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All the Animals in “The Lion King”

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member 5+ year member

    23 Jan 2019
    "Mission Viejo, California"
    This is a list of animals seen in The Lion King, 1 1/2, Simba’s Pride, Lion Guard, and the 2019 Live Action. You can put down any animal on the list that I have missed or you would like to put down.
    Main Character Animals
    African Lions
    -the main protagonists and villains
    Common Warthog
    -a supporting character and friend of the protagonist
    -a supporting character and friend of the protagonist, and Timon’s mob.
    -a supporting character, a shaman, and portrayed like a real Mandrill in the live action
    Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill
    -a supporting character, the king’s advisors
    Spotted Hyenas
    -supporting villains and later allies in the Lion Guard.
  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member 5+ year member

    17 Sep 2017
    Is't there a pangolin and a grass mouse in the 2019 version (I refuse to call it live action because there is absolutely zero real footage there). And the first movie has vultures and crocodiles, right?
  3. Haliaeetus

    Haliaeetus Well-Known Member

    14 Mar 2021
    Orléans, France
    For the first movie : OK for the vultures, but I don't remember any crocs.
    There are also all the main species of savanna ungulates, plus a lot of birds (including Marabou Storks, Flamingos, Ostriches...), a Chamaeleon, and even Giant Anteaters (the only non-African species).

    The crocs are in the second movie, where there are also Okapis, Babboons, Mousebirds, and a flock of very annoying small birds (Barbets?).

    In the 2019 movie, a lot of strange mammals gather in Timon's and Pumbaa's forest. I remember Elephant Shrew, Bat-eared Fox, Dik-dik and Aardvark.

    I don't know the recent (2010's) animated series at all, but I remember toys representing a Panther and a Honey Badger.
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2021
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  4. Junklekitteb

    Junklekitteb Well-Known Member

    13 Sep 2019
    Original movie has a black rhinoceros, several Damaliscus lunatus, a cheetah, elephants, some sort of gazelle, giraffes, zebras, vulturine guineafowl, gnus, several fictional birds (at least one reminiscent of an egret and one a hornbill), hartebeest, kudu, African buffalo, oryxes and vervet monkeys, in addition to those species you mentioned, all in the first five, no four minutes. Later movies sought to be more diverse, especially the 2019 remake, making listing all species increasingly difficult. TV series like ‘The Lion Guard’ even have their characters travel overseas, introducing polar bears and penguins and such. Not to mention that there were other spin off series you seem to be unaware of, such as one where I believe Timon and Pumbaa go to South America...
    All I can say is good luck. You’ll need it.
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  5. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member 5+ year member

    23 Jan 2019
    "Mission Viejo, California"
    Black Rhinoceros
    Marabou Stork
    Greater Flamingo
    Lesser Flamingo
    Thomson’s Gazelle
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Leafcutter Ant

    -(native to South America)
    Vulturine Guineafowl
    African Bush Elephant
    Intermediate Egret
    Cattle Egret
    African Grey Parrot
    Red-billed Oxpecker
    Yellow-billed Oxpecker
    Masked Weaverbird
    European Roller
    Greater Kudu
    Grey-crowned Crane
    Vervet Monkey
    Blue Wildebeest
    Banded Mongoose
    Northern White Rhinoceros
    Cape Buffalo
    Common Hippopotamus
    White-backed Vulture
    Gunther’s Dik Dik
    Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew
    Bat-eared Fox
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  6. Jurek7

    Jurek7 Well-Known Member 15+ year member

    19 Dec 2007
    Everywhere at once
    Others are based on quetzal (South American), elegant trogon and cardinal (both North American). Others may be similar to a flame bowerbird, a lory, a bee-eater/paradise flycatcher cross and a kingfisher/momot cross but are probably just random birds drawn to have contrasting colors.

    And I agree, the original film is better. And actually, the best part of the franchise is the real African wildlife - if you can, travel to see it without the Disney intermediaries.