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
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