Sam the Lion

Sam is a lion who is one of Reader Rabbit's best friends. In the 1986-1993 games, he wears a green t-shirt. In the 2000s games, he looks younger and wears a green shirt. In Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade, he is voiced by Roger Jackson. In the 2000s games, he is voiced by Terry McGovern.


He appears in most of the '90s games and all of the 2000s games. He appears as a cub driving a ship in Reader Rabbit Math Adventures Ages 6–9, in the flashback. He also teams up with Penelope the Parrot in all activities except Monkey Pizza Party. He meets his grandpa, Grandpa Sampa, in Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics: 1st and 2nd Grade, which also shows that his residence is a treehouse and that he was born in Gunk. He also appears as the main protagonist of the live-action/animated educational reading video series Read Now! and is the mascot and leader of the club, with a shiny red nose, a red mane and a red tuft of hair on his tail.

Also Known For Stephen Squirrelsky

  • He is also one of Stephen and Andrew's friends.


Sam likes to go on adventures with his friends and crack jokes, and cares a lot about how he looks (especially in front of others), but sometimes cares more about Reader Rabbit and his friends.


His best friends are Reader Rabbit, Paige and Chester.

Alternate Names

  • "Leão Leo" (French)
  • "León Sam" (Spanish)
  • "Leo der Löwe" (German)
  • "Leo Leijonan" (Finnish)
  • "Leo Lejon" (Swedish)
  • "Løven Leo" (Norwegian)
  • "Leo Løve" (Danish)
  • "Leonardo o Leão" (Portuguese)
  • "Sam de Leeuw" (Dutch)
  • "Lew Leon" (Polish)



  • His appearances in the Stephen Squirrelsky and Friends' Movie Spoof Travels are AiAi's Grand Adventure: The Search for Tails, A Cartoon Character's Life, Nikki's Adventures of Sing Along Songs Episode 7, Here Comes Winnie the Pooh, Animals, Inc. (Dragon Rockz's Style), Simba 2, Miss Bianca and the Bernard 2: Fievel's Adventure, FernGully: The Last Rainforest (Dragon Rockz's Style), A Pooh in Central Park, Bubblesrella 2: Dreams Come True, The Brave Little Piglet, Kung Fu Owen, Nikki's Adventures of Sing Along Songs Episode 8, The Thomas O'Malley Movie, Kermit Returns, Fievel the Red Nosed Mouse and The Island of Misfits, Nikki's Adventures of Sing Along Songs Episode 9, A Cartoon Character's Life Activity Center, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Justin Quintanilla's Style), Finding Alvin (J.B. Eagle's Style), Animated Tale (TheTure DisneyKing's Style), The Forest Book 2 (TrainBoy43's Style), Nikki's Adventures of Sing Along Songs Episode 10, Madagascar (FamousImagination50's Style), Sleeping Beauty (Justin Quintanilla's Style), Aurorastasia, Despicable Me (Justin Quintanilla's Style), We're Back!: A Jungle Animal's Story, Jimmynocchio, and The Wizard of Oz (Uranimated18's Style) and will even be in more movie spoof travels.
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