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The '60s cartoon hero goes big screen and live-action with Fraser starring as the clumsy (but very hunky) jungle hero. While on safari, socialite Ursula (Mann) falls in love with George and takes him back to San Francisco, leaving behind obnoxious fiancee Lyle (Church). But when poachers capture George's "brother" Ape (voiced by Cleese), he returns to save the day (aided by various jungle companions). Fraser is an appealing lead, and the script is sweetly funny while retaining creator Ward's smart, subversive edge. The stunts are more impressive than you'd usually expect from a cartoon adaptation.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Bridges, Jungle Stories, Adapted from Television, Wild Kingdom, Elephants, Monkeyshines, Adapted from a Cartoon, San Francisco, Otherwise Engaged, Africa, Culture Clash, Going Native, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Talking Animals, Monkeyshines
Screenplay
Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells
Cast
Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Holland Taylor, Richard Roundtree, Greg Cruttwell, Abraham Benrubi, John Bennett Perry, Kelly Miller
Cinematography
Thomas Ackerman
Director
Sam Weisman
Music
Marc Shaiman
Other
John Cleese, Keith Scott
Producer
Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner, C. Tad Devlin, Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Buena Vista

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George of the Jungle
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Stacey

George of the Jungle came out in 1997 and has a total running time of 91 minutes. Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann star in this fun, jungle adventure. George is from the Jungle. He soon meets a young woman named Ursula who falls madly in love with him and together they head to San Francisco. George tries to blend in with the crowd. He does a lot of funny things while there. Uh oh! George’s friend Ape has been captured! Now, it’s up to George to save him. I use to love this movie when it came out. It’s super funny and kids will love it.

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Nicholle

I used to watch this movie almost everyday when I was little! I don't know why I liked it so much because I'm not sure how much I would like it now. George grew up in the jungle and was raised by a gorilla that talks and is very intelligent. When tourists come around, George saves a woman and she gets knocked out. When she comes to, she realizes what happened and brought him back where she is from, and left her fiance in the jungle. They have quite an adventure throughout this movie!