LeoVS Simba

LeoVS Simba

"I said to my wife, 'Don't tell me that the father lion is going to appear in the clouds.' And he did! I couldn't believe it!"

Ok. Kimba , also know As 'The White Lion' was creasted in 1965. Now did Disney steal Kimba and fourmed it into 'TheLion King  '?


Silmer senes  : Non meat eater , The famous Thorn sene . Sene where the villan is above the hero how is dangling from a clif , So origanil.Stampede.The father in the clouds.

Important Facts :
*The Disney company denies ever having prior knowledge of the Japanese lion Kimba before making the Lion King Movie. If they had outright admitted that Kimba was the inspiration for Simba they would probably have to pay the owner royalties. There were some legal battles, but one of the Japanese companies that had rights to it went bankrupt so not much could be done.

 *In early production stages, Simba was white.

*The rights to Kimba the White Lion were tied up in legal battles for many years, beginning when the original production company, Mushi Productions, went bankrupt in 1973. The US contract to the show ran out in 1978. Nobody had the US rights to it from 1978 until 2000. (However, there was some sort of breakthrough in the early 90s that led to the 1993 production of a new English-language version of Kimba that has been shown around the world, but not in the U.S.)

*The Disney corporate stance, that none of Disney's people knew of Kimba before the movie was released, has been exposed as untrue.

*There was a time line diffrence , 1965 , 1994. But ! I do recal after watching the first seson of pokemon on vhs watching a comecial for 'Kimba , The White Lion' So Disney could have seen it.


* I heard some rumors that  Disney was right in the thick of the battle to obtain rights to Kimba . I am not sure if that is true.

*Kimba was comming to The U.S.A in 1993 but was delayed.

*A member of Dinsey once wore a Kimba costum to a party **What an Idoit***

*During planning sessions for The Lion King, Simba started out as a white lion until one of the animators spoke up: "Not even OUR lawyers are THAT good!" Maybe so, but notice how both characters have a tuft of hair in the middle of their foreheads, and the very unusual dark ear rim. That alone shows how Kimba is the direct predecessor of Simba.

My opoins : Yeah, Dinsey took it, The animation is alike, There are too many simlair sense to be a mestake, Dinsey most likely took it.

And they didn't give any credit to the owner of Kimba .


"There is no doubt in my mind

that The Lion King is a copy of Kimba."

-- Billie Lou Watt,

original voice of Kimba the White Lion


"I said to my wife, 'Don't tell me that the father lion is going to appear in the clouds.' And he did! I couldn't believe it!"

--Fred Ladd,

executive producer of Kimba The White Lion, on seeing The Lion King for the first time




YES,Simba has better color, BUT Leo ((Kimba) Could have been seen by Disney ? Why ? 
Leo Had two remakes, one in the 60's and one in the, now listen 80's ! SIMBA came out in 1994 .

Leo had another series, called "Leo the lion" (The date I am not sure) 

Leo had two moives, the one that was most notsing was "Jungle Empore Leo" 

Sad movie, sad ending.

YES. The oringanl plot of Simba was based on a play, but the details match EXATCLY to Kimba's . Just watch it, ((Once you watch a while of it, you'll get the idea))

About Leo ((KImba in English))

Jungle Emperor (ジャングル大帝, Janguru Taitei?), known in the United States as Kimba the White Lion, was the first Japanese anime series in Color from the 1960s, created by Osamu Tezuka, and based on his manga of the same title which began publication in 1950. It was the first color animated television series created in Japan. The entire series of manga was first published in serialized form in Manga Shōnen magazine.


This anime series has enjoyed immense popularity worldwide — most notably in Australia, the United States, Europe.Plot

Link to Leo Movie links (I would say if you cry easily, don't watch it at all.) http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aooIhlsPHaI  <---Link to the last part .   "Animation buffs believe Disney ripped off Kimba to create The Lion King. Disney insists similarities... are coincidence. If anything supports Disney's argument, it's the depth of the Japanese show. The Kimba episodes deal with justice and morality, never presuming children deserve only lightentertainment." --PETER HONG, Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2002 



Africa, mid-20th century: In the face of the encroachment of mankind, a white lion, Panja, seeks to give all wild animals a safe haven, free from fear. And, to a very large degree, he is successful. His mistake is to steal the cattle from a near by village, as they had no other food.A professional hunter, Viper Snakely, known as Ham Egg in the original Japanese, is called in to stop these raids. He avoids directly attacking Panja — instead, Ham Egg records the sounds of Panja and uses that as bait to trap his mate, Eliza, who then becomes bait in a trap for Panja. Panja is killed for his hide, and the pregnant Eliza is put on a ship, destined for a zoo.Leo (Kimba in the English-language version) is born on the circus train. Eliza teaches him his father's ideals. As a huge storm approaches, she urges Leo out to leave through the bars of her cage. The storm wrecks the circus train, leaving Leo floundering in the ocean. The fish help him to survive and learn to swim. As he begins to despair, the stars in the sky form his mother, and she encourages him with loving guidance. Guided by butterflies, Leo makes it back to land.Leo/Kimba lands far from his ancestral home and is found and cared for by some people. Leo learns the advantages of human culture, and he makes up his mind that when he returns to his wild home he will bring civilized culture to the jungle and stand for peace like his father.The show follows Leo/Kimba's life after he returns to the wild (still a young cub) and shows his learning and growing during the next year. One thing Leo soon learns is that true peace will require communication and mutual understanding between the animals and humans.


Panja (Caesar):

Eliza (Snowene):

Leo (Kimba):

Lyre (Kitty/Raija/Raya/Lyra):

Onions : I thought Leo was more Heroic than Simba. In the movie, Jungle Emperor Leo, He dies (Killed himself) to save a human, and the world. But before he died his wife, Raya died of a sickness. Making their two cubs orphans and alone in the world.

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February 10, 2013
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:o I never got to see Kimba. Only on the internet.

December 22, 2011
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i definatly think its a copy. there is so much evidence its unreal! and if you look at disneys history, i wouldnt put it past them. for some reason they like ripping off old anime. like the fox and the hound had references from chirinuppu no kitsune (you probably dont know what that is but its good) they even used the same song in it. plus there was the bear, and the foxtrap, and when the main charactor leaves an old person to live in the wild, the woman even had to scare the fox for it to leave. also, i acctually like kimba more than tlk. it has a better storyline. if anyone did not bother watching kimba because its old, please give it a try. or if you dont like the old ones, try the new adventures.

January 09, 2011
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I agree 100%, but THE LION KING is still (and always will be) my fave movie. I havent seen much of Kima, but I have seen enough to agree with you.

July 31, 2009
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I believe this, too. Kahaku is right. After all, I've seen them both and viewed pictures and articles and such, and they're SO similar, it's unbelievable! The stampede, brabble patch, AND the hanging from the edge of a cliff all happen in both TLK and Kimba. Lots of other differences and articals have been made, and a lot of them say the same things: Lots of similar images, plots, and characters. My sister has denied these facts for YEARS, but they all point to Disney cheating again!

Also, another thing like this event was Bolt. A few years ago, a movie called The Truman Show came out and was kinda like Bolt was: Some guy is trapped in a fake world and doesn't know it. But in The Truman Show, the man escapes the world at the end, when he finds out that nothing inside it is real. Bolt, although, is in a set and has super powers and finds out OUTSIDE the world. I'm not sure if it was a mistake or not, but this is kinda the same problem like TLK and Kimba.

I, although, doubt we can ever be COMPLETELY sure, but these two events seem too alike.

March 17, 2009
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Because they couldn't think of the details. Too ...boaring themselves.

February 24, 2009
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its all a coinsidence... disney, one of he most famous companies in the world, would never steal kimba. kimba is boring and blank, the animation is rubish, why would dsey d teal that?

December 19, 2008
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Seth-->You spoke the thoughts right out of my head.
But I don't
like the Lion king as much because of it.
And Kimba has more

December 13, 2008
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All true. I did watch both TLK and a lot of Kimba episodes and movie. They are all very good.
I agree, its copy. And DIsney should confess that. But you must admit
they made up a neat movie out of it. Thats why I don't blame them so

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