Timon and Pumbaa visit Claudius before the night of the fight and try to stop the conflict from happening. They try blackmail, getting even, ripping out his teeth so he can't fight, feeding him salad, but nothing works.
However, the next day, Claudius falls asleep in battle due to the two disturbing him.
- Claudius' name was probably inspired by King Claudius from William Shakesphere's Hamlet, to whom Scar is based from.
- Claudius looks a lot like Scar from the film, as well as Kovu from the sequel, minus the cut over his left eye.
- When he falls asleep during the battle, Claudius was shown to be sucking his thumb, just like Prince John from Robin Hood.