"Love all creatures! Love everything that has life!"
--Osamu Tezuka, creator of Kimba
"My first love was Kimba the white lion.
When I was a little girl, I thought I would grow up and marry Kimba."
-- said by quite a large number of women
When they saw our dubs back in Japan they were very happy. Actually, we were told they flipped!
--Billie Lou Watt
Tezuka's clever [animation] techniques could be
--Joseph Jon Lanthier writing in Slant magazine.
Last night, by my front door, my box of books arrived from Amazon... [including] 'Kimba the White Lion', a video whose script formed the basis for The Lion King. (Okay, one of the books is a video. I lied. Book me.) My son's books don't know the first thing about morality. But Kimba does. He was the first creature I wanted to be other than myself, long before books gave me Charlotte in her Web.... Kimba showed me the fist was not the mightiest organ. Rather the brain, barely larger than a fist, can be subtler and more effective. --Jenny Factor, poet
There is an animated program that I have the highest respect for: a show that I admire without reservation; an irrational, but justifiable, love for a 60s animated series by Osuma Tesuka...
--Robin Pen writing in Eidolon magazine.