Jungle Taitei

Japanese name: Jungle Taitei Jungle Taitei TV Series image
Japanese name: ジャングル大帝
English name: Jungle Emperor; Kimba, The White Lion
Canadian name: Kimba, The Lion Prince
Dates: October 6, 1965-September 28, 1966
September 11, 1966 (United States)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 7:00-7:30 pm (19:00-19:30)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Mushi Productions
Production Company: Mushi Productions, National Broadcasting Corporation (United States)
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
NBC Films (United States)
Creator(s): Osamu Tezuka (manga)
Series Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
Episode Director(s): Hayashi Shigeyuki (Rintaro) (chief director)
Producer(s): Eiichi Yamamoto
Writer(s): Shunichi Yukimuro
Art Director: Tsuyoshi Matsumoto
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Chikao Katsui (chief director)
Music: Isao Tomita
Sound: Atsumi Tashiro
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoshiko Ohta (Leo)
Genre(s): adventure, animal characters, jungle (Africa), children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (XT 2074-2088)
United States: DVD (Right Stuf, set, English only)
Note(s): This series is continued by the Jungle Taitei Susume Leo series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Jungle Taitei go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: September 19, 2009
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