Timon is a character and one of the main characters in the 1994 Disney animated film "The Lion King." He is a meerkat, who is known for his quick wit, his sarcastic sense of humor, and his role as a mentor and friend to the film's protagonist, Simba. Timon is depicted as a carefree and opportunistic meerkat, who lives life on his own terms. Despite his self-centered personality, Timon is also depicted as a loyal and loving friend, who is always willing to help Simba navigate the challenges of the savanna. Throughout the film, Timon plays a key role in helping Simba discover his true identity and his place in the world, and he becomes a beloved and enduring figure in the world of "The Lion King."