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Crocodiles
Background information
Feature films The Lion King
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Actor
Actress
Animators
Voice Frank Welker
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Awards
Character information
Other names
Personality Mean, vicious, aggressive, scary
Appearance Slender, dark green crocodiles
Occupation Predators
Alignment
Alignment Bad/Neutral
Affiliations
Goal To eat Kiara and Kovu (failed)
Home The Outlands
Friends
Enemies Simba, Nala, Kiara, Kovu
Minions
Likes Food
Dislikes Starvations
Powers and abilities Speed, swimming abilities
Weapons Teeth and tails
Fate Outsmarted by Kiara and Kovu.
Typical Saying
Crocodiles are background characters in Disney's The Lion King and have a more pronounced role in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

BackgroundEdit

Physical DescriptionEdit

The crocodiles that appear in the franchise are most likely Nile Crocodiles, a species of crocodile that resides in Africa. Like other variations of its species, Nile Crocodiles have short legs, long tails, and scaly hides. Their coloration ranges from dark green to brownish-bronze. All Nile Crocodiles have green eyes.[1] Males can grow to be up to 16 feet long and weigh 730 kilograms.[2]

AppearancesEdit

The Lion KingEdit

Crocodiles are briefly mentioned in a segment of "The Morning Report." They are later seen in "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" with an assortment of other African animals.

The Lion King II: Simba's PrideEdit

When Kiara wanders into the Outlands, she meets an Outsider cub named Kovu. Whilst talking, the two unknowingly walk over a bridge of crocodiles. As the fearsome creatures instigate an attack, the young lions race away in fear. The cubs barely manage to escape by climbing up a thin tree branch, but eventually make it to dry land and taunt the crocodiles from the top of a cliff. They are later seen in "Upendi."

The Lion King: Six New AdventuresEdit

In Follow the Leader, when there is a dispute over buffalo sharing the waterhole, Simba instructs Zazu to tell the buffalo that if they don't share the waterhole, they will have to move to the river. Zazu gasps and reminds Simba that there are crocodiles in the river. Simba smiles and tells Zazu that he knows.

Broadway MusicalEdit

After Simba dares Timon to jump over a rushing river, Timon misses and is carried by the force of the river. The current takes him to a waterfall, where he grabs onto a branch hanging over the waterfall to keep from plummeting to his death. In the pond below, two hungry crocodiles wait for Timon to fall so they can eat him. Timon loses his grip on the tree branch and falls in. Luckily, Simba helps him to shore just in time before the crocodiles can get to him.

TriviaEdit

  • The crocodiles are in their original shape in the 1994 release, but are redesigned in the IMAX/Special Edition version.
  • Despite their fearsome reputation, crocodiles are mainly perceived as good guys in The Lion King franchise. Riptail is the only crocodile who can be considered an antagonist.
  • In some versions of "I Just Can't Wait to be King," the crocodiles are colored gray instead of green. The gray crocodile edit was featured from the 1995 VHS release, the Disney Sing-Along Songs version (1994-2003), the premiere on ABC, and the 2003 Special Edition release.
  • Order Crocodylia is known for having the most advanced hearts of all living beings on Earth, except for possibly sea turtles.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. [2]

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