animated series Leo the Lion © Mushi Productions
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Leo the Lion

The further adventures of Kimba the White Lion, but dubbed into English by a different production company (hence the use of the characters' Japanese

A few years have passed since the end of the first TV series (not 20 years as claimed in one episode), and Leo (Kimba) and Lea (Kitty) are now parents of cubs (who look just like older lions did when they were young). The real focus of the series as a whole is on the male cub, Rune, as he matures from a whiny weakling to a true hero.

see also: Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) and Jungle Emperor Leo
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Compared with the magnificent 'Kimba', this is a dissapointment. It is rarely emotionally engaging, sometimes gratiously macbre and depressing and not suitable for kids. It's ok, but just get Kimba...
Created by: Mushi Productions
Language: English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Series Created by: Osamu Tezuka
Directed by: Echi Yamamoto
Musical Score by: Isao Tomita
Based on: (Loosely) on the manga 'Jungle Taitei' (1950)

Tezuka chafed at the restrictions imposed on him by the American studio which bought 'Kimba'. After Kimba's success, he made 'Leo' without consulting them, and presented it only to have it rejected as too dark, violent and depressing. Consequently it was nearly 20 years before it ws broadcast in the USA (1984)

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