The New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion (TV 1989)

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© Gakushu Kenkyu Sha / Nikkeisha / Television Tokyo Channel 12 / Tezuka Productions

Alternative title:
Biały Lew Kimba (Polish)
Jungle Emperor
Jungle Emperor Leo
Jungle Taitei (Japanese)
Kimba - Biały Lew (Polish)
Kimba the White Lion
Le retour du roi Léo (French)
Lew, Król Dżungli (Polish)
Simbad, o Leão Branco (Portuguese)
Кимба белый лев фильм (Russian)
ジャングル大帝 [1989] (Japanese)
Genres: action, adventure
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Leo (a.k.a. Kimba in the U.S.) is a young ambitious lion cub who takes his father's place as emperor of the jungle when is father is killed by poachers. Even though his father's fate was met by the hands of humans, Leo is one of the few animals in the Jungle that doesn't fear or feel hatred toward humans. He is not alone either, he is guided by friends of his father to help create the best animal kingdom there can be.
User Ratings: 33 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 2 votes (others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
 Very good: 4 votes (dub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 8 votes (dub:6, sub:2)
 Decent: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:1, others:2
1 Catalan edited dub
1 German dubbed
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 216 users, rank: #3171 (of 8058)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.515 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.3884, rank: #6819 (of 8134)
Weighted mean: 5.553 (Decent−), rank: #6823 (of 8134) (seen all: 6.30 / seen some: 6.35 / won't finish: 2.01)
Bayesian estimate: 6.073 (Decent), rank: #5246 (of 6173)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 52
Episode titles: We have 52
Vintage: 1989-10-12 to 1990-10-11
Opening Theme:
"Savannah o Koete (サバンナを越えて; Past the Savannah)" by Ichiro Mizuki
Ending Theme:
"Yuubae ni Nare" by Tomoko Tokugai
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    The New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion (Dub.VHS 1) 1998-10-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Rintaro
Director: Takashi Ui
Series Composition:
Miharu Hirami
Mitsuru Majima
Kuniaki Yamashita (9 episodes
eps 12, 24, 29, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 49

Miharu Hirami (12 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 22, 26-27, 30, 33, 37, 45, 47, 52

Mitsuru Majima (17 episodes
eps 1-5, 7, 9, 13-14, 17, 21, 34, 39, 41, 44, 48, 51

Takashi Ui (13 episodes
eps 3-5, 9, 12-13, 17, 21, 29-30, 39-40, 50

Takashi Yui
Tsunehisa Itō (14 episodes
eps 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 28, 31, 35, 40, 43, 50

Episode Director: Takashi Yui
Original Manga: Osamu Tezuka
Animation Director:
Hiroshi Wagatsuma
Junji Kobayashi (Mushibayashi Osao; 13 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 20, 25-26, 34, 37, 41, 44, 47, 51-52

Nobumasa Shinkawa (eps 1, 8)
Osamu Horiuchi
Shinnosuke Kon
Takao Kōzai
Takuo Noda
Teruo Handa
Toshi Shishikura
Yuzo Sato
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai

Animation Check:
Isao Ishikawa
Naoko Kitamura
Animation producer:
Mineo Kachita (Tezuka Productions)
Yutaka Sugiyama (Gakushu Kenkyu Sha)
Editing: Masaki Sakamoto (Morita Editing Room)
Executive animation Director: Junji Kobayashi
Production Coordination: Minoru Kubota
Hitomi Hirami (eps 33-39)
Mitsuru Mashima
Megumi Hayashibara as Leo (Young)
Sakiko Tamagawa as Leah
Shinnosuke Furumoto as Leo (Adult)

Arihiro Hase as Mandrill
Hiroshi Masuoka as Kutta
Isao Sasaki as Panja
Kappei Yamaguchi as Kenichi
Kei Tomiyama as Ham Egg
Mahito Tsujimura as Ban Shunsaku
Masako Nozawa as Gibo (ep 28)
Rokurō Naya as Lamp
Ryusei Nakao as Totto
Shigeru Chiba as Coco
Sumi Shimamoto as
Tesshō Genda as Bubu

Japanese companies
Coro Workshop (ep 12)
Lee Production
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Co-Production: Madhouse
In-Between Animation Cooperation: Dragon Production
Photography: Studio Cosmos
Tezuka Productions
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Yosuke Kobayashi
Dialogue Editing:
Eric LeBlanc
Gina Mueller
Engineering Assistant: Trevor Smith
Mix Engineer: Keith A. Goddard
Music Composition:
John Mitchell
Tom Keenlyside
Music Editing:
Eric LeBlanc
Gina Mueller
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Recording engineer: Robert Crang
Supervising Producer: James McGowan
Video Editing: Erin Falconer
Voice Direction: Karl Willems
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French staff
French cast
Theme Song Performance: Claude Lombard
French companies
Italian staff
Italian companies
Dubbing: Telecinema 2001
Italian cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Guilherme Lopes
Tânia Gaidarji as Leah
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: BKS (Brazil)

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