The Lion King 1½
The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
The Lion King: Six New Adventures
The Brightest Star
Located deep in the heart of Timon and Pumbaa's jungle, the Great River is said to be one of the most beautiful, lush rivers in the Serengeti. It pours forth from the peak of a nearby mountain and spills down into the jungle below, watering the many plants and animals that call the oasis home.
The Great River can be seen when Timon and Pumbaa show Simba their lush jungle home. It later appears as a backdrop during the progression of Simba's aging, and appears again when Simba is showing Nala around his home.
As in the first film, the Great River appears as part of the jungle paradise. At one point, Simba jumps over the falls but is caught by Pumbaa before he can fall into the raging river below. Timon, unaware that Pumbaa has rescued the cub, jumps down after Simba and tumbles down the falls.
When a drought strikes the Pride Lands, the king of the land, Mohatu, sets out on a journey to find water, walking long and far. Finally, he reaches a lush jungle, and after getting a drink from the river, Mohatu lies down in the shade for a brief rest. But as he is napping, he is interrupted by the sound of Crocodile crying. Once the two meet for the first time, Crocodile admits that everyone is afraid of him, and Mohatu resolves to fix the problem.
However, in telling his subjects about this new, lush river, he inspires them to fight each other to reach the water. A particularly vicious Zebra manages to reach the Great River first, but he gets stuck in quicksand and requires the help of Crocodile in order to fight free. After this incident, the residents of the Pride Lands subdue themselves in front of Mohatu and ration the water among themselves until the drought is over.
Even after the drought, Mohatu continues to visit his friends in the jungle, often visiting Crocodile in the Great River.