The lion is the undisputed King of The Jungle… aaallllmost. Hold your paws and your applause because in the Kingdom of The Animals, every 1,000 years the lion’s crown is up for grabs. When that happens, for an entire 365 days, Lion King Kikoumba must match wits, strength and sheer cunning with every single animal in his kingdom who’d like to take his throne, with a new animal having the right to go head to head with Kikoumba in a new series of challenges each day.
If Kikoumba loses, he has to leave behind his cushy lifestyle on the warm savannah, lazing under a tree, stuffing his face while his rhino guards keep watch, pack his tail between his legs and go back where he came from – his ancestral lands in the barren, snowy wastes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
But Kikoumba doesn’t just want to win for himself, his wife and son are watching. So are the judges, Clodomir the bear, Vindaloo the tiger and Habiba the giraffe. And Kikoumba’s snide and malcontent master of ceremonies, Khamsin the fennec fox with his gigantic ears, snickering laugh and little black boots, makes no secret of the fact that he’d love for anyone else to take over the throne.
It’s all happening in the animated series Kikoumba S1 on Boomerang (DStv 302) this March (a French production dubbed into English).
1 terrible week for Kikoumba
Here are just a week’s worth of the fearsome opponents that Kikoumba will face. 7 days, 7 shocking challengers: