Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / Timon & Pumbaa

Go To

Characters of The Lion King spin-off series Timon & Pumbaa.


    open/close all folders 
Advertisement:

First film characters as portrayed in this series

    Timon 

  • Badass Bookworm: He may be tiny, but his cleverness enables him to outsmart vicious predators. Not to mention anger him enough and he will strike back so hard that predators run for their lives.
  • Butt-Monkey: Though a lot of what Timon goes through is karmic retribution for some recent act of Jerkassery, usually by being overly rude, selfish, or proud. When using his powers for good, he generally ends up all right.
  • Cowardly Lion: He may often hide in fear when a new predator approaches, but threaten Pumbaa or any of his friends and he will not hesitate to help a comrade against a hungry animal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually when interacting with Pumbaa or Simba.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He gets many Pet the Dog moments.
  • Schemer: A large part of the series' conflicts come about because of Timon's habitual tendency to swindle people in various ways to make quick bucks or other wants (such as sneaking into a cruise).
  • Smarter Than You Look: He is nowhere near as smart and capable as he thinks he is and often seems totally clueless about what is going on around him, but when it really counts, he shows himself to be very cunning and quick-thinking, coming up with and pulling off a number of impressive schemes.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He seems to have gotten a lot more clueless and stubborn than in the film. "Brazil Nuts" and "I Don't Bolivia" are the finest examples of this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: To the point where he is referred to as the rudest creature on earth in one of the final episodes.
    Pumbaa: I'm beginning to see why you're not very popular, Timon. You're a grouch... and you scream like a baby!

    Pumbaa 

  • Adaptational Intelligence: Though he is something of an airhead like in the first film, he is given a fair amount of book-smarts and can quote many facts about geography, literature, and history.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is not the brightest one in the cast, but he fends off stronger larger animals including giants like elephants and even dinosaurs. In one episode, he even chased away an entire horde of hungry predators from across the food chain.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Downplayed due to his adaptational intelligence. Not only is he often right when he often warns Timon that his schemes will get screwed up and his dishonesty will get the duo into big trouble, he also frequently corrects Timon about his erroneous beliefs in subject he's into (in particular geography).
  • Super Strength: He is capable of lifting giant animals such as elephants and whales.

    Simba 

  • Adaptational Badass: Although already a badass in the movies that inspired the show, he has superhero feats such as blowing away hundreds of heavy animals (including elephants and rhinos) with a single roar and being able to knock down a 40 feet tall monster with a single tackle.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Though more of a badass than in the movies, he's also noticeably lazier and (just like a real lion) spends a lot of time just doing nothing — in the episode Shake Your Djibouti it's especially noticeable, with his characteristic self-doubt coming across more as an excuse to not have to get up and move. When he does get involved, though, he effortlessly takes care of any problem in less than a minute.
  • Demoted to Extra: The main character of the franchise otherwise, but in this series he only appears in the occasional episode.
  • Off-Model: Mainly in "Rome Alone".

    The Hyenas 

Advertisement:

    Zazu 

    Rafiki 

Introduced in this series

    Quint 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cusco_quint.png

"I am C. Quint"
Voiced by: Corey Burton

Quint is Timon and Pumbaa's recurring human nemesis. His role varies in each episode he appears in, although one episode shows two Quints together, which may prove that there is more than one of him.


  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: In "Klondike Con", he is a gold thief named Claim-Jumper Quint disguised as a nice man named "Courteous Quint".
  • Con Man: As Cusco Quint in the episode "Yukon Con", where he talks Timon into stealing a gold nugget Pumbaa found, planning that the gold will become his own.
  • Evil Chef: As Culinary Quint, he tries to turn Speedy into a French delicacy.
  • The Heavy: The most recurring original antagonist of the series.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He has a different job in each episode. He always gets a nickname (usually starting with C) that matches his job.
  • Revenge: As clock inspector Clockwork Quint, he plans on get revenge on a young man named Fronk for being chosen as a town's timekeeper instead of him. His revenge plan is to fire him if the broken clock is not fixed by noon.
  • Supervillain: As Chromosome Quint in "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E.", the archenemy of a superhero called Super Duper Hero X.
  • Token Human: The only recurring human character in a show primarily featuring talking animals.

    Speedy the Snail 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/speedy_the_snail.png

"Hi-diddle, hi-diddly help!"
Voiced by: Corey Burton

Speedy is a talking and singing snail whom Timon and Pumbaa befriend.


Advertisement:

    Gopher 

"Zazu, sir!"

Gopher is Zazu's assistant.

    Fred 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fred_7.png

"Boy, oh boy, did I get you guys good or what?!"
Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock

Fred is a meerkat who was Timon's best friend back at the meerkat colony. He enjoys pulling practical jokes on his friends.


  • Old Friend: That's what he is to Timon.
  • Pun: Timon's hyena jokes always cracked him up.
  • Surveillance Station Slacker: When the Duke leaves the meerkat colony for the day, Fred is left in charge of the castle. However, instead of doing his job, he goes to the grocery store to get a snack and after convincing Timon that it's his chance to go on a date with Princess Tatiana, he falls asleep on duty until he's woken up by a cobra, who he unintentionally lets in the castle.
  • Whoopee Cushion: According to Timon, Fred used to love this prank.

    Boss Beaver 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boss_beaver.png

"From here and forward, you will address me as Boss, Boss Beaver! The reason you will address me as Boss Beaver is that I am your boss and I am a beaver!"
Voiced by: Brad Garrett

Boss Beaver is a cranky, ill-tempered loudmouthed beaver whose working lifestyle is the exact opposite of Timon and Pumbaa's Hakuna Matata lifestyle.


  • Shaped Like Itself: His page quote and many other moments in the series proper show that he refers to himself in this manner.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: "And remember...SAFETY! FIIIIRST!"

    Irwin 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/irwin_7.png

"I'm so sorry. ARE YOU OKAY!!!"
Voiced by: Charlie Adler

Irwin is an accident-prone clumsy penguin whom Timon and Pumbaa meet and befriend during their trip to Antarctica.


  • Apologises a Lot: He says that he's sorry every time he causes an accident. It starts to annoy Timon.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Making new friends is the main reason he loves cruises. He also gets excited when he befriends Timon and Pumbaa.
  • The Klutz: He's prone to causing accidents to those around him.
  • Super Gullible: Timon considers him a "gullible look" after he tricks him into thinking that they're playing a game of hide-and-seek.

    Cheetata and Cheetato 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cheetahs.png

Cheetata: I do believe we made a ghastly error.
Cheetato: I do believe you're right.
Cheetata voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Cheetato voiced by: Jim Cummings

Cheetata and Cheetato are a pair of sophisticated cheetahs. They are shown hunting for prey and intimidating their victims.


  • Balloon Belly: After an extended amount of time being free to eat whatever they like, they become obese. It ends up nearly getting them killed as they've become too fat and out of shape to escape the hungry hyenas.
  • Cats Are Mean: They're not as evil as Scar and Zira were, but at least they are more sophisticated.

    Smolder the Bear 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smolder.png

"Prepare for some big time hurtin'!"
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Smolder is a grizzly bear who is genuinely a nice guy, but would hurt anyone who annoys or offends him.


    Toucan Dan 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toucan_dan_4.png

"I am not Toucan Dan!"
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Toucan Dan is a dangerously clever criminal mastermind toucan who can make anyone believe anything he says.


  • Artistic License – Ornithology: He is able to crush a snail shell with his bill, which is described as being used for "seizing and crushing". In reality, toucan bills are hollow and not strong enough to crush even soft fruit.
  • Con Man: He can make anyone believe anything he says, including tricking Timon into thinking he's Santa Claus.
  • Feathered Fiend: Although no one would think a toucan can be a villain.

    The Vulture Police 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vulture_police.png

Vulture 1: Stop right there!
Vulture 2: You're under arrest!
Vulture 1 voiced by: Townsend Coleman
Vulture 2 voiced by: Brian Cummings

The vulture police are a pair of fast-talking buzzards who are policemen of the jungle.


  • Detective Animal: When Timon and Toucan Dan disguise as each other, the vulture police help Pumbaa identify which is which.
  • Police are Useless: In "Yosemite Remedy", they release a raccoon criminal after he convinced them that he found Timon and Pumbaa's suitcase instead of stealing it, while in reality, he did steal the valuables that were in the suitcase. As a result, Timon decides to take matters into his own hands. They do, however, end up arresting the criminal when they find out he stole Timon and Pumbaa's valuables.

    Ned the Elephant 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ned_3.png

"That is, without a doubt, the most ridiculous thing that I've ever seen in my entire life"
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Ned is a high and mighty elephant who thinks he's wonderful at everything. He seems to enjoy teasing Timon and Pumbaa whenever they try to prove their worth to him.


    The Natives 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natives_and_chief.png

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The natives are a group of indigenous peoples who live mostly in Bora Bora. They are revealed to be university students looking for a job.


    Little Jimmy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/little_jimmy.png

"I'll put a contract down on you!"
Voiced by: Joe Alaskey

Little Jimmy is a cute, yet dangerous bluebird. He appears to have two voices: his adorable, innocent voice and his criminal mastermind voice. When he gets turned in by Timon and Pumbaa, he becomes cellmates with Smolder the Bear.


    Rabbit 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/timon&pumbaa_rabbit.png

"You and me, Timon and Rabbit, will be the greatest magic act the Serengeti has ever seen!"
Voiced by: Charlie Adler

Rabbit is a large pink bunny who started out as a neutral character, but later became an antagonist. He appears to be annoying, obnoxious, and very tiring to Timon and Pumbaa.


    Tatiana 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tatiana.png

"And Timon, my hero, I offer hand in marriage."
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

Tatiana is a meerkat who is Timon's former love interest back at the meerkat colony. After being rescued by Timon from a cobra, the two meerkats are about to get married, until the Duke (Tatiana's father) forces Timon to choose between her or Pumbaa.


    Sharla 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sharla.png

Voiced by: Billy West

Sharla is a warthog who is Pumbaa's former love interest back at the warthog sounder. She and the three male warthogs banished Pumbaa from the group due to his gas odor. Despite that, Sharla still has romantic feelings for the warthog outcast.


    Monti 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monti.png

Voiced by: Quinton Flynn

Monti is a meerkat who was briefly Pumbaa's new friend. He is also shown to be the best friend of another warthog named Baampu, whom he hasn't seen in years.


    Baampu 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baampu.png

Voiced in English by: Ernie Sabella
Voiced in Japanese by: Atomu Kobayashi

Baampu is a warthog who was briefly Timon's new friend. He is also shown to be the best friend of another meerkat named Monti, whom he hasn't seen in years.


    Pumbaa Junior 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pumbaa_jr.png

Voiced by: Nancy Cartwright

Pumbaa Junior is an alligator who gets raised by Timon and Pumbaa until he finds a female mate and gets sent to a chicken barn. Despite being an alligator, Timon mistakes him to be an "ugly chicken", as he believes that only chickens lay eggs.


    Ralph and Eduardo 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ralphandeddie.png

Eddie: Ralph, I got your horseradish, Ralph! Here's the radish and there's the horse.
Ralph: Not a horse and a radish! I wanted a horseradish type of condiment food product!
Ralph voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Eddie voiced by: Richard Karron

Ralph and Eduardo "Eddie" are a pair of villainous snakes who create an all-you-can-eat bug buffet in order to capture and eat Timon and Pumbaa.


    Nefu 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nefu.png

Voiced by: Tahj Mowry

Nefu is a young mandrill who is the nephew of Rafiki. His goal is to become a shaman just like his uncle.


    Leslie Lambeau 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leslie.png

"I just wanna be friends with both of you."
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Leslie Lambeau is a supermodel whom Pumbaa and Smolder have romantic feelings for.


    Pimon and Tumbaa 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/buffpimonandtumbaa.jpg

Pimon voiced by: Billy West
Tumbaa voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

Pimon and Tumbaa are a buff meerkat and warthog duo who are evil counterparts of Timon and Pumbaa. After they steal their bag of bugs, Timon and Pumbaa learn kung-fu from Rafiki so that they can fight them for their food.


  • The Bully: They push around and threaten Timon and Pumbaa.
  • Evil Counterpart: They're basically bigger, meaner versions of Timon and Pumbaa. They even create their own motto, just to mock them.


Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report