Kimba, the White Lion

This is an animated series that was produced during the 1960s in Japan. It centers around the life of Kimba, who is born to the white lion Panja. Panja originally is committed to helping all the animals find a safe haven in the jungle. There are many different plot twists, since the animals must find a way to co-exist with some of the neighboring people. The series was popular in its time and can often be viewed when it is aired again occasionally.

The series continues on to follow Kimba throughout some other adventures. After he is born, he is guided by a number of helpful animals in nature. They make sure that he grows to maturity and learns some essential life lessons.

The show also features many episodes that revolve around Kimba when he returns to the wild. This displays how the young cub continues to grow in response to different events that happen around him. There are many lessons in the show that attempt to teach the importance of communication between opposing sides. The majority of conflicts in the show are only resolved when both sides learn to listen to what everyone is saying.

1 Season, 52 Episodes
January 1, 1965
Animation & Cartoons
Kimba, the White Lion

Kimba, the White Lion Full Episode Guide

  • The animals in Kimba's kingdom find a strange new creature, Floppo, a seal who is a "Soldier of Fortune" off to see the world. Kimba has the wanderlust too, and wants to accompany Floppo on his travels.

  • Daniel receives a message from his old great-great-grand-uncle Scratch who has spent his entire life in the oldest and tallest tree in the world called the "sun tree."

  • When a rash of forest fires hits the jungle, the animals are in great fear as to how to combat the "red menace." With one valley burnt out, the surviving elephants are starving.

  • The jungle has been invaded by a monstrous spider with a giant appetite. It enmeshes the animals in its web and eventually eats them.

  • Uncle Pompus once again attempts to convince Roger Ranger to return to civilization, but how can he leave when Kimba's kingdom is under attack by Tonga?

  • Kimba and his friends decide to go to the beautiful, peaceful Valley of the Rainbow. To get there they must pass through a part of the jungle where the elephants jealously guard their graveyard.

  • A monster from high up in the Atlas Mountains is terrifying a peaceful little village nestled in the valley by appearing in the middle of the night and stealing cattle.

  • When Kimba finds Dot, Dash, and Dinky playing on this "thing made by humans," his curiosity forces him to climb aboard. During their investigation they touch something which sends them into flight.

  • While watching the sunset, Kimba and his friends see the Devil Wind cross the face of the sun: the sign of the Three Destroyers!

  • Benny is a cute little baby ostrich. Benny likes Kimba. In fact, Benny likes Kimba so much that he wants to be with Kimba all the time.

  • Antelopes -thousands of antelopes, hundreds of thousands of antelopes -all running wildly to their doom. Such is the situation that faces Kimba.

  • The teachers and students of Kimba's school are off on a camping trip to Volcano Island.

  • Hippo Valley is a magic place! Once cursed, when water miraculously returned the hippos decided it was sacred.

  • Charlie and Harley Cheetah decide to investigate Petrified Valley. When Kimba arrives to rescue them he meets Colosso, the last survivor of a race of giant birds.

  • Claw has vowed revenge because Kimba turned his hunting ground into an amusement park. True to his word, Claw sabotages the roller coaster and Kimba is seriously hurt.

  • An amusement park, with all kinds of rides and games, is a lot of fun. Building such a park, however, is a lot of work, especially when Claw is involved.

  • When Harold Heron disappears during a storm, his mother suspects foul play and accuses Clunker the Hippo.

  • Seymour Hart is a ranger on the huge reservation where people come from all over the world to see the animals of Africa living in their element.

  • There once was an ancient city where all the buildings were made of gold. Many years ago a great earthquake buried it and it was never seen again.

  • When Kitty's Uncle Specklerex begins a wild adventure that leaves him in the city, Kimba and Kitty must rescue the cantankerous lion from both himself and from Arthur Scotfree who is collecting specimens for a zoo!

  • Dr. Mendel Spees, who is testing secret weapons on the animals in the jungle, has planted a narcissus which is designed to cause nightmares to anyone who smells it. The experiment is successful.

  • There's a "wild wildcat" loose in the jungle, destroying Daniel Baboon's Diner and picking on the other animals.

  • Newton is a sad little chameleon who feels that life in the jungle is just too much. As a defense he has become the jungle's biggest liar!

  • Mr. Pompous, Roger Ranger's uncle, has come to the jungle to convince Roger to return to civilization. He tells the Ranger that the animals at the game preserve are no longer safe as the rules have changed. Kimba decides to see this for himself and becomes the last hope for an endangered herd of elephants.

  • Cassius, Claw's former henchman, has a plan to destroy Kimba and take over the jungle. He enlists the aid of Gypsy, an old owl whose knowledge of poison potions is unequaled.

  • Daniel Baboon is wakened by a tremendous earthquake, but none of the other animals feel it. Then Kimba too experiences the strange, extremely localized earth tremors. What could be causing it? Could it have anything to do with UFOs? Is that a giant grasshopper?!

  • The jungle is threatened by an epidemic. The only cure can be found from a tree at the top of a mountain, which only Pop Wooly, an old mountain sheep, knows about. When Pop Wooly contracts the disease, Kimba must make the trip himself.

  • Because some animals are always fighting over food, Kimba and friends decide that an animal restaurant would solve the problem. Daniel Baboon is appointed manager but Pauley Parrot thinks he could do much better. The two are soon in competition, unaware that some of the bigger animals want to destroy the restaurant.

  • Claw has lured Kimba to the "deserted village" on the pretext that he wants to make up and be friends. When Speedy Cheetah finds Claw first he realizes it's a trap. As Speedy tries to warn Kimba, our hero meets a long-lost relative.

  • Gargoyle G. Warthog is so ugly that he's sure that no one wants him around and so he runs away. When Kimba and the others find him, they convince him that they are his friends and his mother loves him. What's more, it's cowardly to run away! To prove he's no coward, Gargoyle decides single-handedly take on a gang of troublemaking baboons.

  • Kimba is attempting to teach his schoolmates a lesson in tolerance. Rancid, the Reeky Bird, smells bad only because his diet consists mainly of stinkweed. Shunned by his classmates, Rancid soon becomes the most popular bird in the jungle when only he is able to save them from Puffyadder, the "Magic Serpent."

  • Two nasty and mean diamond smugglers are passengers aboard a plane flying over Kimba's kingdom. When a motor burns out, the captain throws out the luggage including a million dollars in smuggled diamonds. When the boss alligator eats the diamonds, the animals' troubles are just beginning.

  • Viper Snakely and his sidekick masquerade as professors studying animal habits to gain the confidence of the animals and Roger Ranger. When Kimba recognizes the evil hunter, will he seek revenge or will he strengthen his resolve to work for peace?

  • Kimba recounts one of the worst battles he ever had: the time when Tonga decided to have a hunting contest and brought to Africa three of the greatest hunters in the world. Kimba's clever thinking makes him a worthy catch that is never caught. Kimba hopes that one day there will be no hunter and no hunted.

  • When Kimba meets a flying tiger named Flyger, his troubles are just beginning. The result of a crazed experiment, Flyger feels like a freak of nature and has become the terror of the jungle. Kimba must put a stop to Flyger and teach a mad scientist that it's wrong to fly in the face of nature!

  • Kimba has convinced the meat-eating animals to change to vegetables so that the smaller animals can live without fear of being attacked. As the farm continues to grow, the animals are getting hungrier and hungrier and there's worse to come: A huge swarm of insects are heading right for their crops!

  • When Kimba rescues Kitty, a lovely lioness cub, Claw returns with a vengeance! With the help of the leopard Cassius, Claw begins to turn the animals against our hero. With the help of his friends, Kimba will clear his name and once again fight Claw for the title of King of the Jungle.

  • The animals are in trouble! A thief has stolen their emergency food supplies right in the middle of a drought. Kimba suggests a radical solution: The animals should start their own farm.

  • Kimba is puzzled by the behavior of Speedy Cheetah, who is fighting with everyone, particularly Kimba. Speedy believes that Kimba's father was responsible for the death of his grandfather. Desperate to prove his innocence, Kimba recounts an adventure that will take the animals all the way to Paris!

  • Roger and his friend Mary are lost in the jungle. Mary runs off in a panic and meets Geraldine Giraffe. The startled Geraldine loses her footing and breaks her leg. The animals assume that these humans are troublemakers, but Kimba wisely turns to them for help. These humans will change the animal kingdom forever!

  • When Kimba returns home he finds the jungle ruled by a cruel tyrant, Claw. The animals look to him for leadership, but he is captured by a greedy hunter. After Kimba breaks free he learns that fighting is sometimes necessary to defend what is right. He must now challenge Claw.

  • Caesar, the great white lion and king of the jungle, wants all animals to live together peacefully. He even releases the villagers' animals so they can live freely. The angry villagers hire a hunter, Viper Snakely, to stop him. Snakely succeeds and as he transports Caesar's widow, Snowene, to a zoo a baby lion is born. It is Kimba!

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