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The Lion King 3D: Meet The Characters

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Meet (or just get reacquainted with) the Characters from the film! Do you like kicking back like Timon the meerkat? Maybe you are wise and clever like Rafiki the baboon? Each character has their own friends, foes and physical characteristics!

The Lion King 3D Characters

 

Simba

  • Hangs Out: Roaming the Pridelands with his friends
  • Crush: Nala
  • Family: His father was King Mufasa, and his mother is Sarabi
  • Friends: The dynamic duo of Pumbaa and Timon
  • BFF: Nala
  • Foes: His evil uncle Scar
  • Likes: Leading the pride, laughing with Pumba and Timon
  • Dislikes: Hyenas (they don’t tickle his funny bone)
  • Fashion Statement: He sports a regal mane
  • Coolest Quirk: He eats bugs with Pumbaa and Timon – yummy!

Nala

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Past Roles: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Breed: Lion
  • BFF: Simba
  • Personality Traits: Brave and curious
  • Description: An adorable lion cub – and then a powerful lioness
  • Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
  • Occupation: Huntress
  • Did you know?: As shown in “The Lion King,” in lion prides, the females do the hunting
  • Fun Fact: The name Nala means “gift” in Swahili

Pumbaa

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Breed: Warthog
  • BFF: Timon
  • Friends: Simba
  • Occupation: Lolling
  • Fave Food: Yummy, juicy, delicious bugs!
  • Fave Song: Hakuna Matata
  • Likes: Taking it easy
  • Dislikes: Hyenas

Timon

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Breed: Meerkat
  • BFF: Pumbaa
  • Friends: Simba
  • Foes: Large predators…like lions
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: His big mouth
  • Occupation: Kicking back
  • Fave Food: Tasty, tasty bugs and grubs
  • Fave Song: Hakuna Matata

Rafiki

  • Title: Shaman
  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Breed: Baboon
  • Friends: Mufasa
  • Foes: Scar
  • Personality Traits: Wise and clever
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Rafiki has the colorful face you expect from a baboon, and carries a gourd-topped walking stick
  • Occupation: Dispensing wisdom

Mufasa

  • Title: The king of the Pridelands
  • Breed: African lion
  • Friend: Rafiki
  • Known Adversaries: Hyenas, Scar
  • Relatives: Wife Sarabi, son Simba, brother Scar
  • Sidekick: Zazu
  • Personality Traits: Regal
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Flowing mane and piercing eyes
  • Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
  • Did you know?: Mufasa means “King” in the Manazoto language

Scar

  • Title: Not king, much to his displeasure
  • Breed: Lion
  • BFF: None
  • Foes: Mufasa
  • Relatives: His brother Mufasa is king of the pride; Simba is his nephew
  • Henchmen: The hyenas – Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: A scar across his face
  • Fave Hang-out: In his cave
  • Biggest Secret: He’s full of them
  • Scared of: Mufasa

Sarabi

  • Title: Queen of Pride Rock
  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Breed: Lion
  • Foes: Scar
  • Relatives: Her husband is Mufasa, and Simba is her son
  • Personality Traits: Dignified and kind
  • Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
  • Occupation: Huntress
  • Did you know?: Sarabi’s name means “mirage” in Swahili

 

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Banzai

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Breed: Spotted Hyena
  • BFF: Each other
  • Known Adversaries: Simba
  • Henchmen to: Scar
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
  • Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
  • Scared of: Lions
  • Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
  • Dislikes: Danger

Ed

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Breed: Spotted Hyena
  • BFF: Each other
  • Known Adversaries: Simba
  • Henchmen to: Scar
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
  • Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
  • Scared of: Lions
  • Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
  • Dislikes: Danger

Shenzi

  • Film Debut: The Lion King
  • Breed: Spotted Hyena
  • BFF: Each other
  • Known Adversaries: Simba
  • Henchmen to: Scar
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
  • Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
  • Scared of: Lions
  • Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
  • Dislikes: Danger

The Lion King 3D

THE LION KING 3D Roars into theaters September 16th for a limited engagement, and then comes home on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack on October 4th!

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