Cecil is a caterpillar con-artist and the tritagonist of The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue. He was voiced by the late Meshach Taylor.
'The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
He first appears in a forest and sees Timmy and Jenny running away from a hawk that tries to eat them and scares the hawk away by blowing through a branch. He takes the two to "the Great Owl" (who is really Jeremy posing as The Great Owl and they find out that he and Jeremy are teaming up to trick the forest animals into giving them their money. When Jeremy is revealed, he and Cecil flee, along with Timmy and Jenny as they fly on the way to NIMH. By the time they get there, they quickly become scared and leave. Later, he returns and helps Timmy free Jenny and escape from NIMH.
Cecil is a funny con artist who loves to scam on his enemies. However he is also heroic as he saves Timmy and Jenny from a hawk and helps Timmy free Jenny and escape from NIMH.
- Cecil is based on the comedian actor Ed Wynn who voices the Mad Hatter from the 1951 Disney's film Alice in Wonderland.