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July 1, 2015



Rafiki is the lovable old baboon in the 1994 Walt Disney animated classic, 'The Lion King.' He can also be found in the films 'Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse,' 'The Lion King 1 1/2,' and 'The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.' In television shows he can be found in 'House of Mouse,' 'The Lion Guard,' and 'Timon and Pumbaa.' In video games he can be found in the Kingdom Hearts series, The Lion King, Disney Universe, and the Lion King 1 1/2. Finally in other merchandise he can be found in clothes, pins, vinylmations, books, toys, and Disney art.

He calls the Pride Lands his home, where he lives in the ancient tree. He has many friends he can count on such as Timon, Zazu, Nala, Mufasa, Pumbaa, Simba, Sarabi, Kovu, Kiara, Sarafina, and rest of the Pridelanders. His enemies include Zira, Scar, Ed, Nuka, Shenzi, Banzai, the rest of the hyenas, and all of the other evil Disney villains.


Rafiki is very skinny and he has gray, white, and cream colored fur. He has yellow eyes and his face is cream, red, and blue. He uses a large walking stick to get around. He is very wise, kind, and extremely loyal.

He was animated by Kris Heller, Miriam McDonnell, James Baxter, Terry Wozniak, Mary-Jean Repchuk, Susan Sugita, and Marshall Lee Toomey. He has also been voiced by a few people over the years such as Khary Payton, Robert Guillaume, and Kevin Michael Richardson.


Rafiki can be found as a meet and greet character at Disney parks around the world. He can also be seen in Fantasmic, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Rafiki's Planet Watch, and Disney Believe. He can also be seen on various Disney on Ice performances, and in the Lion King Broadway musical.


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