Rita Book is a librarian from The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. Her most notable role is in the episode "Library Brouhaha", although she is briefly seen in other episodes, which are "Shopping Mauled" and "I Think I Canada."
Rita makes her first appearance in this episode with a group of other one-off characters. She is seen in the scene where Timon and Pumbaa taste the chicken at a restaurant and then a Zebanesan chef warns the shoppers about a gas leak and they must leave the mall immediately.
Rita is shown to believe strongly in silence in the library and kicks Timon and Pumbaa out several times when they make a noise trying to catch and eat a bookworm. She also hits a bluebird over the head with her book when the animal started singing on her windowsill. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that she is also a nurse when Timon, Pumbaa, and the bookworm get injured and are at a hospital.
Rita appears when Pumbaa enters the Maze of Challenges. After the Wolverine tells Pumbaa that the final step is for him to eat the warthog, Pumbaa runs away with the wolverine giving chase. While the wolverine chases Pumbaa, he gets caught by all the obstacles including Rita, who throws her book at him.
Rita is a short elderly woman with white hair tied in a bun. She wears a pink (sometimes green) dress and purple glasses.
Personality and traits
Rita appears to be cranky, grumpy and mean. Since she is a librarian, she wants to have peace and quiet. When Timon and Pumbaa make some noise at the library, she first kicks them out and then hit the two with a baseball bat.
- Her name is a wordplay on the sentence "Read a book."
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