3rd Annual BTVA Anime Awards
Kimba the White Lion

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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kimba the White Lion (Young) with sound clips and images.
Today we will be starting a new categories of the "Kimba the White Lion" franchise. Of course we'll start with the most famous character of them all: Kimba! Namely, the young version of Kimba that is more famous than his adult counterpart (we'll do a separate VC for him later, as well as Rune, Kimba's offsrpring who looks just like Young Kimba)! For those who don't know who Kimba is, Kimba is the main character of the anime series, "Kimba the White Lion", which was one of the very first anime dubbed in English for an American audience, and has since inspired most modern anime, as well as the American produced film, "The Lion King". Kimba is very brave and believes humans must live in harmony with animals.

Kimba was originally voiced in English by Billie Lou Watt, who is known as the voice of Astro Boy, for the original (and most widely viewed) dub of the original 1965 series, "Kimba the White Lion".

When Kimba was redubbed in 1993 for unknown reasons for international audiences (kinda like the Ocean dub of DBZ), Kimba was voiced by Yvonne Murray.

And last, but certainly not least, when the 1989 "Remake" of Kimba the White Lion was licensed for US by Pioneer Entertainment in 1998, Kimba was voiced by Brad Swaile.

(BTW sorry for the extremely long clips. You don't have to listen to the whole thing. We're working on getting them shorter).

Created by PurpleWarrior13 on Mon Sep 20 2010, 3 Comments, Add Comment
Kimba the White Lion (1965) (1966)
KimbaBillie Lou Watt
Billie Lou Watt
Kimba the White Lion (1965) (1966)
KimbaYvonne Murray
Yvonne Murray
Kimba the White Lion (1989)
Kimba (Young)Brad Swaile
Brad Swaile


I definitely like Billie the best. She makes Kimba sound more brave and determined, and she definitely sounded the most in character.

Brad Swaile wasn't too bad either. He sounded like the adventurous little cub that was Kimba. He did come across a BIT flat sometimes, but mostly his performance was pretty good in my eyes.

Yvonne Murray got better as the series went on. She sounded the most adorable, but her acting abilities were very meh for my tastes. She's still okay though. All 3 of these actors did a fine job IMO.


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said at 11:51 PM on Tue Apr 22 2014
1 Brad
2 Billie
3 Yvonne
said at 10:06 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
Never really watched the anime. I'm thinking Billie Lou Watt since she was the one of my parents' childhood.
Who do you think has been the best from these Kimba the White Lion (Young) voice actors?
Billie Lou Watt
Yvonne Murray
Brad Swaile