FANDOM


Goldstar



Hero Overview


Ah, you're and outcast! That's great, so are we!
~ Timon to Simba
Hey, that's not Simba!
~ Timon as Stitch crashed into the circle of life
Hey, that's not Simba!
What do you want me to do? Dress in drag, and do the hula?!
~ Timon's catchphrase
What do you want me to do! Dress in drag, and do the hula

Timon is a meerkat and the son of Ma, the nephew of Uncle Max, the adoptive uncle of Bunga, one of the two secondary tritagonists of The Lion King, a supporting character in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion Guard, the main protagonist of The Lion King 1½ and one of the two main protagonists in The Lion King's:Timon & Pumbaa. He, along with Pumbaa, serves as one of Simba's best friends and is also his childhood guardian.

He is voiced by Nathan Lane, who also plays Max Bialystock and Snowbell.

History

The Lion King 1 1/2 and The Lion King

Timon first appears as a silhouette when watching to go back to the prequel. In the midquel, Timon stays humble with his meerkat colony every day, where he must follow the rules from Uncle Max: Avoid the hyenas, stay in the colonies. He also runs away from his mother after a misunderstanding. He also encounters Pumbaa where he wants to be in a new home with him. He tried the watering hole, but was interrupted by Simba and Nala who sing. He and Pumbaa also try to go to the Elephant Graveyard, the stampede, and a new place called Hakuna Matata. He also appears raising Simba after his fate from the buzzards. He also raises Simba each moment before they grow old. He and Simba compete in a snail-eating contest and spend life with Simba.

Outside the midquel, he and Pumbaa teach Simba how to say, "Hakuna Matata". Continuing in the midquel, he feels jealous that he wants to stop Simba and Nala from falling in love, along with Pumbaa. Timon and Pumbaa also tried various attempts, but they failed. After that, Simba and Nala have an argument that makes Timon happy. After mistaking Mufasa's spirit for bad weather, Timon and Pumbaa go to their bed where Nala talks to them about Simba returning to Pride Rock to fight his uncle Scar. Timon also talks to Rafiki about his friends going off to fight Scar and his Hakuna Matata went with them. He catches up with Pumbaa and the two help Simba fight Scar's hyenas. Timon and Pumbaa also appear battling the hyenas by causing debris, making a trap from his uncle, and sending the hyenas to eat Scar. He and Pumbaa watch Simba become the king of Pride Rock and they also appear on the top during the presentation of Simba and Nala's cub. Continuing in the midquel, Timon and Pumbaa decide to bring his meerkats to Hakuna Matata.

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

Timon, along with Pumbaa, is the main protagonist of this 1995-1999 spin-off TV series. In this series, he and Pumbaa are seen hunting bugs, singing songs, and going on wacky, hijinx-filled adventures.

It is revealed in the series that before Timon met Pumbaa, he had a best friend named Fred, who is a meerkat who enjoys pulling practical jokes. The episode "Isle of Manhood" also reveals Timon taking a manhood test in order to prove himself brave and manly.

In "Timon's Time Togo", Timon dies from eating a poisonous bug, but the meerkat angel sends him back to Earth so that he can perform one good deed in order to enter Meerkat Heaven. Timon, however, decides to never again do any good deeds so that he'll never die and leave Pumbaa forever. In another episode "The Law of the Jungle", Timon breaks the law by touching a forbidden stick. Due to that, he gets sent to a jungle court by the vulture police, where a rhino judge, known as the Wonderful Rhino of Laws, comes up with various tests for Timon to prove his innocence.

In "Timon...Alone", Timon decides to start a new life as a writer and wants to be away from Pumbaa in order to concentrate. He later realizes how lonely he is without Pumbaa and decides to find his friend and quit his new lifestyle as a writer. In another episode "Ice Escapades", Timon reveals that he dreams of becoming an ice skater and suggests that he and Pumbaa become world's famous ice skating champions. It turns out that Timon is not good at ice skating, but Pumbaa suggests that he keeps trying in order to live out his dream, which he does.

In the episode "Once Upon a Timon", a pre-existing version of Timon's backstory was revealed. He lived in a more civilized colony, which was ruled by the Duke Meerkat and his daughter Princess Tatiana, whom Timon had a massive crush on. One day when Timon had guard duty while the Duke was away, he left his post to speak with the princess. While he was gone, a snake invaded the colony and kidnapped Tatiana. As a result, Timon got blamed for abandoning his post and was banned. He soon met and befriended Pumbaa, who was also an outcast. Soon enough, the two came across Tatiana, who was held captive by the snake, and rescued her. When Timon returned to the colony with Pumbaa and Tatiana, he was offered to marry the princess and get the good life, but that would mean leaving Pumbaa. Therefore, he decided to stay with his pal and live a Hakuna Matata life.

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

Timon is seen again in this sequel. He appears with Pumbaa during Kiara's birth where they mistakenly believe that she is a boy and are shocked when Rafiki corrects them.

Months later, Timon and Pumbaa are sent out by an overprotective Simba to keep an eye on Kiara. Upon catching up with the young princess, the two snack on bugs, which Kiara considers gross. When Timon and Pumbaa have an argument about whether slimy or crunchy bugs are best, Kiara takes this opportunity to sneak away to the explore the Outlands.

At some point offscreen, Timon and Pumbaa notice Kiara is missing and report this to Simba. They later accompany Simba, Nala and two lionesses go looking fof Kiara and find her at the border between the Pride Lands and the Outlands with Zira (the leader of Scar's followers the Outsiders) and her young son Kovu (whom Kiara befriended). Whilst Simba and Zira face off, Timon tells Zira to get out of "their" Pride Lands, but then cowers behind Pumbaa when Zira roars at him. After Zira and Kovu leave, Timon along with Pumbaa, Nala and the two lionesses return to Pride Rock whilst Simba stays behind to talk with Kiara.

The duo is seen again years later during Kiara's first hunt and are once again sent by Simba to watch her but are caught out by her where she is angry that her father broke his promise to let her hunt alone and then leaves them.

The next day, Timon and Pumbaa are seen attempting to chase birds away from the bugs they are trying to eat. At the same time, Kovu is teaching Kiara how to hunt and runs into them. Pumbaa convinces Timon to have Kovu get rid off the birds by roaring at them. Kiara and Kovu roar at the birds and along with Timon and Pumbaa chase the birds away. However, the quartet end up running away after encounting a herd of rhinoceros.

The next day, Timon along with Pumbaa, Kiara and Zazu spot Simba limping (after he was ambushed by Zira and the Outsiders whilst out walking with Kovu). Kiara sends Zazu away to get help whilst she goes towards Simba with Timon and Pumbaa. When Timon asks Simba what has happened to him, Simba spurts out "Kovu" "Ambush" before collapsing. Timon then helps Pumbaa carry Simba back to Pride Rock. Later that day, Kovu returns to Pride Rock, where Timon attempts to attack him for supposedly being involved in the ambush. He has Pumbaa hold him back, but then lets go of when Timon says "let me at him". However it is Simba how confronts Kovu and banishes from the Pride Lands. Timon and Pumbaa are not seen when Kiara confronts Simba over his decision to Kovu before going into Pride Rock in tears. That night, Timon and Pumbaa go inside Pride Rock and find Kiara gone (as she had left to look for Kovu). They then argue over this before Simba comes in and asks what is going on. Timon nervously tells Simba that Kiara is gone. Before Simba can deal with this, Zazu arrives and reveals that the Outsiders are coming to the Pride Lands for battle.

During the Pridelanders' battle with Zira and the other Outsiders, Timon and Pumbaa distract some of the Outsider lionesses. After that, Timon and Pumbaa are happy after Kiara and Kovu are married and the two prides have reunited.

The Lion Guard

Timon along with Pumbaa, appears in the 2015 TV film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and it's follow up 2016 TV series. It is set in the middle of the second film and centers around Simba and Nala's second child Kion. Also in this series, Timon and Pumbaa serve as adoptive uncles to Kion's honey badger friend Bunga.

Songs sung by Timon

  • That's All I Need - After Timon hears the words about avoiding hyenas, he is longing to be in paradise to avoid hyenas.
  • Hakuna Matata - Timon and Pumbaa sing this song when they reach paradise in the midquel. Outside the midquel, they sing this song for Simba meaning not to have any worries. The deleted version says that he was a young meerkat.
  • Warthog Rhapsody - This song is sung when Timon and Pumbaa talk to Simba. This is deleted, later used for That's All I Need.
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Timon sings most of the song. It was shown in the music video of Timon and Pumbaa.

Trivia

  • In an earlier draft of The Lion King, Timon was married to a female meerkat named Tesma.
  • In the early stages of The Lion King 1½, Timon had a father. But he was cut from the final film as there were too many characters and his lines were given to Ma and Uncle Max.
  • Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Billy Crystal were considered for the role of Timon.

Navigation

           WhiteDisneyLogo Heroes

Animated Features
Snow White | Seven Dwarfs (Doc, Bashful, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy & Dopey) | The Prince | Pinocchio | Jiminy Cricket | Geppetto | Blue Fairy | Figaro | Cleo | Madame Upanova | Hyacinth Hippo | Ben Ali Gator | Dumbo | Timothy Q. Mouse | Mrs. Jumbo | Bambi | Thumper | Flower | Faline | Bambi's Mother | Great Prince of the Forest | Friend Owl | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Willie the Whale | Bongo the Bear | Lulubelle | Willie | Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad | Water Rat | Angus MacBadger | Pecos Bill | Slue-Foot Sue | Ichabod Crane | Katrina Van Tassel | Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Anastasia Tremaine | Fairy Godmother | Prince Charming | Bruno | The King | Grand Duke | Alice | Peter Pan | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lady | Tramp | Jock | Trusty | Annette, Collette and Danielle | Aurora | Prince Phillip | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | King Stefan | King Hubert | Pongo | Perdita | Roger Radcliffe | Anita Radcliffe | Nanny | Lucky | Patch | Rolly | Colonel | Sergeant Tibbs | Captain | Arthur Pendragon | Merlin | Archimedes | Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | King Louie | Colonel Hathi | Shanti | Winifred | Rama | Vultures | Raksha | Duchess | Thomas O'Malley | Marie | Toulouse | Berlioz | Scat Cat | Robin Hood | Little John | Maid Marian | Friar Tuck | Skippy Rabbit | Sis Rabbit | Lady Kluck | Alan-A-Dale | King Richard | Toby Turtle | Tagalong Rabbit | Winnie the Pooh | Tigger | Piglet | Eeyore | Rabbit | Owl | Kanga | Roo | Christopher Robin | Gopher | Bernard | Bianca | Evinrude | Tod | Copper | Big Mama | Dinky and Boomer | Vixey | Widow Tweed | Tod's mother | Taran | Gurgi | Eilonwy | Fflewddur Fflam | Basil of Baker Street | Dr. David Q. Dawson | Olivia Flaversham | Toby | Hiram Flaversham | Oliver | Dodger | Tito | Rita | Francis | Einstein | Fagin | Jenny Foxworth | Georgette | Ariel | Eric | Sebastian | Flounder | Scuttle | King Triton | Max | Cody | Jake | Marahute | Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Fifi | Maurice | Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Magic Carpet | Abu | Rajah | Iago | Razoul | The Sultan | Simba | Mufasa | Nala | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Zazu | Sarabi | Sarafina | Pocahontas | John Smith | Meeko | Flit | Percy | Thomas | Chief Powhatan | Quasimodo | Esmeralda | Captain Phoebus | Victor, Hugo, & Laverne | Djali | Clopin | Hercules | Megara | Pegasus | Philoctetes | Zeus | Hera | Hermes | Olympian Gods (Poseidon, Aphrodite, Apollo) | Muses | Fa Mulan | Mushu | Li Shang | Cri-Kee | Grandmother Fa | Yao, Ling and Chien Po | Khan the Horse | Ancestors | Tarzan | Jane Porter | Terk | Tantor | Kala | Archimedes Q. Porter | Kerchak | Baboons | Whales | Tin Soldier | Ballerina | Yo Yo Flamingo | Spring Sprite | Aladar | Plio | Zini | Yar | Suri | Neera | Eema | Baylene | Url | Bruton | Kuzco | Pacha | Kronk | Milo James Thatch | Kida | Dr. Joshua Sweet | Vincenzo Santorini | Audrey Ramirez | Gaetan Moliére | Preston Whitmore | Lilo Pelekai | Nani Pelekai | Stitch | Jumba Jookiba | Gantu | Pleakley | Jim Hawkins | John Silver | Dr. Doppler | Captain Amelia | Morph | B.E.N. | Kenai | Denahi | Sitka | Koda | Rutt and Tuke | Maggie | Grace | Mrs. Calloway | Buck | Lucky Jack | Chicken Little | Abby Mallard | Runt of the Litter | Fish Out of Water | Buck Cluck | Lewis | Wilbur Robinson | Franny Robinson | Bolt | Mittens | Rhino | Penny | Tiana | Prince Naveen | Louis the Alligator | Ray the Firefly | Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff | Mama Odie | Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Pascal | Maximus | Wreck-It Ralph | Vanellope von Schweetz | Fix-It Felix, Jr. | Sergeant Calhoun | Princess Anna | Queen Elsa | Kristoff | Olaf | Sven | Hiro Hamada | Baymax | Honey Lemon | GoGo Tomago | Wasabi | Fred | Alistair Krei | Judy Hopps | Nick Wilde | Chief Bogo | Mr. Big | Moana Waialiki | Maui | Grandma Tala | Chief Tui | Ocean | Heihei | Te Fiti | Yesss | Shank

Live-Action Movies
Marnie Piper | Aggie Cromwell | Gwen Piper | Dylan Piper | Sophie Piper | Long John Silver | Nikki | Andre Dupas | Neewa | Makoki | Big Red | Travis Coates | Herbie | Chico | Goodtime Charlie | Dexter Reilly | Richard Schuyler | Wahb | Moki | Miss Eglantine Price | Pete | Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7 | Frank Wilson | Popeye | Olive Oyl | Kevin Flynn | Alan Bradley | Dr. Lora Baines | Jack Pumpkinhead | Billina | Tik-Tok | The Gump | Wolf | Benji | Cougar cubs | Mother Cougar | Jim Craig | Roger Rabbit | Eddie Valiant | Jessica Rabbit | Benny the Cab | Ted Johnson | Susan Johnson | Morogo | Duma | White Fang | Jack Conroy | Henry Casey | Buck | Cliff Secord | Jenny Blake | Gordon Bombay | Wayne Szalinski | Max Dennison | Dani Dennison | Allison | Thackery Binx | Tom Sawyer | Huckleberry Finn | Aramis | Athos | D'Artagnan | Porthos | George Knox | Scott Calvin | Charlie Calvin | Shadow | Chance | Sassy | James Henry Trotter | Mr. Centipede | Mr. Grasshopper | Earthworm | Mrs. Ladybug | Miss Spider | Glowworm | Oddball | George of the Jungle | Ursula Stanhope | Ape | Phillip Brainard | Sara Jean Reynolds | Mr. Magoo | Nick Parker | Annie James | Nick Parker | Elizabeth James | Mighty Joe Young | Jill Young | Gregg O'Hara | Martin | Inspector Gadget | Penny Gadget | Brain | Dr. Brenda Bradford | Max Keeble | Megan | Robe | Carol Newman-Calvin | Stanley Yelnats IV | Zero (Holes) | Captain Jack Sparrow | Joshamee Gibbs | Will Turner | Elizabeth Swann | Hector Barbossa | James Norrington | Jim Evers | Sara Evers | Madame Leota | Emma | Anna Coleman | Phileas Fogg | Inspector Fix | Ben Gates | Riley Poole | Abigail Chase | Shane Wolfe | Zoe Plummer | Lulu Plummer | Will Stronghold | Layla Williams | Warren Peace | Zach | Ethan | Magenta | Ron Wilson | The Commander | Jetstream | Freeze Girl | Principal Powers | Coach Boomer | Jonathan Boy | Mr. Medulla | Peter Pevensie | Susan Pevensie | Edmund Pevensie | Lucy Pevensie | Aslan | Mr. Beaver | Dave Douglas | Jess Aarons | Leslie Burke | Giselle | Robert Philip | Prince Edward | Pip | Nathaniel | Underdog | Sweet Polly Purebred | Jack Unger | Prince Caspian | Skeeter Bronson | Darwin | Blaster | Juarez | Hurley | Mooch | Alice Kingsleigh | Mad Hatter | White Queen | Bandersnatch | Prince Dastan | Princess Tamina | Sheik Amar | Dave Stutler | Balthazar Blake | Balthazar's Eagle | Kevin Flynn | Sam Flynn | John Carter | Woola | The Lone Ranger | Tonto | Oscar Diggs | Glinda the Good Witch of the South | China Girl | Maleficent (2014) | Diaval | Aurora (2014) | Prince Phillip (2014) | Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistlewit | The Baker | The Baker's Wife | Cinderella | Rapunzel | Little Red Riding Hood | Cinderella (2015) | Prince Charming (2015) | Anastasia Tremaine (2015) | Mice (2015) | Fairy Godmother (2015) | Jaq and Gus (2015) | Casey Newton | Frank Walker | Athena | Mowgli (2016) | Bagheera (2016) | Baloo (2016) | Raksha (2016) | The BFG | Sophie | Belle (2017) | Beast (2017) | Maurice (2017) | Lumière (2017) | Cogsworth (2017) | Mrs. Potts (2017) | Chip Potts (2017) | Dumbo (2019) | Aladdin (2019) | Jasmine (2019) | Genie (2019) | Magic Carpet (2019) | Abu (2019) | Rajah (2019) | Dalia | The Sultan (2019) | Simba (2019) | Mufasa (2019) | Nala (2019) | Timon (2019) | Pumbaa (2019) | Rafiki (2019) | Zazu (2019) | Sarabi (2019) | Sarafina (2019)

Other Animated Movies
Br'er Rabbit | Toaster | Blanky | Kirby | Lampy | Radio | Jack Skellington | Sally | Zero | Mayor of Halloween Town | Santa Claus | Valiant | Samson | Benny the Squirrel | Bridget the Giraffe | Nigel | Larry the Anaconda | Ryan | Silvermist | Rosetta | Fawn | Iridessa | Bobble and Clank | Terence | Milo | Gribble | Ki | Milo's Mother | Victor Frankenstein | Sparky | Elsa Van Helsing | Dusty Crophopper | Dottie | Skipper Riley | Sparky | El Chupacabra | Ishani | Vidia | Zarina | Marianne | Dawn | Sunny | Bog King

Sequels
Ethan Dalloway | Cassim | Angelique | Fife | John Rolfe | Uttamatomakkin | Kiara | Kovu | Vitani | Ratso | Wittgenstein | Melody | Tip and Dash | Sylvia Marpole | Beret Girl | Scamp | Angel | Madellaine | Zephyr | Prudence | Jane | Ranjan | Sparky | Reuben | Thunderbolt | Lars | Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei | Zugor | Cash | Atka | Dixie | Granny Rose | Waylon and Floyd | Queen Athena | Blade Ranger | Maru | Lil' Dipper | Windlifter

Shorts, TV Shows, Comics and Video Games
Pete | Oswald the Lucky Rabbit | Mickey Mouse | Minnie Mouse | Horace Horsecollar | Pluto | Goofy | Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Ludwig Von Drake | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey, and Louie | Mortimer Mouse | Chip 'N Dale | Max Goof | Gyro Gearloose | Launchpad McQuack | Webby Vanderquack | Darkwing Duck | Gosalyn Mallard | Honker Muddlefoot | Mona | Morgana Macawber | Pistol Pete | Peg Pete | P.J. | Chiro | Jinmay | Cassandra | Lance Strongbow | Adira | Varian | Sora | Kairi | Riku | Axel | Aqua | Vexen | Terra

           The Lion King Heroes

Movies
The Lion King: Simba | Nala | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Zazu | Mufasa | Sarabi | Sarafina | Pridelanders
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: Kiara | Kovu | Vitani
The Lion King ½: Ma | Uncle Max
The Lion King (2019): Simba (2019) | Nala (2019) | Timon (2019) | Pumbaa (2019) | Rafiki (2019) | Zazu (2019) | Mufasa (2019) | Sarabi (2019)

Television
The Lion Guard: Kion | Bunga | Fuli | Ono | Beshte | Jasiri | Makini | Anga

Books
Kopa | Ahadi | Mohatu

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.