George of the Jungle (2007 TV series): Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George of the Jungle
GOTJ.png
A picture depicting George in the new series
Format Animated
Country of origin US , Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (whole)
52 (separate) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes (whole)
11 minutes (separate)
Broadcast
Original channel Teletoon Canada (Canada)
Cartoon Network (USA, Russia, Germany, pan-European)
NickToons (UK)
Nickelodeon (Sweden)
Disney Channel (Australia, Spain, Asia, Latin America, Brazil)
Toon Disney (Japan)
Promo 42 (Philippines)
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Dolby 5.1
Original airing June 29, 2007-Present
Chronology
Preceded by George of the Jungle (1967)

George of the Jungle is a television series. It is the remake of the 1967 George of the Jungle animated series, using Adobe Flash animation. It is produced in Canada (airing there on Teletoon), and more recently in the USA on Cartoon Network, premiering with the Christmas special. In Latin America, it is airing on Disney Channel. The remake mostly stays true to the original production, with a few key differences existing between the two. One episode of the show typically consists of two 10-minute stories. Unlike the original cartoon, which featured other stories such as Tom Slick and Super Chicken, George of the Jungle is a solitary show.

Contents

Characters

Advertisements

Main characters

  • George: A friendly, yet dim-witted vine-swinging man in a loincloth, George lives in a jungle in Africa, acting as the "king of the jungle" in a Tarzan-ish role. Possessing incredible strength, bravery and a penchant for repeatedly crashing into trees while vine-swinging, George acts as the protector of all the jungle's inhabitants. He also acts immature (picking his nose and eating snot) and speaks in the third person ("George can't hear you"). Despite his scrawny appearance, he is quite strong for a normal man, he also believes he is an ape, and doesn't realize he is human. He is given his unique voice by Canadian voice actor Lee Tockar.
  • Ape: A very strong, yet unusually intelligent gorilla that lives with George in the jungle. He functions as George's surrogate brother, parental-figure and best friend, although his attempts to educate George have a long history of repeated failures. He also tends to serve as the voice of reason most of the time. In "George's Birthday Present", it is revealed Ape is 5 years old in ape years.
  • Ursula Scott: A city girl who came to live in the jungle with George and his friends along with her father. She quickly forms a bond with Magnolia, causing the two to be frequently seen together. Young, reckless and eager to introduce modern culture into the jungle, Ursula often tries to educate her new friends to the marvels of modern city life (such as Christmas or traffic systems), only to usually have her attempts backfire. Regardless, she does her best to assist her friends when necessary. She is still adjusting to jungle life, and so she still has much to learn. She appears to have a crush on George, due to the movie on which the show was based.
  • Magnolia: A native of the jungle and valley girl figure, Magnolia (also called Maggie or Mags) is one of George's closest friends, and has become Ursula's best friend since she came to the jungle. Despite her dressing in jungle attire (such as loincloths and sticks) as well as fits of hyperactivity, she appears to be very well educated in both human and jungle knowledge, often helping to bridge the gap between Ursula's city life and jungle life. She speaks with a Southern accent, and can appear somewhat dimwitted at times. Her father is the local jungle Witch Doctor. She is sometimes overprotective of George and may possibly have a crush on him in place of Ursula.

Secondary characters

  • Narrator: The narrator of each George of the jungle episode. In comparison to the narrator of the original cartoon, he speaks in a documentary-style fashion, often beginning each episode claiming "To survive in the jungle..." often followed by a situation in complete contrast to the first impression of his introduction.
  • Shep: George's elephant friend who actually acts like a dog. He travels with George on most of his adventures, only rivaled by Tookie-Tookie. He is very untrained, and can often be seen destroying sections of the jungle. Shep likes to play with George a lot, often playing with him when he should be helping people throughout the jungle.
  • Tookie Tookie Bird: George's second pet, a parrot-like bird that can only say his own name. Also known as Tookarus Birdoozi.
  • Witch Doctor: Magnolia's father[citation needed], a very compact, diminutive character who believes his shaman skills are the solution to all problems. He often competes with Ursula's father and his modern medicine to see who can solve a problem first, although neither usually provides the solution to whatever problem they tackle. He carries a stick which he uses to mix his spells.
  • Dr. Towel Scott: Ursula's father[citation needed], a modern doctor now living in the jungle with his daughter. He has formed a somewhat friendly (and often hostile) rivalry with the local Witch Doctor, continuously trying to disprove his barbaric medicine and shaman skills with modern science (often with equally unsuccessful results).
  • Big Mitch: A conniving marmoset. He has a pair of Bongo with him.

Other characters

  • Carl: Carl is a baboon who constantly makes a fool out of George and Ape. He also has a crush on Magnolia.
  • Cousin Larry: George's arrogant human cousin, who does his best to win at everything, no matter the cost. He was eventually revealed to be a cheater in all his victories and was ousted from the jungle.
  • Cousin Papaya: George and Ape’s cousin, a King Kong gorilla that made a promise to beat the living day lights out of anyone who would mess with George or Ape.
  • Edward Madmun: The creator of Madmun Island. He has an associate (and later enemy) who helped him climb to the top of Mount Everest and swim Madmun across the English Channel. George, Ape and the others often accidentally say "Madman" for his name, but someone always reminds them "It's MadMUN!"
  • Lion: A lion who was defeated by George in his childhood.
  • Tiger: A hungry predator who likes to feast on small defenseless creatures and somehow appears randomly in cameos (as seen in "Rainy Season" and "Eagle Tick").

Cast

Episodes

The series first aired on June 29, 2007, there were over 26 episodes produced in two seasons, with third season upcoming.

Differences from previous series

  • Unlike most of the returning characters from the original show, Ursula was completely redesigned for the new incarnation. Originally, Ursula was an adult redheaded woman with a Southern accent who, despite showing above-average intellect (at least in contrast to George), displayed an adept handle on jungle life. These traits have primarily passed to Magnolia. She was also George's wife in the original show, although George needed constant reminders of the fact they were married (and that she was a woman, calling her "fella" most of the time). For the new show, Ursula was redesigned as a young, dark-skinned Hispanic teenager heavily reliant on city-life for survival. She does not show an interest in George beyond friendship in this version, but romantic feelings for him are hinted occasionally.
  • Although Ape came off as an educated, well-mannered and upstanding gorilla in the original cartoon, he has been considerably relaxed for the new incarnation. His British-accent was dropped in favor of a more casual voice, and his sense of maturity was somewhat lessened, causing him to sometimes join George on his less-intelligent agendas (though he is still smarter than George). He also tends to serve as foil for Ursula and Magnolia's frequent sense of female dominance.
  • Although possessing identical roles, George was somewhat redesigned for the show's new incarnation. Although retaining his powerful strength, he no longer appears as a hulking bodybuilder figure, but rather slim and svelte in comparison. George also no longer speaks in broken English, the only noticeable discrepancy in his dialogue and similarity with the original version being he often refers to himself in the third-person. He is also slightly smarter than he originally was, though a great deal more immature and self-centered.
  • Magnolia was not present in the original George of the Jungle cartoon (though she resembles the original Ursula in appearance), and the opening theme was altered slightly to introduce her alongside Ursula. The original theme stated "While Fella and Ursula stay in step" while the new one states "While Maggie and Ursula stay in step"!

DVD Release

In Region 1 a first season of George of the jungle was released called "George of the Jungle: The Swingin’ 1st Season"

Video Game

The George of the Jungle game has been released as of March 2008 for Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2.

References

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message