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Kimba the White Lion: Vol. 1: The King Is Dead, All Hail the King!

By Brian Camp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Better than the Lion King.

Movie NR 2007 100 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


No concerns quiet good, but I personly prefer Lion King, the animation and voicing in Kimba isn't very good.

Is It Any Good?

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A classic Japanese-animated TV series finally returns to delight a whole new generation. It offers distinctive characters, colorful animation, exciting stories, plenty of action, and a lush music score. Although the animation is limited by modern standards, older kids will appreciate the intricate storytelling and emotional power. Kimba has plenty of violence, which caused problems for it during the 1970s. Kimba is a scrappy little cub who takes on more powerful opponents, including leopards, hyenas, and armed humans. Yet, the violence has a moral basis as Kimba fights only to defend himself from predators or to protect other animals. Kids always enjoy seeing the small hero stand up to bullies.

Unlike so many animated movies, Kimba isn't cluttered with insipid songs, incongruous comic relief, or gratuitous pop culture references. It doesn't have a lineup of recognizable celebrity voices who are more interested in getting laughs than in creating characters. Instead, it offers a cast of experienced radio and children's show performers who infuse the characters with genuine passion and emotion.

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