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George of the Jungle [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 3279972
  • Release Date: 12/12/2000
  • Rating: PG
Sam Weisman's big-screen adaptation of George of the Jungle comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to reproduce the original theatrical aspect ratio. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Dutch subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. This film proved to be popular with young children, precisely the same people who will be attracted to this disc.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • French and Spanish tracks
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Chapter search

    Synopsis


    George of the Jungle
    Jay Ward's fondly-remembered cartoon series about a klutzy king of the jungle gets the big-screen, live-action treatment in this comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. A young boy named George becomes lost in the jungles of the African nation of Bukuvu following a plane crash, where he's rescued and raised to manhood by an articulate ape called Ape (voice of John Cleese). George grows to become a strapping adult (played by Brendan Fraser) who is cheerful and good-hearted but not terribly bright, not to mention his nasty habit of running into trees while swinging on vines from one part of the jungle to another. Ursula Stanhope (Leslie Mann), an heiress from San Francisco, travels to Bukuvu for a safari, both to satisfy her thirst for adventure and because she's trying to get away from the snooty Lyle Van Der Groot (Thomas Haden Church), whom she is engaged to marry even though she doesn't like him very much. Lyle follows Ursula to Bukuvu, hoping to catch up with her and locate the legendary White Ape of the Jungle; when Ursula becomes stranded and is rescued by George, Lyle is determined to rescue her from the savage ape man, even though George is a greater threat to himself than anyone else. George finds himself infatuated with the lovely Ursula, and he hopes to win her heart, even though he's a bit rusty on the particulars of the human courtship ritual (Ape tries to help by lending him a copy of "Coffee, Tea, or Me?"). We also get to meet George's faithful pet Shep, an elephant who seems to have gotten the idea that he's a Cocker Spaniel. Blaxploitation legend Richard Roundtree also appears as Bukuvu dignitary Kwame. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Brendan Fraser
      Brendan Fraser - George
    • Leslie Mann
      Leslie Mann - Ursula Stanhope
    • Thomas Haden Church
      Thomas Haden Church - Lyle Van de Groot
    • Richard Roundtree
      Richard Roundtree - Kwame
    • John Cleese
      John Cleese - Ape



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still Great

      Posted
      gypsynjoel
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      I had been looking for a DVD copy of Disney's George of the Jungle for quite some time when I found it at Best Buy and immediately bought it. I was not disappointed. It has retained all of it's charm and humor and did not feel dated at all. My children love this movie when they were little and I am hoping that my grandchildren will enjoy equally as much

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny movie

      Posted
      rhendley777
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      This movie is hilarious. I have watched it several times and laugh out loud each time I watch it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite kids movie

      Posted
      Ahansen94
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      I was so excited when I found this movie at my Best Buy store. I use to love this movie when I was little and it still was really funny till this day.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      gardenlady
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      This may be an older movie from Disney but my kids laugh so much when they watch it. It is silly and fun for the entire family !

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love the movir

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      Gabriel
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      Love the movie. It’s a great funny movie for young kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie.

      Posted
      Kimmie
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      We had a VCR of this and it finally broke so I had to replace it. Great family movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT movie

      Posted
      Morgpie
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      USED TO WATCH THIS ALL THE TIME WHEN U WAS LITTLE. GREAT FAMILY MOVIE

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT movie

      Posted
      Mfain17
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      Hilarious and great family film. So glad I found it

      I would recommend this to a friend



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