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29 Oct / 18:30 - Abuja

FJAFF // Jungle Emperor Leo // Japan // Opening event

The French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF) will officially open on Thursday 29th October 2015.

  • Presentation of the full programme of the festival
  • Introduction and Q&A with M. Yoshihiro Shimizu, General Manager, Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd., Japan
  • Screening of Jungle Emperor Leo by Yoshio Takeuchi, Japan, 1997, 100mins, in English. Original story by Osamu Tezuka.
  • A reception will follow the film

Jungle Emperor Leo (劇場版 ジャングル大帝) is a 1997 Japanese animated movie focusing on the second half of Osamu Tezuka’s manga, Jungle Taitei, and seeks to keep Tezuka’s legacy alive with an animated version of his work. This is the story of Leo, the white lion, as he maintains his rule over the jungle with his wife, Liya and their two cubs, Rune and Rukyo. When a group of men enter the jungle searching for Mount Moon, site of the lucrative moonlight stones valued as a potential energy source, Leo tries to keep the humans’ disruption to a minimum until he decides to form an alliance with Professor Hige Oyaji.

This movie is family friendly so everyone is welcome.

The movie will be in English language.

Date: Thursday 29th October 2015

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Institut Français du Nigeria

The entrance is free!

Watch the trailer here

© Tezuka Productions/Shochiku/Jungle Emperor Committee


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29 Oct / 18:30


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