "mirage " in Swahili. In The Lion King, she
serves as the Queen of Pride Rock. Years after Scar usurps the throne,
Zazu (voiced by
Rowan Atkinson in The Lion King,
Edward Hibbert in
Timon & Pumbaa,
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and The Lion King
Jeff Bennett in The Lion Guard) is a red-billed hornbill
and majordomo to Mufasa and later Simba. After Mufasa's death, Zazu
becomes a prisoner of Scar before Pumbaa releases him when Simba
returns to the Pride Lands. He eventually acts as a scout and advises
Rafiki (voiced by
Robert Guillaume in the films and Timon & Pumbaa
In The Lion King, Rafiki is introduced in the opening scene when he
travels to Pride Rock to perform newborn Simba's presentation
ceremony. During the film, Rafiki sings a nonsense chant: "Asante
sana, squash banana, wewe nugu, mimi hapana." This is a Swahili
playground rhyme which translates to "Thank you very much (squash
banana), you're a baboon and I'm not!" Like "hakuna matata" (no
worries), the chant was heard by the filmmakers on their research trip
to Kenya. Rafiki travels to the jungle where
In the sequel
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Rafiki is more closely
involved with the affairs and politics of the prides and is often seen
with the lions. Mufasa's spirit persuades him to bring Simba's
daughter Kiara and Zira's son Kovu together as a way of uniting the
prides. Rafiki tries to make them fall in love by singing to them
about a place called "Upendi", which means "love" in Swahili. In the
end, he blesses the union of Kovu and Kiara and Kovu is welcomed into
the pride. Rafiki appears briefly in
The Lion King 1½, teaching Timon
the philosophy of "
Hakuna Matata ", talking to Timon's mother about
her son, and later convincing Timon to follow
In the musical, the character of Rafiki was significantly modified.
Rafiki makes occasional appearances in the
Timon and Pumbaa
SHENZI, BANZAI AND ED
Shenzi (voiced by
Whoopi Goldberg in the films and
Shenzi was originally going to be a male and be voiced by Tommy Chong to reunite him with Marin, who was playing Banzai, but the two had a falling out, so Shenzi was reconceived as a female and Goldberg was hired for the role.
The character is expanded in the television series . He acts as
Zazu's primary lieutenant, even sharing Zazu's home within a large
tree. He is seen reporting to Zazu on the movements of elephants. In
THE LION KING\'S TIMON & PUMBAA
Quint (voiced by Corey Burton ) is Timon and Pumbaa's archenemy, a sneaky, muscular man with black hair, a pink nose, and a shaven face, and he has varying roles. His wears different clothes in each episode because of the different jobs he has, but he is often seen wearing a hat. He also has different first names that show what his jobs are (in which they all happen to start with C).
Quint is a con artist who tricks Timon into stealing a gold nugget Pumbaa found in the episode "Yukon Con", a criminal who stole a suitcase that has $1,290,000 in the episode "How to Beat the High Costa Rica", an evil clock inspector who wants to get revenge on a timekeeper in the episode "Swiss Missed", a French chef who wants to make Speedy the Snail an escargot in the episode "French Fried", etc. In the episode "The Pain in Spain", two Quints are seen together, which may prove that there is more than one of him.
In some episodes, Quint appears to be a respectable man with an honest job, but he still seems to annoy Timon and Pumbaa. Notably in Season 2, Quint's face appears to be clean-shaven, except in the episode "Klondike Con" when he becomes a gold thief. Also, in the episode "Escape From Newark", his nose is the same color as his body for the first time.
SPEEDY THE SNAIL
Speedy (voiced by
Corey Burton ) is a talking grayish/bluish snail
with a shiny red shell and a yellow fedora.
Timon and Pumbaa
In the episode "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E.", Speedy is revealed to be
a superhero called Super Duper Hero X after
Timon and Pumbaa
Fred (voiced by S. Scott Bullock ) is a meerkat who was Timon's best friend back at the meerkat colony. He is a practical joker, employing such gags as the hand buzzer, the squirting flower, and the whoopee cushion. He also loved Timon's hyena jokes. When Fred visits Timon and Pumbaa, he pulls more practical jokes on the duo, such as impersonating Timon's mother or impersonating a Billy Goat guard. Timon and Pumbaa, however, don't find Fred's jokes very funny and they often overpower him. Aside from pulling practical jokes, Fred enjoys doing all sorts of activities, such as playing Turtle Tennis and Fishing for Flamingos. He also mentions that he and Timon have always gone Bowling for Buzzards.
At the meerkat colony, Fred's duty was to guard the Duke Meerkat's
castle, although on the day the Duke left the colony, he snuck away to
get a snack and convinced Timon that it was now his chance to go on a
Fred appears in a total of four episodes: "Tanzania Zany", "Mombasa-In-Law", "Once Upon a Timon", and "Mind Over Matterhorn".
Boss Beaver (voiced by
Brad Garrett ) is an ill-tempered and
cantankerous beaver with a white hard hat. His lifestyle is the exact
opposite of Timon and Pumbaa's
Hakuna Matata lifestyle: Boss Beaver
likes to work while
Timon and Pumbaa
Boss Beaver's favorite quote is "I am Boss Beaver and the reason they call me Boss Beaver is that I am your boss and I am a beaver. Therefore, I am Boss Beaver." In the episode "Amusement Bark", it is revealed that he has a mischievous son named Boy Beaver, who keeps breaking things at his amusement park and getting Timon blamed for it. Boss Beaver appears in a total of three episodes. He also makes a non-speaking cameo appearance in the episode "Washington Applesauce."
Irwin (voiced by
Timon and Pumbaa
Toucan Dan ( Jeff Bennett ) is a dangerously clever criminal mastermind lying toucan who wears a red fez . He is a convincing liar and impersonator and would also do anything to get someone in trouble. In his debut episode "I Don't Bolivia", he keeps tricking Timon into freeing him from his cage. Later in the episode, while Timon impersonates Toucan Dan in order to not be in trouble with the police, Toucan Dan impersonates Timon and this makes Pumbaa have to decide which one is the real Timon.
Toucan Dan makes his second and final appearance in the episode
"Alcatraz Mataz". In that episode, he frames
Timon and Pumbaa
Rabbit (voiced by
Rabbit makes his second and final appearance in the episode "Africa-Dabra!," this time appearing as an unsympathetic and ruthless magician. After Timon pulls him out of a hat, he teams up with the meerkat to become part of his magic act, telling him that he has been looking for a partner for years. When he gets annoyed by Pumbaa ruining the magic acts, he breaks up Timon and Pumbaa's friendship. When Pumbaa finds out that Timon would never truly said anything mean about him, he gets revenge on Rabbit by trapping him in a cage
The Vulture Police (voiced by Townsend Coleman and Brian Cummings ) are recurring characters in the Timon he serves as the group's leader due to his strong sense of responsibility. When Kiara is cornered by Janja and his clan, Kion and the Lion Guard rescues her and force the hyenas to leave. In The Lion Guard, he also demonstrates a strong yet open sense of discernment, which warms him to scavengers like Jasiri the hyena and her clan. However, more cunning neighbors such as Zira of the Outsiders and Reirei the jackal have used his trusting spirit to exert their will, only to be soundly subdued when Kion's instincts come into play.
Bunga (voiced by Joshua Rush ) is a young honey badger, Kion's best friend and the bravest member of the Lion Guard. He is also the adoptive nephew of Timon and Pumbaa. Bunga is shown to be very adventurous and he rarely acts serious or even sits still, as he is always on the move, working off boundless energy and enthusiasm, and makes even the most dire of situations into a fantastic time. Though this makes him a great friend and playmate, it lands him into trouble more often than not. Not only is he willing to put himself in bodily harm, such as his stunt in leaping off Pride Rock, but he will face down predators such as the hyenas in order to save his friends. According to Kiara, Bunga is "brave, bordering on stupid," but a valued member of the Lion Guard nonetheless. His catchphrase is "Zuka Zama," which means "pop up, dive in" in Swahili. His name means 'fool' in the same tongue.
Fuli (voiced by Diamond White ) is a cheetah , one of Kion's friends and the fastest member of the Lion Guard, as well as its only female member. She is quite prideful in her running abilities and shows extreme delight for being able to outpace a pursuer of any species. Despite being friends with Kion, she is somewhat resentful of the Lions for lording over the Pride Lands and was skeptical about Kion's Roar of the Elders. Despite these negative traits, she was willing to join the Lion Guard with her friends to defend the Circle of Life when Janja and his clan invaded the Pride Lands. Her catchphrase is "Huwezi," which means "you can't (catch me)" in Swahili. Her name means 'very fast' in the same tongue.
Beshte (voiced by Dusan Brown ) is a hippo , one of Kion's friends and the strongest member of the Lion Guard. Being one of the most popular animals of the Pridelands, Beshte is shown to be kind-hearted. His friendliness extends to everyone, as he acts like a big brother to the younger members of his herd, a friend to animals of all different species, and a protector of the Pride Lands at large. Beshte can also, however, be sensitive, being especially tactful when his friend Kion is unable to use the Roar of the Elders. For an animal so large and full of life, Beshte has an appropriately large heart and never fails to treat his friends with kindness. His primary catchphrase is "Twende Kiboko!", which means "let's go, hippo!" in Swahili - a secondary one is likely his question phrase, "What's the kerbubble?", when sensing a disagreement of almost any sort. His name means 'friend' in the same tongue.
Ono (voiced by
When it comes to his role on the Lion Guard, Ono is brave and has a knack for following the rules. He obeys Kion's orders without question and proves himself to be plucky and thrifty, considerably useful when it comes to scouting out a situation. His principles are clear in his willingness to fight with his full heart for the Circle of Life, and he is a valued member of the Lion Guard for his intelligence and ability to see things from afar. Ono's catchphrase is "Hapana!", which means "oh no!" in Swahili. His name means "passion" in the same tongue. It also means "good" in Hawaiian.
Zuri, voiced by Madison Pettis , meaning "beautiful" in Swahili, is a lioness cub and one of Kiara's friends. She appears to be vain about her appearance, as she constantly sharpens her claws on trees in order to keep them shiny. Unlike her friends, Zuri is delicate and timid. She shows considerable anxiety and fear in the face of simple circumstances and harbors deep disgust for grubs.
Tiifu, voiced by Sarah Hyland , is a lioness cub, and a friend of Kiara's. She is shown to be kind and patient, as seen when she comforts an overreacting Zuri. She is a great rule-follower and trusts the judgment of her friends, showing faith when she leaves Kiara to fetch help as Janja invades the Pride Lands.
Janja's clan are a spotted hyena clan that live in the Outlands.
* Janja, voiced by Andrew Kishino , is the cunning leader of the hyenas in the Outlands and one of the main antagonists. * Cheezi, voiced by Vargus Mason, is an excitable hyena who is usually seen sticking his tongue out. He looks similar to Ed. * Chungu, voiced by Kevin Schon , is a hyena of the Outlands clan with Janja and Cheezi, that has a slightly heavier build than Janja.
Mzingo, voiced by Greg Ellis , is a white-backed vulture who is one of Janja's majordomo of the Outlands. He is the leader of a flock of vultures that is allied with Janja's clan.
Jasiri, voiced by
Pua, voiced by Gerald C. Rivers, is a
Makuu, voiced by
Blair Underwood , is a young, sleek, and well-built
Reirei's family is a family of black-backed jackals who first
appeared in the episode "The Kupatana Celebration". They trick the
Lion Guard into letting them into the Pride Lands so that they can
devour all the animals. At Kupatana, the jackals attack the
Pridelanders until they are defeated by the Lion Guard.
* Reirei, voiced by
Ana Gasteyer , is a clever, scheming, and
manipulative jackal who wreaks havoc in the Pride Lands.
* Goigoi, voiced by
Ushari, voiced by
Christian Slater , is an
Basi, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson , is Beshte's father and leader of his and his son's pod. He is amicable and open, willing to engage in conversation and negotiate according to the customs of the Pride Lands. Even in the face of adversity, such as Makuu's violent takeover of Big Springs, Basi maintains his temper and graciously offers the crocodile a chance to return once the fish have returned in plenty.
Being so learned in the ways of the animals, Basi is knowledgeable and wise. Despite being an animal with a very different way of life, he understands the customs of the crocodiles and how this affects his pod's everyday life. Unlike the inexperienced young Makuu, Basi grasps an understanding of the Circle of Life and how every animal must give and take in order to keep it in balance.
Several African leopards appear in the series; two are antagonists, while one is an ally of the Lion Guard:
* Makucha (voiced by Steven Blum ): an aggressive, powerful leopard who comes to the Pridelands in pursuit of the okapi Ajabu, and who proves to be quite an adversary to the Lion Guard due to his speed and strength. * Badili (voiced by Jack McBrayer ): a friendly leopard who was initially too timid to stand up to Mapigano, who tried to take over his territory. * Mapigano (voiced by Jorge Diaz): a mean leopard who attempts to take over Badili's territory until Badili gains confidence through training with the Lion Guard and drives him out.
* Mjomba (voiced by
* Ogopa (voiced by Marieve Herington ) is a bright and cheerful aardwolf. She has blue-gray fur and black markings, as well as a narrow muzzle and a black nose. Her yellow eyes are large and framed by a few eyelashes, and her inner ears are pink with a couple of hairs sprouting from each. Like the rest of the pack, she adores termites. She is easily frightened and has a tendency to jump to conclusions. She also tends to add afterthoughts after she states her opinion on a subject.
* Haya (voiced by Ogie Banks ) is a nervous and shy aardwolf. He has dark gray fur with longer fur on his cheeks and black markings, and his inner ears are pink with a few hairs sprouting from them. His upper teeth protrude from his dark muzzle. Like the rest of the pack, he adores termites. Like Ogopa, he tends to add afterthoughts after stating his opinion.
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