This animated series was based on the music "A Symphonic Poem for Children: Jungle Emperor Leo," which was produced by Columbia Records Co., Ltd. Tezuka Osamu is credited only as the original writer here. When "Jungle Emperor" was first made into an animated series, Tezuka Osamu placed emphasis on the music, and this approach re-emerged here in this blend of music and animation.
Original Story: Tezuka Osamu Planning: Kimura Hidetoshi Composition: Tomita Isao Conductor: Ishimaru Hiroshi Music Performance: Nippon Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Chorus Society Story line: Yamamoto Eichi, Tashiro Atsumi Recording Engineer: Okada Norio Director: Hirata Toshio General Supervisor: Ui Takashi Production: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. Executive Producers: Kimura Hiroshi, Matsutani Takayuki Producers: Shimizu Yoshihiro, Kubota Minoru, Iwase Yasuteru, and Maruyama Masao Setting: Takabayashi Hisaya Animation Director: Motoki Hisatoshi Original Pictures: Motoki Hisatoshi, Hirata Toshio, Mushibayashi Osao, Kanayama Akihiro, Hannda Teruo, Nitta Toshio, Kurihara Reiko, Abe Junko Animation Check: Kitamura Naoko, Hayashi Hideo, and Tsuzuki Shigeru Animation: Takahide Kunio, Okimura Koji, Umeoka Tooru, Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Dragon Production Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Choyo Animation Co., Ltd., Lee Production Co., Ltd. DR MOVIE Color Design: Kinomiya Yuuki Finishing: Kato Tomoyo, Ito Miho Color: Kinomiya Naomi, Yamaguchi Kiyomi, Studio Random, Studio Cats, Lee Production Co., Ltd. DR MOVIE Art Director: Kanemura Katsuyoshi Backgrounds: Matsumoto Manami, Omiya Hisae, Nakajima Kazuko, Nomura Keiko, and Studio Jack Editing: Matsuda Editorial Office Production Chief: Arakawa Masanobu, Inoue Noriaki Production Cooperation: Madhouse
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Released by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. / 51 minutes / In Color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / April 1, 1991