A good film by Disney standards. It is a shame that it was a complete ripoff of Dr. Osamu Tezuka's Kimba: the white Lion.

Many elements were completely stolen from that series, in fact I saw a shot of a lion on top of a cliff that looked hauntingly familar (like mabye it was stolen and dropped into this movie). Not only were they stolen, Disney didn't acknowledge that they had stolen any ideas from Tezuka's anime.

In Japan a lawsuit was almost filed, but Tezuka's widow (probably paid off by Disney) saw no problem with it and the lawsuit was dropped.

Sources: Imdb