The Lion King (1994) Poster


Nathan Lane: Timon



  • Pumbaa : Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?

    Timon : Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.

    Pumbaa : Oh. What are they?

    Timon : They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.

    Pumbaa : Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.

    Timon : Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

  • Pumbaa : [about "Hakuna Matata"]  It's our motto.

    Young Simba : What's a motto?

    Timon : Nothing. What's a motto with you?


  • Timon : What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?

  • Timon : Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this?

    [jumps up suddenly] 

    Timon : [yells]  Did I miss something?

  • [Timon and Zazu are cornered by hyenas] 

    Timon : Please don't eat me.

    Pumbaa : Drop 'em!

    Banzai : Hey, who's the pig?

    Pumbaa : Are you talkin' to me?

    Timon : Uh-oh, they called him a pig.

    Pumbaa : Are you talking to *me*?

    Timon : Ya shouldn't have done that.


    Timon : Now they're in for it!

    Pumbaa : THEY CALL ME MR. PIG!

    [screams as he charges towards the hyenas] 


  • Timon : Gee. He looks blue.

    Pumbaa : I'd say brownish-gold.

    Timon : No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.

    Pumbaa : Oh.

  • Pumbaa : [to Young Simba]  You know, kid, in times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past.

    Timon : No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you."

  • Timon : Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you never told us?

    Adult Simba : Look, I'm still the same guy.

    Timon : But with power!

    Nala : Could you guys excuse us for a few minutes?

    Timon : Hey, whatever she has to say, she can say in front of us. Right, Simba?

    Adult Simba : Mm... Maybe you'd better go.

    Timon : It starts. You think you know a guy...

    [Timon and Pumbaa leave] 

    Adult Simba : Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em.

  • Pumbaa : [singing]  And I got down-hearted.

    Timon : How did you feel?

    Pumbaa : Every time that I...

    Timon : [clapping Pumbaa's mouth shut]  Hey, Pumbaa, not in front of the kids.

    Pumbaa : [Faces the camera]  Oh. Sorry.

  • Pumbaa : Kid, what's eatin' ya?

    Timon : Nothing, he's at the top of the food chain!


    Timon : The food chain!

    [chuckles nervously] 

  • Timon : [of the decimated Pride Rock]  We're gonna fight your uncle... for this?

    Adult Simba : Yes, Timon. This is my home.

    Timon : Whoa. Talk about your fixer-upper.

  • Timon : Hyenas. I hate hyenas. So what's the plan for getting past those guys?

    Adult Simba : Live bait.

    Timon : Good idea.

    [realizes what he means] 

    Timon : HEY!

  • Adult Simba : Well...

    Timon : Yeah?

    Adult Simba : Somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.

    Pumbaa : Really?

    Timon : You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us?

  • Zazu : [caged while the battle rages around him]  Let me out! Let me out!

    Timon : [fleeing the hyenas]  Lemme in! Lemme in!

  • Timon : So where you from?

    Young Simba : Who cares? I can't go back.

    Timon : Ah, you're an outcast! That's great. So are we.

  • Timon : [singing and dancing the hula]  Luau! / If you're hungry for a hunk of fat or juicy meat / Eat my buddy Pumbaa here, / 'Cause he is a treat / Come on down and dine / On this tasty swine/ All you hafta do is get in line. / Ahhhh ya achin'...?

    Pumbaa : Yup, yup, yup!

    Timon : Forrrr some bacon?

    Pumbaa : Yup, yup, yup!

    Timon : Heeee's a big pig!

    Pumbaa : Yup, yup!

    Timon : You can be a big pig, too. Oy!

  • Pumbaa : Your Majesty. I gravel at your feet.

    [starts kissing Simba's feet] 

    Adult Simba : Stop that.

    Timon : It's not gravel, it's grovel.

  • Timon : This looks like a good spot to rustle up some grub.

    Young Simba : What's that?

    Timon : A grub. What's it look like?

    [Timon eats the grub] 

    Young Simba : Ewwwww, gross.

    Timon : Tastes like chicken.

  • [singing] 

    Timon : And if he falls / In love tonight / It can be assumed...

    Pumbaa : His carefree days / With us are history.

    Timon , Pumbaa : In short, our pal / Is doomed!

    [Timon and Pumbaa both start crying] 

  • Timon : [Trying to push Pumbaa, whose stuck under a log, while running away from a Lioness]  Why do I always have to save your... Ahhh!

  • Timon : Geez! It's a lion! Run, Pumbaa! Move it!

    Pumbaa : Hey, Timon, it's just a *little* lion. Look at him. He's so cute and all alone! Can we keep him?

    Timon : Pumbaa, are you nuts? We're talking about a lion; lions eat guys like us!

    Pumbaa : But he's so little.

    Timon : He's gonna get bigger.

    Pumbaa : Maybe he'll be on our side.

    Timon : A - huh! That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Maybe he'll b-... Hey, I got it! What if he's on our side? You know, having a lion around might not be such a bad idea.

  • Young Simba : I'm so hungry I could eat a whole zebra.

    Timon : Ah-ha, we're fresh out of zebra.

    Young Simba : Any antelope?

    Timon : Nah-ah.

    Young Simba : Hippo?

    Timon : Nope. Listen kid: if you live with us, you're gonna have to eat like us.

  • [Watching Simba and Nala] 

    Timon : I tell ya, Pumbaa, this stinks!

    Pumbaa : Oh, sorry.

    Timon : Not you, THEM! Him... Her... alone.

  • Timon : [to Nala, after she accidentally surprises him]  Don't ever do that again! Carnivores, ugh!

  • Timon : Who's the brains in this outfit?

    Pumbaa : Uh...

    Timon : My point exactly.

  • Timon : I saved you.

    [Pumbaa snorts] 

    Timon : Pumbaa helped... a little.

  • Timon : Lady, have you got your lions crossed!

  • Pumbaa : What'd ya do, kid?

    Young Simba : Something terrible. But I don't wanna talk about it.

    Timon : Good. We don't wanna hear about it.

  • Timon : Look, kid: bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it, right?

    Young Simba : Right.

    Timon : *Wrong*! When the world turns its back on you, you turn your *back* on the world.

  • Timon : Repeat after me.

    [clears throat] 

    Timon : Hakuna Matata.

    Young Simba : What?

    Pumbaa : [slower]  Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries".

  • Timon : [singing]  I can see what's happening.

    Pumbaa : What?

    Timon : [singing]  And they don't have a clue.

    Pumbaa : Who?

    Timon : [singing]  They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line: / Our trio's down to two.

    Pumbaa : Oh.

    Timon : [singing] 

    [sarcastic, with French accent] 

    Timon : The sweet caress of twilight.

    [normal voice, but still sarcastic] 

    Timon : There's magic everywhere. / And with all this romantic atmosphere, / Disaster's in the aiiiiiiir!

  • Nala : Have you guys seen Simba?

    Timon : I thought he was with you.

    Nala : He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?

    [We hear Rafiki's laugh. He's sitting in a tree above them] 

    Rafiki : [Chuckles]  You won't find him here. The king... has returned.

    Nala : I can't believe it. He's gone back!

    Timon : Gone back? What do you mean?

    [He looks to the tree. Rafiki has disappeared] 

    Timon : Hey! What's going on here? Who's the monkey?

    Nala : Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.

    Timon : Who?

    Nala : Scar.

    Pumbaa : Who's got a scar?

    Nala : No, no, no. It's his uncle.

    Timon : The monkey's his uncle?

    Nala : No! Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.

    Timon , Pumbaa : Ohh.

  • Timon : I'm telling you, kid: this is the great life. No rules, no responsibilities...

    [he reaches into a hole in a log and various insects skitter out, with him holding a blue bug; he points to the rest of the insects] 

    Timon : Ooh, the little cream-filled kind!

  • Timon : [seeing a red beetle]  These are rare delicacies.

    [takes it and eats it] 

    Timon : Piquant with a very pleasant crunch.

  • Nala : Wait till everyone finds out you've been here all this time. And your mother, what will she think?

    Adult Simba : She doesn't have to know. Nobody has to know.

    Nala : Of course they do. Everyone thinks you're dead.

    Adult Simba : They do.

    Nala : Yeah. Scar told us about the stampede.

    Adult Simba : He did? What else did he tell you?

    Nala : What else matters? You're alive. And that means, you're the king.

    Timon : King? Pbbfft. Lady, have you got your lions crossed!

  • Adult Simba : Nala? Is it really you?

    Nala : Who are you?

    Adult Simba : It's me, Simba.

    Nala : Simba?

    [he nods. Nala was elated to see him] 

    Nala : Whoa!

    [they bud their heads] 

    Nala : How did you...

    Adult Simba : How did you...

    [Timon stood there surprised and speechless] 

    Adult Simba : Wow!

    Nala : Where did you come from?

    Adult Simba : This is gr... It's great to see you!

    Timon : Hey, what's goin' on here?

    Adult Simba : What are you doing here?

    Nala : What do you mean what am I doing here? What are you doing here?

    Timon : Hey! What's goin' on here?

  • Adult Simba : Timon, this is Nala. She's my best friend.

    Timon : Friend?

    Adult Simba : Yeah. Hey, Pumbaa, come over here.

    Pumbaa : Huh?

    Adult Simba : Nala, this is Pumbaa. Pumbaa, Nala.

    Pumbaa : Please to make your acquaintance.

    Nala : The pleasure is all mine.

    Timon : How do you do?

  • Timon : [to Pumbaa]  It's not gravel, it's grovel. And don't. He's not the king

    [to Simba] 

    Timon : Are ya?

    Adult Simba : No.

    Nala : Simba.

    Adult Simba : No, I'm not the king. Maybe I was gonna be but that was a long time ago.

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