List of fictional big cats in animation

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This List of fictional big cats in animation is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable feline characters that appear in various animated works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of large felines portrayed in claymation, traditionally animated and non-realistic cgi methods in television shows or feature-length films.

Lions[edit]

Name Work Notes
Alex Madagascar The protagonist of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar and its sequels.
Bester Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!
Brave Heart Lion Care Bears One of the Care Bear Cousins. He has brown-orange fur and his tummy symbol is a red heart wearing a crown on the right side.
Erma Tenchi Muyo! GXP
Gabriel's Lion Oshiri Kajiri Mushi
Galaxy Federation Police Central Commander Dokkoida?!
Gold Majuu Sensen: The Apocalypse
Kimba Kimba the White Lion The title character and protagonist of Osamu Tezuka's manga/anime, Kimba the White Lion. He was renamed "Leo" in its spinoff, Leo the Lion.
Mufasa The Lion King Simba's father. The first Lion King of Pride Rock featured. Killed by Scar half way in the film.
Nala The Lion King Sarafina's daughter and Simba's best friend. She becomes mother to Kiara by the end of the film.
Sarabi The Lion King Simba's mother.
Sarafina The Lion King Nala's mother.
Scar The Lion King Mufasa's brother, jealous of Simba's position as next in line for the Lion King title.
Simba The Lion King A title character and the protagonist of Disney's most successful animated feature film, The Lion King. He is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi,[1] nephew of Scar, husband of Nala, and father of Kiara in the sequel. He has golden fur and when he grows into an adult, he has an auburn mane. The name "Simba" comes from the Swahili word for lion.[2]
Leo Merrie Melodies Appears in four shorts The Lyin' Mouse, The Lion's Busy, Hold the Lion, Please and Acrobatty Bunny. The latter who he co-starred with Bugs Bunny.
Raja Ga Waurua Tenchi Muyo! GXP
Parsley The Herbs A simple, friendly lion. He does not usually talk, but always sings, "I'm a very friendly lion called Parsley". His best friends are Dill the dog and Sage the owl, but he is normally seen with Rosemary, Basil and Bayleaf the gardener.

Tigers[edit]

Name Work Notes
Elthebert Elthebert the Tiger Dlip and his tiger cub are forest tales
Captain Yellow Dragon Ball Tiger pilot are songoku
Geobaldi Outlanders
Rajah Aladdin Princess Jasmine's dog-like palace friend and pet.
Shere Khan The Jungle Book, Talespin the main antagonist, emerging into the story about two-thirds of the way through the film. His sly, purring voice was the magnificent performance of the late George Sanders followed by the late Tony Jay. He was designed and animated by animator Milt Kahl. Khan is not depicted as being lame—quite the contrary, he is powerful, deadly, and sophisticated. Despite this, he is unabashedly murderous, conniving, and villainous, causing all the inhabitants of the entire jungle to fear him. His mere presence in the jungle compels the wolf pack to send Mowgli away, since Shere Khan will kill him because he is human.
Battle Cat Masters of the Universe A large green tiger, with yellow stripes, who serves as He-Man's fighting mount.
White Tiger The Justice Friends A humanoid tiger and a companion to the Justice Friends.
Master Tigress Kung Fu Panda The strongest and boldest warrior of the Furious Five.
Mei Lin Master Keaton OVA
Taiga Nagasarete Airantou
Tigger The House at Pooh Corner Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in A. A. Milne's book The House at Pooh Corner
Vitaly Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Voiced by Bryan Cranston

Leopards[edit]

Name Work Notes
Bagheera The Jungle Book Black leopard - a clever, serious and responsible character, quite similar to the Bagheera in the novel, except that in the novel Bagheera spoiled Mowgli more. In the film, it is Bagheera and not the wolves who first finds Mowgli, a young village child and he is the one who takes him back to the village.
Sabor Tarzan A vicious leopard, who killed Kala's son, along with Tarzan's parents, but was killed by an adult Tarzan.
Tai Lung Kung Fu Panda A Snow Leopard who is the main antagonist who tries to snatch the dragon scroll from Shifu.
Phango Khumba A leopard who is the main antagonist and plans to kill Khumba.

Other[edit]

Name Species Work Notes
Chiqicheetah Cheetah One Piece
Baby Puss Sabre-tooth tiger The Flintstones Pet of Fred Flintstone who locks Fred out of the house at end of each episode.
Bonkers D. Bobcat Bobcat Bonkers A Toon policeman working with Detective Lucky Piquel to stamp out Toon criminals from Hollywood.
Diego Sabre-tooth tiger Ice Age Voiced by Denis Leary
Galdo Gasper Humanoid tigerish Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?
Gia Jaguar Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Voiced by Jessica Chastain
Pink Panther Panther The Pink Panther Show The main and title character in the opening and closing credit sequences of every film in The Pink Panther series except for A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau. His popularity spawned a series of theatrical shorts, merchandise, a comic book, and television cartoons. He starred in 124 shorts (either theatrical or televised), 10 television shows and three prime time specials. He's also known as Nathu and Pangu in East and South Asia and Paulchen Panther (Little Paul the Panther) in Germany.
Pete Puma Puma Rabbit's Kin, Tiny Toon Adventures Voiced by Stan Freberg
Snagglepuss Mountain lion The Yogi Bear Show[3] A Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959,[3] a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion voiced by Daws Butler.[4] He is best known for his famous catchphrase, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!",[4] along with phrases such as "Exit, stage left!" Snagglepuss was originally known as "Snaggletooth" (a pink lion precursor).[5]

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