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"Jumanji" the T.V. series was as good as the Jumanji movie, which I
really enjoyed. I used to watch this show on UPN before I went to
school in the morning.
"Jumanji" the T.V. series was sort of based on the movie. Peter and Judy would go into the game everyday to see Alan. My favorite character was Peter. He was clever when it came to solving the clues.
My favorite episode was the one when Aunt Nora went into the game. That episode was hysterical. My favorite part of each episode was when Peter and Judy first receive the clue because the clue always sounded very interesting. I, along with Judy and Peter, would try to solve the clue.
Overall I really enjoyed this series and was sad to see it leave. I give this show 9/10 stars.
Loosely based on the movie of the same name, this series has Judy and Peter stumble onto the game and find Alan trapped inside. As the episodes went on, the trio ventured to various and creative places, as well as encountering some delightful supporting characters. This show had an interesting charm to it, similar to the movie.
For its time it was a pretty good children's cartoon. The artwork was
edgy and the theme music was engaging, the creatures looked pretty
scary/sinister and the rules based, cause and effect reality created by
the Jumanji game gave the environment character and some of the
malevolent characters a certain pathos. Professor Ibsen in the episode
Master Builder was a direct reference to the Norwegian playwright
Henrick Ibsen, who wrote a play called Master Builder and contains
parallels to the character. Tim Curry is the voice to Slick.
Favorite episodes include Armageddon, where the rules of Jumanji begin to break down and Branford, a game version of the "real world" where Peter and Judy come from.
This was one of the best cartoon series I ever saw. I don't see why it isn't on television anymore. On the last episode, it was nice how Alan finally made it out of Jumanji. I would love it if they put this back on t.v. I use to watch it every mourning. The reason why more people didn't watch it was because not too many kids knew about the show. It wasn't being promoted enough. If it got promoted more than kids would be going crazy over this show. This was the kind of cartoon that keeps you glued to your sit. I will always remember this cartoon, Jumanji, that I used to watch when I was a younger kid. They need to put this back on national television so that the kids can have something better to watch.
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If you have seen the movie starring Robin Williams about the jungle themed game with a mind of its own, then you'll love the cartoon TV series. From the makers of Aaagh! Real Monsters, Angry Beavers and Hey Arnold! Nickelodean, this cartoon was made after the film and shown on CITV. Basically Judy and Peter go into the game every day and solve puzzles to try and get their jungle friend Alan Parrish out of the game. Obviously the things in the jungle are trying to stop them from doing this, e.g. Van Pelt (from film). There were some new characters in the cartoon that were pretty good too, e.g. Trader Slick (who looks like Batman's Joker). Good!
I really enjoyed the then-unusual artwork, now rather prevalent in animation-and the fact that the characters were usually in the land of JUMANJI itself, unlike the film which took place on Terra Firma.
I just want to say that I liked the Robin Williams movie from 1995. It
had a likable cast, solid acting, great action, terrific special
effects, and some wonderful music from James Horner although the first
few minutes were a tad bit slower and some of the scenes were
apparently dark. So, when I saw this TV show adaptation of the movie as
a kid, I was virtually impressed, although it may not be a classic
since the third season had some weaker, yet very interesting episodes
(although the final episode where Alan finally gets out of the jungle
Seeing as how this was made by Klasky-Csupo, the company who made The Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, I think they did a great job with this show. The story lines for this show are very creative, especially in the first two seasons and they had a charm to them just like the movie. The pathos from the Jumanji game gave some an atmospheric tone to the environment and it's presented so lively. The characters designs, although weird, are at least tolerable. The voice acting is also pretty good too. Debi Derryberry did great as Judy and Ashley Johnson did great as Peter as did Bill Fagerbakke as Alan Parish. Tim Curry also did great as Trader Slick and the other voice actors voiced some of the new characters pretty well. Even the theme song was engaging.
Overall, not a classic, but a great show nonetheless and definitely worth-watching to fans of the movie!
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