Kimba The White Lion began as a manga (Japanese comic book) in the 50's, then transitioned to television 50 years ago, migrating to the US around the same time. The series enjoyed a brief revival in the 80s, as the original series aired on, if memory serves, Nickelodeon, while CBN had the sequel.
The funny thing is, the sequel went under the title, Leo The Lion. Leo was the actual name of the titular star in the original series, who was rechristened Kimba for American audiences, likely to avoid copyright issues with MGM, whose lion mascot was also named Leo.
Edit, 8/25/16: Hulu has dropped the series, so here's the intro: