International Title
Japanese Title
 [Yasashii Raion]
Production: Mushi Production
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1970
  Time: 27 minutes
Initial US Title
US Distributor: - Time: -
Alternate Movie Titles:
The Kindly Lion [Literal Translation]

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A friendly rabbit helps Muku-muku, a mother dog whose puppy recently passed away, adopt an orphaned lion named Buru-buru. The pair share a deep relationship as Buru-buru comes to terms as he ages that he is not a dog and they begin living in a zoo. However, one day Buru-buru is taken away to a circus, causing him to miss his mother dearly as he plans to one day reunite with her.

Directed by Atsushi Tomioka
Writing credits Takashi Yanase
Produced by Osamu Tezuka
Music by Toshi Isobe
Film Editing by Noriyoshi Matsura
Buru-buru, Lion Chiharu Kuri
Muku-muku, Mother Dog Eiko Masuyama
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None N/A

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 2 The Kindly Lion: Renewal Pioneer (2003)