As a cub, Mheetu was a member of his sister Nadra's gang, alongside a bat-eared fox named Bhati. Meanwhile, Simba's gang consisted of Timon and Harold. The friends often played Kopje, or "King of the Hill," together.
Mufasa and Simba save Mheetu
Scar managed to lure a young Mheetu into a wildebeest stampede in the gorge. However, his real intentions were to get an adolescent Simba killed. Simba risked his life to save Mheetu, but it was Mufasa who ultimately saved the two from the stampede.
Personality and traits
Mheetu is gullible, innocent, and playful. He is also constantly getting into trouble.
- In Mouse Under Glass, Mheetu is said to be Nala's brother. However, in The Lion King: A Giant Leap, he is said to be Simba's brother. The creator of Mheetu, Linda Woolverton, has stated that Mheetu was Nala's brother, not Simba's.
- Revealed in the Laserdisc release of The Lion King
- Keoenig, David. Mouse Under Glass (June 2, 1994). ISBN: 0964060515.
- Finch, Christopher. The Art of The Lion King (June 2, 1996). ISBN: 0786861843.
- Hahn, Don. The Lion King: A Giant Leap (November 25, 2002). ISBN: 078685393X.
- Revealed in Simba and a Snake for a Friend. Written by Nino Russo, pencilled by Emilio Urbano, and inked by Davide Zannetti. Published in July 1998.