Samson final
Background information
Feature films The Wild
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Kiefer Sutherland
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Fatherly, kind, loving, caring
Appearance Slender lion
Birthday January 12
Occupation Leader of the zoo animals
Affiliations Good
Goal To rescue his son Ryan from Africa
Home New York Central Park Zoo
Relatives Samson's father (father), Ryan (son), Galena (wife deleted scene)
Allies Ryan, Benny, Bridget, Nigel, Larry, Cloak and Camo, Blag, wildebeests
Enemies The Dogs, Kazar, Blag (formerly), wildebeests (formerly)
Likes Telling his son stories, Ryan being safe
Dislikes Ryan sulking in the tree, Ryan in danger, wildebeests (formerly)
Powers and abilities Brute strength, roars
Weapons Teeth, claws
Fate Rescues Ryan and dances with the rest of the animals on the ship.
Quote "So there I was, face to face with the biggest, meanest leopard on the savannah and..."

Samson is a lion and the main protagonist from Disney's 2006 CGI film The Wild. He is voiced by Kiefer Sutherland.

The Wild

Samson is very devoted to his zoo friends Benny, Bridget, Nigel, Larry, and son Ryan. Samson is kind and loving and enjoys telling Ryan stories about the wild, though none of them were actually true. Samson was born in the circus as a cub. He was very timid back then and was unable to roar, much like his son. After failing to roar at a mechanical wildebeest, Samson's father told a wild lion could roar before allowing Samson to be shipped to the New York Zoo. This proves that Samson was not from the wild, which he kept secret from everyone except Benny. However, he eventually reveals this to the others and Ryan during the film's climax. With some motivation from his son, Samson digs deep down and uses his mighty roar to defeat Kazar, the leader of the wildebeests. He then rescues Ryan, and all the animals (including Kazar's minons) head home.


Main article: Samson (The Wild)/Gallery


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