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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)
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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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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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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some scenes filmed for the movie, but not part of the final product include George saving Ursula from a quicksand pit, George and Beatrice's dog Coco exploring the mall and Lyle returning from jail with a shaved head and eye patch. See more »


The shadow of the crane operator is visible on the sidewalk when George is running on the red brick road after he leaves to save Ape. 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 Apollo 13 (1995) See more »


George Of The Jungle (Main Title)
Written by Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman
Produced by Don Was
Additional production by Marc Shaiman
Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Laugh of the Jungle
4 May 2000 | by (Jungle West, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Brilliant smashing comedy movie! The characters are original and fun. As if you're seeing a big family in a movie, everyone's interacting perfectly.

The animals are definitely the best. The ape, especially the elephant. Very funny and spectacular!

Just watch it with the whole family. It's really fun. I promise.

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