Cheerful, feisty lion cub Simba "Just Can't Wait to Be King," but with the loss of his dad, Mufasa, his adventures take a new path.
A hyperactive meerkat with a motor mouth is the self-proclaimed "brains of the outfit."
This well-padded warthog is a bit clumsy but more than makes up for his slow thought processes with empathy and intuition.
As ready to play as he is to instruct, Mufasa guides young Simba with a voice as golden as his magnificent mane.
Nala and Simba are best friends, and the two never admitted to being in love until they were reunited years later.
The old baboon that travels his own road, sings his own songs and knows what he knows.
Mufasa's most trusted advisor, Zazu is a prim and proper hornbill bird with a strong sense of personal dignity.
Scar is a selfish and greedy leader as he plots to take back his birthright with his henchmen hyenas by his side.
These three wisecracking goons are always on the lookout for their next meal or an innocent victim to taunt.