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Cowardly Lion

The Cowardly Lion is a huge, but frightful beast who lives in the Land of Oz. He is one of the main protagonists of the Wizard of Oz book series and movies as well as a friend of Dorothy Gale.

Appearances in Oz media

Oz: The Great and Powerful

The Cowardly Lion appears in the prequel as a cameo, attacking Oscar and Theodora because he recognized Theodora as Evanora's sister and, not knowing who Oscar was, assumed that Oscar was in league with Evanora. In this version, the Lion does not speak, but he does keep his personality. He tries to attack Finley when he is trapped in weeds. Oz saves him by performing "magic" (a puff of red smoke) in the animal's face. He becomes scared and runs away. His existence is alluded to when Oscar calls him a coward as he fled.

Return to Oz

Cowardly Lion Return to Oz

The Lion in "Return to Oz".

After Dorothy left Oz and returned home to Kansas, the Cowardly Lion had been turned into a stone statue by the Nome King, but thankfully Dorothy defeats the Nome King and restores the Cowardly Lion to his regular form. Among many other Ozians, he celebrates Dorothy's victory and witnesses the return of Oz's true ruler Ozma. He also says goodbye to Dorothy as she hugs him when she departs, knowing she will return to Oz another time.

Appearances in Disney media

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

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In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion is portrayed by Fozzie Bear. He wants to be a stand-up comedian, much like Fozzie himself.

Prior to this movie, Fozzie previously performed the role when the Muppets performed a Wizard of Oz medley in The Muppets Go to the Movies.

Phineas and Ferb

In the episode "Wizard of Odd", the Cowardly Lion does not actually appear, but Buford Van Stomm portrays a similar character, a lion/tiger/bear cub. He consistently states that he does not want anything. At the end, Phineas and Ferb give him a sandwich.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

In the episode "Minnie's the Wizard of Dizz", the Cowardly Lion is portrayed by Donald Duck.

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Oz Logo
Media

Return to Oz | Oz the Great and Powerful | Rainbow Road to Oz | Temple Run: Oz | The Story and Songs of The Cowardly Lion of Oz | The Songs from The Wizard of Oz | The Story and Songs of The Wizard of Oz | The Story of the Scarecrow of Oz | The Story of The Wizard of Oz | The Story and Songs of The Tin Woodman of Oz | The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | Disney Read-Along | Return to Oz Storybook | Oz, un mundo fantastico | Oz the Great and Powerful 2

Disney Parks

Main Street Electrical Parade | Le Pays des Contes de Fées

Characters

Dorothy Gale | Oscar Diggs | Theodora the Wicked Witch of the West | Jack Pumpkinhead | Glinda the Good Witch of the South | Tik-Tok | China Girl | Dr. Worley | Evanora the Wicked Witch of the East | Nome King | Mombi | Nurse Wilson | Aunt Em | Billina | Uncle Henry | Princess Ozma | The Scarecrow | Tin Woodman | Cowardly Lion | Annie Gale | Finley | Wheelers | Master Tinker | Knuck | May | Munchkins | Scraps the Patchwork Girl | Winged Baboons | Toto | Winkie Guards | Quadlings | The Gump

Songs

Almost Home

Locations

Land of Oz | Emerald City | Kansas | China Town | Yellow Brick Road | Munchkinland | Dark Forest | Poppy Fields

Objects

Ruby Slippers

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