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
Dana Olsen's screenplay began as a spec script titled "Gorilla Boy" (Olsen's nickname for his son). While shopping the screenplay to the studios, he intentionally avoided Disney because he knew they had the film rights to George of the Jungle, and figured they wouldn't be interested in another Tarzan-type spoof. As it turned out, Disney didn't have a script for the movie and happily looked at (and bought) Olsen's story. See more »
When George is showing Ursula how to "swing, swing, swing", Ursula is not wearing the cereal box ring on her right hand - a ring she found and has worn since she was 10. She removes it from her right ring finger several scenes later when she gives it to George in the tree house. (This is because the "vine swinging lesson" scene was meant to come before the scene where Lyle finally finds Ursula, taking place after Ursula gives George the ring, which is seen on his "neck crown" during the lesson.) See more »
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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As the credits begin to roll, "Ape" suddenly calls out, "Hey, doesn't anyone want to know what happened to me?!" We then see a wild Las Vegas show with Ape dressed up in blue sequens singing "My Way." See more »
The Cartoon Network and TBS airings contain a short, extra scene: following Ursula realizing she loves George, she is seen going down a staircase and loading some bags into Betsy's car waiting at the bottom. See more »
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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