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Theodore Roosevelt
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs The Legend of Tarzan
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Stephen Root
Performance model
Inspiration Theodore Roosevelt
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Teddy
Personality Eccentric, brave, fun-loving, adventurous, optimistic
Appearance Big man with mustache and spectacles (like the real Theodore Roosevelt)
Occupation 26th President of the United States of America
Alignment Good
Goal Have adventures in the African jungle
Home Washington, D.C.
Allies Tarzan, Archimedes Q. Porter, Renard Dumont, Jane Porter, Scrooge McDuck
Minions His two U.S. Government Agents
Enemies Tarzan (briefly), Thaddeus Hunt, His minions Jake and Sam
Likes His country's well-being, the jungle animals' nobility
Dislikes Being threatened, offending his friends
Powers and abilities Great Leadership
Weapons Rifle
Fate Returns home to America after his African safari with Tarzan (The Legend of Tarzan)
Quote "Bully!"

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, has been featured in various Disney media over the years.


Atlantis: Subterranean Tours

According to this guidebook, which describes events after Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Theodore Roosevelt was one of the regular visitors to Atlantis, along with other celebrities such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, and Harry Houdini. He was brought there in secret by Whitmore Industries.

The Legend of Tarzan

RooseveltTarzan Theodore Roosevelt appears in the episode Tarzan and the Rough Rider where he visits the jungle on safari and runs afoul of kidnappers. At first he does not impress Tarzan who does not see him as being a worthy leader, but Theodore manages to prove otherwise later. Here, he is voiced by Stephen Root.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck

Theodore Roosevelt appears in several chapters of the storyline. In The Buckaroo of the Badlands, set before his presidency in the year 1882, he befriends Scrooge McDuck and helps him defeat a group of cattle rustlers. Years later, in the chapter The Invader of Fort Duckburg, Roosevelt is called in by the Junior Woodchucks to reclaim the ruins of Fort Duckburg, which Scrooge McDuck purchased to build the Money Bin. Bringing in the army and after a comical battle, Theodore recognizes his old friend Scrooge and the two stop the fighting and get reacquainted while having a campfire dinner.

Disney Parks

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Theodore Roosevelt in The American Adventure

Theodore Roosevelt appears in The Hall of Presidents and The American Adventure. In the latter, he appears in a scene focusing on the establishment of the National Parks with John Muir beginning with Yosemite

The Muppets

Fozzie Teddy Roosevelt

Roosevelt has been depicted in many Disney-owned Muppet productions as part of Mount Rushmore with Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. Roosevelt frequently utters cries of "Bully!" He was performed by Frank Oz in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. Fozzie Bear played "Teddy" in a 2014 Presidents Day video posted on Walt Disney Studios's Facebook page, promoting Muppets Most Wanted.

Phineas and Ferb

Doofensmirtz Teddy Roosevelt

Heinz Doofenshmirtz as Teddy Roosevelt in Mandace

In the Phineas and Ferb episode, MandaceHeinz Doofenshmirtz was changed into Theodore Roosevelt. And in Steampunx, a teddy bear is modeled after Roosevelt, apparently due to his presidency being in that time and the teddy bear was named after him.

Teddy Roosevelt Bear

A teddy bear modeled Roosevelt in Steampunx


Media: Tarzan | The Legend of Tarzan | Tarzan & Jane | House of Mouse | Tarzan II

Video Games: Disney's Tarzan | Tarzan: Untamed | Kingdom Hearts | Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure | Disney Infinity

Disney Parks: Tarzan's Treehouse | Tarzan Rocks!

Original Film Characters: Tarzan | Terk | Tantor | Kala | Kerchak | Flynt and Mungo | Sabor | Lord and Lady Greystroke | Manu | Jane Porter | Archimedes Q. Porter | Clayton | Clayton's Men | Baboons

Midquel Characters: Zugor | Mama Gunda | Kago and Uto

TV Series Characters: Tublat | Hista | Zutho | Gozan and Hungo | Ian McTeague | Count Nikolas Rokoff | Lady Waltham | Queen La | Leopard Men | Kats | Usula | Dr. Doyle | Eleanor | Greenly | Hazel | Ian | Lieutenant Colonel Staquait | Renard Dumont | Samuel T. Philander | Theodore Roosevelt | Hugo and Hooft | Nuru and Sheeta | Edgar Rice Burroughs | Mangani | Dania | German Poacher | Basuli | Chief Keewazi | Nigel Taylor | Tyrannosaurus Rex

Locations: Africa | Jungle | Pellucidar | Dark Mountain | Skull Cave

Objects: Queen La's Staff

Songs: Two Worlds | Two Worlds (Reprise) | You'll Be in My Heart | Son of Man | Strangers Like Me | Trashin' the Camp | Two Worlds (Finale)

Other: The Disney Afternoon

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