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George of the Jungle 2 (2003)

George, now a father, goes to Las Vegas, where he has to help out his brother.

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David Grossman

Writers:

Jordan Moffet, Bill Scott (television series) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Showerman ... George
Julie Benz ... Ursula
Angus T. Jones ... George Jr
Thomas Haden Church ... Lyle Van de Groot
Christina Pickles ... Beatrice Stanhope
John Cleese ... Ape (voice)
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Mean Lion (voice)
John Kassir ... Voice of Rocky / Armando
Kevin Greutert ... Tookie (voice)
Keith Scott ... Narrator (voice)
Kelly Miracco ... Betsy (as Kelly Miller)
Kirstie Hutton Kirstie Hutton ... Tiffany
Chelsea Gibb ... Courtney
Richard Mueck Richard Mueck ... Ape (as Richard J. Mueck)
Erika Heynatz ... Kowalski
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Storyline

It's been 5 years since socialite Ursula Stanhope left civilization to marry George, lovable and clumsy King of the Jungle. Now father to George Junior, George finds himself stressed at having to juggle his cherished roles of jungle king, Junior's dad, and Ursula's loving husband. George's stress level goes way up when Really Mean Lion challenges him for leadership of the jungle, and Ursula's mother Beatrice teams up with Ursula's ex-fiance Lyle in a plot to forcibly take away all that George holds most dear. Written by The Fox-2

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Rated PG for crude humor and innuendo | See all certifications »

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USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George of the Jungle 2 See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Brendan Fraser says he has no idea why Disney didn't offer him to reprise his role as George. He said he would've loved to do it again, but he made a commitment of performing in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) as DJ Drake/Himself (Live-action) and Tazmanian Devil and Tazmanian She-Devil (Animation), so Christopher Showerman replaced Fraser in the role of George. See more »

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George's pet elephant, Shep, is an Asian Elephant not an African elephant even though the movie is based in Africa. You can tell by the size of the ears. See more »

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George: George still worried about Ursula. She's lonely and she worried she not cook or clean as well as Ape.
Ape: Well, she might have a point there
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Crazy Credits

During the studio logo at the beginning of the film, a silhouette of George "jungle yells" and swings into the tallest tower of the "palace," knocking the image down. See more »

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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Wedding March
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George Falls Flat from the Tree
3 September 2010 | by msfttazSee all my reviews

Thomas Haden Church should've followed the previous stars' lead and avoided this script. The replacement stars are passable, but really lack the spark of the original cast and play it more as imitators than inhabitants of the characters. The script itself crosses the line from just stupid enough to be funny to just simply stupid, most evident in George's transition from sweet, innocent and naive to annoyingly stupid. Chris Showerman's performance fails to convince us that his clumsiness is anything more than intentional pratfalls intended to elicit a laugh. Unfortunately, they just aren't believable enough to be funny and happen way too often. The script takes Beatrice Stanhope's matronly meddling beyond plausibility, having her stoop to unfathomable depths to end her daughter's socially unbecoming marriage and reunite her with the clearly deranged Lyle van de Groot. Although her actions in the first film were somewhat believable, it is hard to imagine any mother would engage in such heinous activities once a grandchild is involved. There is also no explanation given as to the obvious absence of Mr. Stanhope. Far too often the script repeats gags from the first film, only they've lost their element of surprise and charm. Even the special effects are poor shadows of the original - the animals look more cartoonish than real.

Although she sat patiently through this one, my 6-year-old never even giggled while watching this "bonus feature" that came boxed with the original on DVD. I think curiosity and the simple fact there were some animals kept her attention, and at least she didn't fall asleep, but I doubt this will ever be on her list of favorites and really wasn't worth the money we didn't pay for it. I wouldn't recommend anyone waste their precious time watching this horrible sequel. Next time Disney should shell out for the original team rather than torture fans with such a pathetic follow-up to a surprise gem like the first "George of the Jungle" film.


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