The Gopher is a minor character who first appeared in Disney 1994 movie The Lion King and became a recurring character in Timon and Pumbaa. He is voiced by Jim Cummings, who also voiced Ed the hyena, one of Scar's hyena minions.
The Gopher apparently works for Zazu, bringing him news "from the underground" and assisting the hornbill in jungle administration. In the movie, he brings Zazu the news that the hyenas have entered the Pride Lands.
The Gopher also appears in a couple Zazu-centered episodes in Timon and Pumbaa, although his design in the series is noticeably different from his first appearance. In "Zazu's Off Day Off," he brings the news to Zazu that an elephant has blocked the river. In "Zazu's Off By One," the gopher is (temporarily) given Zazu's job after Zazu makes an error while counting the animal population.
|The Lion King|
Characters: Simba | Nala | Mufasa | Scar | Zazu | Sarabi | Sarafina | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Hyena Clan | Wildebeest Stampede | Kiara | Kovu | Zira | Vitani | Nuka | Outsiders | Crocodiles | Ma | Uncle Max | Gopher | Fred | Quint | Uncle Boaris | Toucan Dan | Boss Beaver | Speedy the Snail | Smolder the Bear | Little Jimmy | Erwin | Ned the Elephant | Cheetato and Cheetata | Rabbit | Dr. Happy | Happy Dog | Herman | Jackal
Songs: Circle of Life | I Just Can't Wait to Be King | Be Prepared | Hakuna Matata | Can You Feel the Love Tonight? | He Lives in You | We Are One | My Lullaby | Upendi | Not One of Us | Love Will Find A Way | That's All I Need | Digga Tunnah Dance | One by One | Chow Down | The Madness of King Scar | The Morning Report | The Lion Sleeps Tonight
See also: The Disney Afternoon