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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Cruttwell ...
Betsy (as Kelly Miller)
Michael Chinyamurindi ...
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Baleto (as Lydell Cheshier)
The Narrator (voice)
Male Guest at Party


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George de la selva  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 13,512,461 (Germany) (13 March 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Almost every element from the George of the Jungle cartoon series is included in this movie... even the "Never argue with the Narrator" line that shows up in Jay Ward's cartoons. See more »


When George is paddling down a river, going to save his ape-friend, who was abducted, we can see, on the left side of George's boat a stream of water that comes from the camera towards George's boat. It can't be generated by his boat, it's from the crew's boat. See more »


[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.1
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Quatuor Panocha Quartet
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A Few Twists Make This A Fun Movie
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty entertaining comedy with a few twists added, such as a talking gorilla, which made it fun to watch. We also see an elephant act like a dog and along the way our hero (Brendan Fraser) is a likable boob. Sometimes it's just plain stupid but that's what you get with any comedy.

Disney has this in the "PG" mode so we get some of the standard peeing, farting, sex jokes and innuendos, kicking people in the groin....you know, all those supposedly-hilarious gags that have become so commonplace in modern family comedies. There is enough original material in here, though, to enjoy this a couple of times.

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