Background information
Feature films The Lion King
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Lion King 1 1/2
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs Timon and Pumbaa
House of Mouse
A Poem Is...
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Matthew Broderick
Performance model
Inspiration Prince Hamlet, Moses, Horus, Malcolm, Jesus, Lord Capulet
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality ironical, sarcastic, protective, confident, brave,
Appearance Yellow furred lion, red mane, ruby eyes
Occupation King of Pride Rock
Home Pride Rock
Relatives Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Kiara, Sarabi
Allies Timon, Pumbaa
Enemies Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Zira, Nuka, Vitani
Likes Going on adventures, his father, his mother, Nala, playing with Nala, daydreaming about being king, teasing Zazu, eating bugs, hanging with Timon and Pumbaa, peace within the Pride Lands, Hakuna Matata, Kiara’s safety, Kion and the Lion Guard protecting the Pride Lands, hot tubs, sleeping
Dislikes The idea of marrying Nala (as a cub), Scar, being treated like a cub, being groomed, upsetting his father, danger, family threats, threats to the kingdom, hyenas, problems, too responsibility, his family and friends in danger, Zira, Outsiders (formerly), Kovu (formerly), jackals, his father’s death
Powers and abilities
Weapons Claws, teeth
Fate Becomes king of Pride Rock

I just can't wait to be king!
~ Simba

Simba is the main protagonist of the Lion King series. He is the protagonist of the first film, and a major character in the sequels.