Kimba the White Lion (TV 1/1965)

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[ adapted from Jungle Taitei (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Jungle Emperor Leo (movie 1966) (1966-07-31, alternate retelling)
    Jungle Taitei Susume Leo (TV) (1966-10-05 to 1967-03-29, sequel)
      (The) New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion (TV 1989) (1989-10-12 to 1990-10-11, remake)
        Jungle Emperor Leo (special) (2009-09-05, remake)

Alternative title:
Jungle Emperor Leo 
Jungle Taitei (Japanese) 
Kimba el León Blanco (Spanish) 
Kimba il Leone Bianco (Italian) 
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: 143 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: 19 votes (dub:6, sub:4, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:7
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Good: 40 votes (dub:17, sub:8, edit.dub:3, ?:2, others:10
4 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Turkish dubbed
1 Arabic edited dub
)
 Decent: 25 votes (dub:9, sub:5, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:6
3 Spanish dubbed
3 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 21 votes (dub:11, sub:4, 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: 11 votes (sub:4, dub:3, ?: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 (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 468 users, rank: #1780 (of 6067)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.210 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9642, rank: #4090 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 6.237 (Decent+), rank: #4000 (of 6061) (seen all: 6.96 / seen some: 6.29 / won't finish: 4.71)
Bayesian estimate: 6.338 (Decent+), rank: #3513 (of 4611)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 52 
Episode titles: We have 52
Vintage:
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 ?? 
"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 
"Leo no uta" by ?? 
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
Review:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kimba the White Lion - Ultra DVD Box Set [Limited Edition] (Dub.DVD) 2005-11-29 (from $74.84)
    Kimba the White Lion - Mini Collection 1 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $28.66)
    Kimba the White Lion - The Complete Series (Dub.DVD) 2013-07-09 (from $40.90)
    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
VHS
    Kimba the White Lion - Disaster! (Dub.VHS 10) 2000-09-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Shigeyuki Hayashi 
Series Director: Eiichi Yamamoto 
Script: Shun'ichi Yukimuro 
Music:
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 Performance:
Mieko Hirota (ED) 
Tadahiko Hirano (OP) 
Yoshiko Ohta as Leo 

Asao Koike as Pansha 
Goro Naya as Clave 
Hajime Akashi as Tommy 
Hisashi Katsuta as Mandy 
Junji Chiba as Higeoyaji 
Kazuo Kumakura as Dick 
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Doug 
Keiko Matsuo as Lyre 
Kinto Tamura as Coco 
Kiyoshi Kawakubo as Bou 
Mayumi Tanaka as Keruru 
Nobuaki Sekine as Kenichi 
Rokuro Naya as Lamp 
Seizo Katou as Toto 
Tooru Oohira as Rommel 
Yoshiko Yamamoto as Mary 
You Inoue as Amuji 

Japanese companies
Broadcaster: Fuji TV 
Production: Mushi Production 
English staff
English cast
Director: Fred Ladd 
Billie Lou Watt as Kimba 

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

English companies
Co-Production: NBC 
Distributor:
Digiview Entertainment (2006 dvd) 
Rhino 
Internet Streaming: Viki 
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment 
French cast
French staff
(none)
Jackie Berger as Léo 
Lionel Tua as Léo adulte 

Georges Atlas as Mandi 
Jean-Pierre Leroux as Tomy 
Maurice Sarfati as Koko 
Nathalie Schmidt as Léa 

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
Kenny 
Romy 
Maurice Sarfati as Narrateur 
Mireille Audibert as
Annie 
Marie/Carla 
Mère de Léo(ep 1) 
Nicole Fontaine as Rukio 
Serge Bourrier as
Kali 
Oncle de Léo 

French companies
Broadcaster:
France 3 
La 5 (from 17 September 1990) 
TF1 (from 1995) 
Distributor: Déclic Images 
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Broadcaster:
Agape TV Canal 8 El Salvador (El Salvador) 
Boomerang (Latin America) 
Localia TV (Catalunya) 
Televisa Canal 5 
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya) 
TVE (Spain) 
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America) 
DVD Distribution: Quality Films (Chile) 
Spanish cast
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
Broadcaster:
Boing (from 23 December 2010) 
Hiro (from July 2009) 
Italia 1 (2nd edition, from August 1999) 
Junior TV (from 1990) 
Super 3 
Telenuovo 
Dubbing:
MERAK FILM - Milano (2nd edition) 
Telecinema 2001 (1st edition) 
Translation: CITI (2nd edition) 
German cast
German staff
(none)
Oliver Grimm as Kimba 

Edgar Ott as Kelly Fant 
Harry Wüstenhagen as Bucky 
Klaus Miedel as
Daniel 
Narrator 
Oliver Rohrbeck as Mixed Pickel 
Renate Danz as Pauli 
German companies
Broadcaster:
Junior 
Kabel.1 
Sat.1 
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Grace Cornel as Leo 
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: Hero 
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster:
Boomerang Brasil (Brazil) 
Fox Kids 
TV Cultura 
TV Tupi (Brazil) 
TVE Brasil (Brazil) 
Dubbing Studio:
A.I.C São Paulo (old dub) 
BKS (new dub) 
Sigma (new dub) 
Portuguese cast
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) 
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