Sing the ballad of Fearless Buzz, greatest meerkat there ever was...
Though Buzz never physically appears in concepts, he is depicted through cave drawings. In these drawings, he is portrayed as being considerably tall and barrel-chested.
Meerkat brave equals meerkat snack!
Buzz is renowned for his bravery in facing the hyenas. However, his recklessness ultimately led to his early demise.
Said no meerkat should have to hide, wiped his paws off and went outside, fought a fearsome hyena back, even till he was blue and black, but forgot hyenas roam in a pack...
In early drafts of the film, Buzz appears during "Digga Tunnah" in a series of cave paintings. As the meerkats work, they sing "Old Fearless Buzz" about a renowned hero named Buzz, who had gotten fed up with being bullied by the hyenas and decided to put a stop to their antics. He'd left the safety of the colony and fought a hyena. However, the rest of the pack had arrived and finished him off, rendering his brave stunt futile.
- Bradley Raymond, the director of The Lion King 1½, has stated that Buzz was removed to make the story less complicated.