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Kimba the White Lion 

Janguru taitei (original title)
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The adventures of a brave and optimistic little white lion, moral leader for good animals in a jungle surrounded by dangers.
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Yvonne Murray Yvonne Murray ...  Kimba (1993 dub) 44 episodes, 1965-1967
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The adventures of a brave and optimistic little white lion, moral leader for good animals in a jungle surrounded by dangers.

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USA | Japan

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Release Date:

3 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Because of an FCC ruling in 1971 declaring networks could no longer syndicate programs they produced themselves, National Telefilm Asscociates (NTA) purchased the syndication rights for "Kimba" from NBC; this arrangement lasted until late September 1978. In the interim, however, two negative developments arose: (1) Mushi Productions, the animation company behind "Kimba," went out of business (bankruptcy) in June 1973; and (2) because of heightened "political correctness," some viewers were offended by the portrayal of a few human characters. With regard to Mushi's bankruptcy, however, NBC (carrying out orders from Japan) instructed NTA at the end of their "Kimba" syndication duties in 1978 to return all syndication prints, etc. of "Kimba" to NBC's New York offices; the prints and all other "Kimba" - related material were then stored away in NBC's warehouse "until further notice." In early 2005, however, after many years of waiting, Right Stuf Home Video secured the DVD rights to the entire "Kimba" series (presumably, the late Osamu Tezuka, an animator at Mushi who later formed his own Tezuka Productions company, held the rights to the "Kimba" characters after Mushi went under), and, to the delight of many fans, finally released all 52 original "Kimba" episodes - digitally remastered, of course - in an "Ultra" DVD collectors' box set in June of that year. See more »

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Spin-off Jungle Emperor Leo (1997) See more »

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Kimba The White Lion
(Theme song: English version (1966))
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Bill Giant
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Kimba and Lion King
10 March 2017 | by ronmurray-71808See all my reviews

The article was just being polite about what Disney did with The Lion King, but The Lion King is Disney's rip-off of Kimba.

The animation of The Lion King was good, and it would have been a good show of it hadn't been a rip-off of Kimba. I remember Kimba as a kid and it was one of my favorite shows. And The Lion King being a rip-off of Kimba is disappointing. They should have written a whole story-line of it's own for The Lion King.


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