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.
(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
Original Manga: 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