|Close Relations||Son of Sarafina, Brother to Nala, Brother-in-law to Simba, Uncle to Kiara|
Mheetu appears to be a pale lion. It is unclear whether the artist of these early sketches intended the cub to have white fur or not.
Mheetu was supposedly Nala's younger brother in The Lion King, but did not appear in the film due to time constraints; little is known about what role he would have played in the film other than his relation to Nala. He was cut out of the film, so nothing happened to him in the movie universe storyline - he was simply not part of it in the final outcome. Concept sketches of him still remain, however.