2000s

2000.

The original Kimba 1966 episodes were finally released on video by Right Stuf International. These episodes were also released on DVD in 2003.  Video releases 2005 DVD 

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, 2000. 

38 episodes of the "Jungle Emperor" TV series were aired in Germany 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 21st June and ended on August 9, 2000. 

The new "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was planned to be shown in movie theaters in Germany under the title "Leo - Herrscher des Dschungels", but it wasn't shown to date. 

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

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

"Kimba el leon blanco" TV series was aired in Mexico on Televisa, Sundays at 2:00 PM. This is (probably) the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake dubbed in Spanish.  (Thanks to Mazochungo for the update of this info!)

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

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

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 Kyoto Tezuka Osamu World closed on January 16, 2011. Production credits

"Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been shown in Peru on Televisión Nacional del Perú (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!)

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
  • Japanese Animation Film Festival (September 23 - October 15, 2000), on Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 PM, and on Sunday, September 24 at 3:15 PM
  • 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 

1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown somewhere by the Ohio State University Japanese Animation Association on November 17 at 7:30 PM.

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!) 

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

2001.

"Kimba the white lion" 1993 release has been aired in UK 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).

"Kimba il leone bianco" anime was shown in Italy 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.)

Since May 2001. in Germany are released all three volumes of the german version of the original "Kimba the white lion" manga, and they are published by Carlsen Comics. It is possible to order all of them online on this web page. Manga

On September 7 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 September 13, 2001.

In Slovenia 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.

1989 "Kimba" TV series was again shown in Germany 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 Friday, December 14, 2001 and ended on March 1, 2002. (Many thanks to Marc from Germany for the update!)

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

2002.

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

From March 14 to May 7, 38 episodes of the "Jungle Emperor" TV series were again aired in Germany, and again on "Junior", part of the pay-TV "Premiere World". The airing was from Monday to Friday, at 7:00 AM CET.

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

"Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired in Turkey on "Star TV", from April to July 2002 starting at 7:30 AM CET under the name "Aslan Kral Kimba".

"Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been aired in Peru on Red Global (channel 13), starting at 8:00 AM. The airing took place in August. Later it was aired at 11:00 AM.

1989 "Kimba" TV series was again aired in Germany 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 20th September and ended on December 2, 2002.(Many thanks to Marc from Germany for the update!)

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

2003.

On March 25, 2003 26 episodes from the 1966 U.S. "Kimba" TV series were for the first time available on DVD by Right Stuf. See DVD releases for more information!

1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at the Los Angeles Anime Festival, on Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 PM.

In Croatia 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.

"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. 

On June 3 one 1993 "Kimba" episode was aired in Slovenia (on "NET TV") at 7:10 PM CET.

"Kimba the white lion" TV series (episodes from 1993) has continued its airing in UK 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.

1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie was shown at Anime Expo in Anaheim, California on July 4-5. 

The australian DVD release of the 1993 "Kimba the White Lion" release (containing 8 episodes from the series) was released on September 15 on 2 DVDs. These DVDs were in PAL format. 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

 
Since October 28 the 1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" movie is finally available in the U.S. on DVD. The DVD contains both subtitled and dubbed versions of the movie. It is distributed by RightStuf. DVD releases
 
I just discovered that 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 in Italy 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.
 
9 dubbed episodes from the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" video release have been released on 3 bilingual DVDs in Croatia and in Slovenia. Video distributor in Slovenia is Media Film from Kranj, while in Croatia it is Zauder Film from Zagreb.
The slovenian/croatian titles of the episodes on these DVDs are:
  • DVD 1: Kimba Krempljev sin/Pandzin sin; Kimba v Parizu/Kimba u Parizu; Kimba in tatovi hrane/Kimba i kradljivci hrane
  • DVD 2: Samson napada/Samson napada; Kimba in krilati tiger/Kimba i krilati tigar; Kimba proti kobilicam/Kimba protiv skakavaca
  • DVD 3: Kimba in kralj Bubu/Kimba i kralj Bubu; Kimba in hijene/Kimba i hijene; Kimba clovekov prijatelj/Kimba prijatelj ljudi

(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"!)

 "Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been aired in Spain on TMT Madrid, every Sunday at 10:30 AM. The airing started in December 2003 and ended in January 2004.

2004.

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

Kimba returned to TV in the U.S., 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 art 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 U.S. 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 was aired on the Canal Sur channel in Spain (and recently it was also aired on Canal 2 Andalucia channel as well). 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 from Los Barrios. (Many thanks to Mazochungo for all these infos!)

Kimba el leon blanco" TV series has been shown in the U.S. 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.

Kimba was aired in Japan as well. These were the original 1965 episodes, and they were aired 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.  

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. 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.

From September 24 to November 16 "Kimba the white lion" TV series were aired in Germany 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).

Some other airings of Kimba in the U.S. 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.

"Kimba el leon blanco" TV series was aired in El Salvador 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). This was the 1993 "Kimba the white lion" remake.

2005.

 "Léo, roi de la jungle" movie poster1997 "Jungle Emperor Leo" was shown in the theaters in France starting at April 20.
It was probably dubbed in french, but the original version with french subtitles may have also been played in some theaters.

"Kimba el Leon Blanco" was aired in Latin America on
Cartoon Network Latin America in the Boomerang section. It was aired from June 6, 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).

French "Le roi Léo (vol. 1)" DVD-box cover
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.
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Kimba the White Lion DVD box artwork
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 September 21. > DVD releases 

After the airing of the original 1965 episodes has finished on the Nihon Eiga Senmon japanese 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, 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".

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 70s 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.

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" and "Premiere Austria" 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" and "Premiere Austria" started on August 27 and ended on October 15.


German "Kimba der weisse Loewe" DVD coverGerman 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. For more info please visit the DVD releases page.

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

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.

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.

2006.

The german-dubbed Kimba episodes from 1977 were again aired in Germany on "Junior", part of the pay-TV "Premiere". These episodes were aired from January 11 to June 24 on "Premiere Start" and from January 14 to June 26 on "Premiere Austria". They were aired on "Junior" from Monday to Friday at 7:35 AM CET (since March 17), and on "Premiere Start"/"Premiere Austria" Saturdays at 9:25 AM CET.

Spanish "La leyenda de Kimba el leon blanco" DVD box front cover
On February 2 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 released in Portugal in June 2006 by Filmes Unimundo under the title "Kimba o Leão Branco".
(Many thanks to Lauri Welling from Finland for info about this DVD release!)

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.

French "Le roi Léo (vol. 2)" DVD-box coverA 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.

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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)

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).

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

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.

The 12-disc DVD box "Aventuras del libro de las virtudes" (Adventures from the Book of Virtues) released in Spain 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.

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

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

From July 13 to September 21 the original 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired in Japan 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.

From July 15 to August 21 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 CET. Just like on "Junior", 5 episodes from this dubbing were aired on the other two pay-TV channels, "Premiere Start" and "Premiere Austria", 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.

The 3-disc DVD box "Daniel el Travieso" (Dennis the Menace) released in Spain 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.

From July 1-18 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".

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

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 September 20 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.

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 in Japan 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 Wednesday, February 18 to Thursday, April 30, the original 1965 "Jungle Emperor" series were again aired in Japan 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 in Japan 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). 

"Kimba the white lion" TV series were shown in Indonesia 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.