1980s

1980.

From August 5 to August 25 "Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired in Italy on "La Uomo TV", from Monday to Friday.

1982.

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

"Kimba il leone bianco" TV series were aired in Italy, but this time 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.

1983.

"Kimba the White Lion" has been released in the UK 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).

A new italian dubbing of "Kimba the white lion" episodes, which starred Franco Latini as Kimba, was aired in Italy 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!)

1984.

"Leo the lion" ("Janguru Taitei - Susume, Leo!") TV series were shown in USA.

1985.

"Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series (33 of total 38 episodes) was again aired in Germany, 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, 1985, and ended on April 21, 1986. (Many thanks to Joachim and to Marc from Germany for these infos!)

1986.

Manga "Kimba il leone bianco" was published in 3 volumes in Italy 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.
"Kimba der weisse Löwe" was released on video by Taurus Video in Germany. It was re-released in 1995.

1988.

"Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series was again aired in Germany 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.

"New Jungle Emperor Leo" anime (1989 "Kimba" episodes) was aired in Japan 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".
 
"Kimba der weisse Löwe" TV series was again aired in Germany 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!)
 
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!)
 
"Kimba the white lion" was released in Finland 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.
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!