Background information
Musical The Lion King
Portrayed by Tom Alan Robbins
Portrayed by
Performance model
Inspiration Guildenstern from Hamlet, John from Moses
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Pumbaa Smith
Other names
Personality Intelligent, clumsy, funny, cheerful, selfless, kind, genuine, trustworthy, devoted, helpful, silly, level-headed, childish, emotional, humorous, temperamental, talented, loyal, absent-minded, witty, adventurous, dim-witted, naive, optimistic, valiant, tough, spineless (sometimes), protective, sweet, polite, friendly, respectful, compassionate
Appearance Obese brownish-red warthog, white tusks, black mane, brown belly, thin legs, black hooves, long tail, large pink snout, long ears, squint eyes
Occupation Simba's guardian
Affiliations Good
Home The Jungle

Hakuna Matata Falls, Pride Lands

Allies Timon, Simba, Rafiki, Zazu, Nala, Pridelanders, Kiara, Kovu, Vitani, Outsiders, Ma, Uncle Max, Uncle Boaris, Monti (briefly), Fred, Boss Beaver, Speedy The Snail, Irwin, Kion, Bunga, Fuli, Beshte, Ono, Makini, Ma Tembo
Enemies Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, Hyena Clan, Zira, Nuka, Vitani (formerly), Outsiders (formerly), Kovu (formerly), Quint, Little Jimmy, Smolder the Bear (formerly), Toucan Dan, Boy Beaver, Cheetato and Cheetata, The Three Natives, The Native Chief
Likes Grubs, eating, freedom, hot tubs, being with Timon, lounging, Simba, having friends
Dislikes Being called a pig, hyenas, flatulences, being separated from Timon, being in crowds, selfishness, loneliness, cheating, Timon's bragging
Powers and abilities Physical strength and comically dangerous flatulence
Weapons His tusks and hooves

Pumbaa is a bombastic warthog in The Lion King. He and his best friend Timon live a laid-back life. When Simba runs away from home, he finds Timon and Pumbaa and they sing "Hakuna Matata." Nala comes and Timon realizes that Simba is falling in love with her. Pumbaa and Timon sing in the end of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" lamenting the fact that they are losing their friend. Simba runs away to confront Scar and Timon, Pumbaa, and Nala return to Pride Rock. Timon and Pumbaa distract hyenas, while Simba sneaks by and defeats his uncle.

Backstory Edit

Before Timon and Pumbaa find the jungle, Pumbaa says that he is alone in the world. It is possible that he inadvertently lost contact with his family. Also, during the flashback Timon and Pumbaa reveal that Pumbaa had problems with gas when he was younger. They mention that Pumbaa once went to a water hole in the savanna but he let out very smelly gas, causing monkeysto fall from the trees to the ground because of the stink. When Pumbaa came to drink the water, his gas caused all the nearby animals to flee. For Pumbaa, it was very embarrassing.