Timon and Pumbaa

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Timon and Pumbaa
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Premiere September 8, 1995
Finale 1999
Network syndication (season 1 & 3) (The Disney Afternoon),
CBS (season 2 & 4)
Toon Disney (season 5)
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Walt Disney Television Animation
Seasons 5
Episodes 85
Origin USA

Timon and Pumbaa is an animated comedy that aired simultanously on CBS and in syndication (as a part of The Disney Afternoon) for two years (season 1-4), and then - after a hiatus of more than two years - on Toon Disney for one more season. It is a television spinoff of the Disney animated motion picture The Lion King.

Contents

Premise

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog experience life and adventure in different parts of the globe as well as their jungle home while practicing their "hakuna matata" ("no worries") philosophy. Each episode typically consist of two 11-minute segments.

During the first three seasons of the show, it occasionally includes segments starring Rafiki the mandrill ("Rafiki Fables"), Shenzi, Banzai & Ed the hyenas ("The Laughing Hyenas"), and Zazu the hornbill. Simba, the Lion King himself, makes a handfull of appearances.

While the show introduces some new, recurring characters, only a few appear in more than four episodes: Quint, the archenemy of the heroes appears all through the show, while another antagonist, Smolder the Bear, is added for the final season. Additionally, during the original four-season run, the Vulture Police, makes several appearances.

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Ernie Sabella Pumbaa 1 2 3 4 5
Nathan Lane Timon 1 2
Quinton Flynn 1 2
Kevin Schon 2 3 4 5
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Jeff Bennett Additional voices 1 2 3 4 5
The Natives 1 3 4
Toucan Dan 3 4
Corey Burton Quint 1 2 3 4 5
Speedy the Snail 1 4
Additional voices 5
Jim Cummings Additional voices 1 2 3 4 5
Ed 1 2 3
Cheetato 1 5
Gopher 3
Smolder the Bear 5
Robert Guillaume Rafiki 1 2 3 4 5
Tress MacNeille Additional voices 1 2 3 4 5
Shenzi 1 2 3
Frank Welker Additional voices 1 2 3 4 5
Ned the Elephant 1 2
Charles Adler Additional voices 1 2 3 4
Irwin 1 4
The Pink Rabbit 2 3
Rob Paulsen Additional voices 1 2 3 5
Banzai 1 2 3
Cheetata 1 5
S. Scott Bullock Fred 1 2 3
Additional voices 5
April Winchell Additional voices 1 2 4
Steve Mackall Additional voices 1 5
Dr. Happy 2
Townsend Coleman Vulture Policeman #1 1 3 4
Brian Cummings Vulture Policeman #2 1 3 4
Debi Derryberry Additional voices 1 5
Brad Garrett Additional voices 1 4
Boss Beaver 3 4
Cam Clarke Simba 2 3 4
Jess Harnell Additional voices 2 5
Kath Soucie Additional voices 2 5
Billy West Additional voices 3 4 5
Michael Gough Zazu 3
Maurice LaMarche Additional voices 4 5
Joe Alaskey Little Jimmy 5
Grey DeLisle Leslie Lambeau 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Syndication
Season One September 8, 1995 December 29, 1995 13
Season Three September 2, 1996 November 25, 1996 13
CBS
Season Two September 16, 1995 December 16, 1995 12
Season Four September 14, 1996 November 9, 1996 8
Toon Disney
Season Five January 1, 1999 1999 39

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