Kimba the White Lion (TV 1/1965)

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© Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Mushi Production

Alternative title:
Jungle Emperor
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 León Blanco (Spanish)
Le retour de Léo (French)
Una giungla di avventure per Kimba (Italian)
الغابة السعيدة (Arabic)
مغامرات الليث الأبيض (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: 145 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:2, 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 Indonesian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
 Good: 39 votes (dub:17, sub:8, edit.dub:3, ?:2, others:9
4 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Turkish dubbed
 Decent: 27 votes (dub:10, sub:6, 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 German edited dub
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Not really good: 8 votes (dub:6, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 481 users, rank: #2018 (of 8028)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.165 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.9723, rank: #5557 (of 8103)
Weighted mean: 6.224 (Decent+), rank: #5396 (of 8103) (seen all: 6.95 / seen some: 6.33 / won't finish: 4.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.322 (Decent+), rank: #4739 (of 6148)
Running time: 23 minutes 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)
1977-01-04 (Germany)
1990-09-17 (France)
1994 (USA redub)
1998 (Colombia)
Opening Theme:
"Jungle Taitei no Theme" (ジャングル大帝のテーマ) by Tadahiko Hirano
"Kimba the White Lion" by Bill Giant [English dub]
Ending Theme:
"Leo no Uta" (レオのうた) by Mieko Hirota
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Trivia: We have 2
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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
    Kimba the White Lion - The Complete Series [Anime Elements] (Dub.DVD) 2016-11-01
    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
Akira Gomi (ep 22)
Aritsune Toyota (ep 36)
Eiichi Yamamoto (eps 34, 36-37)
Hotsuma Andō (eps 18, 44)
Masaki Tsuji (40 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-6, 8-12, 15, 17, 19-21, 24-25, 27-32, 34-35, 37-43, 45-52

Shunichi Yukimuro (7 episodes
eps 3, 7, 13, 16, 18, 26, 33

Tsuyoshi Ishigōoka (9 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 13-14, 16, 23, 26, 33

Music: Isao Tomita
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 cast
English staff
Director: Fred Ladd
Music: Paul J. Zaza (1993)
Translation: Alisa Lin (1993)
Executive producer: Gary Goddard (1993)
Producer: Peter Filion (1993)

Adaptation: Alisa Lin (1993)
Music Editing: Danny Fernandez (1993)
Script Supervision: Justin Zaza (1993)
Special Thanks To: Fumio Suzuki (1993)
Supervising Producer: Tom Daniels (1993)
Theme Song:
Paul J. Zaza (1993)
Yvonne Murray (1993)
Theme Song Performance: Bill Giant
Video Editing:
Jim Hossack (1993)
Mike Churchill (1993)
Billie Lou Watt as Kimba
Yvonne Murray as Kimba (1993)

Allen Kosonic as Narrator (1993)
Gilbert Mack as Pauley Cracker
Hal Studer as Roger Ranger
Ray Owens as Narrator
Sonia Owens as Kitty

Allen Kosonic (1993)
Don Neilson (1993)
Jackie Pardy (1993)
Paul J. Zaza (1993)
Steve Thamer (1993)
English companies
Audio Post Production: Zaza Sound Productions (1993)
Co-Production: NBC
CEG Distribution (1993)
Digiview Entertainment (2006 dvd)
UAV Corporation (1995 "Kimba the Lion Prince" VHS tapes)
Financing: Duhamel Regimbald Investments (1993)
Internet Streaming:
FUNimation Entertainment
Tubi TV (USA)
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment
Video Post Production: Creative Post (1993)
French staff
French cast
Theme Song Performance: Claude Lombard
Jackie Berger as Léo
Lionel Tua as Léo adulte

Georges Atlas as Mandi
Maurice Sarfati as Koko

Alain Clavier as Léo
Flora Balzano as Rune
Georges Atlas as 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
AB Cartoons (from 1997)
Antenne Réunion
Club RTL
France 3 (from 8 March 1996)
La 5 (from 17 September 1990)
TF1 (from 26 September 1994)
TMC (from 1995)
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Agape TV Canal 8 El Salvador (El Salvador)
Boomerang (Latin America)
Boomerang Latin America
Canal A (Colombia)
Canal Sur (Spain)
Club Super 3 (Spain)
Fox Kids Latin America
Localia TV (Catalunya)
Telecinco (Spain)
Televisa Canal 5
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
TVE (Spain)
Distributor: Cloverway (Latin America)
DVD Distribution: Quality Films (Chile)
Spanish cast
Tirza Pacheco as Kimba (Colombian Dub)

Argemiro Castiblanco as Pauley (Colombian Dub)
Armando Duque as Bucky (Colombian Dub)
Eleazar Osorio as Claw (Colombian Dub)
Jose Manuel Cantor as Dan´l (Colombian Dub)
Mario Gutiérrez as Cheetah (Colombian Dub)
Rafael Gómez as Narración (Colombian Dub)
Santiago Munevar Rey as Panya (Colombian Dub)
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
MERAK FILM - Milano (2nd edition) 
Telecinema 2001 (1st edition)
Translation: CITI (2nd edition)
German cast
German staff
Oliver Grimm as Kimba

Angelika Pawlowski as Kimba [Kind]
Bettina Schön as Cäsars Frau
Edgar Ott as Kelly Fant
Erich Fiedler as
Georg Corten as Cäsar
Gerd Duwner as
Gelbe Schildkröte
Hans Hamacher as
Boss Rhino
Hans-Georg Panczak as Stachelschwein
Heinz Theo Branding as Wildhüter
Hermann Ebeling as Flieger
Holger Kepich as Pop Wooly
Joachim Tennstedt as Schnüffel
Klaus Miedel as
Manfred Meuree as Samson
Marianne Lutz as Mary
Maud Ackermann as Dodie
Michael Nowka as Ronny
Norbert Langer as Tubby
Oliver Rohrbeck as Mixed Pickel
Peter Matić as Giraffe
Renate Danz as Pauli
Rolf Schult as Bigot
Waltraut Habicht as Leona
Wilfried Herbst as Kranich
Wolfgang Draeger as Cheeta
German companies
ZDF (from 4 January 1977)
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
Voice Direction: Miriam Fischer
Maria Inês as Kimba (old dub)
Ursula Bezerra as Kimba (new dub)

Amaury Costa as Poly (Koko) (old dub)
Bruno Carnevale as Coco (third dub)
Cassius Romero as Bucky (new dubbing)
Celso Alves as Jonathan (new dubbing)
Eleu Salvador as Poly (new dubbing)
Fábio Vila Longa as Bubu (new dubbing)
Fátima Noya as Mary (new dubbing)
Felipe Di Nardo as Daniel (new dubbing)
Guilherme Lopes as Toto (new dubbing)
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)
Marli Bortoletto as Bongo, a chita veloz (new dubbing)
Olney Cazarré as Jonathan (2nd voice-old dub)
Tânia Gaidarji as Léia (new dubbing)

Cláudia Carli as Elaina (new dubbing-ep.1)
Guilherme Lopes as Samson, o búfalo (new dubbing-ep.4)
Hélio Vaccari as Narrador (new dubbing)
Jorge Barcellos as
Locução (new dubbing)
Panja, pai de Kimba (new dubbing-ep.1)
Mário Jorge as Zambo, avô de Bongo (new dubbing-ep.5)
Renato Master as Sebastian, o rinoceronte (new dubbing-ep.3)

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)
Tecniart (third dub)

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