Bumble in the Jungle
Attribution Information

Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway


Roberts Gannaway

Production Information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa


2 (syndicated)


13a (2)

Air date

November 25, 1996

Episode Guide

"Beethoven's Whiff"


"Mind Over Matterhorn"

"Bumble in the Jungle" is the second part of the first segment of the twenty-first episode of Season 2 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, which is the thirteenth episode to air on the syndicated Disney Afternoon block during that season. It aired on November 25, 1996, along with "Beethoven's Whiff" and "Mind Over Matterhorn".


In this dialogue-free musical, Timon and Pumbaa try to catch a bumblebee.


This second part of the musical episode starts with Timon and Pumbaa sleeping as morning arises. Pumbaa keeps rolling over, causing himself and Timon to fall and land on flowers. Then, a bumblebee shows up and goes through all the flowers. Timon and Pumbaa see the bee and start chasing it and while doing so, they recklessly run into different animals.

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Timon and Pumbaa surround the bee

After failing to catch the bee, Timon and Pumbaa open a crate of Bee Catching Rockets and all the rockets come out of the crate. Timon lights the rockets while Pumbaa hides to catch the bee with a net in his mouth. When the bee arrives, Pumbaa starts chasing it while the rockets blast and land around Timon, resulting in them exploding on the meerkat.

The bee goes in the hole of a tree stump, with Timon and Pumbaa stalking it. When they stick their heads in the hole, a number of bees come out of the stump and chase the two friends. After the chase, Timon sees that Pumbaa caught the bee they were after.

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Timon, Pumbaa, and the bee sleeping

Timon and Pumbaa are about to eat the bee, but then they see the bee giving them a sad look. This makes the two friends feel guilty and sorry for the bee and they therefore decide not to eat the insect.

Later that night, Timon and Pumbaa start sleeping with the bee joining them, hinting that it became the duo's new friend, and the episode ends.