FDC Rafiki's homepage!
Welcome to Rafiki's homepage! I (Tim Norman) would like to introduce you to
my friend Rafiki. Rafiki is the mystical shaman
(with the blue butt)
from The Lion King, a 1994 animated movie release from Walt Disney
Now, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
First, let's take a closer look at those mystical words Rafiki uses to
pursuade Simba of his importance in the circle of life: Asante sana,
squash banana! Wewe nugu, mimi apana!
What do these words really mean, you may ask? Well, there's a simple
answer! They mean: Thank you very much, squash banana! You're a
baboon, and I'm not!
I think we can all relate to the deep meaning of this important phrase.
Things about Rafiki that Disney doesn't want you to know
Animator: James Baxter
Assistant Animators: Kris Heller and Susan Y. Sugita
Key Assistant: Terry Wosinak
Clean-up artist: Marshall Toomey
Break Down Clean-up artists: Miram McDonnel and Mary-Jean Repchuck
Voice: Robert Guillaume
- Brenda Champman wrote down the "Asante sana..." phrase after
hearing it from a guide during a trip to Eastern Africa.
- The Swahili translation for "Rafiki" is "friend".
- Rafiki's tree is probably an acaicia tree.
What's this about a blue butt?
Well, er... What can I say? It's true!
Thanks for visiting! Make sure you tell your friends where we are!
Credits: Thanks to Laura McDaniel (LauraMcdan@aol.com) for a
lot of info on Rafiki!
Disclaimer: I am not, in any way, associated with Walt Disney Studios.
All artwork is copyright (c) Disney and is displayed here as fan material
only. It may not be reproduced by any means for commercial use of any kind
as stated in the Walt Disney Studios copyright license.
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