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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

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 leão 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.

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.

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 Löwe" 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.

1994. "Kimba der weisse Löwe" 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 Löwen König" 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 (München) on two Wednesdays, August 5 and 12, starting at 3:00 PM CET four episodes from the "Kimba der weisse Löwe" 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.

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.

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.

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