- Actors: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Holland Taylor, Richard Roundtree
- Directors: Sam Weisman
- Producers: David Hoberman, Jordan Kerner, Jon Avnet
- Classification: U
- Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
- VHS Release Date: 23 Jun. 1998
- Run Time: 88 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B009LPVXOW
George Of The Jungle [VHS]
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When a baby boy is left in the African jungle, he grows up in the company of animals to become George (Brendan Fraser), a handsome but clumsy vine-swinger. When George meets beautiful career woman Ursula, he is so smitten with her that he ends up leaving his jungle home and travelling to San Francisco with her, where the adventures really begin.
Disney scored an unexpected hit with this goofy live-action remake of Jay Ward's Saturday-morning cartoon, a zippy Tarzan parody with topical references and absurd gags. Disney's big-screen version, George of the Jungle starring Brendan Fraser as the sweet, hopelessly inept jungle hero, puts the emphasis on slapstick and silly fun. The klutzy hero, still swinging into trees and stray boulders, saves a lost Los Angeles socialite (Leslie Mann) on safari and, completely smitten, leaves behind his tree-house home and simian best friend (an Oxford-accented ape voiced by John Cleese) to accompany the socialite back to the concrete jungle of LA, much to the frustration of her conniving fiancé (Thomas Haden Church). Fraser's enthusiastic performance enriches our hunky hero with endearing innocence and energetic pluck. The humour is spotty and consistently more juvenile than the original cartoon, but the unending parade of visual gags (including George's pet elephant Shep, transformed into an overexcited six-tonne puppy by inventive digital effects) keeps the tone light, frothy and winningly fun. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
It wasn't an oscar contender, heck I'm pretty sure it won no awards- but reviewers need to remember this was a kids movie made in the 90's FOR KIDS!! It's lame at times, a little ham handed but it's enjoyable, funloving and as a 9yr old seeing it at the cinema- it was pretty awesome!! Brendan Fraser delivers in this role and the DVDs quality good!
I may be totally 90's child bias but I watch now with the eyes of a kid, because that's the way it should be- it's a family movie that kids today should see! It helps to complete my 90's kids collection (Home Alone, Hocus Pocus, Flipper, Free Willy, Hook, 3 Ninjas...tv.) it sits proudly with them so when my own kids come along they can enjoy the magic of movies that were made FOR kids in what can be described as "A golden Age" (disneys golden age was all 90's, cole of late 80's movies too) 😋
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have seen Brendan Fraser in some good films, BUT this one was just crap to stupid for words not funny at all. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian Halesowen UK
I have not played them as of yet; only arrived today. I bought this DVD for my 86 mother who has dementia, she thoroughly enjoys this movie!Published 5 months ago by Jeannette Correa