Larry, the Cowardly Lion
A gentle giant who’s dream is to be in a musical.
A lover of raindrops and roses, this whiskered kitten is the flabbiest and gabbiest you’ve ever seen. Nothing pleases him more than bouncing his big body to the beat. A poet, a songwriter, a singer, a dancer--any father would be proud...except of course the King of the Forest. Although his parents have long since passed away, the legacy they left Larry was a tainted pysche--he’s so terrified of failure that he doesn’t even try. He longs for courage, and to scare people with his roar, but it seems hopeless. What he doesn't know is that his path to rule the kingdom may be less like the king’s, and more like “the King’s,” than he ever dreamed.
*"larry" is 19th century circus lingo for something that is broken.
The plan for this character, besides adding an incredible personality to the film, is to poke fun at MGM's classic Wizard of Oz. Think Lancelot's trapped prince from Monty Python mixed with Winnie the Pooh.