Voiced by: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (young) and Matthew Broderick (adult)
Simba means lion in Swahili and he is supposed to follow up his father Mufasa as king of Pride Rock. Simba can’t wait to be king, he is a very happy cub and he idolizes his dad. When his dad dies and he grows older, he doesn’t see why he needs to become king anymore.
Voiced by: James Earl Jones
Mufasa is Simba’s dad and the king of Pride Rock. He is righteous and wise and a real leader. He is also powerful and courageous. Mufasa wants to be a rolemodel for his son. He dies after an accident caused by his brother Scar.
Voiced by: Jeremy Irons
Scar is Mufasa’s brother and he can’t stand the fact that the young Simba is going to be king after Mufasa. With a devious plan, he makes sure he becomes king and the Pride Lands will never be the same.
Voiced by: Nathan Lane
Timon is a meerkat and he befriends Simba. He teaches him the lesson of Hakuna Matata, no worries. Timon talks a lot and has a good sense of humor.
Voiced by: Ernie Sabella
Pumbaa is Timon’s best friend and he is a warthog. He also befriends Simba. Pumbaa can eat and fart all day, but he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. He does have a big heart.
Voiced by: Rowan Atkinson
Zazu is a red-billed hornbill and he’s Mufasa’s right hand. He looks after Simba when Mufasa isn’t around. Zazu is very proud of his position and acts very dignified, though he is not always taking seriously.
Voiced by: Niketa Calame (young) and Moira Kelly (adult)
Nala is Simba’s friend and always in for an adventure. When she’s older, she sees Simba again who she thought was dead. Simba and Nala fall in love and she tries to get Simba back to Pride Rock.
Voiced by: Robert Guillaume
Rafiki is a mandrill who lives in a baobab tree somewhere in the Pride Lands. He’s a friend of Mufasa and later of Simba. He’s the one who shows Simba he’s a true king.
Voiced by: Whoopi Goldberg
The only female hyena in the trio, but confident, self-controlled and the smartest of the three.
Voiced by: Cheech Marin
Banzai is the most aggressive and excitable of the trio and the one who gets into a fight easily. He also talks about food very often.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Ed does never really ralk, but he communicates mainly through crazed laughter. He has a permanent idiotic grin with his tongue usually lolling out, and his eyes never seem to focus on anything properly. Not the brightest hyena in the crowd.
Favorite Character: Zazu