The Lion King characters
Great and loved king, Mufasa is intelligent, sensitive and very courageous. By morning walks and evening tales, he will try to instill justice, prudence and reflection in Simba.
* Mufasa was scripted to sing a song titled "To Be King" during the film's early production.
Voice actor : James Earl Jones
Simba's best friend from childhood, she is said to become his wife one day. Intelligent and agile in single combat, she always wins the fight against Simba, which also allow him to recognized her a few years later.
* Nala's original name was Nadra.
* Originally, Nala had a younger brother named Mheetu.
Voice actor : Niketa Calame (cub); Moira Kelly (adult)
Frère du roi, Scar n'accepte pas la naissance de Simba, destiné à régner un jour. Fourbe et rusé, il image un plan des plus machiavélique pour tuer le père et le fils et ainsi devenir roi de la Terre des Lions. Effectuant une sorte d'alliance avec les hyènnes, il profitera d'elles afin de mener ses projets à terme. Ce qui, lui rapportera un succès éphémère...
Voice actor : Jeremy Irons
Sarabi is the wise lioness and mate of Mufasa. Caring mother and queen she was be devastated by the disappearance of his mate and son. Courageous, she remained and will be one the only lionesses to stand up to Scar, risking her own life. Eventually, her efforts will be rewarded by the return of her son.
* Sarabi had three sisters named Naanda, Diku, and Dwala.
* Either Simba's Uncle or Simba's Aunt, who appear in the comic An Unusual Choir are siblings of Sarabi
* In early version of The Lion King, Simba is upset by his first eccounter by hyenas. Sarabi calms him down with a lullaby about a spirit lion that watches over them.
* Sarabi doesn't appear in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, since her voice actress died.
Voice actor : Madge Sinclair
Zazu est le fidèle majordome du roi Mufasa. Il survole la savane en quête de nouvelles à amasser pour son rapport du matin quoitidien ainsi que pour repérer les situations qui nécessiteraient l'attention imédiate du roi. Il est parfois chargé de surveiller Simba, ce qui n'est rarement chose facile...
Voice actor : Rowan Atkinson, Edward Hibbert
Timon is a very talkative meerkat. He's the best friend of Pumbaa, togethey they save Simba after he's chased away by Scar and the hyenas. Timon and Pumbaa will aid adult Simba when he comes back to Pridelands to recliam his throne. Timon drags hyenas attention by doing his famous hula dance so Simba can sneak to Priderock.
Voice actor : Nathan Lane, Kevin Schon (TV series)
Big-hearted warthog, Pumbaa is the best friend of Timon. He and Timon save Simba after being exiled by Scar then help him reclaim his throne when he becomes an adult.
* In the Timon & Pumbaa episode "Home is Where the Hog Is," it is revealed that Pumbaa's last name is Smith.
* Pumbaa's original name was Harold.
Voice actor : Ernie Sabella
Banzai is a hyena being part of the trio with sidekick Shenzi and Ed. He is seen firsty in the Elephant grave yard, on a mission from Scar to attack Simba and Nala. Unfortuantly for the trio, Mufasa came just in time to protect the 2 young lion cubs.
Banzai is also seen falling into a pit of thorns when chasing after Simba.
He is only seen in The Lion King and The Lion King 1/2
* It is revealed in musical that Banzai's father was killed by Sarafina.
Voice actor : Cheech Marin (VO)
Shenzi est la seule hyène femelle du film. Contrairement à la croyance populaire, c'est bien celle qui démontre le plus de carractère et n'accepte pas que les lions contrôlent absolument tout. Rebelle et insolente, elle a souvent tendance à vouloir faire ce qu'il lui plaît, malgré qu'elle respecte Scar, jusqu'à-ce que celui-ci s'auto-trahisse...
Voice actor : Whoopi Goldberg
Ed is one of the hyenas that are Scar's henchmen. He is known from expressing himself only by laughter and giggles.
* Ed has some actual speaking lines in several Lion King comics.
Voice actor : Jim Cummings
Rafiki est un sage mandrill qui chronique les évènements de la terre des lions dans son baobab. Il a d'ailleurs présenté deux générations de naissances royales. Grand ami de Mufasa, il sera particulièrement attristé par sa mort. Quelques temps plus tard, il retrouvera Simba et le persuadera de revendiquer sa place en tant que roi légitime.
Voice actor : Robert Guillaume
Name - Simba
Gender - Male
Age - Portrayed as infant, cub, teen and adult in ''The Lion King'' franchise
Type of Animal - Lion
Simba is the main character in the film. Curious and adventurous, he disobeys the advice that will be given him, which will also cause him many troubles ... Nala's best friend, both will experience many adventures together until they are separated by tragic events ... Devoted by remorse inflicted by his uncle Scar, Simba will later grow up in the jungle, approaching a life without worry based on the principle of ''Hakuna Matata'', Until he is no longer able to conceal the truth and will have to face his responsibilities ...
Mufasa (father), Sarabi (mother), Scar (uncle), Nala's Father (father-in-law), Sarafina (mother-in-law), Nala (mate), Kiara (daughter), Kion (son), Kovu (son-in-law), 'Fluffy' (cub), Mohatu (great-grandfather), Ahadi (grandfather), Uru (grandmother), Kopa (son)
* Concept - Mheetu (brother-in-law)
Voice actor : Jonathan Taylor Thomas (cub); Matthew Broderick (adult); Jason Weaver (singing voice)
Sarafina is the mother of Nala and Mheetu, who doesn't appear in the movie. In the book, her along with a lion named Ni, helped rescue Chumvi, Kula, and Nala from hyenas. In the movie, Sarafina has only but one line, when she asked Sarabi what she thought. It is thought that Sarafina was in the second movie as well, when it was Kiara's first hunt and a lion has said "Oh my how you've grown!". There is no solid evidence to prove it was her. She is never called by name in the movie/movies, but in the end credits, it shows her name.
Voice actor : Zoe Leader
Tthe little cub that is presented at the end of the first film of The Lion King fas jokingly named "Fluffy" by the producers. This little cub had no specified gender and it's design was the same as of cub Simba, because it was not expected to have a story of it's own, but only there to keep the circle of life continuing at the end. The creators of the second film have transformed the little "Fluffy" into Kiara. Contrary to popular belief, Fluffy is not Kopa (Which was invented after the movie's release). Although it is possible that this cub is Kion.