Kimba
May 1, 2009 8:51 PM   Subscribe

*Kimba*
posted by vronsky (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yay! Another Metafilter thread that scares the living shit out of me and makes reality seem like a squishy, untrustworthy entity! WOO HOO!

I will not submit. Bring it, bitches.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:07 PM on May 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm totally not high enough for this shit.

BRB.
posted by loquacious at 9:08 PM on May 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


This show permanently scarred me.
posted by No Robots at 9:13 PM on May 1, 2009


Drugfilter.com
posted by kozad at 9:13 PM on May 1, 2009


How many drugs do I have to consume, snort, inject or generally come into contact with before I understand what's going on here?
posted by Malice at 9:18 PM on May 1, 2009


As I still read cracked.com, I know (presumably) where the impetus came from to look this up, and I have two thoughts:

1.) Yeah, Lion King totally ripped this off.
2.) Kimba totally ripped off character creation from both Bambi and The Fox and the Hound.

That is all.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:23 PM on May 1, 2009


Everyone knows that this is where Disney stole the Lion King from, right?

Screw Disney.
posted by chronkite at 9:23 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


more on Kimba and Osamu Tezuka

""Astro Boy," Ladd points out, "was created by Osamu Tezuka, who was known as the Walt Disney of Japan--a revered artist, a national treasure. Tetsuan Atom had appeared first as a comic strip and the Fuji Television Network, which had just started up, only transmitted in black and white, which is why the show was done in black and white. No one knew how to work in color in those days, mainly because you didn't have any studios before then.

"The show," he feels, "put Japan on the map as an animation production country. And as soon as that hit, all of sudden, all over Tokyo, a hundred studios sprang up overnight." Though the success of Tetsuan Atom in the US was not a major factor in this flowering, it certainly had an effect on Tezuka and his company, Mushi Productions.

Scene from the pilot episode of Kimba, The White Lion
Courtesy of Fred Patten.

Gigantor & Kimba
In 1964, an agent came to NBC Enterprises "with another Japanese show, Tetsujin 28 (Iron Man 28), about a giant robot in the year 2000 and beyond. But NBC passed on it, as they did not want to compete with themselves." However, they referred him to Ladd, who bought the show, which became Gigantor, which he had distributed by Trans-Lux and it "became a substantial hit."

"In 1965," Ladd recalls, "Tezuka's company came out with its first color production, Jungle Taitei (Jungle Emperor), which became Kimba, the White Lion and was again handled by NBC. (In the original show, the lion was called Leo; we almost called him Simba, but Kimba was a unique word, Simba was not.)
posted by vronsky at 9:26 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


How many drugs do I have to consume, snort, inject or generally come into contact with before I understand what's going on here?

I'm currently on an IV drip of a solution of DMT, Ketamine, 5-Meo-DiPT, and DXM, I've eaten about 10 grams of primo dried wild mushrooms picked and identified by a mycologist and I'm on my third three-gram megajoint, I'm about to get a butt-rocket full of MDMA salts dissolved in an aqueous solution and I have an anesthesiologist standing by with a mask and a perfectly mixed blend of nitrous oxide and pure oxygen, just as soon as I finish this doob, which is about now.

BRB. *pshshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhfffwwww*

Nope, still doesn't make a damn lick of sense but SWEET GOD THE FRACTAL BATS ARE MAKING HELICOPTER NOISES OH MY GOD HAPPY THOUGHTS THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS
posted by loquacious at 9:39 PM on May 1, 2009 [9 favorites]


So, Malice, the answer you seek is either "more" or "go ask Alice" or perhaps even "Ghostbusters 2?"
posted by loquacious at 9:40 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I remember watching Kimba on channel 44*, a local* UHF station* in Chicago that broadcast in black and white*.


* Nobody under 40 years old is going to have any idea what I'm talking about.
posted by maryh at 9:41 PM on May 1, 2009 [10 favorites]


Thank you for ... whatever that was. And for pointing me (inadvertantly) to the clips that DO make sense.

...and while loquacious is feeling the screensavers on the insides of his eyelids, /me grabs his stash.
posted by not_on_display at 9:50 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Channel 56 in Boston and you had to tune it with a dial. There was also a clown named Winkie who only had one camera when he introduced the cartoons with some sort of whistle device in his mouth and I lacked the gene that would have let me understand the words he was speaking. Kimba the White lion told us about the okapi.
posted by longsleeves at 9:55 PM on May 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Huh? What's the big deal? What's all this talk of drugs and not making any sense? Doesn't this all sound normal to you people? Isn't that the way voices sound to all of you?

Buncha weirdos.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:55 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


/me keeps his eyes closed as he intercepts not_on_display's hand and gives him a finger wag before placing his entirely fictional stash back in his imaginary pocket.
posted by loquacious at 9:56 PM on May 1, 2009


Thanks n_o_d :) The quality varies through the years but watching Kimba when you are 8 is pretty special. They weren't afraid to go for the heart.

here is the opening for jungle taitei
posted by vronsky at 10:00 PM on May 1, 2009


So, Malice, the answer you seek is either "more" or "go ask Alice" or perhaps even "Ghostbusters 2?"

I'll take Ghostbusters 2 for the win, please.
posted by Malice at 10:06 PM on May 1, 2009


Fine. You have to eat that.

*points to giant marshmellow looming over the horizon, wobbling gently in the breeze, wreathed in clouds. it seems to be smiling*
posted by loquacious at 10:11 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fine. You have to eat that.

*points to giant marshmellow looming over the horizon, wobbling gently in the breeze, wreathed in clouds. it seems to be smiling*


Give me about ten years, a large stick and a campfire.
posted by Malice at 10:14 PM on May 1, 2009


Oh and malice, here's a forethought, all my herb (sweet himalayan giggetygiggety krystal kush) is first fed by hand by seven vestal virgins to a wild mountain wombat and nothing else for up to one week, and then allowed to digest for up to 3 days in its stomach. The resulting pellets are then collected -- by pincers made of oxbone and fine pearl -- dried, and then lovingly placed on the hookah, carefully lined with gold foil and filled with rosewater from the River Nile. Only then can you begin to understand this post.

In other words, you must be this high.

(nice find chronkite;)
posted by vronsky at 10:18 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


And the most stunning thing to me from the pilot episode of Astroboy was the sequence that seemed a total rip-off of the part of Pinocchio where he joined the circus. I guess Tezuka wanted to make the "wishing to be a real boy" subtext very obvious. But then, Star Trek: TNG stole that schtick with Data, so what goes around goes farther around.

And Part One of the same episode, with the soundtrack at the right speed, is almost as trippy... "Spring Cleaning Day! Clean up the jungle!" Whuh?
posted by wendell at 11:23 PM on May 1, 2009


"soundtrack at the right speed, is almost as trippy..." yeah I was just about to link this wendell. Scrambled eggs.
posted by vronsky at 11:35 PM on May 1, 2009


This is the sort of thing you watch in your underwear in a Motel 6 before either:

1. You decide to make The Lion King; or,
2. You go on a 81-person three-state murder spree; or,
3. Options 1 and 2.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:45 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Vagina Dentata,
What a terrible phrase,
Vagina Dentata,
Doesn't worry the gays

It means no penis,
For the rest of your days
It's our rapist free,
Gynecology
Vagina Dentata!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:31 AM on May 2, 2009 [2 favorites]




That astronaut video is one of the happiest things I've ever seen on Youtube. I'll be thinking about it all day and smiling. Thanks, Vronsky and Khronkite!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:11 AM on May 2, 2009


I'm reminded of a game that a friend and I came up with in high school:

1) Put a fairly normal channel on the tv: one of the networks, Lifetime, CNN, etc.
2) Mute the sound.
3) You and your friend make chicken noises for as long as you can stand it, while watching.

This game is called Canadian Television. The sad part? We weren't high when we came up with it.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:29 AM on May 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


This game is called Canadian Television.

Do you give away toaster ovens as grand prizes when it's over?

Everyday at noon, while home from school for lunch, my sister would watch an entire episode of Kimba perched on her hands and knees on the arm of the couch, with her tongue hanging out, as if she too was a white lion.
posted by TimTypeZed at 8:10 AM on May 2, 2009


wtf peter mcdermott? Only you could manage to turn a playful kimba thread into ... I mean wtf? What are you? The internet's version of the wink-wink-nudge-nudge guy?

You creepy limey git. I would say that that is a paddlin', but that would only excite you I'm sure.
posted by vronsky at 9:12 AM on May 2, 2009


Thank you for the yooouuutuuube.com linkage, never seen that.

I can't decide if artist didn't know what the animals looked like, or just didn't care one bit. I know, artistic license, but I would not have been able to guess the species of the lion and cheetah cubs unless they told me. Also, I didn't think they have squirrels and foxes.
And don't get me started on the jungle/savanna thing.
posted by luftmensch at 10:36 AM on May 2, 2009


Wait...who the hell edited my original post?

Was it because I said I was high enough to enjoy the goofy video?

Your lofty standard doesn't seem to apply to these other posts! Loquacious goes into GREAT DETAIL about the stew of mind-expanders he's currently on. (Which was awesome, by the way, Loquacious.)

Tell you what, editor, next time you feel like censoring me, just delete the whole fucking post. Perhaps you could replace my words with the words you think I should have said, then just sign my name to it.

Better yet, you should just ban me from Metafilter entirely. If you didn't like that you're REALLY not gonna like some of the other stuff I have to say.

Getting angrier with every word I type...stopping now.

/HIGH AGAIN
//ON RAGE
///FUCKING HATE BEING CENSORED
posted by chronkite at 12:01 PM on May 2, 2009


Go ask Alice...
posted by Faux Real at 12:16 PM on May 2, 2009


Wait...who the hell edited my original post?

I assume this is performance art; we didn't edit anything you've written.
posted by jessamyn at 7:42 PM on May 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kimba was my absolutely favourite cartoon as a kid. Which, now that I think about it, explains a lot.
posted by deborah at 8:23 PM on May 2, 2009


Syntactical structures, cadence, inflection. It's all right there for you to assemble and synthesize meaning.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:35 PM on May 2, 2009


Only you could manage to turn a playful kimba thread into

But I love the Lion King songs. I like the other one, too..

Some say eat or be eaten,
Some say live and let live,
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give
From your Circumcised Wife,
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:17 AM on May 3, 2009


What is it with British males and their snappers and dentatas and so on... so parochial... we get it, you're scared of vaginas. Too many years at boarding school I suppose.
posted by vronsky at 4:18 PM on May 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


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