Shenzi, Banzai and Ed

This trio of hysterical hyenas are Scar’s personal lackeys, and first appeared in The Lion King. Despite being percieved as villains in the film, the trio became some of the film’s most popular characters, and are greatly appreciated for their humor; a trend that was continued into Kingdom Hearts II.

The Lion King (1994)

A cowardly hyena who hates lions. Shenzi takes the lead when she and her friends are up to mischief. She’s always quick to follow the strongest leader.

The Lion King (1994)

A cowardly hyena who hates lions. Banzai likes to complain but doesn’t like to work. He’s always looking to find an easy meal.

The Lion King (1994)

A witless hyena who’s not very smart, but loves to laugh. He takes a lot of ribbing from his pals Shenzi and Banzai, but he doesn’t seem to care.

Shenzi is the female of the trio. She appears as the dominant one, seeming to be the most intelligent of the hyenas. She is constantly insulting the two males and resents the bumbling ones, although signs of friendship are shown. Her full name is Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jackalina Hyena. Her name means “savage”, “pagan”, “uncouth”, or “barbarous”. In the movie, she is voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and in Kingdom Hearts II, Tress McNeille.

Banzai is the slyest of the group. Constantly hungry and moaning for food, he scuttles round the place for food. His name means ‘skulk’ or ‘lurk’. In the movie and Kingdom Hearts II, he is voiced by Cheech Marin.

Ed appears as the least intelligent of the group. He is always smiling and laughs uncontrollably at anything. He never speaks at all, except for a minor part where he sings in Scar’s Be Prepared. He is always the butt of jokes within the trio. He is voiced by Jim Cummings in the movie and the game.


Disneyland Paris – Shenzi, Banzai and Ed The Lion King Hyenas at Tuesday Guest Star Day – 16/07/2019
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Shenzi, Banzai and Ed: Lion King Hyenas at Disneyland Paris
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