The Real Animal:
Er, a warthog and a meerkat. The latter’s pretty en vogue right now thanks to some clever marketing campaign. The former not so much.
The Movie Animal:
Gaseous, rude, cowardly, this jungle-dwelling twosome deserve each others’ company. That said, they can also be brave, hilarious and full of heart. Which is exactly why we love them.
Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.
Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?
Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.
Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.
Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.