Jungle Emperor Leo
, known in Japan as is a 1997 animated movie focusing on the last half of Osamu Tezuka
's epic manga
, Jungle Taitei
(known in earlier US productions as Kimba the White Lion
, and Leo the Lion
The rating is PG for violence.
In the beginning of this film, Leo
is an adult and has just learned that his mate, Lyra, has just given birth to two cubs: Lune (pronounced Lu-Ney) and Lukio. After a grand celebration, the scene changes drastically to a bustling city where a man named Ham Egg
is travelling from jeweler to jeweler to try and sell a special stone he found in the Bajalu Jungle. After being turned down at every pawn shop and jeweler he goes to, the jewelers all inform someone of Ham Egg's whereabouts, and soon he is hauled away in a black car by intimidating men in black suits.
As it turns out, the stone that he's been trying to sell is really the "Moonlight Stone", a mineral that could be used as a power source and save the world from an impending energy crisis. A scientific organization led by Dr. Plus
and Dr. Minus
seek the help of Ham Egg to lead them to the source of the Moonlight Stone so it can be salvaged and used to help humanity. Ham Egg, however, is only interested in money, but is soon persuaded by Dr. Plus who is well aware of Ham Egg's illegal poaching activities. Ham Egg agrees to work for them, but demands to be put in charge of the search. Accompanying Ham Egg is Mr. Lemonade
of the organization, and Dr. Moustache
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