George of the Jungle (1997)

George of the Jungle



Critic Consensus: George of the Jungle is faithful to its source material -- which, unfortunately, makes it a less-than-compelling feature film.

Movie Info

A zany blend of slapstick and movie parody, this charming Disney adaptation of Jay Ward's witty, irreverent late-'60s cartoon series follows jungle-man George, his mentor Ape and loyal elephant Shep on a trip to San Francisco to be with his curvaceous new pal Ursula.

Rating: PG (For some violence.)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Audrey Wells, Dana Olsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 1997


as Ursula Stanhope

as Lyle Van de Groot

as Beatrice Stanhope

as Arthur Stanhope

as Party Guest

as Ursula's Friend

as Ursula's Friend

as Ursula's Friend

as Narrator

as Ape Body Actor

as Mercenary

as Mercenary

as TV Weatherman

as TV Anchor

as Cameraman

as TV Reporter

as Himself

as Perfume Lady

as Fireboat Captain

as Bongo Drummer

as Bongo Drummer

as Lion

as Lion

as Lion

as Shep

as Tookie

as Tookie

as Little Monkey

as Little Monkey

as Little Monkey
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Critic Reviews for George of the Jungle

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16)

Surprisingly pleasant.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

Not quite inspired lunacy, the film has a game, likable quality and strong sequel potential.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008
Top Critic

The story is incidental -- the villain wants to abduct the talking ape for financial gain -- and thankfully the animatronics and computer effects aren't allowed to overwhelm the proceedings.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A pleasant surprise, one of the most witty, entertaining family films to come out in some time.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

George George, George of the Jungle. Boom boom BOOM BOOM . . . Oh, please shut up.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

There is not a banana's worth of plot in the Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells script to offer narrative nourishment.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for George of the Jungle

It may be a dumb concept, but as it pokes fu at itself, making reference to comedy cliches, "George of the Jungle" ends up a great film to watch. Brendan Fraser's wacky character is portrayed perfectly and the story is a very fun ride to take. Travelling through the world, acting like an ape how he grew up is a fun element to play with and when he makes it into the city is hysterical. The camerawork is simple, the characters are complex enough, and the villains are acceptable, but the gags are genius. I love watching this film for what it is, and in my opinion, there is really not much to complain about here! A great film for the entire family!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


George of the Jungle is decent little live action comedy from Disney. The film is definitely silly, but it manages to bring on good laughs. Brendan Fraser gives a decent performance here, nothing that great. The film is perfect to watch as a family, and it's is a film that will appeal to all ages. George of the Jungle is simply put a fun comedy that though is uneven, manages to bring a few laughs. Unfortunately, the film too goofy at times, and that's why the film suffers a bit. The film is decent, but it never really that good to begin with. If you keep your expectation average, then you won't be disappointed. As far as a comedy is concerned, George of the Jungle does work, but at times it's clear that the film struggles to be something better, and doesn't quite get there. The cast do a decent job, and the film fun, but it's one of those films that aren't really memorable. Sure there are some good times to be watching this film, but it never does do anything interesting. The films biggest problem is that it lacks substance to the overall story. There's really nothing that good about the plot and it doesn't do anything really fun. The film is amusing, but you can see that the plot at times doesn't really work. But for what it is, George of the Jungle is a decent time waster; just don't expect anything truly great from this one.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Pure crap. Its not funny, interesting, or good, its just stupidity and them thinking its going to be a straight A comedy, and its one of the worst Disney films I have ever seen.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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