Monday, November 5, 2012

Rein-Toon-ation: George of the Jungle (2007)

To mark the series' 40th anniversary, Classic Media commissioned a flash-animated revamp of Jay Ward's George of the Jungle, produced in Canada and broadcast there on Teletoon and here in the US on Cartoon Network. To say that George has been downsized, compared to the original series, would be a gross understatement.

There are some elements in this version that appear to have been inspired by the two feature films produced in the interim by Disney, the first of which starred Brendan Fraser (as George) & Thomas Haden Church. You may get a picture once you see the open, uploaded by RetroHeroes, which, come to think of it, might just be connected to Classic Media......

Like the original, the 21st century George was a flop in terms of ratings here in the US, and hasn't seen the light of day on CN, or even Boomerang, since initial cancellation.

Rating: None. Didn't see this version.

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