Go, White Lion! (Japanese Title: "Go, Child of Panja" (行けパンジャの子)) is the first episode of the Kimba the White Lion (Jungle Emperor).
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
The king of the jungle, Caesar, is fooled into a trap by the humans and his mate, the queen, is captured and put on a ship. Two months later, Kimba is born and with the help of the animals on board, the ship is sunk and Kimba escapes to swim back to Africa.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Viper Snakely (Hamegg)
- Caesar (Panja)
- Snowene (Eliza)
- Dan'l Baboon (Buzara)
- The Chief
- Cassius (Toto)(Mentioned)
- Kimba (Leo)
- Mrs. Fish
- The Sawshark
Species seen in this episode[edit | edit source]
- Wild Dogs
- Wild Cats
English dub edits[edit | edit source]
- The 1966 Dub recuts the Japanese original episode to where the story takes place in a linear timeline of events.
- Caesar sets the livestock animals free in the jungle for a good cause. In the original Japanese version and the 1993 Dub, Caesar steals the livestock from the humans in order to help feed the jungle animals.
1966 Dub Lost Episode[edit | edit source]
For many years, a lost version of the original pilot episode of the 1966 dub was not known to exist anywhere. Until relatively recently, it has been found and restored. It was originally produced in 1965, but it was cut and replaced in 1966.
There are a few key differences with the lost pilot and the final syndicated version:
- Different Introduction animation and music (it uses the Japanese ending theme without lyrics)
- Some characters have different voice actors and dialogue.
- At the end of the episode, more lines are added to Snowene's speech to Kimba in the stars:
"So keep on pushing on to another day.
Though the night is dark and long,
You can find the way.
Dawn brings you wings to fly on,
Wings that you can rely on.
Kimba, my little brave white lion."
These lines were cut for the final release.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This episode has been translated 3 times into English. In 1965 (lost episode), 1966 Dub, and the 1993 Dub.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Director - English Credits