Simba the King Lion is an Italian animated series that consists about 52 episodes in a season that was released in 1996 through 1997 and was distributed by Mondo TV plus the next series is Simba Jr. Goes to N.Y. and the World Cup.
The King Lion (similar to Mufasa) was shot by poachers in the presence of his three cubs. This is one step in Shere Khan's plot to overthrow the King from his throne. Little Simba suspects something strange, and subconsciously feels that Shere Khan (similar to Scar) was to be his great enemy in the future.
Simba and his two sisters are adopted by the wolf-pack, who has already raised Mowgli, the human. The wolves and the other animals of the Jungle will teach them everything they need to know. Buckshot, an orphaned fawn whose parents (similar to Bambi's mother who was killed by the unseen man, but not The Great Prince since he's alive) were also shot by poachers, will soon become Simba's best friend and companion, accompanying him both in adventures and reverie.
Together, with the help of their friends of the Jungle, the two will become strong and wise so that Simba will one day sit on the throne of the Jungle.
- Mother Wolf
- The King Lion
- Olech and Alex
- The Fireflies
- This series was used from the 1990 Japanese anime series, The Jungle Book, and Disney's The Lion King franchise.
- The two characters were also inspired from two Disney animated films, including Simba was inspired and based from the character of the same name from Disney's The Lion King franchise and Buckshot was also based from Bambi, the character from Disney's 1940 animated film of the same name.