Background information
Feature films The Lion King
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Lion King 1½
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

The Lion King (Live-Action Film)

Television programs Timon & Pumbaa
House of Mouse
A Poem Is...
The Lion Guard
Video games The Lion King
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
The Lion King 1½
Meteos: Disney Magic
Disney Universe
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Hidden Worlds
(temporary scene)
Park attractions The Legend of the Lion King
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Festival of the Lion King
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable
World of Color
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
The Golden Mickeys
Parade of the Stars
Portrayed by Scott Irby-Ranniar (as a lion cub/musical original actor)
Jason Raize (as an adult/musical original actor)
Portrayed by
Animators As a cub:
Mark Henn
T. Daniel Hofstedt
Tom Bancroft
Broose Johnson
Daniel A. Gracey
Christine Lawrence Finney
Kellie D. Lewis
Bryan M. Sommer
Sherrie H. Sinclair
Tony Anselmo
Allison Hollen
Inna Chon
Kent Holaday
Dana M. Reemes
Kenneth M. Kinoshita
Mary Measures
Jane Misek
Cheryl Polakow
As an adult:
Ruben A. Aquino
Michael Cedeno
Randy Haycock
Dale Baer
Bill Berg
Emily Jiuliano
Susan Lantz
Dorothea Baker Paul
David Hancock
Steve Lubin
Wendy Muir
Daniel Bond
Sean Gallimore
Daniel Yoontaek Lim
Dan O'Sullivan
Voice As a cub:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (The Lion King)
Jason Weaver (singing voice)
Evan Saucedo ("The Morning Report")
Matt Weinberg (The Lion King 1½)
As an adult:
Matthew Broderick (films)
Joseph Williams (original singing voice)
Cam Clarke (television, video games, theme parks, singing voice in Simba's Pride)
Rob Lowe (The Lion Guard)
Frank Welker (original film roars)

Arley R. Swaby (Live-Action Film, voice by)

Performance model
Designer Joe Grant
Inspiration Prince Hamlet
Eddie Carbone from A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller
Lord Capulet from Romeo and Juliet
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Little hairball
Personality Adventurous, fun-loving, confident, headstrong, understanding, daring, heroic, optimistic, over-protective, courageous, curious, clever, kind, clumsy, good-hearted, competitive, slightly melodramatic, strong-willed, loyal, instructive, trustworthy, thoughtful, level-headed, encouraging, hot-headed, arrogant (occasionally), impatient (occasionally), respectful, big-hearted, affectionate, likable, laid-back, dependable, attentive, defiant, diligent, conscientious, fatherly, assertive, tidy, hard-working, educated, relaxed, devoted, athletic, determined, friendly, upbeat, zany, zesty, pushy (formerly), knowledgeable, independent, dignified
Appearance Yellow-gold fur, light yellow underbelly
(As a cub): Small, slender, black tipped ears, orange eyes
(As an adult): Muscular, lustrious red mane, ruby eyes
Occupation King of the Pride Lands
Goal To become the King of the Pride Lands (as a cub)
To protect the Pride Lands (after defeating Scar)
To keep Kiara protected and safe from danger (in the sequel)
Home Pride Lands
Pride Rock
Relatives Mohatu (great-grandfather; deceased)
Ahadi (grandfather; deceased)
Uru (grandmother; deceased)
Mufasa (father; deceased)
Sarabi (mother)
Scar (uncle; deceased)
Sarafina (mother-in-law)
Nala (wife)
Kiara (daughter)
Kopa and Kion (sons)
Kovu (son-in-law)
Allies Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, Rafiki, Mufasa, Sarabi, Sarafina, Pridelanders, Ma, Uncle Max, Vitani, Kovu, Outsiders, Sora, Donald, Goofy
Minions Zazu
Enemies Scar, Zira, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, Hyena Clan, Nuka, Vitani (formerly), Outsiders (formerly)
Likes Going on adventures, playing with Nala, eating bugs, daydreaming about being king, teasing Zazu, having fun, hanging with Timon and Pumbaa, peace within the Pride Lands, Kiara's safety
Dislikes The idea of marrying Nala (formerly), having to wait to become King, being treated like a cub, his mother slobbering all over him (she calls it grooming), family threats, his father's strictness, Kovu (formerly)
Powers and abilities Animalistic strength and speed
Weapons Claws and teeth
Fate Defeats Scar and assumes his rightful role of King of the Pride Lands (original film)
Celebrates the unity of the Pride Lands and Outlanders (sequel)
Quote "I just can't wait to be King!"
"That's like saying you don't want to be a lion. It's in your blood. As I am. We are part of each other."
"Sometimes, what's left behind can grow better than the generation before...if given the chance."
Danger? Ha, I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger!

Simba is the main protagonist of the 1994 Disney animated feature film The Lion King .

The son of Mufasa and Sarabi, Simba was next in line to rule the Pride Lands. However, after his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and blames Simba for the former's death, the young lion cub is sentenced to exile while Scar rules as king. It is now up to Simba to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his throne and rightful place in the great circle of life.