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Timon & Pumbaa 

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The further misadventures of various Lion King characters.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ernie Sabella ...  Pumbaa / ... 85 episodes, 1995-1999
Kevin Schon Kevin Schon ...  Timon / ... 60 episodes, 1995-1999
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Storyline

The lovable warthog Pumbaa and his meerkat buddy Timon carry on the "Hakuna Matata" (no worries) lifestyle, which can get them into plenty of jungle trouble. Watch these two friends from "The Lion King (1994)" as they travel on funny African adventures. Simba even stops by for a visit from time to time. Written by Jwelch5742

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Starring your favorite characters from The Lion King.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Telugu

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa See more »

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Runtime:

(85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (early season 1)| Dolby SR (mid-late seasons 1-5)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In an episode set in Manhattan, Pumbaa tells Timon, "I wanna see a Broadway show. 'Guys and Dolls!'". Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, the voices of Timon and Pumbaa, co-starred in the highly-successful 1992 Broadway revival of the musical "Guys and Dolls." See more »

Quotes

Pumbaa: Uh, Timon, You might want to stand back. I'm feeling a... great big belch coming on.
Timon: Dear Pumbaa. We're about to meet the Empress of Etiquettica. For cryin' out loud, hold it in.
Assistant: The Empress will see you now.
Timon: Your highnessness... ness.
Assistant: Well? You can't greet the Empress without saying something.
[Pumbaa shakes his head as he sweats]
Assistant: But you must... or it will be an aweful breach of etiquette.
[Pumbaa turns green, he's trying his hardest to hold it. Then blue, purple and... ]
Pumbaa: BURP!
Timon: Uh... in our ...
[...]
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Connections

Spin-off Stand by Me (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hakuna Matata
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
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The zany characters from the Lion King are back, in an uneven but somewhat entertaining show
18 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

At 17, I still absolutely love the Lion King. It was the first film I ever saw in the cinema, and even now I marvel at the amazing animation, music, humour and voice acting. In this show, the zany characters Timon and Pumbaa, who along with Sebastian and Flounder, The Three Good Fairies and Jaq and Gus are my favourite Disney sidekicks are the main attraction. The show itself is uneven, but it is still very entertaining.

Animation: There are times when it isn't great, sometimes a little shoddy and static and some of the characters who features are occasionally wonkily animated, but when the animation is good it is good. When it is good, the backgrounds are colourful, the colours audacious and the characters move convincingly.

Music: The irresistible and hilarious Hukuna Matata, which I consider one of my favourite songs from the Lion King, serves as the theme tune for this show. And you know what, it still works. I always find myself singing along, and for me that is a glorious feeling. And the incidental music is above decent as well.

Story lines/quotes: I do agree that some of the story lines are predictable, repetitive and silly, but there are some funny and cute moments. And there are some funny quotes in my opinion, with Timon and Pumbaa's witty bantering quite inspired.

Voices/characters: I know there are some people who find Timon and Pumbaa annoying, personally I really like them. They both have flaws, Timon being selfish and Pumbaa being naive, but they are both very funny and charming. Rafiki and the hyenas sometimes make guest appearances, the episodes with the hyenas are good(not great mind you), but Rafiki's are just okay. The voice acting is great, Ernie Sabella is wonderful as Pumbaa, and while Kevin Schon lacks the impeccable comic timing of Nathan Lane, he does an above average job, as does Quentin Flynn. Veteran voice actor Jim Cummings is brilliant as always with voice of Ed the hyena.

Overall, Timon and Pumbaa is uneven, but it is entertaining. And as a matter of fact it is something I recommend for kids. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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