Timon & Pumbaa

Toon Disney (ended 1999)




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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.

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen


Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

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

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille


Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett

Boss Beaver

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Quint, Speedy the Snail

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