Jungle Taitei

Kimba the White Lion

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ジャングル大帝
English: Kimba the White Lion
German: Kimba der Weiße Löwe
Spanish: Kimba, el León Blanco
French: Kimba: The White Lion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1965 to Sep 28, 1966
Premiered: Fall 1965
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Demographics: KidsKids, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.631 (scored by 30403,040 users)
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Ranked: #59502
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Popularity: #6902
Members: 8,070
Favorites: 23

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Leo the white lion was born on an ocean liner that crashed on the shores of a bustling city, where he spent his childhood learning the language and customs of humans. But something was missing. In search of his family, home, and a place to truly belong, Leo traveled back to Africa and began his journey to become the King of the Jungle.

Leo's adventure centers around finding peace between the animals and humans who live in his African home, often competing for space and resources. As he grows, Leo must survive both the area's harsh environment, dangers from other animals, and humans who hunt lions like him for sport. Only communication and mutual understanding can end the fighting, and Leo's knowledge of human culture may be just what the jungle needed.

Jungle Taitei is the epic story of a young lion's struggles to survive in a dangerous land.


Jungle Taitei was the first full-color anime to air on TV. The series originally aired on Fuji TV, and has since been broadcast under various titles all around the world. The episodes were taken out of order when the anime was brought to the United States, which was reflected in the American VHS versions of the anime. Due to their many similarities, Jungle Taitei is largely believed to have influenced Disney's The Lion King, although Disney denies any relation between the two.

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Tamura, Kinto


Director, Episode Director
Hikone, Norio
Episode Director, Key Animation
Tsuji, Masaki
Script, Theme Song Lyrics
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

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"Jungle Taitei no Theme (「ジャングル大帝」のテーマ)" by Tadahiko Hirano

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Apr 27, 2020
Kimba the white Lion is my childhood in a nutshell. Kimba the white Lion has the audience for children so I recommend watching it with your kids or keep in mind this show is for kids so it’s not meant to be filled with intense gore or crazy confusing storylines.

Kimba the white Lion has such a beautiful story and message about animals and also about courage. It definitely reminds us we should be caring about forests and prevent hunting rare animals just for our pleasure. I think this message should definitely be taught to everyone alike.

Kimba was really my role model as a ...

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