Before Kimba became a tv series for Japan, the US, and other nations, it was originally a manga in the 1950s! Everything in the manga was the original depiction of Kimba's story and art before it became animated, and although the manga hasnt really changed much, it's releases changed over the years. Unfortunatly, this manga never made it to the US.
Even though this manga has been released many times over, the US never had an english version. Kimda strange since manga is pretty big here in the US, right? Well your most likely gonna here things like the controversey of Lion King prevented it from coming here, or that the series is too old or something like that. No, those are all false. If you've ever seen the manga, in the beginning, the monkey looking people in the village are not monkeys, they are people. Needless to say, the manga would not except this manga as it is considered "racist" and would not be acceptable. Though if you ask me, the old american cartoons you see some times are way more racist.