When I saw the Lion King I immediately took a liking to Pumba, but he didn't reel me in until his adventures in "Timon & Pumba" (TV series). My favorite episode by far is "Brazil Nuts" (when they are lured by two carnivorous snakes through a gourmet buffet of strangely-delicious bugs).

In case you didn't know, Tony Bancroft created Pumba (and directed one of my favorites, Mulan). It was his birthday back in August so I thought it fitting to illustrate Pumba jumping in the mud to say Happy Birthday.

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