Kimba the White Lion

Season 1 Episode 1

Go, White Lion!

Aired Unknown Sep 11, 1966 on
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Episode Summary

Kimba's father,Caesar, wants Kimba to live in a world where animals and humans live in harmony.He hopes Kimba will rule justly when the time comes to succeed him.Sadly,Kimba grows up too soon when hunters descend on the village and destroyed the family.Only young Kimba survives and now he must assume the throne and it's tremendous responsibilities.moreless

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  • Get your hankie,it's a tear jerker.

    This is Osamu Tezuka's Manga at it's best. The colors are bright and rich, and each scene blends together beautifully into each other.

    Isao Tomita's musical score gives this episode it's magical and wondrous power that you feel while watching this episode.

    The tone of this episode is a violent and sad one and full of morality and familial love.

     First we encounter the violence of Snowene's capture from the hunters only to witness Caesar's death. It is a pretty intense scene for a children's cartoon, proving that Manga was actually aimed for a more mature audience.

    Then we see Kimba's grief from his separation from his mother and her death. Snowene’s appearance in the stars to guide Kimba to shore was set to the most haunting of scores by Isao Tomita and the animation was flawless.

    By far the best of Kimba, and if you only watch one episode in your life, let this be the one.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In America there were two versions of this episode.One is missing except for it's soundtrack.

      In one, we see Snowene appear in the stars to guide him and say,
      "White lion prince, so soft and furry,
      swim to the shore, don't you worry,
      someone watches, whatever you may do."

      In the second lost video the soundtrack version is heard to say,
      "So keep on pushing on to another day.
      Though the night is dark and long,
      You can find the way.
      Dawn brings you wings to fly on,
      Wings that you can rely on.
      Kimba, my little brave white lion."

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (B)Snowene(/B): Caesar! Stay away! Stay away!

      (I)(Caesar comes, sees Snowene captured, and roars) (/I)

      (B)Snowene(/B): Caesar! No! Stay away!

      (I) (Caesar charges for Snowene and roars. There's gunshot and Snowene sobs) (/I)

    • Dan'l Babbon(to Caesar): I may be an old baboon, but I fail to see why the king of the jungle wants to see all the animals free. Even people's pigs and cows.

    • Snowene(to Kimba):White lion prince, so soft and furry,
      swim to the shore, don't you worry,
      someone watches, whatever you may do.

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