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GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE (1967) (2010)

Various  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Classic Media
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2012
  • Run Time: 374 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000ZBEOHO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,983 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE (1967)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Swing into action with Jay Ward’s last-produced, classic series, George of the Jungle! Join dim-witted, but big-hearted George as he saves his jungle friends with the help of wife, Ursula, his friend Ape and his "dog", Shep the elephant. All 17 shows are complete with episodes of Tom Slick, the coolest racecar driver this side of Frostbite Falls, and Super Chicken, who’s always there to save the day when fowl play’s afoot! It’s a jungle of fun with a cartoon series kids and adults can enjoy!

Customer Reviews

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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids, great for families February 12, 2008
Looking for a fun DVD set for your kids? You can't do much better than this one. You get a lot of video (17 22-minute programs), all of it filled with the same decidedly offbeat, narrated storytelling style creator Jay Ward made famous in his earlier "Rocky & Bullwinkle" programs. Though "George of the Jungle" doesn't have the sly adult themes of Bullwinkle, it still has plenty of appeal, to kids as well as parents.

My 13-year-old daughter offers this review: "Silly. And 4 and a half out of five stars."

Of the show's three cartoon series ("George of the Jungle," "Tom Slick" and "Super Chicken"), my personal favorite is "Super Chicken." Its far-fetched premise suits Ward's dry sense of humor to a tee. I've read where some parents fear Super Chicken because they think the lead character's continual need for "super sauce" may be a hidden drug reference. Maybe it is, but I can't imagine today's kids being influenced by it. In fact, the whole '60s sense of humor is what makes these shows so funny in the first place. Many of the throwaway lines are simply gems. "The pearl went back to the museum," explains the narrator after a villainous mollusk is captured, "and the oyster went to jail to serve every month with an 'R' in it for the next 30 years."

The show originally aired in 1967 and 1968 on ABC.

As far as these two DVDs go, they're pretty much just what you'd expect. The video is a little fuzzy but it's not bad unless you've got a really large-screen television. For each episode you can either Play All three cartoons, or cherry-pick them out individually.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last!!! December 4, 2007
By Howie
More than 6 hours of classic "George of the Jungle", "Super Chicken", and "Tom Slick" cartoons plus the never-before-seen pilot episodes of both "George of the Jungle" and "Super Chicken"!

Running for 17 episodes, George of the Jungle was a spoof of the Tarzan story. A "show" consisted of three unrelated cartoons, each running about six minutes. They are "George of the Jungle", "Tom Slick", and "Super Chicken".

"George of the Jungle"
Life in the Imgwee Gwee valley is not easy for George (voiced by Bill Scott). He doesn't quite understand his mate Ursula (voiced by June Foray), "that funny-lookin' fella who never shaves". His best friend is an ape named Ape (voiced by Paul Frees) who sounds Oxford educated, and then there's Shep, George's pet elephant who behaves like a lap dog. Also lots of trees...

"Tom Slick"
Tom Slick is a clean-living, stalwart hero type (voiced by Bill Scott). Scott also did the voice of Gertie Growler (his only female role), the mother of Marigold, Tom's girlfriend (voiced by June Foray). The villain, Baron Otto Matic, and the Baron's henchman, Clutcher (voiced by Paul Frees) are the bane of Tom's existence. Tom's vehicle, The Thunderbolt Greaseslapper, is an incredibly versatile machine that can be modified into a car, motorboat, airplane, hot air balloon or whatever Tom and Otto are racing. As Tom would often say: "There's no such word as failure in auto racing, Marigold."

"Super Chicken"
Mild mannered millionaire Henry Cabot Henhouse III (voiced by Bill Scott) undergoes a transformation to the super-powered fighting fowl whenever he drinks his "Super Sauce". This substance is prepared by his valet, Fred, a lion (voiced by Paul Frees), and is generally drank from a martini glass.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying, Despite Edits & Missing Interstitials February 23, 2008
All 17 shows are included, including the Superchicken story, "The Laundryman", which featured a Chinese stereotype as a villain. I'd feared that this would have been excised from the collection, and I'm glad they didn't, as it's one of the funniest episodes in the series.

For those who are anal-retentive completists (hi, nice to meet you), you'll notice that the 5-10 second interstitials they played between each cartoon are missing. Often, they consisted of one character introducing another character's segment on the show. Those who bought the "George of the Jungle" videotapes from Fox back in the 1990's will remember these. Why they didn't make it to DVD, I wish I knew.

The big bonuses in this set are the original George and Superchicken pilots. They're VERY worthwhile, though the DVD's producers saw fit to monkey with these. First, there's some inauthentic music clipped onto the end of both pilots. I think they borrowed some music from Jay Ward's "Fractured Flickers" series and pasted it in these pilots to make them appear more polished. Second, there are some wipe transitions in the first minute of the George pilot, where a swinging George character does the wipe. That is very unlikely, given that this is a very sophisticated technique to use in a 1960's pilot which was never meant to be seen by the public. The DVD producers did some similar edits to the audio of the Bullwinkle DVD's, and I ***REALLY*** wish they would just leave the source material alone for future releases.

Here's hoping that we won't have to wait much longer for Jay Ward's other animated series, Hoppity Hooper, to come out on DVD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great retro
Published 1 month ago by carlo a cofrancisco
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the Super Chicken episodes
I actually didn't buy this for George of the Jungle. I bought it because it also has all of the episodes of Super Chicken. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved George and Tom but especially Super Chicken
GOD DAMN I AM A KID AGAIN!!! I loved George and Tom but especially Super Chicken... and lets not forget Miss Narr and her aquanuts!~
Published 2 months ago by daxmichaels
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids love the cartoons I grew on...
This brought me back years and years of enjoyment. What surprised me the most was my own kids wanting to watch each and every episode that the complete series had here.*
Published 3 months ago by Just Another Opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cartoons
Got it for my 4 & 7 year old girls who think it's hilarious. Soooooo much better than the modern version!!
Published 4 months ago by LTNG33
5.0 out of 5 stars great cartoons
well made, and well drawn cartoons with a wild sense of humor.highly recommend.wild charactors in their very normal jungle life
Published 4 months ago by Armando Cisneros
5.0 out of 5 stars George of the Jungle
Another cartoon show we used to watch on Saturday mornings. We weren't allowed to watch tv during the week so we always looked forward to watching these crazy cartoon.. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cynthia Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
George has always been one of my favorites, finally I have a bunch of his episodes to laugh with. Thanks.
Published 5 months ago by RODGER D STUCKER
5.0 out of 5 stars George of Jungle great
Just what I needed to watch good cartoons with my grandson on Saturday mornings. He likes my cartoons better than the modern ones available on the TV. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JME
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I had hoped!
I was surprised to see Tom Slick and Superchicken was also on the disc, which was a great bonus, but now I have got the Superchicken song stuck in my head! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jimmy Chris Wilkie
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