Uncle Max is one of the main characters in The Lion King 1 1/2. He is Timon's uncle, and Ma's brother, or brother in law. 
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Uncle Max is the uncle of Timon, and it is assumed that he is either the brother of Buzz or Ma. He lives in a colony of meerkats, far from The Pridelands.


"Are you nuts?!"
―Max to Ma

Altogether, Uncle Max tends to act pessimistically towards everything, especially the concept of getting eaten. Max is flinchy, irritable, easy to disappoint, a stickler for the rules, and very pessimistic about life in general. He is especially against the concept of being eaten.


Uncle Max has scruffy gray fur on his head and fur that has presumably dulled tan from old age. He has dark circles around his large, beady eyes and darker brown stripes on his body.

The Lion King 1 1/2

In the film, Ma asks him where Timon is until the tunnel is collapsed by Timon's "handy work". Because Ma wants Timon to fit in with the meerkat colony, she requests of Uncle Max to assign Timon to lead the sentry duty. At first, he is very reluctant, but he ends up mentoring him. When Timon is caught off-guard singing "That's All I Need" while on sentry duty, he was nearly eaten by Shenzai, Banzai and Ed who infilitrated the colony, but he recovers.

Later on in the film, Rafiki tells Ma that Timon is "looking beyond what he sees" and he follows Ma as they go look for Timon. Near the climax, he is reunited with his nephew Timon and meets Pumbaa. Timon and Pumbaa make a plan with him and Ma to build a trap to keep the hyenas away from Simba. Along with Ma, he builds a tunnel while Timon and Pumbaa stall the hyenas. The tunnel he builds with Ma initially fails leading to Timon to finish the tunnel which leads to the downfall of Scar and the hyenas. When Timon finishes the tunnel, he hugs Timon so hard that he feels nearly choked. Finally, he is present with Timon, Pumbaa, and Ma as they see Simba take back his throne. He returns to Timon's new Home with the meerkats and teaches the meerkats Yoga. He enjoys his new life away from the Hyenas.


  • Hyenas!!!!
  • That would be Timonnnn!!!!
  • Are you nuts!!!!


Timon's Mother



Knownable Relatives

  • Timon (Nephew)
  • Ma (Sister or Sister In Law)
  • Buzz (Brother or Brother In Law)


Voice Actors

  • Japanese : the late Takeshi Aono (all media)
  • English : Jerry Stiller (film), Jeff Bennett (Current)

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