Timon & Pumbaa

Toon Disney (ended 1999)



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Timon & Pumbaa

Show Summary

This cartoon series is based on the popular Lion King movie. The sidekicks of the movie, a meerkat named Timon and a warthog named Pumbaa are the main characters of the series. Although the movie's main character, Simba makes some appearances. Main Characters

TIMON is the fast-talking meerkat, the supposed "brain of the outfit", though often it seems that Pumbaa's general knowledge actually overshadows his. Timon is still the one to come up with the wittiest and craziest ideas to get them out of (or into) trouble.

PUMBAA is the smelly, yet kind warthog who's always ready to help his friends. While Timon is often ready to break the rules to get what he wants, Pumbaa is usually honest and innocent in his intentions.

QUINT is the main villain. He has appeared under dozens of aliases such as Congo Quint, Criminal Quint and Corteous Quint.

SPEEDY THE SNAIL is a, well, snail. At first Timon and Pumbaa wanted to eat him, but when he started talking and singing, they just couldn't do it. Speedy gets into a lot of trouble for a snail, either he's about to be cooked alive by a French chef or somebody wants to make an earring out of him, and Timon and Pumbaa always have to rescue him.

Recurring Characters

Princess Tatiana only appeared in one episode, but she is a vital part of Timon's past, since he almost married her.

The Natives seem to pop up in tropical places every now and then. In fact they are not really natives, just a bunch of college kids who like to spend their free time dressing up as natives.

The Vulture Police are two "jungle police" vultures that always finish each others' sentences and talk very fast.

Toucan Dan might seem nice, but he is a big liar and he can make you believe anything he says. He's prosecuted by the Vulture Police, and usually gets someone blamed for his misdeeds.

Boss Beaver has the total opposite motto of Timon and Pumbaa, "Makuta Hamaka", which according to him means "work hard".

Rabbit is a magical pink hare that Timon once pulled out of a hat. He appears in a few episodes and he always means trouble for the duo.

Irwin the Penguin is a very unlucky penguin with a very annoying voice who causes problems for everyone around him, especially Timon, which is why Timon can't stand him.

The Hyenas are the three dumb hyenas that we already met in the movie. Banzai, Shenzi and Ed, appear on the show sometimes even in their own segment.

Simba from The Lion King makes an appearance a couple of times.

Rafiki is another familiar character from the movie. He appears in his own episodes sometimes, and sometimes gives Timon and Pumbaa advice.

Fred is Timon's old friend from his meerkat colony. He loves to pull practical jokes on people. Timon & Pumbaa is currently airing on Toon Disney, check your local listings! First Telecast: September 8, 1995

This series won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Nathan Lane, Outstanding Individual in Animation - color director - Beethoven's Whiff and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class.

Episodes: 69 color animated episodes

Saturdays: 1:00PM on Toon Disney Weekdays: 1:00PM on Disney Channel.

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Quint, Speedy the Snail

Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings

Vulture Police

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Ed the Hyena, Gopher, Mr. Bear, Additional Voices

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille


Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Vulture Police

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke


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  • I doubt that it's canon but it's okay I guess

    I'll always love the original Lion King the best Lion King 2:Simba's Pride is good too this show is a spin-off with the comic relief duo Timon and Pumbaa as the main characters instead of Simba while The Lion King 1 1/2 was their own movie this is their own TV show although I hate Lion King 1 and a half and like this show more than that movie I liked that there are some episodes where other Lion King characters are in it sure it seems very different from the original movie and more unrealistic but I still watched it Timon and Pumbaa sometimes seem to travel around the world and this show actually has humans unlike the original Lion King I don't think it's one of the best shows I've ever seen but it's not one of the worst either and it can be pretty cheesy at times but it's still pretty tolerable in my opinionmoreless
  • *singing* Hakuna Matata! This show was so GREEEAAT!!!

    Two of Disney's greatest and funniest characters have their own show. A mischievous and egotistical meerkat and a kind and sweet-loving warthog... Totally a great pair.
  • Hoo boy!

    It sure is easy to get addicted to this! You watch one episode, you gotta watch several, and from there on---BANG! You're a fanatic. I know because I've been there and back. Really a self-humiliating expierience.

    I guess the rustic, traditional-looking animation, the fast-pacing and some nostalgia filter of seeing a few episodes helped. But let's face it---it's a crude, stupid show cashing in on a terribly overblown children and family film. It doesn't have good writing, the characters are rarely likeable at all, and it's just children's crap. Fun to watch as a kid on TV once in a while, or occasionally as an adult when you can't find ANYTHING better and deciding to use it to enjoy some nostalgia filter? Yeah, but otherwise? No way.

    I don't think even kids should watch this regularly. I seriously think it makes you stupider, it's that crappy!moreless
  • My Favorite Pair from Lion King

    1st ep (10)
  • One of my favorite spin-off series!

    The animation is a bit shoddy, but great show nonetheless. While I couldn't stand Timon and Pumbaa in TLK2 or 1.5, I liked them here in the T+P series. I also liked the little segments they had with Zazu and Simba. Great series for any Lion King fan!

    I wish this show would come back on the air! :( I believe there's a few episodes online and they also show on Playhouse Disney *VERY* early in the morning (or used don't remember anymore). Nevertheless, it's a must watch!moreless

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