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Black, cream, and gold

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Hakuna Matata

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Cheetato (brother)



You do realize I'll have to eat you now!
―Cheetata to Timon[src]

Cheetata is a male cheetah. He is the twin brother of Cheetato.


The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

"Cooked Goose"

While Cheetata and Cheetato hunt a wildebeest, they get disrupted by Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed for, according to Cheetato, the thirteenth time and thirteenth day. In order to get rid of the hyenas, the cheetahs plot to send them on a wild goose chase, far from where they plan to hunt.

As an attempt to send the hyenas on a wild goose chase, the cheetahs give them a map

First, they attempt to give the hyenas a treasure map, but when the hyenas struggle to spell "X," the cheetahs come up with a new plan, catapulting the hyenas into a volcano via their own dastardly contraption, the Serengeti Shuttle. Once again, the hyenas return to the hunting grounds of the cheetahs, having been suspicious about the lack of airbags, peanuts, and seat belts in the Serengeti Shuttle, and the cheetahs are forced to execute their final plan.

Together, the two split up the hyenas, giving each one directions to the North Pole after telling them individually that they are the brains of the bunch. With the hyenas away, the cheetahs spend the next three months hunting without any interruptions. When they get stuffed, they run into the hyenas again and are too full to escape the trio. Before the trio can eat the cheetahs, a wild goose arrives, asking which way is south. The five courteously give him directions and then give chase.

"Gabon with the Wind"

Oh my, isn't this splendid? Now we can have the meerkat as an appetizer and for the main course, we can have... (licks his lips) ...the pig!
―Cheetata to Cheetato as they corner Timon and Pumbaa[src]

Cheetata eager to know how plump Pumbaa is

Timon and Pumbaa are being chased by the cheetahs. Timon tells Pumbaa to be careful to avoid any low-hanging branches, but Pumbaa hops over such a tree branch, only to crash into a higher tree branch instead. Timon fell down because of the impact. Pumbaa doesn't realize he left Timon behind and instead has a monkey on his back, and, in the meantime, Cheetata and Cheetato find the meerkat. After the cheetahs abduct Timon, Pumbaa sees the monkey on his back and goes back to find Timon.

The cheetahs and Timon are now at a cave. Timon is hanging upside-down over a pot with his mouth taped shut, while the cheetahs are having a difficult time locating any recipes for meerkat. Then, Cheetato decides to use a box of "Meerkat Helper," and reads the box to find out how to cook Timon.

After overhearing Timon's true plan, the cheetahs make him give them his wallet so that he will return with Pumbaa

Pumbaa is outside about to save Timon, but then Cheetata, after seeing that the box says they have to listen to their prey's last words, takes the tape off Timon's mouth and the meerkat tells the cheetahs to not eat him, but Pumbaa. Pumbaa is shocked at what he hears, but little does he know that Timon is just making up a story to make the cheetahs let him go. Timon tells the cheetahs about how plump Pumbaa is, and convinces them to let him go so he can catch the warthog for them. When the cheetahs finally do so, Pumbaa, feeling betrayed, walks away and Timon gets out of the cave. The meerkat gloats to himself before he leaves, but the cheetahs overhear him and then tell him to give them his wallet. When Timon refuses to do so, the cheetahs hold the meerkat upside-down by his tail and shake him around to take his wallet by force.

After Timon explains to Pumbaa what happened, the cheetahs find the duo and prepare to eat them. But when Cheetata calls Pumbaa a "pig," Pumbaa goes berserk and charges at the predators, sending them the top of a tree. Timon, Pumbaa, and the cheetahs are back in the cave, with the cheetahs hanging over the pot with their mouths taped shut this time. When Pumbaa asks Timon if they're really going to eat the cheetahs, Timon replies that he's just got an axe to grind.

"Boary Glory Days"

It's just as well he's gone then! I prefer my meat young and tender!
―Cheetata to Timon after an injured Pumbaa leaves[src]

In order to feel young again, Pumbaa decides to play a game of Predator Tag with Timon. Timon and Pumbaa find Cheetata taking a nap. Timon goes to Cheetata and tells the cheetah that he's won free tickets to see "Michael Meerkat" and then starts dancing. When Cheetata declares that he's going to eat Timon, Pumbaa throws a big squishy berry at the cheetah and he and Timon run.

The cheetahs get charged by Pumbaa

After Timon and Pumbaa lose Cheetata, Pumbaa happily jumps up in the air but then hurts the bottom of one of his legs, which makes him feel old again. Timon, realizing that his lie may have been true, feels bad for his friend and walks off but runs into Cheetata and Cheetato, who are about to eat him. Then Pumbaa, playing Coconut Football, hits the two cheetahs with a coconut and he and Timon run, with the cheetahs chasing them. The cheetahs see Timon and Pumbaa on the other side of the mud pool, taunting them. When the cheetahs jump over the pool, they realize that they made a mistake and the two fall in, with Timon and Pumbaa throwing the squishy berries at them.

As Timon and Pumbaa wander around the jungle, Pumbaa tells Timon that even when he got a little older, he could still outsmart Cheetata and Cheetato. He then forces his friend to play Coconut Football with him every day, if he wants him to stay young at heart forever.

Personality and traits

Cheetato: Don't you see? That's just it! When the three of them are all together, they're just too dopey to get rid of!
Cheetata: Why Cheetato, you're more brilliant than even you know!
Cheetato: I'm sure you're right, but what do you mean?
Cheetata: I mean, my good fellow, it's time to divide and conquer!
—Cheetato gives Cheetata an idea on how they can get rid of the hyenas[src]

Cheetata displays his eager and aggressive nature

Although sophisticated like Cheetato and hard to tell apart from his brother, aside from their voices, Cheetata appears to be more eager and aggressive. Alongside Cheetato, Cheetata is usually seen hunting for prey and intimidating his victims in his unique sophisticated style.

Cheetata, as well as his brother, is also shown to be somewhat of a mastermind, as shown when the two come up with a way to get rid of Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, which is to send them on a wild goose chase while they feed themselves on other animals uninterrupted.


  • Cheetata is voiced by Rob Paulsen.[1]


  1. Rob Paulsen. IMDb., Inc. Retrieved on September 1, 2020.
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