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Sam Weisman

George of the Jungle

Edition 1997
91' - 1997 - Action, Comedy, Adventure - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Sam Weisman Composer: Marc Shaiman With: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese
It's been a quarter-century since Jay Ward's animated "George of the Jungle" shorts swung onto TV screens, now he swings onto the big screen. Baby George is displaced from his family during a horrible plane crash in a jungle, but stays alive and is adopted by a wise ape. Life in the jungle is pretty sweet for George. Until his peaceful life is interrupted when he saves the lovely heiress, Ursula from a lion. More importantly, though, he also saves her from her heinous fiancé, Lyle who is an egotistical boor, coming to track Ursula down on her safari to bring her back to San Francisco for their impending nuptials. Suddenly the adventure travels from the jungles of Africa to the jungles of San Francisco…

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Sam Weisman


Marc Shaiman


Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese


Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells

Director of Photography

Thomas E. Ackerman


Roger Bondelli, Stuart H. Pappé


Jon Avnet, David Hoberman, Jordan Kerner

More information


Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

George of the Jungle (Jay Ward & Bill Scott)



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