For fans of the childhood classic Disney film ‘The Lion King’ it’s interesting to see original designs for characters like Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Matthew Broderick), Mufasa (James Earl Jones), Nala (Niketa Calame/Moira Kelly) Timon (Nathan Lane), Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella) and Zazu (Rowan Atkinson).
Varying from sketches to complete illustrations, the below images give us some insight into who these characters might have originally been conceived to be. Simba looks more impish and wily. Timon looks a little more conniving and sly. Pumbaa just looks sad.