Kimba the White Lion (TV 1/1965)

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Alternative title:
Jungle Emperor Leo
Jungle Taitei (Japanese)
Kimba a Fehér Oroszlán
Kimba de Witte Leeuw (Dutch)
Kimba el León Blanco (Spanish)
Kimba il Leone Bianco (Italian)
Kimba the Lion Prince
Kimba, o leão branco (Portuguese)
Kimba- Der Weisse Löwe (German)
La leyenda de Kimba , el Leon Blanco (Spanish)
Le retour de Léo (French)
Una giungla di avventure per Kimba (Italian)
الغابة السعيدة (Arabic)
ジャングル大帝 (Japanese)
小白獅王 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure
Themes: animals
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: The series follows the adventures Leo (renamed Kimba in the English release), a young lion cub. Leo becomes king of the jungle when his father, the previous king of the jungle is killed by a human hunter.
User Ratings: 144 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 9 votes (dub:4, sub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Very good: 20 votes (dub:6, sub:4, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:8
4 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
 Good: 39 votes (dub:17, sub:8, edit.dub:3, ?:2, others:9
4 Italian dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Turkish dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Arabic edited dub
 Decent: 26 votes (dub:10, sub:5, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:6
3 Spanish dubbed
3 German dubbed
 So-so: 22 votes (dub:11, sub:5, edit.dub:3, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German edited dub
 Not really good: 8 votes (dub:6, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:4, dub:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 476 users, rank: #1937 (of 6928)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.229 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9462, rank: #4637 (of 6939)
Weighted mean: 6.270 (Decent+), rank: #4514 (of 6939) (seen all: 7.00 / seen some: 6.33 / won't finish: 4.68)
Bayesian estimate: 6.373 (Decent+), rank: #3942 (of 5236)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 52
Episode titles: We have 52
1965-10-06 to 1966-09-28
1965-11-10 (Completion of English Dubbing on First/Pilot Episode)
1975 (México - Canal 5)
1990-09-17 (France)
1994 (USA redub)
Opening Theme:
"Jungle Taitei no Theme" (ジャングル大帝のテーマ) by Tadahiko Hirano
"Jungle Tantei" by Bill Giant 
"Junguru Taitei (Jungle Emperor)" by Isao Tomita 
Ending Theme:
"Leo no Uta (The Song of Leo)" by Isao Tomita 
"Leo no Uta" (レオのうた) by Mieko Hirota
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
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Japan's Favorite TV Anime (Oct 12, 2006)
TV Asahi Top 100 Anime (Sep 23, 2005)
Astro Boy Correction (Jun 3, 2005)
Media Blasters (Jul 21, 2003)
Tokyopop Contest (Aug 1, 2002)
AnimeFringe: April 2002 (Apr 2, 2002)
Wizard lists Top 50 Anime (Jul 16, 2001)
News Briefs (Feb 6, 2000)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kimba the White Lion - Ultra DVD Box Set [Limited Edition] (Dub.DVD) 2005-11-29
    Kimba the White Lion - Mini Collection 1 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06
    Kimba the White Lion - The Complete Series (Dub.DVD) 2013-07-09 (from $52.49)
    Kimba the White Lion - The Complete Series [Anime Elements] (Dub.DVD) 2016-11-01 (from $34.59)
    Kimba the White Lion (Dub.DVD 1)
    Kimba the White Lion (Dub.DVD 1) 2003-03-25
    Kimba the White Lion (Dub.DVD 2) 2003-03-25
    Kimba the White Lion (Dub.DVD 3) 2003-07-15
    Kimba the White Lion (Dub.DVD 4) 2003-07-15
    Kimba the White Lion - DVD Box Set 1 (Dub.DVD 1-4) 2003-03-25
    Kimba the White Lion - Disaster! (Dub.VHS 10) 2000-09-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Shigeyuki Hayashi
Series Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
Isao Tomita
Toriro Miki (Theme Song Composition) 
Original Manga: Osamu Tezuka
Art Director: Tsuyoshi Matsumoto
Animation Director: Chikao Katsui
Producer: Eiichi Yamamoto

Animal Supervisor: Hideo Obara
Animation producer: Teru Koyama
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Idea: Minoru Kume
Processing: Tatsumasa Shimizu
Production Coordination: Mori Masaki
Special Processing: Takanobu Yasuda
Theme Song Lyrics:
Masaki Tsuji (ED)
Tsuyoshi Ishigōoka (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Mieko Hirota (ED)
Tadahiko Hirano (OP)
Japanese companies
Production: Mushi Production
English staff
English companies
Director: Fred Ladd

Theme Song Performance: Bill Giant
Co-Production: NBC
Digiview Entertainment (2006 dvd)
UAV Corporation (1995 "Kimba the Lion Prince" VHS tapes)
Internet Streaming:
Tubi TV (USA)
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment
English cast
Billie Lou Watt as Kimba

Gilbert Mack as Pauley Cracker
Hal Studer as Roger Ranger
Ray Owens as Narrator
Sonia Owens as Kitty

French staff
French cast
Jackie Berger as Léo
Lionel Tua as Léo adulte

Georges Atlas as Mandi
Maurice Sarfati as Koko

Alain Clavier as Léo
Anne Jarry as Léa (voix de remplacement)
Flora Balzano as Rune
Georges Atlas as
Kali (1ers eps)
Oncle Arthur
Henri Poirier as Père de Léo (ep 1)
Isabelle Jean as Liya
Jackie Berger as Alex
Lionel Tua as
Maurice Sarfati as Narrateur
Mireille Audibert as
Mère de Léo (ep 1)
Nicole Fontaine as Rukio
Serge Bourrier as
Oncle de Léo

French companies
France 3
La 5 (from 17 September 1990)
TF1 (from 1995)
Distributor: Déclic Images
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Spanish companies
Agape TV Canal 8 El Salvador (El Salvador)
Boomerang (Latin America)
Boomerang Latin America
Fox Kids Latin America
Localia TV (Catalunya)
Televisa Canal 5
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
TVE (Spain)
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
DVD Distribution: Quality Films (Chile)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Marcello Cortese
Theme Song Performance:
Clara Serina (1st edition)
Cristina D'Avena (2nd edition)
Giorgio Bonino as Kimba adulto (2nd edition)
Irene Scalzo as Kimba cucciolo (2nd edition)

Federica Valenti as Laya adulta (2nd edition)

Antonio Guidi as Greg (2nd edition)
Claudio Moneta as
Basco (2nd edition)
Front (2nd edition)
Diego Sabre as Joe (2nd edition)
Enrico Bertorelli as Mandy (2nd edition)
Franco Latini as Tommy (1st edition)
Gino Donato as Daniele (1st edition)
Liù Bosisio as Coco (1st edition)
Mario Zucca as Addetto fognature di parigi (2nd edition)
Patrizio Prata as Keichi (2nd edition)
Pino Pirovano as Tommy (2nd edition)
Riccardo Peroni as Coco (2nd edition)
Riccardo Rovatti as Zio Di Keichi (2nd edition)
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Maria (2nd edition)
Vittorio Bestoso as
Sanson (2nd edition)
Voce narrante (2nd edition)
Italian companies
Boing (from 23 December 2010)
Hiro (from July 2009)
Italia 1 (2nd edition, from August 1999)
Junior TV (from 1990)
Super 3
MERAK FILM - Milano (2nd edition)
Telecinema 2001 (1st edition)
Translation: CITI (2nd edition)
German cast
German staff
Oliver Grimm as Kimba

Edgar Ott as Kelly Fant
Klaus Miedel as
Oliver Rohrbeck as Mixed Pickel
Renate Danz as Pauli
German companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Springboard Home Video
Dutch cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Grace Cornel as Leo
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: HERO TV
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Maria Inês as Kimba (old dub)
Ursula Bezerra as Kimba (new dub)

Amaury Costa as Poly (Koko) (old dub)
Luiz Pini as Bubu (old dub)
Magda Medeiros as Léia (Liya) (old dub)
Marcelo Gastaldi as Jonathan (1st voice-old dub)
Mário Jorge as Daniel (Mandy Mandrill) (old dub)
Olney Cazarré as Jonathan (2nd voice-old dub)

Celso Alves (new dub)
Jorge Barcellos (new dub)
Lene Bastos (new dub)
Renato Soares (new dub)
Sílvio Giraldi (new dub)
Portuguese companies
Boomerang Brasil (Brazil)
Fox Kids
TV Cultura
TV Tupi (Brazil)
TVE Brasil (Brazil)
Dubbing Studio:
A.I.C São Paulo (old dub)
Sigma (new dub)

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