George of the Jungle

D: Sam Weisman
Disney/Mandeville (David Hoberman, Jordan Kerner & Jon Avnet)        
USA 🇺🇸 1997
92 mins


W: Dana Olsen & Audrey Wells [based on characters created by Jay Ward]
DP: Thomas Ackerman
Ed: Stuart H. Pappé & Roger Bondelli
Mus: Marc Shaiman

Brendan Fraser (George), Leslie Mann (Ursula Stanhope), Thomas Haden Church (Lyle van de Groot), Richard Roundtree (Kwame), John Cleese (voice of Ape)

Disney's pantomime-esque send up of Tarzan, based on a TV cartoon series, is complete with apeman George, talking ape and a pet elephant.
George meets humans for the first time and falls in love, while a villain plans to abduct the talking ape for financial gain.
George Of The Jungle is great entertainment for kids, with some good animatronics and computer effects to capture their imaginations. For adults, it's simple, unchallenging, unsurprising but enjoyable cartoon-esque nonsense.

Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle
Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle