Background information
Feature films The Lion King
The Lion King 1 1/2
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs Timon and Pumbaa
House of Mouse
Video games The Lion King
Meteos: Disney Magic
Kingdom Hearts II
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Whoopi Goldberg
Tress MacNeille
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Assertive, commanding
Appearance Laughing hyena, gray fur, dark gray spots, black lips, fangs, black nose, mane with bangs, short black tale, yellow eyes
Occupation Leader of the Hyena Clan
Goal Help Scar take over the Pridelands
Home Elephant Graveyard
Allies Scar (formerly), Banzai, Ed
Enemies Simba, Nala, Zala and Mufasa.
Likes Food.
Dislikes Lions, starvation, and Scar's betrayal.
Powers and abilities
Weapons Teeth and claws
Fate Devours Scar with the rest of her clan and flees the Pridelands.

Shenzi is a secondary antagonist in the 1994 film The Lion King. She is the leader of the hyena tribe and a minion of Scar. She is voiced by Whoopi Goldberg in the first film.


Early YearsEdit

As revealed in A Tale of Two Brothers, Shenzi and her two minions, Banzai and Ed, cornered a young Rafiki and were about to eat him before they were foiled when King Ahadi came and forced the hyenas to leave. Later on, Shenzi advised Scar, then named Taka, to humiliate Mufasa to make himself look good in comparison. Taka's plan, however, led to him being injured by a herd of cape buffalo, leading him to rename himself Scar.

The Lion KingEdit

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