Simba - Wikipedia
Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in .. Simba returns to the Pride Lands with Nala, Timon and Pumbaa and finds . The episode "Shake Your Djibouti" again features Simba, when Timon and Pumbaa are forced to train him to protect them from a laboratory monster. Nala is reunited with her childhood friend, Simba, whom she thought was dead .. jumps in, proclaiming that Kiara is going to make a great queen someday. Nala: [pins Simba down on his back] You mean the dangers you put us in. Cub Kovu: [after meeting Kiara for the first time in the Outlands] Who are you, Pride- Lander? [Kiara One day I won't be here and I need you to carry on in my place .
He also appears in a music video of " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ". Simba was featured as a guest in the animated series House of Mousein which he alternates between cub and adult. The Lion Guard[ edit ] Main article: Return of the Roar in November Simba's Pride,  it features Kion who is the son and youngest child of Simba and Nala, who as the second-born cub, is tasked with assembling a team to protect the Pride Lands.
It was more the sense of who can take the challenge and not be daunted by the task. Six New Adventures were released. Set after the events of the first film, they featured a cub named Kopa, who was the son of Simba and Nala. Merchandising and video games[ edit ] As part of the franchise 's merchandising, Simba has appeared in various The Lion King-related products.
Simba's Pride as "Simba Simba was also the main character in "Legend of the Lion King," a former Fantasyland attraction in Walt Disney World 's Magic Kingdomwhich retold the story of the film using fully articulated puppets.
He appeared as one of the main characters at Epcot's Land Pavilion minute edutainment film Circle of Life: An Environmental Fableuntil its closure in Reception and legacy[ edit ] Critical response[ edit ] Although The Lion King itself has garnered universal acclaim from film critics,  reception towards Simba has been generally mixed.
The Christian Science Monitor 's David Sterritt hailed Simba as "a superbly realized character," specifically praising the scene in which the character "faces discipline by his dad after his adventure with the hyenas. However, Berardinelli criticized Matthew Broderick 's vocal performance, describing it as "nondescript.
Simba stands in for Hamlet, but he's a lot less complicated; in fact, he's less complicated than Morris the Cat or Sylvester. Young Simba sounds like a young Michael Jackson You almost don't want him to succeed. The event was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators who were watching from below. Ultimately, the idea was deemed "outside the responsibility of the government" and was declined. According to Comcast inthe use of Simba as a dog name reemerged in popularity in after experiencing a noticeable decline inranking the name ninth out of 10 on its list of "Top 10 Trendiest Dog Names of the Year.
Simba then also swipes at Shenzi's face which leaves 3 scratch marks on her. Another example is when Pumbaa and Timon were being chased by a lioness, Simba quickly springs into action and fights the lioness, until coming to the realization that he was fighting Nala.
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride - Wikiquote
Simba sometimes doesn't get the advice he is given from his friends and family right away, showing he had to find out the hard way. As time went on he got what his friends and family meant when he sees things for himself, shown when he finally understood the advice he was given from Timion and Pumbaa about letting go of the past back when he was cub after witnessing Zira not willing to let go of it.
Also he uses the same advice that he was given to him from his friends and family for others, shown with Zira. Despite his many commendable attributes, Simba can sometimes be arrogant, even towards those who know him, he is also sometimes gullible a trait he still possesses from his childhood to the point of believing his enemies, evidenced by the fact that when Zira claims that Kovu led him into an ambush, however, in truth, the latter had no knowledge of the ambush and was completely innocent due to a change of heart for Kiara at the time.
Sometimes Simba lets his temper get the better of him as he can hold a grudge against them, shown when he didn't give Kovu a chance to explain that he didn't see the ambush coming. Simba was so caught up with his grudge against the outsiders that he forgotten their also lions just like him and his pride until he was reminded by Kiara that they are one which helped him see through his mistakes. Physical appearance Newborn Simba was very small with a large head.
He had light spots on his head and body, as newborn lions usually have. As a cub, Simba has "brownish-gold" fur, with a lighter cream color accenting his belly, muzzle, and paws. He has large, bright eyes with orange irises red as an adult and yellow scleras; his upper lids are a deep tawny.
Additionally, he has a light pink nose and four black whiskers on either side of his muzzle, and the insides of his ears are tawny and rimmed with black. Kid Simba boasts a small tuft of hair on top of his head and a short bushy tail. He has somewhat stocky proportions.
As an adolescent, Simba retains much of the appearance he had as a cub but is much lither. He has a mop of reddish-orange hair growing on the top of his head and partially down his neck; this is the early stage of his mane growing in. We'll see who you really are. What are you doing here? This just happens to be the best smorgasbord in the Pride Lands. Camera switches back to Pumbaa, who is standing with a dozen or so birds sitting on his back] Ohh Timon, I'm getting tired.
I gotta lose some pounds! Maybe he can help! Let the vicious Outsider I have an idea! C'mon, do it again! Kovu is still clueless] Adult Kovu: Why are we doing this? What's the point of this training? This is just for fun! Ha ha ha ha The lions, Timon, and Pumbaa turn tail and run back the way they came; the rhinos are in hot pursuit] Timon: They're laughing with delight as the camera trucks in] Adult Kovu: Amid "'Scuse me, pardon me" from Timon, Kiara's muzzle brushes up against Kovu's.
They look at each other, both quite embarrassed] Adult Kiara: Are you two comin' or what? Purrs soon mix with their laughter] [Kiara and Kovu are looking at constellations in the night sky] Adult Kovu: See the fluffy tail?
There's one that looks like two lions killing each other for a scrap of meat. My father and I used to do this all the time. He says all the great Kings of the past are up there. Do you think Scar is up there? My father said there was a Maybe there's a darkness in me too.
Kovu is one of them, Scar's heir. How can I accept him? My father would never-- Nala: You want so much to walk the path expected of you.
Perhaps Kovu does not. How do you know what-- Nala: I can see them down there just as easily as you can.
Get to know them and see. What are you waiting for? She hisses and jumps up, rushing back to report to Zira. Scene changes back to Zira's location] Zira: I saw it with my own eyes.
Kovu cannot betray us! Scar couldn't let go of his hate, and in the end, it destroyed him. He truly was a killer.
Sometimes, what's left behind can grow better than the generation before Zira recoils at the sight, shocked before recovering quickly] What I-I-I didn't mean to It wasn't my fault, I And in doing so, you betrayed your pride. You cannot escape it!
Nuka is dead because of you! You've killed your own brother! You will not go anywhere without an escort from now on. Because you are my daughter. You will not leave Pride Rock. You will stay where I can keep an eye on you You don't know him! I know he's following in Scar's paw prints!