The adventures of an Amazon jungle maiden and her companions.






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Series cast summary:
B.J. Ward ...  Jana 13 episodes, 1978
Michael Bell ...  Dr. Ben Cooper 13 episodes, 1978
Ted Cassidy ...  Montaro 13 episodes, 1978
Marlene Aragon Marlene Aragon 13 episodes, 1978
William Boyett 13 episodes, 1978
Jeff David 13 episodes, 1978
Virginia Eiler Virginia Eiler 13 episodes, 1978
Ron Feinberg 13 episodes, 1978
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber 13 episodes, 1978
Jane James Jane James 13 episodes, 1978
Casey Kasem 13 episodes, 1978
Ross Martin 13 episodes, 1978
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin 13 episodes, 1978
Barney Phillips 13 episodes, 1978
Michael Rye Michael Rye 13 episodes, 1978
William Woodson William Woodson 13 episodes, 1978


An infant girl is orphaned in the Amazon rain forest and is raised by the native chief, Montaro. As she grows up, she becomes a lithe maiden perfectly at home in the jungle, armed only with a special neckband she can use as a throwing weapon that her jaguar companion, Ghost, is trained to retrieve. Together, with Montaro, who is armed with the mystic Staff of Power, they now search for her father and helping people along the way against the dangers of the jungle and its enemies Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Release Date:

9 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jana das Selvas See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Rico's wife, actress-dancer Michele Hart q.v. was the rotoscope model for "Jana" See more »


Featured in The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars (1978) See more »

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A very underrated series
28 February 2008 | by soultaker-1See all my reviews

During the early 80s, Jana aired on Cartoon Express on the USA Network, and having been born in 1978, and thus too young to have seen the series when it originally aired, Cartoon Express is how I came to see this excellent series. It is one of the many cartoons that I watched as a kid that I now wish I could see again, but at this time, it doesn't exist in either VHS or DVD format. This show is about a young woman who was shipwrecked along with her father in the jungles of South America. A Native American warrior named Montaro rescued Jana from drowning, but her father was not found. Now grown up, Jana searches each episode for her father. This was a great show for what it was, and it's a sad thing that Cartoon Network has never picked Jana up to air either on CN itself or on Boomerang. I only hope they do one day, so I can once again experienced this piece of my childhood.

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