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Meaning Respect (Timon)
Species Meerkat
Close Relations Son of Ma, Nephew to Uncle Max, Best friend of Pumbaa
Appearances The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
Voice Actor(s) Nathan Lane (speaking and singing), Quinton Flynn (The Timon and Pumbaa Show)
Timon: "Hyenas. I hate hyenas. (Whispering To Simba) So what's your plan for gettin' past those guys?"
Simba: "Live bait."
Timon: "Good idea....hey!"
Simba: "Come on, Timon. You guys have to create a diversion."
Timon: "What do you want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?"
—Timon and Simba

Timon is Pumbaa's best friend.

Physical Attributes

Timon is a pale brown meerkat, with dark brown stripes, a cream chest, and a red patch of hair on his head.


Comical meerkat who is best friends with warthog Pumbaa. He grew up in a colony of meerkats, far from The Pridelands. Later he left home to go find his true home. Not soon after that he found Pumbaa and together they lived in a beautiful haven. After Simba ran away they adopted and raised him under the philosophy of "Hakuna Matata" (Swahili for "no worries"). In the end of Lion King 1 1/2, his Mom, Uncle Max and he lived together with the other meerkats in the place where they raised Simba. A real meerkat at the Fellow Earthlings Wildlife Center, Inc. near Palm Springs, California was the inspiration for the movie version of Timon, and was his namesake.

After the success of The Lion King, Timon and Pumbaa were given their own show, which ran for 86 episodes between September 1995 and November 1998, and occasionally had cameos of other Lion King characters.

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