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 animated television shows or feature-length films.


Name Work Notes
Aslan Narnia Aslan in the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voiced by Liam Neeson
Alex Madagascar The protagonist of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar and its sequels. Voiced by Ben Stiller
Bester Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!
Bobby My Gym Partner's a Monkey
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
Fred Super Chicken Fred was the lion sidekick of Super Chicken, a regular segment character in the Jay Ward-Bill Scott series George of the Jungle
Gabriel's Lion Oshiri Kajiri Mushi
Galaxy Federation Police Central Commander Dokkoida?!
Gold Majuu Sensen: The Apocalypse
Granite Jewelpet A white lion who represents Security. He wears a necklace with an indigo-colored rock with a star-shaped pattern on it and currently serves as the main protagonist Ruby's love interest.
Gregory My Gym Partner's a Monkey Lambert the Sheepish Lion
Kiara The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion Guard Simba and Nala's daughter and therefore princess of the Pridelands
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.
Kion The Lion Guard Kiara's younger brother who is the fiercest and the leader of the Lion Guard.
Larry Father of the Pride A white lion who worked for Siegfried & Roy.
Lion Steven Universe
Lippy The Lion Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har Title character of the 1962 Hanna-Barbera animated series.
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. Voiced by Matthew Broderick, Cam Clarke, Rob Lowe and Donald Glover He is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi,[1] nephew of Scar, husband of Nala, and father of Kiara and Kion in the sequel and TV series. 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. Because his name in Kiswahili language Simba for his African lion subspecies is an East African lion.[2]
Kovu The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Zira and Scar's son and chosen heir and Kiara's mate. His name means "scar" in Swahili.
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.
Makunga Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Zuba and Alex's rival and main antagonist
Mayor Lionheart Zootopia Voiced by J.K. Simmons, the noble mayor of Zootopia
Montana Jones Montana Jones Lead character
Nuka The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Zira's elder son, brother of Vitani and Kovu.
Prince John Robin Hood The greedy villain of Disney's 1973 animated feature film Robin Hood.
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.
Samson The Wild The protagonist of the film who tells his son, Ryan about Samson the wild. Samson is voiced by Kiefer Sutherland
Reginald 64 Zoo Lane A lion whose naps are often disturbed.
Ryan The Wild Samson's son who tries to roar just like his dad. He is voiced by Greg Cipes
Vitani The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Zira's daughter and sister of Nuka and Kovu.
Zira The Lion King II: Simba's Pride The main antagonist of the film, mother of Nuka, Vitani and Kovu. "Zira" means "hate" in Swahili.
Zuba Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex's father who is an alpha lion. Zuba is voiced by actor/comedian Bernie Mac

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Name Work Notes
Ethelbert Ethelbert the Tiger Dlip and his tiger cub are forest tales
Captain Yellow Dragon Ball Tiger pilot are songoku
Geobaldi Outlanders
Nahal Shimmer and Shine Shine’s pet tiger.
Rajah Aladdin Princess Jasmine's dog-like palace friend and pet.
Shere Khan The Jungle Book, Talespin,The Jungle Book The main antagonist, variously voiced by George Sanders, Tony Jay and Idris Elba.
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 A South China Tiger who is 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 A Siberian Tiger with a Russian accent, voiced by Bryan Cranston
Giant Realistic Flying Tiger Uncle Grandpa Her personality is a cross between that of a stereotypical teenage girl, a house cat and a real-life tiger.
Nahal Shimmer and Shine Shine's pet Bengal tiger.


Name Work Notes
Bagheera The Jungle Book 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.
Makucha The Lion Guard A cream African leopard who tracks Ajabu an Okapi to the Pride Lands. He is also the leader of his clan of the back lands. Makucha means"Claws" in the Swahili language and is voiced by Steve Blum
Badilli The Lion Guard An African leopard who is a victim to Mapigano. He eventually overcomes his fear by standing up for himself.
Mapigano The Lion Guard An African leopard who bullied Badilli upon his territory.
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 born blind in one eye who is the main antagonist and plans to kill Khumba.
Trey Rock Dog A Snow Leopard
Siri Rugrats Go Wild A Clouded Leopard and the main antagonist. Voiced by Chrissie Hynde
Sultan Delhi Safari Yuvraj's father.
Yuvraj Delhi Safari A leopard cub who lost his father Sultan.


Name Species Work Notes
Chiqicheetah Cheetah One Piece
Baby Puss Smilodon The Flintstones Pet of Fred Flintstone who locks Fred out of the house at end of each episode.
Officer Benjamin Clawhauser Cheetah Zootopia An overweighted police officer who loves donuts and is a huge fan of the popstar Gazelle.
Bonkers D. Bobcat Bobcat Bonkers A Toon policeman working with Detective Lucky Piquel to stamp out Toon criminals from Hollywood.
Diego Smilodon Ice Age Voiced by Denis Leary, one of the main characters in the movies.
Felix Iberian lynx The Missing Lynx A clumsy and unlucky sort.
Fuli East African Cheetah The Lion Guard A cute female teenage tomboyish East African cheetah cub who is the fastest member in the Lion Guard. Fuli in Kiswahili means"Very Fast"" and is Voiced by Diamond White.
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
Jasper Cheetah Jewelpet A cheetah who represents Honesty. He is yellow and brown-spotted with his inner ears, necklace and tail containing a red diamond-shaped jasper.
Kutal Liger Shinzo An Earth-elemental humanoid cat Enterran.
Manchas Jaguar Zootopia A black jaguar who drives in the limo. One of the missing mammals that turned savage in Zootopia.
Pink Panther Panther aka Tiger 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
Shira Smilodon Ice Age: Continental Drift Member of Captain Gutt's Pirate crew and Diego's mate. Voiced by Jennifer Lopez
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]
Soto Smilodon Ice Age The main antagonist of the first film and Diego's former leader. Soto is voiced by Goran Visnjic.
Tally Cheetah The Wild Thornberrys Movie One of the cheetah cubs who got captured by two poachers while Eliza was playing with Akela's cubs
Zeke Wildcat Groove Squad Cheerleaders He's the best friend of the trio, and the mascot of the Wildcats' cheerleader team. Although he hasn't got superpowers, he's useful in the missions of the trio. He has a crush on Ping, and later he dates her.

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  3. ^ a b "Cartoon Scrapbook". Snagglepuss
  4. ^ a b Martin, Gary (1996–2009). "Heavens to Murgatroyd". Retrieved 2009-08-22.
  5. ^ Toonopedia, Snaggletooth and Snagglepuss.