Uncle Ernie
Pumbaa's Uncle Ernie
Biographical Information

Uncle Ernie





Familial Information

Pumbaa (nephew)

Media Information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

Uncle Ernie is Pumbaa's deceased uncle from The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa episode "Sense & Senegambia."


The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

"Sense & Senegambia"

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Ernie talking to his nephew

When Pumbaa tells Timon that he cannot catch bugs anymore, Timon believes that it's because something's wrong with his senses of seeing, hearing, and smelling. So he buys Pumbaa a pair of glasses, two horns for his ears, and a vacuum cleaner for his snout. As Pumbaa hunts for the cricket, he falls off a cliff and passes out. He dreams that he gets caught by crickets. Pumbaa's uncle Ernie shows up in the clouds and he tells his nephew that he has to believe in himself to catch bugs. Pumbaa wakes up and follows his uncle's orders and he can catch bugs again.

Physical appearance

Ernie bears a striking resemblance to his nephew. Besides being a warthog, it is unknown what he looks like when he's not in the clouds.

Voice actors


  • He is most likely named after Ernie Sabella, Pumbaa's voice actor.

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