Pumbaa (The Lion King)

Last Updated on: June 19th, 2024

pumbaa the lion king 1994Who is Pumbaa?

Pumbaa is a fictional character from the Disney animated feature film The Lion King (1994) and its franchise. He is a warthog and along with his meerkat friend Timon, he becomes a friend and mentor to the young lion Simba after he is exiled from his home. He is known for his good-natured and easy-going personality, as well as his love for bugs and his flatulence, which he uses for comedic effect. He is a comic relief character and is also one of the main characters in the Lion King franchise. He is also known for his catchphrase “Hakuna Matata” which means “no worries” in Swahili, which is Timon’s catchphrase as well. He was played by veteran actor Ernie Sabella.

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Here is the Internet’s largest collection of Pumbaa related movies, TV shows, toys and other products. As always, new pieces are added to this collection regularly.

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Song Appearances


Circle of Life (Song)

“Circle of Life” is a song from the 1994 Disney animated film “The Lion King“. The song was written by Elton John and Tim Rice,…



Hakuna Matata (Song)

“Hakuna Matata” is a song from the 1994 Disney animated film “The Lion King“. The song is performed by the characters Timon and Pumbaa, and…




Park Appearances

Festival of the Lion King | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park’s Festival of the Lion King show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


The Circle of Life | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Epcot’s extinct The Circle of Life show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


The Legend of the Lion King | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct The Legend of the Lion King attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Remember the Magic Parade | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Remember the Magic Parade including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


The Lion King Celebration Parade | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct The Lion King Celebration Parade at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!




Related Apps and Games

Disney Wild About Safety

Timon and Pumbaa share their theme park safety tips for children of all ages. By demonstrating the potential consequences of unsafe behavior, the wisecracking duo…


Disney Emoji Blitz

Disney Emoji Blitz is a match-3 puzzle game that allows players to collect and play with hundreds of Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars emojis. The…






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Related Products

The Lion King MagicBand+

MagicBand+ lets you engage with Disney moments like never before as it reacts to select park interactions with lighting effects and gesture recognition.  Inspired by…


The Lion King Crocs

You’ll be glad you slipped your paws into these super comfy clogs inspired by Disney’s animated The Lion King. Young Simba and Nala are featured with Pumbaa…


The Lion King Ears

This ear headband ain’t no passing craze, it means no worries on your Disney Parks days! Kick back and relax with a ”Hakuna Matata” ear…


The Lion King Loungefly Mini Backpack

You’ll have no worries fitting your everyday essentials in this fun and colorful mini backpack inspired by Disney’s animated The Lion King. Created by Loungefly, the…



Pumbaa Plush – The Lion King

Who knew a warthog could be so soft and cuddly? This Lion King Pumbaa plush includes two attached bugs–or ”grubs”–that fit right in his mouth. Yum (for…








In the News

  • 30 Years Ago, The Lion King Made Disney The King Of The Box Office, June 16, 2024
  • Disney’s 1994 Animated Masterpiece “The Lion King” Returning to Theaters This Summer for 30th Anniversary, June 6, 2024
  • ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Comes to McDonald’s with 50 Unique Toys, September 14, 2021
  • Epcot’s Circle of Life Attraction Set to Close, June 6, 2018
  • Disney Launches ‘The Lion King’ Snapchat Lens, November 2, 2017
  • The Lion King Signature Collection Edition Coming to Blu-Ray Soon, July 20, 2017
  • Disney to Put ‘Lion King’ Into Early Hibernation, August 13, 1994
  • Disney’s ‘Lion,’ King Of the Summer Box Office, June 27, 1994