At the foot of the mysterious Moon Mountain lives a white lion named
Leo, ruler of the jungle. He and his family live peacefully among the
other animals in a lush habitat with which they have been blessed.
Humans have entered Leo's domain, shattering the peace in their
relentless search for Moonlight stones, a source of exquisite wealth.
Overwhelmed by greed, they have little regard for the living creatures
of the jungle. The animals, disturbed by the occupation of their
rightful home, must resist the intruders.
In 1950 probably the most famous Japanese mangaka and later director Osamu Tezuka ("Metropolis", "Astro Boy", "Black Jack") created his Magnum opus with "Kimba, the white lion". In 1997, this story was taken up again and adapted once again in the context of a complex and visually extremely imposing film "Jungle Emperor Leo - The Movie".