The Gopher is a minor character who first appeared in Disney 1994 movie The Lion King and became a recurring character in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. He is voiced by Jim Cummings, who also voiced Ed the hyena, one of Scar's hyena minions.


The Lion KingEdit

The Gopher apparently works for Zazu, bringing him news "from the underground" and assisting the hornbill in jungle administration. In the movie, he brings Zazu the news that the hyenas have entered the Pride Lands.

Timon & PumbaaEdit

The Gopher also appears in a couple Zazu-centered episodes in Timon and Pumbaa, although his design in the series is noticeably different from his first appearance. In "Zazu's Off Day Off" he brings the news to Zazu that an elephant has blocked the river. In "Zazu's Off By One," the gopher is (temporarily) given Zazu's job after Zazu makes an error while counting the animal population.