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Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are the secondary antagonist of the 1994 animated film The Lion King, and are part of the henchmen that were imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost. They are the parents of the Spotted Hyenas given to the children of the villains. They appear in the book The Isle of the Lost.

History

Before the formation of Auradon

      Further information: The Lion King
Shenzi, Banzai and Ed were loyal henchmen to Simba's evil uncle, Scar. They first appear in the Elephant Graveyard when they find Simba, Nala, and Zazu and try to attack them until Simba's father, Mufasa, comes to save them and attack the three Hyenas. Later, following Scar's orders to prepare Mufasa and Simba's death, the hyenas attack a giant pack of Wildebeest to chase off Simba. After Mufasa is killed by Scar, he tells the hyenas to attack Simba, who survived the wildebeest attack, but they failed to kill Simba after he fled, but they decided to lie to Scar about their mission.

Years later, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed were starving to death, since the lioness won't go hunting. After Simba's return, the hyenas get frightened of Scar since they lied to him about Simba being dead. During the battle, they're defeated by Pumbaa and when they were on their way to help Scar, they refuse since Scar tells Simba that the hyenas are the real enemy and that all was their idea. After Scar's defeat, Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, along with the other hyenas, attack and kill Scar.

The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel

Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are among the villains imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost. They are the presumed parents of young hyenas given out to the villain children as evil sidekicks at Evie's sixth birthday party. The names of these young hyenas are unknown.

Trivia

  • They are among the first Disney villain henchmen to turn on their boss in a Disney Classic along with Dr. Facilier's shadow and voodoo henchmen.
  • Shenzi is the third female sidekick, the first and second being Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine.
  • Even though Ed cannot talk, he can sing as seen in song "Be Prepared".
  • Whoopi Goldberg would later voice Ursula in Descendants 2.
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