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George of the Jungle (1997)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  16 July 1997 (USA)
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George grows up in the jungle raised by apes. Based on the Cartoon series.

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Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for crude humor and mild violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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George de la selva  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,878,989 (USA) (18 July 1997)

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DEM 13,512,461 (Germany) (13 March 1998)
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This movie was never aired on any pay-TV network, up until 2012 when this film was a part of HBO and Cinemax's catalog of archival titles from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. HBO and Cinemax were the first and only pay-TV networks to air this film. See more »

Goofs

When Lyle and Ursula first encounter the lion early in the movie, a view from their backside shows Lyle with his arms down, but when the scene shifts to a front view, Lyle states to Ursula that he will run for help with his hands clutching her arms. See more »

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Narrator: Deep in the heart of Africa is a place no man has ever entered. The place that belongs to the lion, the elephant and the ape. A place known as the Bukuvu. Travellers flying overhead can only glimpse at its many marvels, its sparkling rivers, its lush veldts, its billowy cloud formations and its hidden mountains. Never fear, my friends. All was not lost. Scraped and boo-booed, they searched high and low, but they never recovered their most precious cargo.
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At the end of the credits, Ape says "Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the king of the jungle". You then hear George yell, followed by a loud thud. See more »

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Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.1
(1781)
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Quatuor Panocha Quartet
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It's so stupid, it's hilarious!
30 August 1999 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Thumbs up to the director and the stars of George of the Jungle. They have made one of the funniest children's films that you will ever see. You know that they had a great time making it because it's clearly evident on the screen. George of the Jungle is simply just a Tarzan parody. (Ape-man meets girl, falls for girl, leaves for city, returns to jungle). But the predictable plot doesn't destroy the performances and the movie is peppered with some laugh out loud jokes.

Of course the special effects are impressive - a talking ape, an elephant that thinks he's a dog - but it's the humans that steal the show. Fraser is fantastic as George - he is one of the most talented actors out there at the moment - though this film doesn't test his range much, he shows a nice comic flair. Mann is a lovable foil for our hero, though her squeaky voice is at times too cute. None of the other characters disappoint. Both Mann's parents are great in supporting roles and Lyle as Mann's nasty fiance is sensational.

Kids will love this. Adults, I think will find a lot to enjoy in it also, but don't bring along any cynics. They'll miss out on all the fun!!


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