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52 x 24 minute episodes
King and Queen of the jungle, Caesar and Snoweene Lion, are trapped by hunters and taken to a zoo – but not before their only son, lion cub Kimba is born and escapes the hunters’ clutches.
Kimba returns to his jungle and presides over the other animals as their King.
Bestowed with human intelligence from a 4000-year-old wisdom formula, Kimba rules the animals in a Utopian society where animal instincts are moderated with wise decisions.
Each episode shows Kimba and his animal friends involved in adventures through the jungle and escaping would-be predators.
Among Kimba’s friends are Dan’l Baboon, Sampson, Pauley, Cracker, Tadpole, Bucky Deer and Kitty, Kimba’s Girlfriend.
Kimba the White Lion was created for Mushi Productions by Japanese animator, Osamu Tezuka, who also created Astro Boy.
52 Episodes of Kimba were made in Japan under the original title, The Jungle Emperor.
Who lives down in deepest darkest Africa? (Africa!)
Who’s the one who brought the jungle fame?
Who’s the King of animals in Africa?
Kimba the white lion is his name!
When we get in trouble and we’re in a fight?
Who’s the one who just won’t turn and run?
Who believes in doing good and doing right?
Kimba the white lion is the one!
Billie Lou Watt