From Osamu Tezuka, one of the great pioneers of Japanese animation (ASTRO BOY, BLACK JACK, HI NO TORI), comes one of the "first-generation anime classics" to reach American TV! Fans have long remembered its catchy theme song, spectacular designs, pioneering animation techniques and gentle stories.
Kimba's enchanting adventures of friendship, jungle survival and harmony return once again in this beautifully restored complete DVD collection, ready to be introduced to a whole new generation of fans. Join Kimba along with his pals Pauly the Parrot, Daniel Baboon, and a charming assortment of other loveable characters, as he follows in the footsteps of his late father, the great lion king, making the jungle a safer, better place for everyone to live.
First aired in 1965, Kimba is known worldwide as one of Osamu Tezuka's greatest masterpieces (along with Tezuka's crowning achievement, ASTRO BOY). And now, in this 11-disc Limited Ultra Edition release, Kimba: The White Lion looks better than ever! With completely restored video, interviews with Fred Ladd, deleted scenes, the original Japanese pilot episode and more, animation fans young and old will fall in love with the adventures of the original lion king!
DVD Features: all original 52 Kimba Episodes masterfully restored across 11 DVDs; a special "How Kimba Came to Be" booklet written by Fred Patten and Robin Leyden; the original Japanese Episode 1 (with English subtitles); an interview with Fred Ladd; deleted scenes; the textless English opening; the original English closing; an original Character Art Gallery; a merchandise gallery; and character profiles. And to top it all off, the whole set will be released in a sturdy, high quality, fully telescopic artbox!
Spoken Languages: English.
*Episode #09 - Exec. Producer Shawne Kleckner discusses Ultra Edition
**Episode #52 ,#53 & #82 - Interview with Fred Ladd, pioneering TV producer & director