George of the Jungle (2007 TV series)

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Not to be confused with Curious George.
George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle (2007 TV series).png
A picture depicting George in the new series.
Genre Comedy
Based on George of the Jungle, by Jay Ward
Directed by J. Falconer
Voices of (See Voice cast)
Narrated by Peter Kelamis
Theme music composer
Opening theme "George of the Jungle"
Ending theme "George of the Jungle" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Michael Richard Plowman
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Tiffany Ward
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Evan Baily
  • Eric Ellenbogen
  • Blair Peters
  • Rob Simmons
  • For Teletoon: Madeleine Lévesque and Travis Williams
  • For Cartoon Network: Terry Kalagian
Producer(s) Kevin Gamble
Mike Weiss
Running time 22 minutes (whole)
12 minutes (segments)
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network Teletoon
Cartoon Network
Original release June 29, 2007 (2007-06-29)[1] – January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)[2]
Chronology
Preceded by George of the Jungle (1967)
Followed by George of the Jungle (Season 2) (2015)

George of the Jungle is a Canadian/United States animated television series. It is the remake of the 1967 animated series of the same name using Flash animation. It is produced in Canada, airing there on Teletoon. 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 12-minute episodes. This is unlike the original cartoon, which featured other stories such as Tom Slick and Super Chicken. The original series aired from June 29, 2007[1] until January 11, 2008,[2] with a revival series to air in Q1/Q2 of 2016. The revival series features numerous changes to the characters in terms of their names, designs and voices, and music and story arc structure to make the show more similar to the 1967 version.

The original series premiered on Cartoon Network in 2007 the US and the revival series is now on Kabillion.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • George – A friendly, yet dim-witted vine-swinging man in a loincloth, he lives in a jungle in Africa 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 grammatical person. In the revival series, he looks like the original 1967 version.
  • Ape – A sarcastic and 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. Every time he hears the sound of Mitch's bongos, he dances uncontrollably which results in mass insanity and the destruction of their Tree House and he dances on his fingers when George uses a leaf as a Kazoo as revealed in "Ape Goes Ape".
  • Magnolia (Ursula in the original series) As Ursula: A tomboyish city girl who came to live in the jungle with George and his friends along with her father. She quickly forms a bond with Ursula, causing the two to be frequently seen together. Young, reckless and eager to introduce modern culture into the jungle, she 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. As Magnolia: A jungle scientist who is now not related to Dr. Scott (despite him being erased from the show) on a research trip to discover the rarest of animals in order to win a Nobel Prize. Her obliviousness to bad ideas often lands her in deep trouble. It is revealed that she doesn't know basic math.
  • Ursula (Magnolia in the original series) As Magnolia: A native of the jungle and valley girl figure, she is one of George's closest friends since she came to the jungle. Despite her dressing in jungle attire (such as loincloths and sticks) as well as fits of hyperactivity, she originally appeared to be very well educated in both human and jungle knowledge, often helping to bridge the gap between Magnolia's city life and jungle life. She originally spoke with a Southern accent, and can appear somewhat dimwitted at times. As Ursula: Born to a lost tribe who misplaced her, she is a wild feral girl who hunts to survive in the Jungle, and has animal-like mannerisms (eating grubs, berries, and bugs from her hair, scratching herself with her feet, etc.). She may attack everyone (mostly George), but there are some romantic hints about her and George in some episodes for fans to know. She is not related to the Witch Doctor.

Secondary characters[edit]

  • 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.
  • Dr. Scott – The 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). His design was recycled for Dr. Chicago.
  • Witch Doctor – A very compact, diminutive character who believes his shaman skills are the solution to all problems. He often competed with Dr. Scott and his modern medicine to see who can solve a problem first, although neither usually provides the solution to whatever problem they tackle. In the new season, he is not related to Ursula (Magnolia in Season 1.)
  • Big Mitch – A conniving marmoset and frequent pest to the jungle community. He lives in an ancient temple full of riches and booby traps, and has a pair of Bongos with him. (No longer in the show.)
  • 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.
  • Tookarus Birdoozi – George's second pet, a parrot-like bird that can only say his own name.
  • Howie - A howler monkey who runs a juice bar.

Other characters[edit]

  • Carl – Carl is a baboon who constantly makes a fool out of George and Ape.
  • 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 leaving day lights out of anyone who would mess with George or Ape and the other gorillas.
  • 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 appears randomly in cameos (as seen in "Rainy Season" and "Eagle Tick").

Voice cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date Prod.
code
1a "Beetle Invasion" Dave Lewman and Joe Liss Dennis Crawford June 22, 2007 (2007-06-22) 101a
George must help stop a beetle infestation that he inadvertently started.
1b "The Naked Ape Man" Dennis Heaton Lyn Hart June 22, 2007 (2007-06-22) 101b
George's lack of clothing is called into question.
2a "Aromageddon" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Jay Surridge June 29, 2007 (2007-06-29) 102a
Georgae's body odor after a lengthy time between baths has unforeseen consequences.
2b "Found Temple of Gold" Dennis Heaton Tom Nesbitt, Lyn Hart, and Andy Bartlett June 29, 2007 (2007-06-29) 102b
George is tricked into taking a booby trapped temple as his new home and desperately tries to undo the trade.
3a "Cone Head" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Dan Hughes July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03) 103a
George must wear a protective cone to keep from scratching an infected itch.
3b "Cousin Larry of the Jungle" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Mike West July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03) 103b
George's arrogant cousin Larry comes for a visit and problems quickly arise.
4a "License to Swing" Andy Guerdat and Steven Sullivan Sean McCarron July 4, 2007 (2007-07-04) 104a
Ursula's new vine-swinging system is way too complicated, landing George in Ape's remedial safety class. While there, he falls in with the "bad kids".
4b "My Own Private Hero" Bart Jennett Gerry Fournier July 4, 2007 (2007-07-04) 104b
It's Danger Season, when George's pledge to aid all jungle creatures is put to the test. When Mitch, a sneaky marmoset, tries to make George his personal danger servant, George's friends attempt to fill in for George and end up in danger themselves.
5a "Lucky Pants" David Lewman and Joe Liss Jocelan Hillton July 5, 2007 (2007-07-05) 106a
A pair of underpants is seen as a good luck charm by George and the others. As a result, they each try to claim ownership of them.
5b "Ape Ruth" David Lewman and Joe Liss Dan Hughes July 5, 2007 (2007-07-05) 106b
George and Ape square off in a series of competitive contests.
6a "Don't Thank Me" Evan Gore and Heather Lombard Rob Boutilier July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09) 107a
George, Ursula and Magnolia go out of their way to thank Ape for everything (which started when Ape saved George, Ursula and a snake from being eaten by a man-eating plant) to the point where Ape tries to hide from them.
6b "For the Love of Sloth" Evan Gore and Heather Lombard Kent Webb July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09) 107b
George is obsessed with a sloth becoming his friend.
7a "Bathroom of the Apes" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Gerry Fournier July 10, 2007 (2007-07-10) 108a
A legend about a curse placed on an outhouse by an ape king may come true.
7b "Beauty vs. Beasts" Paul Greenberg Jos Humphrey July 10, 2007 (2007-07-10) 108b
George and his friends become obsessed with personal appearance and this is taken advantage of by a pair of scheming peacocks.
8a "Star Power" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Dennis Crawford July 11, 2007 (2007-07-11) 109a
George's jungle friends find that their wishes when they see shooting stars are coming true.
8b "L'il Orphan Anteater" David Lewman and Joe Liss Samuel To July 11, 2007 (2007-07-11) 109b
George cares for a young anteater that he believes is orphaned but Shep is jealous.
9a "The Vegemaster" Evan Gore and Heather Lombard Steve LeCouilliard July 12, 2007 (2007-07-12) 112a
George and his friends, facing a food shortage, travel to meet with a man who calls himself the Vegemaster.
9b "Eagle Tick" Steve Schnier Mike West July 12, 2007 (2007-07-12) 112b
George gains the ability to fly after being bit by an unusual bug.
10a "The Snoring" Mark Myers Dennis Crawford July 16, 2007 (2007-07-16) 105a
George finds himself helpless to stop Ape's loud snoring at night.
10b "George's Day Off" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Samuel To July 16, 2007 (2007-07-16) 105b
At his friend's insistence, George takes a vacation away from the jungle. However, his friends quickly discover that George's duties are very difficult to fill in for.
11a "Frankengeorge" Andy Guerdat and Steven Sullivans Jocelan Hillton July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19) 111a
A zombie curse threatens George and his friends.
11b "Afraid of Nothing" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Gerry Fournier July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19) 111b
George becomes paranoid after a scary campfire tale and turns his tree house into a fortress.
12a "Brother George" Andy Guerdat and Steven Sullivan Sean McCarron July 24, 2007 (2007-07-24) 110a
George is tutored by several different gurus and finds he is supposed to be on three different sides for an upcoming battle.
12b "Ape Mitzvah" Reid Harrison Jocelan Hillton July 24, 2007 (2007-07-24) 110b
While Ape goes through an annual rite of passage mandated by the Greater Ape Council, George tries to figure out what species he descended from.
13a "George Skips Breakfast" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Jos Humphrey August 7, 2007 (2007-08-07) 113a
George's preparing breakfast for his friends is interrupted by a play being conducted in the area.
13b "Muscle Mania" Rick Groel Dan Hughes August 7, 2007 (2007-08-07) 113b
Magnolia desires to become stronger but after bathing in a muscle mutation agent, she transforms into a much larger brute.
14a "Rebel Without a Claw" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Dennis Crawford August 20, 2007 (2007-08-20) 114a
George and his friends try to teach the jungle animals to get along but the natural order gets upset as a result.
Note: The name of the episode is a reference to the movie Rebel Without a Cause.
14b "Stripy Pony" Tracy Berna Tim Stuby August 20, 2007 (2007-08-20) 114b
Magnolia is determined to have a pony just like the one in her book.
15a "Rainy Season" Reid Harrison Tim Stuby September 3, 2007 (2007-09-03) 115a
George tries to bring an end to a prolonged rainy spell but the young rain spirit George talks with has other ideas.
15b "Love in the Air" Reid Harrison Alex Basio September 3, 2007 (2007-09-03) 115b
Tooki Tooki is in love with another bird and George can't understand why such an emotion is so important.
16a "Selfish Shellfish" Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers Marv Newland September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04) 116a
George finds a seashell on the ground and starts listening to the hermit crab inside constantly. Before long, he is ignoring his friends and treating them badly at the behest of the crab.
16b "Volcano Pageant" Neal Boushell and Sam O'Neal Dan Hughes September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04) 116b
To cheer up a volcano that is supposedly bored, George and his friends put on a show to make it happy.
17a "George Lays an Egg" David Lewman and Joe Liss John Flagg September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12) 117a
George finds a bird's egg with no sign of its mother and decides to care for it until it hatches.
17b "Ape Goes Ape" Colin Yardley and Adrian Vershinin Jos Humphrey September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12) 117b
Big Mitch's persistent playing of the bongoes causes Ape to dance constantly and George resolves to solve the problem.
18a "Mantler, the Man with Antlers" Evan Gore and Heather Lombard Mike West September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 118a
George enters into a contest in a comic book with hopes of meeting his favorite superhero Mantler personally but things don't turn out as planned.
18b "Mount Georgemore" Mark Drop Samuel To September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 118b
George is stunned to see caricatures of himself carved into a nearby mountain by some of the jungle animals but finds that it's not a popular thing with many of his friends.
19a "George's Birthday Presentk" Neal Boushell and Sam O'Neal John Flagg September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 119a
George's friends learn that George has never celebrated his birthday and set out to get him the ultimate birthday gift.
19b "Witching Stick" Rick Groel Sean McCarron September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 119b
George endeavours to replace the Witch Doctor's stick that he accidentally broke.
20a "Trouble with Bananaquats" Catherine Lieuwen Steve LeCouilliard October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03) 120a
The appearance of bananaquats, which grow once every five years, and the effect they have on Ape has George and Magnolia fearing bad times lay ahead.
20b "Spoiled King" Mike Weiss Colin Jack October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03) 120b
George and his friends deal with the antics of a spoiled movie star couple.
21a "Extreme Lamebrains" Meredith Jennings-Offen Samuel To October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05) 121a
Two visitors who record and participate in extremely dangerous stunts visit the challenge. Before long, they have George and Ape doing stunts as well though all four ultimately are in extreme danger as a result.
21b "Still Got It" Randi Barnes Mike West October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05) 121b
Two legendary pranksters from the past make life difficult for George and the jungle animals.
22a "A Boy and His Elephant" Mark Drop Dan Hughes October 11, 2007 (2007-10-11) 122a
George decides Shep needs to be trained to make him more obedient to George's requests.
22b "George's Security Stone" Jenna Jolovitz Jocelan Hillton October 11, 2007 (2007-10-11) 122b
George loses his security stone and searches the jungle to find it and regain his lost confidence.
23a "Jungle Bells" Tracy Berna Colin Jack November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07) 123a
Ursula, recalling memories of Christmas past, is determined to celebrate Christmas in the jungle though George and the others aren't quite as enthusiastic.
23b "The Goat of Christmas Presents" Charlotte Fullerton Colin Jack November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07) 123b
On the day after Christmas, everybody except Ursula decides to have Christmas again and again.
24a "Second Banana" Andy Guerdat and Steven Sullivan Alex Basio November 14, 2007 (2007-11-14) 124a
Ape tries to be a hero just like his friend George.
24b "One with Nature" Catherine Lieuwen Alex Basio November 14, 2007 (2007-11-14) 124b
George sets out to meditate and change his grumpy outlook.
25 "Escape from Madmun Island"
(Part 1–2)
Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers (story)
Andrew Nicholls, Darrell Vickers, and Evan Gore (teleplay)
Part 1: Dennis Crawford
Part 2: Gerry Fournier
December 3, 2007 (2007-12-03) 125
George and his friends seek to rescue people trapped on an island populated by mysterious animals and a person who is secretly watching their every move.
26 "Escape from Madmun Island"
(Part 3–4)
Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers (story)
Andrew Nicholls, Darrell Vickers, and Evan Gore (teleplay)
Part 3: Colin Jack
Part 4: Steve LeCouilliard
January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11) 126
George and his friends try to save themselves from the robotic menaces and traps set by the ruler of Madmun Island.

DVD release[edit]

The original series of George of the Jungle was released on DVD in Region 1 on August 19, 2008, titled George of the Jungle: The Swinging First Season.[3]

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