THE NEW ADVENTURES OF KIMBA THE WHITE LION is a lively reworking of the classic Japanese animated TV series from 1965. The plot line begins with the birth of Kimba and chronicles his later struggle to take his rightful place as king of the jungle.
Panja, the great white lion of the African jungle, is killed by a hunter who captures Panja's pregnant wife, Eliza. Aboard the ship heading across the Atlantic, the captive Eliza gives birth and names her son Kimba. She tells Kimba all about his father and his destiny, which is to return to the
jungle to take his father's place. At her insistence, Kimba escapes from the cage and leaps overboard to swim back home.