Timon and Pumbaa : Famous Cartoon Characters of 90s

Timon and Pumbaa are popular animated characters  of American television series was actually a meerkat and warthog characters based in The Lion King and its franchise movies. These duo are introduced by Disney in 1994. This is an animated American television serial which is produce by The Walt Disney,The series started on television in 1995 and ran till September 1999.

The show has three seasons first season ran on The Disney Afternoon and CBS which runs together in United States and in Canada on BBS.Season thirds started on Toon Disney on 1 January 1999.

Voice of Timon and Pumbaa

The voice of Timon was by Nathan Lane in early episodes then after that by Kevin Schon and Quinton Flynn. It was Ernie Sabella’s voice behind Timon. They are the main protagonist of the show.

Some other famous characters in the show is Simba who was voiced by Cam Alarke. Simba another character in the series he was the king of the Pride Lands and also a very good friend of them.

Zazu was voiced by Michael Goughwho is an arrogant hornhill and servent of Simba.

Shenzi, Banzal and Ed are antagonists in the show they also have their own program named The Laughing Hyenas. These three characters always mess up with these. They are voiced by Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, and Jim Cummings.

In the show there was also a very wise baboon named Rafiki who also gave an advice. This character also has own program named Rafiki Fables. Rafiki was voiced by Guillaume.

Zazu’s assistant was a mole whose name is Gopher and this character was also voiced by Jim Cummings.

Pumbaa

Timon and Pumbaa

This character is really  funny character his name is taken some where from the East African language Swahili. Its meaning is to be foolish,careless, stupid, silly don’t understand anything.

Timon

Timon and Pumbaa

Timon has no meaning in African language Swahili, but it seems to be a historical Greek name meaning respect. May be this word is derived from the Shakespeare tragedy Timon of Athens. A very popular Greek philosopher whose name is Timon and was the founder of the school of scepticism. It is not clearly mention  from where the word is taken.

The Lion King

The story is that Mufasa who is Simba father and the King of the Pride Land was killed by his uncle and maniplated Simba that he is responsible for his father’s death. Simba grown up in company with Timon and Pumbaa and were very good friends. The story is all about how Simba take his place back and take revenge of his father’s death.
The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
 The Lion King II:Simba’s Pride is the story of how Simba daughter Kiara, Fell in love with his enemy and uncles successor Kovu. Basically Simba’s daughter get annoyed by the overprotective behavior of her father.  The movie is animated romantic film. It is a sequel to the The Lion King released in 1994. The movie was released in 1998 which influence by the Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.
The Lion King 1½

Also known as The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matatain some area. This film main leads were Timon and Pumbaa is an American animated film produced by the Australian branch of DisneyToon Studios.

The Lion King

In the year 2019 The Lion King was released again the movie failed to fill the expectation of the fans but the graphic ans animation was superb. The film was produced and directed by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson,

 

 Information source 

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