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Australia

1967. "Kimba the white lion" anime was shown on Melbourne TV. It started at 4:00 PM.

1982. "Kimba the white lion" TV series were again shown on Melbourne TV.

1993. 1993 "Kimba" video release was released by CEL Entertainment (and later by MRA Entertainment).

1996. "Kimba the white lion" anime was aired on a Fox pay cable service (I don't know its exact name).

1997. The australian DVD release of the "Leo the Lion" series (containing 6 episodes from the series) has been released on 3 DVDs. DVD releases

1998. 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at the 47th Melbourne International Film Festival (July 23 - August 9, 1998).

It was shown on 2 places: in the Bourke Street in Village Center on Friday, July 24, at 1:00 PM, and at the Forum Theatre on Saturday, July 25, at 3:15 PM.

2000. 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at Japanime (the major film component of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival) at Dendy Opera Quays (August 23 - 27), on Sunday August 27 at 11:15 AM.

2003. The australian DVD release of the 1993 "Kimba the White Lion" release (containing 8 episodes from the series) has been released on September 15 on 2 DVDs. DVD releases

2005. Madman Entertainment from Australia has released on DVD all 52 episodes of the original Kimba series aired in the U.S. and Australia in the 60s and 70s. It was released on 21st September. DVD releases

Austria

1977. 39 episodes of the 1966 "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired under the title "Kimba der weisse Löwe" on ORF 1.

2005. The 1977 german-dubbed Kimba episodes were once again aired on pay-TV "Premiere" - they were aired on "Premiere Austria" every Saturday at 08:45 AM CET.
The airing on "Premiere Austria" started on August 27 and ended on October 15.

2006. The german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired on pay-TV "Premiere". These episodes were aired from January 14 to June 26 on "Premiere Austria". They were aired on "Premiere Austria" Saturdays at 9:25 AM CET.

2007. 5 german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired on the pay-TV Premiere. They were aired on "Premiere Austria", every Saturday from July 21 to August 18 at 6:00 AM CET.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

2002. On May 23 one 1993 "Kimba the white lion" episode was aired at 4:30 PM CET on "TV USK Bihac".

Brazil

2000. "Kimba o leo branco" TV series has been shown, starting at 6:30 PM. This is probably the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake.

Canada

1993. "Kimba the white lion" remake of the U.S. 1966 series was made (it was released on video later). It was made by Landmark Entertainment Group, Susuki Associates and CEG Cinema Partners, and it was distributed by CEG Distribution.
Video releases
Production credits
Lyrics of the opening theme
The opening theme (streaming RealAudio clip; by Kimba W. Lion)
The alternate opening theme (streaming RealAudio clip)
The opening sequence (Windows Media Video clip, 1,8 MB; new version)
The closing sequence (RealVideo G2 clip, 2,1 MB; aired on ex-"M7's Liberty TV")
Ending of the "Catch'em if you can" episode (RealVideo G2 clip, 700 kB; aired on ex-"M7's Liberty TV")

Croatia

1995. 1993 "Kimba the white lion" video release has been dubbed and released on video as "Kimba bijeli lavic". Video distributor was Zauder Film. Post-production (dubbing) credits

1997. 1994 "Leo the Lion" release has been released under the title "Lav Leo". The video distributor was Continental Film.

2000. 8 episodes of the "Kimba bijeli lavic" video release was shown on ATV Split.

2000. 14 episodes of the unknown "Kimba the white lion" release (probably the croatian 1995 release) has been shown on "NeT" ("Independent Television"), every Thursday at 4:30 PM CET.

2001. On December 30 one 1993 "Kimba" episode was aired at 1:30 PM CET on "TV Nova Pula".

2002. On February 9 another 1993 "Kimba" episode was aired at 6:25 PM CET on "TV Nova Pula".

2002. On October 19 one 1993 "Kimba" episode (Jungle Thief) was aired on GTV Zadar (thanks to Zlikowsky for that information).

2003. In "Medioteka", which is part of the City library of Zagreb with multimedia activities and which is designed for its younger members (from 7-17 years of age), from Monday, May 26, to Friday, May 30, starting at 2:00 PM CET five episodes from the 1995 croatian "Kimba" release were shown.

2003. 9 dubbed episodes from the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" video release have been released on 3 DVDs. Video distributor is Zauder Film from Zagreb, and the titles of the episodes on these DVDs are:
- DVD 1: Pandzin sin; Kimba u Parizu; Kimba i kradljivci hrane
- DVD 2: Samson napada; Kimba i krilati tigar; Kimba protiv skakavaca
- DVD 3: Kimba i kralj Bubu; Kimba i hijene; Kimba prijatelj ljudi

El Salvador

2004. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series was aired on Agape TV Canal 8 from the end of 2004 until June 2006, every Saturday at 10:40 AM MT (before that it was aired at 12:04 PM MT). It was the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake.

2005. The 1993 Kimba episodes that were aired on Agape TV Canal 8 were aired until June 2006 with a slightly modified schedule - every Thursday at 12:00 PM, and every Saturday at 10:30 AM MT.

Finland

1989. "Kimba the white lion" was released on video under the title "Kimba valkoinen leijona". These episodes are actually the italian 1979 episodes with finnish subtitles. Each cassette was 45 minutes long and it contained 2 episodes (probably). (Many thanks to Lauri Welling from Finland for this info!)
The opening theme of the Finnish Kimba episodes, recorded in 1986, is actually the 1977 German opening theme translated into Finnish by Ari Pauli Meriläinen. It is performed by Hannu Takala, and it was available only on the "Children TV favorites" LPs and cassettes, released by a Finnish company called Sateenkaari in 1987.
The opening theme (Windows Media Audio 9 clip; 436 kB)        Lyrics of this opening theme
  Note: Again many thanks to Lauri Welling from Finland for the theme and the lyrics! Sorry for the fair
  quality of the sound, I've improved it a bit, but I couldn't do anything else. But, if you're still interested
  in it, download it and enjoy!
 
1996. One episode from the 1989 "Kimba" series was presented at the "Tampere International Short Film Festival" (March 6-10) in Tampere. (Many thanks to Lauri Welling from Finland for this info as well!)

France

1972. The 1966 "Leo" TV series were aired as "Le roi Léo" in France on ORTF. The broadcasting started on December 20, 1972. This anime was aired in Canada in the 1970s as well.
Lyrics of the opening theme (with translation)
  Note: Many thanks to Lucie Gignac from Canada for the full lyrics of this theme!
 
1990. The complete 1965 "Jungle Emperor Leo" anime was aired as "Le Retour de Léo" on "La 5" ("La Cinq"). They were followed by the complete 1966 "Leo" anime, but this time the 1966 "Leo" was recorded with new french voice actors. The airing started on 17th September 1990.
The above episodes were later aired on TF1 in 1995 (under the title "Le Retour du Roi Léo") and on FR3 (France 3) in 1996 as well.
The opening theme was sung by Claude Lombard. This song is actually based on the opening theme of the italian TV series "Sabato al circo" ("Saturdays at the circus") - the music (by N.Carucci) is the same in both songs, only the italian lyrics (by A.Valeri Manera) were replaced with the french lyrics by Charles Level.
The opening theme (from the original 45rpm record single; Windows Media Audio 9 clip; 1,41 MB)
Lyrics of the opening theme (with translation)
 
1995. 20 episodes from the "Go ahead, Leo!" (aka "Leo the Lion") episodes dubbed in french have been released on video as "Le Retour du Roi Leo", by TF1 Video and MMP.
Video releases
 
1996. Manga "Le roi Leo" was published in 3 volumes by Glénat. Manga
 
1997. 8 episodes from the 1993 Kimba (aka "Canadian") episodes dubbed in french have been released on video as "Les Aventures de Kimba Le Roi de la jungle", by L.C.J. Editions. Video releases
 
2005. The 1997 theatrical movie of Jungle Emperor Leo was shown in the theaters in France starting April 20.
It was probably dubbed in french, but the original version with french subtitles may have also been played in some theaters.

The first 26 episodes of the 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series have been published in France on DVD for the first time. It has been released in a DVD box titled "Le roi Léo - tome 1" by a french firm called Rouge Citron Production on June 21. Note that this is a french release, with french audio only. DVD releases

The 1997 Jungle Emperor Leo theatrical movie that was shown earlier this year in theaters in France under the title "Léo, roi de la jungle" has been released by Wild Side Films on DVD on December 7. DVD releases

2006. A DVD box with the next 26 episodes of the 1965 "Jungle Emperor" (aka "Kimba the White Lion") series, titled "Le roi Léo - tome 2", has been released on January 24, again by Rouge Citron Production. This is a french release as well, with french audio only. DVD releases

Yet more DVD box sets with french-dubbed episodes of the 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were released - 2 DVD box sets titled "Le Roi Leo" with 12 DVDs containing all 52 episodes have been separately released by Déclic Images on March 9 and on June 7, and another, 3rd DVD box set, containing 26 episodes of the 1966 "Leo" series has been announced, however it never made to the stores. These DVD sets were discontinued in the meantime, and instead five 4-DVD sets were made available in 2007 and 2008 - first three sets contain the 1965 "Jungle Emperor" episodes, and the last two sets contains the 1966 "Leo the Lion" series. DVD releases

Germany

1977. 39 episodes of the 1966 "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired under the title "Kimba der weisse Löwe" in Germany on ZDF. It was aired every Tuesday, from January 4 to October 4.
Production credits   The opening theme (streaming RealAudio clip)   Theme's lyrics
The "Jungle chorus" video clip (RealVideo clip, 1,5 MB, with mkolle's permission)
The complete "Jungle chorus" song (MP3 clip, 600 kB, many thanks to Joachim from Germany!!!) Lyrics (many thanks to Joachim from Germany!!!)
The "Jungle friendship" song (Windows Media Audio 9 clip, 490 kB; many thanks to Swen Steffens!)   Lyrics (many thanks to Joachim from Germany!!!)
7 LPs and 7 MCs containing slightly shortened versions of 29 episodes from the above TV series were released in Germany by Poly (a division of Polydor/PolyGram).
 
1985. "Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series (33 of total 38 episodes) was again aired, this time on Sat 1. It was aired every Monday, at first (in 1985) at 1:30 PM CET, and then (in 1986) at 3:00 PM. The airing started on September 2 and ended on April 21, 1986. (Many thanks to Joachim and to Marc from Germany for these infos!)
 
1986. "Kimba der weisse Lwe" was released on video by Taurus Video. It was re-released in 1995. Video releases

1988. "Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series was again aired on Sat 1, every day at 2:10 PM CET, with repeats on the following day at 9:10 AM or at 9:35 AM. This airing started on March 31 and ended on May 7. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for these infos!)

1989. "Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series was again aired on Sat 1, every Tuesday at 2:05 PM CET, with partial repeats on the following day at 9:35 AM. This airing started on April 4 and ended on January 9 1990. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for these infos!)

1991. 14 episodes of the "Kimba der weisse Löwe" series that were never shown in 1977 (but which were newly dubbed - including the episode "The Return of Fancy Prancy" that was initially aired in 1977 but which was damaged immediately after that first airing, and so it had to be retaken and redubbed for the "Bou Bou" series), and all 26 episodes of the "Onward, Leo!" series were all together aired on Pro7 as "Bou Bou - König der Tiere". The name was changed because of the copyright reasons. (Many thanks to Swen Steffens for these explanations!)

In addition to Pro7, "Bou Bou - König der Tiere" was also aired on TV München, but the year is not known. The opening theme (Windows Media Audio 9 clip, 336 kB; many thanks to Swen Steffens!) Lyrics of the opening theme (with translation)

1994. "Kimba der weisse Lwe" TV series were aired on RTL 2. They were aired almost at the same time "Lion King" was shown in movie theaters.
 
1996. All episodes from the "Go ahead, Leo!" TV series were released on 13 VideoCDs under the title "Der Lwen Knig" by a company called TopWare.
Each VideoCD costed 19.95 german marks (that's about 10.00 US dollars).
TopWare also released some of these episodes on VHS.
 
1998. In the City's library of Munich (Mnchen) on two Wednesdays, August 5 and 12, starting at 3:00 PM CET four episodes from the "Kimba der weisse Lwe" series were shown to children on video.
 
1999. 1989 "Kimba" TV series was aired on "Junior", part of the pay-TV "Premiere World", under the name "Leo der kleine Löwenkönig" (Leo the Little Lionking). All 52 episodes of the series were aired from Monday to Friday at 11:00 AM CET. The airing started on August 9 and ended on October 20, 1999. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for these infos!)
 
2000. 38 episodes of the "Jungle Emperor" TV series were aired on Junior, part of the pay-TV Premiere World, Monday to Friday, starting at 6:15 AM and 10:55 AM.
The broadcasting started on June 21 and ended on August 9, 2000.
The new "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was planned to be shown in movie theaters under the title "Leo - Herrscher des Dschungels", but it wasn't shown to date.
2001.
The german version of the original "Kimba the white lion" manga were released in three vlumes, and they were published by Carlsen Comics. Manga
1989 "Kimba" TV series was again aired on "Junior", part of the pay-TV "Premiere World" under the name "Leo der kleine Löwenkönig". All episodes of the series were aired from Monday to Friday at 6:15 AM CET. The airing started on December 14, 2001 and ended on March 1, 2002. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for the update!)
 
2002. From March 14 to May 7, 38 episodes of the "Jungle Emperor" TV series were again aired on Junior, part of the pay-TV "Premiere World". The airing was from Monday to Friday, at 7:00 AM CET.
1989 "Kimba" TV series was again aired on "Junior" (part of the pay-TV "Premiere World") under the name "Leo der kleine Löwenkönig" from Monday to Friday at 7:20 AM CET. This airing started on September 20 and ended on December 2, 2002. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for the update!)
 
2004. From September 24 to November 16 "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired on Junior (part of the pay-TV "Premiere World") from Monday to Friday at 10:40 AM CET. These are the original 1966 episodes dubbed in Germany in 1977 (38 episodes).

2005. The 1977 german-dubbed Kimba episodes were once again aired in Germany and Austria on pay-TV "Premiere" - they were aired on "Junior" from Monday to Friday at 08:45 AM CET, and on "Premiere Start" every Saturday at 08:45 AM CET.
The airing on "Junior" started on August 24 and ended on October 14, while the airings on "Premiere Start" started on August 27 and ended on October 15.


German Kimba fans finally got a chance to see some of the 38 episodes of the Kimba series that were dubbed in german and aired in Germany in 1977. On November 11 Koch Media has released on 4 DVDs 16 episodes from the series, while the next 10 episodes were released on March 17 2006. DVD releases

2006. The german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired on "Junior", part of the pay-TV "Premiere". These episodes were aired from January 11 to June 24 on "Premiere Start". They were aired on "Junior" from Monday to Friday at 7:35 AM CET (since March 17), and on "Premiere Start" Saturdays at 9:25 AM CET.

2007. In Germany a 10-DVD box set called "Superbox" and containing all 38 episodes of the Kimba series that were dubbed in german and aired in Germany in 1977 has been released by Koch Media Entertainment on March 23. DVD releases

From July 15 to August 21 the german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired on "Junior", part of the pay-TV Premiere (now Sky), every day at 6:00 AM CET. Just like on "Junior", 5 episodes from this dubbing were aired on the other pay-TV channel "Premiere Start", every Saturday from July 21 to August 18 at 6:00 AM CET.

2008. From February 19 to March 27 the german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired in Germany on "Junior", part of the pay-TV Premiere (now Sky), every day at 6:00 AM. The episodes aired on Saturday were aired on the same day at the same time on "Junior", and also on "Premiere Start" and in Austria on "Premiere Austria".

From April 2 to May 8, 14 years after the last airing, the 2nd german airing of Kimba from 1991 known as "BouBou - Koenig der Tiere" has been once again aired on TV in Germany. This time it was aired on "Junior", every day at 11:45 AM, but instead of all 40 episodes, only 37 episodes have been aired.

From July 1 to 18 only 18 episodes from the german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were having another airing in Germany on "Junior". They were aired every day: Monday to Friday at 8:30 AM, and Saturday & Sunday at 7:20 AM. The episodes aired on "Junior" on Saturday were aired on the same day at 8:20 AM on "Premiere Start" and in Austria on "Premiere Austria".

Hungary

2000. 13 episodes of "Kimba the white lion" TV series were shown on Minimax TV under the title "Kimba a feher orozslan".

Indonesia

2009. "Kimba the white lion" TV series were shown on ANTV from December 2009 to January 2010, every day at 7:30 AM, 1 episode a day. The airing started approximately at December 9 and ended on January 27, 2010.

2010. "Kimba the white lion" TV series were shown on ANTV from November 2010 to January 2011, every day at 3:30 AM, 1 episode a day (from December 23 to January 2011 2 episodes a day were aired every day at 3:00 AM). The airing started approximately at November 5 and ended on January 1, 2011.

Italy

1966. One episode from the "Janguru Taitei - Susume, Leo!" (Go ahead, Leo!/Onward, Leo!) anime was shown in theaters in Italy under the title "Leo il re della jungla".
In the same year the first "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie (the second one was released in 1997) was shown. It won a Golden Lion (1st prize) at the 19th Film Festival for youth held in Venice.
Production credits
 
1975. The 1966 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired on "Telemontecarlo" on October 11, 1975 at 8:45 PM.
 
1977. "Kimba the white lion" anime was aired under the title "Kimba il leone bianco" for the first time in September 1977 (in Rome on "TV Voxson"; in Lazio on "GBR" on September 5), and these italian-dubbed episodes that actually came from the U.S. (from NBC Films) were aired on several TV stations to date (excluding the "new" italian Kimba series from 1999). During these years there were two opening themes - in the beginning the show used the U.S. (NBC) opening theme, which was replaced with the italian opening theme in 1982. The show had two dubbings - the first one (in which Kimba had a female voice) ran from 1977 to 1990, and the second one that featured Kimba with a male voice was introduced in 1983 and it was aired even recently (in 2001). In the 80s both of these two dubbings were used. (Many thanks to Francesco Piccardo for these infos!)
Production credits
1978. "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired on "Antenna Nord". The broadcasting started in Spring 1978.
 
1979. From January 25 to April 14 "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired on "Quinta Rete" (future "Italia 1") during the "Ora dei ragazzi"("The boys' hour") TV programme. (Many thanks to Francesco Piccardo for the initial correction!)
 
1980. From August 5 to August 25 "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired on "La Uomo TV", from Monday to Friday.
 
1982. "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired with a new (italian) opening theme instead of the previously used (U.S.) one. This opening theme was composed by Riccardo Zara, and performed by "I Cavalieri del Re" ("The King's Horsemen"). It was originally recorded in 1979.
The first airing started on "Telearcobaleno" on March 2 at 1:30 PM and 6:15 PM.
There was also another airing on "T.R.E." (part of the "TV Port" network) that started on March 9 at 6:00 PM and that was aired from Tuesday to Friday.
Production credits                Lyrics of the opening theme
The opening theme (new and improved version; Windows Media Audio clip, 1,5 MB)
The opening theme - 2000 version (streaming RealAudio clip; source)
MIDI file of this theme (44 kB; source page)
The opening sequence (RealVideo clip, 3,51 MB; new version)
The opening sequence, 2nd version (RealVideo, 3,51 MB; from Regno delle Anime)
Italian version of the "A-I-U-E-O mambo" j. song (and the lyrics; Windows Media Video clip, 1,9 MB)
1983. A new italian dubbing of "Kimba the white lion" episodes, which starred Franco Latini as Kimba, was aired for the first time. It's important to mention that this dubbing, instead of having only the wonderful Isao Tomita's music, had just 50% of the background music that was composed by Isao Tomita, while the other 50% was replaced by the instrumental version of the italian opening theme. (Many thanks to Francesco Piccardo for these infos!)
 
1986. Manga "Kimba il leone bianco" was published in 3 volumes by Comic Art. The first volume had 160 pages, and it was published in February. Each volume costed 7.000 italian liras.
This manga has been republished by Comic Art in 1998. Manga
 
1989. The 1966 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired for the last time in Italy on "Junior TV" as a part of the "Film weekend". (Many thanks to Francesco Piccardo for this info!)

1990. From September 3 to November 23 "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired on "Odeon" during the "Sugar" TV programme, from Monday to Friday.

1991. One "Kimba il leone bianco" video has been released by a company called Pretty Video.

1999. "Una giungla di avventure per Kimba" TV series (which consisted of the 1993 "Kimba", "Go ahead, Leo!"/"Onward, Leo!" & "New Jungle Emperor Leo" episodes) were aired in Italy on Italia 1. They were aired Monday to Friday, starting at 7:15 AM, 2 episodes per day. The broadcasting started on Monday, September 13.
Production credits
The opening theme (streaming RealAudio clip)                      Lyrics of this opening theme
 
2001.
"Kimba il leone bianco" anime was shown on 4 local TV stations:
- on TeleNapoli 34 (Campania) everyday, starting at 5:20 PM CET (this airing ended in July 2001.)
- on Telenuovo (Veneto) everyday, starting at 6:00 PM CET (this airing ended in 2002.)
- on ReteSette (Piemonte), everyday, starting at 3:00 PM CET (this airing ended in January 2002.)
- on TeleRoma 56 (Lazio), everyday, starting at 7:15 AM CET (this airing ended in January 2002.)
 
2003. The italian Kimba airing called "Una giungla di avventure per Kimba" (consisting of the "Kimba the White Lion", of the "Leo the Lion" and of the 1989 Kimba episodes) has repeated its broadcast after exactly 4 years on channel Italia 1. The broadcasting started on September 8 (and it was aired from Monday to Friday at 08:15 AM CET), but it temporarily ended on September 19, and it seems that the airing has been interrupted for good.
2005. On December 10 the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired on TV in Italy under the title "Kimba - la leggenda del leone bianco". It was aired on Italia 1 at 9:00 PM CET.
 
2010. From April 22 (from July 12 for "Sesta Rete") "Kimba il leone bianco" anime was shown on 3 local TV stations (all airings ended in August):
- on Telestudio (Piemonte) everyday, starting at 6:45 AM and at 8:30 PM CET
- on Quinta Rete (Piemonte) everyday, starting at 8:00 AM and at 5:00 PM CET
- on Sesta Rete (Piemonte), everyday, starting at 4:00 PM and at 7:15 PM CET
 
From October 2 to January 15, 2011, "Kimba il leone bianco" anime was shown on D1 Television (Sicily), every Monday and Saturday at 5:35 PM CET.
 
From December 23, 2010 "Una giungla di avventure per Kimba" was finally again aired in Italy on Boing TV, every day from Monday to Saturday at 19:15 CET.

Japan

1950. "Janguru Taitei" manga was originally published in monthly comic magazine "Manga Shonen", which was published by Gakudosha. The manga was later republished in 3 volumes by Kodansha in 1977.
The manga started in the November 1950's issue, and ended in April 1954's issue.
 
1965. "Jungle Emperor" is the first anime in color (first animated TV series) in Japan.
It was aired on Fuji Television. The broadcasting started on October 6, 1965. and ended on September 28, 1966. It was shown every Wednesday at 7:00 PM, 1 episode per day.
Production credits
The opening sequence (RealVideo clip, 1,5 MB; from Kimba W.Lion)
MIDI file of this theme (28 kB; source page)
1966.
The first "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie (the second one was released in 1997) was shown. It was distributed by Toho, and the first showing was on Sunday, July 31. Runing time of the movie is 75 minutes.
Production credits
"Janguru Taitei - Susume, Leo!" (Go ahead, Leo!) anime, sequel to "Jungle Emperor", was shown on Fuji Television. The broadcasting started on October 5, 1966. and ended on March 9, 1967. It was shown every Wednesday at 7:00 PM, 1 episode per day.
Production credits
 
1977. "Janguru Taitei" manga was republished in 3 volumes by Kodansha.
All 3 volumes were released between June and August 1977.
Manga
 
1989. "New Jungle Emperor Leo" anime (1989 "Kimba" episodes) was aired on Tokyo TV. The broadcasting started on Friday, April 7, 1989. and ended also on Friday, March 16, 1990. Later it was released in the U.S. on video as "New adventures of Kimba the white lion".
Production credits                        Lyrics of the opening theme
The opening theme (streaming RealAudio clip; from Kimba W. Lion)
The extended opening theme (Windows Media Audio 9 clip, 721 kB; many thanks to Swen Steffens!)
The extended closing theme (Windows Media Audio 9 clip, 964 kB; many thanks to Swen Steffens!)
 
1991. "Kimba the white lion - Symphonic poem" movie has been released by Tezuka Productions and Nippon Columbia on April 1. Runing time of the movie is 51 minutes.
Production credits            Video releases
Music from the beginning of the movie (streaming RealAudio clip)
   Note: Most of the music from the above clip Isao Tomita, the composer of the music from the 1965
   "Jungle Emperor" series, later took and rearranged for the opening sequence of the 1997 "Jungle
   Emperor Leo" movie
 
1992. "Jungle Emperor" (aka "Kimba the White Lion") anime was aired on TV Tokyo every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 AM.
 
1997. The second, new "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie has been released. It was distributed by Shochiku and by BMG Japan. The first showing was on Friday, August 1, 1997. at 9:40 AM. Runing time of the movie is 99 minutes. Video releases
2000. A 9-minute animation special titled "Jungle Emperor Leo: Hon-o-ji" has begun screening at the Tezuka Osamu World located in the Kyoto Station building. The screening was done on an 300-inch theater screen. An excerpt from the summary of the anime says "...When a child tiger rose by humans falls off a jeep and wanders into the jungle, she jumps on any animal because she is very lonely and needs a friend. This behavior, however, is considered very barbaric and causes uproar in the jungle. Here, Leo observes this intruder calmly. Then he accepts the child tiger as a friend on the condition that she keeps quiet in the jungle...". The before mentioned Kyoto Tezuka Osamu World closed on January 16, 2011.
Production credits
 
2004. The original 1965 episodes were aired on TV on the Nihon Eiga Senmon satellite channel. It is carried on three Japanese satellites as a part of three packages: on Superbird C (at 144.0°E, freq.12583 horizontal) as a part of the I-HITS package, on JCSAT 4A (at 124.0°E, freq.12508 vertical) as a part of the Sky PerfecTV package (channel 707), and on N-Sat 110 (at 110.0°E, freq.12371 R) as a part of the Sky PerfecTV 110 package.
It was aired every Sunday at 11:00 AM, one episode per week (this episode was repeated every Wednesday morning at 06:00 AM). The airing started in the middle of July 2004, and ended on August 7, 2005.
Also, it is interesting to mention that, along with Kimba, three other popular animes by Osamu Tezuka were aired in the same part of day - an episode of "Astro Boy" and "Princess Knight" was aired before Kimba, while an episode of "The Amazing Three" was aired immediately after Kimba.

2005. After the airing of the original 1965 episodes has finished on the Nihon Eiga Senmon satellite channel on August 7, 2005, airing of the 1966 ("Go ahead, Leo!" or "Onward, Leo!") series was started.
It was aired at the same time: every Sunday at 11:00 AM (also one episode per week), with repeated airing every Wednesday morning at 06:00 AM. The airing started on August 14, 2005, and ended on February 21, 2006.

Along with it, other Tezuka animes were aired in the same part of day as well: an episode of "Astro Boy" and "Blue Blink" (instead of "Princess Knight") was aired before "Leo", while an episode of "The Amazing Three" was aired immediately after "Leo".

2006. The two "Jungle Emperor" movies have been aired on Cartoon Network Japan as a part of the "Cartoon Network Theater" - the 1966 movie was aired on February 18 and on May 6, while the 1997 movie has been aired February 25 and on May 13 (at 12:00 PM and at 7:00 PM).

Starting August 7 the 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired in Japan, this time on Cartoon Network Japan as a part of the "Boomerang" program. It was aired from Monday to Friday at 6:00 AM, 1 episode a day (with repeats on the same day at 11:00 PM). This airing lasted until October 16. However, a repeated airing of the series has started on CNJ on December 11, and this time it is aired from Monday to Friday at 6:30 AM, with the repeat of the episode at 11:30 PM. After January 1, 2007 the episodes were aired Monday-Friday at 10:30 AM. This airing ended on February 19, 2007.

2007. On Monday, June 25, the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired at 6:00 AM on the NitTelePlus channel.

From July 13 to September 21 the original 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired on Cartoon Network Japan, 1 episode every day from Monday to Friday at 10:00 AM, with a repeat on the same day at 11:00 PM.

2008. From August 10 to October 20 the original 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired on Cartoon Network Japan, 1 episode every day from Sunday to Thursday at 12:00 AM.

On September 22 the japanese Internet TV Branco added a new channel called "Tezuka Osamu Animation World", which showed Tezuka's works/series like Astroboy, Princess Knight, The Three-Eyed One, BlackJack, One Million-Year Trip: Bander Book and Fumoon. The 1965 Jungle Emperor (later known as Kimba the White Lion) series has also been aired. However, on January 30, 2009 Branco ceased to exist as an Internet TV service.

2009. On Saturday, January 3, the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired at 7:00 PM on the TOKYO MX channel.

On the TOKYO MX the 1989 Kimba series were also aired. They were aired from January 9 to March 31, from Monday to Friday at 7:30 PM, 1 episode a day.

From February 18 (Wednesday) to April 30 (Thursday) the original 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired on Cartoon Network Japan, 1 episode every day from Sunday to Thursday at 12:00 AM.

On Monday, March 30, the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired at 9:00 AM on the NHK BS2 channel.

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Fuji Television's launch, and the 80th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's birth, a new remake of the "Jungle Emperor" anime titled "Jungle Emperor - Leo's Courage Changes the Future" was broadcasted on Fuji Television on Saturday, September 5, 2009. The movie is directed by Goro Tanibuchi ("Code Geass"), and it is written by Osamu Susuki, while the music is composed by Takefumi Haketa ("Vampire Knight"). Also, one of the character designers is Yoshitaka Amano, known for artwork in "Final Fantasy" series of games.
This remake can be called a "21st century Kimba", as it is set in year 20XX, where "humans are at a complete loss what to do with continual environmental destruction; to protect nature being destroyed and to save animals being extinguished, the project to make an artificial jungle (called Neo-Jungle) is launched".
Prior to the broadcasting of the movie, 2 special T-shirts (probably limited edition) were on sale at the Fuji TV webshop, and 1 additional was sold on Graniph website.
From the official website you could download a PDF with a coloring page with a scene from the movie, but three other gadgets (a jigsaw puzzle game, a sliding puzzle game and a desktop digital clock with characters from the movie) are still available.
In 2010 CD with the movie soundtrack has been released (you can find it on the CD releases page), as well as the DVD with the movie (released in both standard and special edition; both can be found on the Japanese releases page).

2010. On Thursday, October 14, the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was aired at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network Japan channel.

Mexico

1996. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series were aired on Fox Kids Network. The airing started on Friday, November 1, 1996. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake dubbed in Spanish.  (Thanks to Mazochungo for the update of this info!)
 
2000. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series was aired on Televisa, Sundays at 2:00 PM. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake dubbed in Spanish as well.  (Thanks to Mazochungo for the update of this info!)

Peru

2000. "Kimba, el len blanco" TV series has been aired on Televisin Nacional del Per (channel 7), Monday to Friday, airing time unknown. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake.  (Thanks to Mazochungo for the update of this info!)
 
2002. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been aired on Red Global (channel 13), starting at 8:00 AM. The airing took place in August. Later it was aired at 11:00 AM.

Puerto Rico

1998. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been aired. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake dubbed in Spanish.  (Thanks to Mazochungo for the update of this info!)

Russia

2000. One episode of the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake was released on video by Arena Video. Video releases

Slovenia

1995. 1993 "Kimba the white lion" video release has been dubbed and released on video in Slovenia as "Kimba beli levcek". Video distributor in Slovenia was Alteka video.
 
1997. 6 episodes of the "Kimba beli levcek" video release was shown in Slovenia on POP TV.
 
2000. Some episodes from the "Kimba beli levcek" video release were shown in Slovenia on TV3, every Sunday, starting at 2:00 PM. The broadcasting started on February 20.
 
2001. In September and November 2001. slovene video release "Kimba beli levcek" from 1995. was on 19th place of the Top 20 of the movies for children and animated films  held by the company Video Marketing Entertainment.
2003. On June 3 one 1993 "Kimba" episode was aired on "NET TV" at 7:10 PM CET.
 
9 dubbed episodes from the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" video release have been released on 3 DVDs. Video distributor is Media Film from Kranj.
The titles of the episodes on these DVDs are:
- DVD 1: Kimba Krempljev sin; Kimba v Parizu; Kimba in tatovi hrane
- DVD 2: Samson napada; Kimba in krilati tiger; Kimba proti kobilicam
- DVD 3: Kimba in kralj Bubu; Kimba in hijene; Kimba clovekov prijatelj
(Many thanks to Tina from AnimeSlovenija for this info!; NOTE: on the back cover of the DVD 1 is written "Kimba in kralj Bubu" instead of "Kimba Krempljev sin")

Spain

1969. "Kimba the white lion" anime was aired as "Kimba el leon blanco" on TVE for the first time. Also, it's interesting that "Kimba" was the first Japanese anime that was ever aired in Spain.
These series were later released on video in Spain in the 1980s (the exact year is not known).
 
1993. "Leo the lion" TV series were aired as "El emperador de la jungla" on Telecinco (Tele 5). (Many thanks to Mazochungo for this info!)
 
1998. "Leo the lion" TV series were again aired in Spain, this time as "Leo, el rei de la selva" on TV3. Airings in July were at 8:25 AM.
 
2000. The 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake was aired in Spain as "Kimba el leon blanco" on pay-TV channel Club Super 3. It was aired from January to April 2000, every day at 12:00 PM and at 9:00 PM. Before this airing, these 1993 episodes were aired on some local TV stations as well. (Thanks to Mazochungo for this info!)
 
2003. "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been aired on TMT Madrid, every Sunday at 10:30 AM. The airing started in December and ended in January 2004.
 
2004. Kimba was aired on the Canal Sur channel (it was also aired on Canal 2 Andalucia channel). These were also the 1993 episodes. The airing started in May and ended in June.
It was aired every Saturday and Sunday morning as the part of the La Banda program for children (starting at 8:00 AM), and Kimba itself started at approx. 9:30 AM/10:30 AM.
And, the current distributor of Kimba series for TV stations in Spain is Iniciativas Visuales Los Barrios(Many thanks to Mazochungo for all these infos!)
 
2006. On February 16 a DVD box set titled "La leyenda de Kimba, el león blanco" that contains 15 episodes from the 1993 series was released in Spain by Premium Video and Llamentol. The box set contains 5 DVDs, and the episodes have both Spanish and English soundtracks. The DVDs feature interactive menus, chapter selectors, and infos about habits and customs of the animal that is shown on each DVD. This DVD box was also released in Portugal in June 2006 by Filmes Unimundo under the title "Kimba o Leão Branco".
(Many thanks to Lauri Welling from Finland for initial info about this DVD release!)
 
2007. The 12-disc DVD box "Aventuras del libro de las virtudes" (Adventures from the Book of Virtues) released on January 16 also contained 11 episodes (1 episode per DVD) from the 1993 Kimba series. The episode numbers are: 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26. Video distributors are Premium Video and Llamentol.
 
2008. The 3-disc DVD box "Daniel el Travieso" (Dennis the Menace) released on June 10 also contained 1 DVD with 3 episodes from the 1993 Kimba series (Vol. 3 from the 2006 DVD box set "La leyenda de Kimba, el león blanco"). These episodes are "Great Caesar's Ghost", "Fair Game" and "The Red Menace". Video distributor is Llamentol.
 
2010. "La Leyenda de Kimba, el Leon blanco" was aired on spanish TV network Retelsat, Monday to Friday, from May 28 to June 17.

Turkey

1999. One "Kimba the white lion" episode was aired on the satellite channel Cine 5. It was aired on September 2 at 6:30 AM.
2002. "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired on "Star TV", from April to July 2002 starting at 7:30 AM CET under the name "Aslan Kral Kimba".

U.K.

1983. "Kimba the White Lion" has been released on video by Entertainment In Video (distributor: CBS). A total of 2 volumes were released, and the first one was released on July 29, 1983. Each volume had a running time of 90 minutes (contained 4 episodes).

1997. "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired on Fox Kids Network. The airing started in August 1997. The episodes were aired every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 6:00 AM GMT.

2001. "Kimba the white lion" 1993 release has been aired on ex-"M7's Liberty TV" (its new name is Life TV). The broadcasting of the series ended temporarily on April 5, but started again in May, and then finally ended on July 13. There were 6 different versions of broadcasting times (thanks to Zarko Perkovic for these broadcasting times!; times are
GMT).
The 1st trailer of the series (RealVideo clip, 1,6 MB)
The 2nd trailer of the series (RealVideo clip, 0,9 MB)
2003.
"Kimba the white lion" 1993 release was aired again in UK after 2 years, on CTC - Christian Television Channel (part of "Sky Digital"), every Tuesday at 4:00 PM GMT (thanks to Rebecca Gunn for this valuable information). The broadcasting of the series on CTC ended on June 17 and then continued on Life TV.
"Kimba the white lion" TV series (episodes from 1993) has continued its airing on Life TV (also part of "Sky Digital", channel 202) from the end of June, every Tuesday at 4:00 PM GMT, and has finished on December 16, 2003.
 
2006. 1993 Kimba was aired on TV in UK. At first, it was aired every Wednesday at 6:00 AM GMT on INI - Inspiration Network International (many thanks to Kimba W.Lion for this info!). The airing actually began in May 2005, after which it stopped and continued again in December 2005. It ended on August 30, 2006.
However, another UK airing took place in the meantime, and this time it appeared on Life TV and Life Showcase. On Life TV was aired every Monday at 7:30 AM GMT (with repeats on Friday at 7:00 AM and Sunday at 6:00 AM), while on Life Showcase it was aired every Monday at 6:30 AM GMT (repeats: Monday at 2:00 PM & Tuesday at 7:30 AM) and every Tuesday at 7:00 AM GMT (repeat: Tuesday at 2:00 PM). The airing began in the 2nd half of 2006, and ended on January 29, 2007.
 
2008. Good news for Kimba (and Tezuka) fans in the UK: both "Jungle Emperor" movies, along with the first episode from the 1965 series, were screened during the "Osamu Tezuka: Movies into Manga" festival (September 18-24) held in the London's Barbican Centre. The first episode from the original Jungle Emperor series was screened on September 19 from 5:45 PM as part of the "Tezuka on the Telly 1" programme, the 1997 movie was screened on 20th September at 11:00 AM, and on September 23 at 10:30 AM GMT ("Schools' screening"), and the 1966 movie was screened on September 21 at 12:00 AM GMT. All the screenings were in the Centre's Cinema 1. The 1997 movie was dubbed in English, while the 1966 movie were subtitled in English - for the very first time, which made this screening very special.

U.S.A.

1966. "Kimba the white lion" anime was shown. It was distributed by NBC Films, and it was aired for the last time in 1978.
Production credits                        Lyrics of the opening themes
The opening sequence (RealVideo clip, 1,1 MB; from Kimba W.Lion)
 
1984. "Leo the lion" ("Janguru Taitei - Susume, Leo!") TV series were shown.
 
1994. Some "Leo the Lion" episodes were released on video in USA by Palm Beach.
The opening and closing themes (streaming RealAudio clip; from Kimba W. Lion)
Video releases
 
1995. "Kimba the lion prince", probably the second release of the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" release, has been released on video by UAV (United American Video). Video releases
 
1998. Some episodes from the 1989 "Kimba" TV series were released under the title "The new adventures of Kimba the white lion" on video by Pioneer Family Entertainment. Video releases
 
1999. 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at the Anime Festival in Berkeley 1999, on Saturday, June 20, at 3:00 PM.
 
2000.
The original Kimba 1966 episodes were finally released on video by Right Stuf International. These episodes were also released on DVD in 2003 and in 2005. Video releases 2005 DVD
 
1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown somewhere by the Ohio State University Japanese Animation Association on November 17at 7:30 PM.
 
2001. On September 7, 2001 Billie Lou Watt, the voice of Kimba in 1966. U.S. Kimba TV series, dies. See the announce taken from the New York Times from 13th September 2001.
 
2003.
On March 25, 26 episodes from the 1966 U.S. "Kimba" TV series were available for the first time on DVD by Right Stuf. DVD releases
 
1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at the Los Angeles Anime Festival, on Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 PM.
 
1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at Anime Expo in Anaheim, California on July 4 and 5.
 
Since October 28 the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie is finally available on DVD. The DVD contains both subtitled and dubbed versions of the movie. It is distributed by RightStuf. DVD releases
 
21 episodes from the "Leo the Lion" series have been released in the U.S. on September 30 on 3 DVDs by Front Row Entertainment. DVD releases
 
2004.
Kimba returned to TV, however these were the 1993 episodes and not the original episodes from the 60s and 70s. 
It was aired on the i-Life TV (Inspirational Life TV) channel, which is available on cable TV and which is carried on the U.S. satellites Galaxy 4R (99.0º W, frequency and polarization 12140 vertical) as a part of the HITS - Headend in the Sky package, and on Intelsat Americas 7 (129.0º W, frequency and polarization 4100 vertical) as a part of the OlympuSat package.
It was aired every Saturday at 9:00 AM EST. The first episode was aired on Thursday, April 8, and the airing ended in 2009. 
1993 Kimba has been aired on another TV - America One Network. It was aired every Saturday at 11:30 AM EST, 1 episode per week. The airing started on July 4, 2004, and ended in January 2009.
Although I've found that America One is carried on the Intelsat Americas 7 satellite (129.0º W, freq.4060 vertical), the receipt of America One on satellite is not announced yet.
Instead, on Kimba W. Lion's website you can find a list of your local America One stations sorted by State, by City and by Metropolitan Area.
 
"Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been shown on La Familia Network in the 2nd Qt. 2004, Monday to Wednesday at 8:30 AM ET and at 4:30 PM ET. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake.
While it was still operating, Kimba has been aired on another U.S. TV - Urban America TV (UATV), and these were the 1993 episodes as well. They were aired every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:30 PM EST, and every Saturday at 7:30 AM EST, one episode a day.UATV had several affiliate stations across U.S. - perhaps you will be able to use this link to find their nearest affiliate station. It was also carried via satellite on Intelsat Americas 5 (97.0°W, freq.3757 vertical). However, in May 2006 UATV suspended its operations indefinitely.

A DVD release with 8 episodes from the 1993 Kimba has been released, this time by Genius Entertainment. See the DVD releases page for more information.

Some other airings of Kimba have also been reported: KVBC 3 Las Vegas had Kimba from October to December 2004 Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 PM PT, while KSN Kansas City also had Kimba weeknights from September to December 2004 at 1:40 AM CT/2:40 AM ET after their replay of the evening's 10 PM news.

2005. On November 29 Right Stuf released a special DVD box that every true Kimba fan should have: this DVD box contains all 52 episodes of the original Kimba episodes aired in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s newly remastered with image quality never before seen on previous Kimba DVD releases. More info about it can be found on the DVD releases page.
 
Gilbert Mack, the voice of Pauley Cracker (and the voice of Mr. Pompus) in the original U.S. Kimba series, passed away on December 5 at the age of 93.

2006. 1993 Kimba episodes were aired on another U.S. TV station - KTV - Kids & Teens Television, which is a part of the SkyAngel satellite services. The airing times were: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM ET (english-dubbed episode), Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 AM ET (english-dubbed episode) and at 11:00 AM ET (spanish-dubbed episode). The airings have started in 2005 (it was aired already on June 16 2005), and ended in April 2009.
KTV is carried on two satellites: on EchoStar 3 (61.5°W, freq.12676 left) as a part of the SkyAngel package, and on AMC 4 (101.0°W, freq.4108 vertical)

Venezuela

1967. The movie "Jungle Emperor Leo" won a Silver Lion at the Venezuela International Film Festival.

unknown / other

2000.
1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at Japanese Animation Film Festival (September 23 - October 15), on Saturday, September 23, at 1:00 PM, and on Sunday, September 24, at 3:15 PM.

1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at 2000 Asian Children's Film Festival (October 26 - 29), at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 27, and at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 28.

2005. "Kimba el Leon Blanco" was aired in Latin America on Cartoon Network Latin America in the Boomerang section. It was aired from 6th June, and it was aired from Monday to Friday at 6:00 AM ET, 2:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM ET. It seems that this airing has ended in the meantime (exact ending date is unknown).

 

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