|Debut|| The Lion King|
Timon & Pumbaa (TV Show)
Timon is a wisecracking, comical meerkat and one of the tritagonists from Disney's 1994 film The Lion King and its 1998 sequel. In its 2004 interquel, Timon is the central main protagonist. He is the best friend of Pumbaa, friend and protector (when he was little) of Simba, son of Ma, and nephew of Uncle Max. Inspired by the idea of having a major predator on their side in The Lion King, he and Pumbaa took Simba in when he collapsed of heat exhaustion after his father's death. In The Lion King 1½, Timon is primarily shown as the every-man meerkat of his colony, who longs for a better life: "...where we don't have to dig tunnels and live with our heads stuck in the sand." He has been voiced by Nathan Lane in the trilogy films.
Pumbaa Smith is one of the characters from Disney's 1994 film the Lion King, its sequels, and its 1995-99 spin-off television series. He is best friends with Timon and later, Simba. He has been voiced by Ernie Sabella in all of his appearances.