George of the Jungle (film)

George of the Jungle
A tree trunk with a person shaped hole in it
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Weisman
Screenplay by
Story byDana Olsen[1]
Based onGeorge of the Jungle
by Jay Ward
Produced by
Narrated byKeith Scott
CinematographyThomas E. Ackerman[1]
Edited by
  • Stuart Pappé[1]
  • Roger Bondelli[1]
Music byMarc Shaiman[1]
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution[1]
Release date
  • July 16, 1997 (1997-07-16)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States[1]
Budget$55 million[2][3]
Box office$174.4 million[3]

George of the Jungle is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and based on the Jay Ward cartoon of the same name, which is also a spoof of Tarzan. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released in theatres on July 16, 1997. It stars Brendan Fraser as the title character, a primitive man who was raised by animals in an African jungle, Leslie Mann as his love interest, and Thomas Haden Church as her treacherous former fiancé. The film grossed $174 million worldwide. A direct-to-video sequel, George of the Jungle 2, was released on DVD in 2003.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "George of the Jungle (1997)". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Eller, Claudia (1997-08-12). "COMPANY TOWN; The Heat Was On; Sun Shines on Studios This Summer After All". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-12.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "George Of The Jungle (1997) - Financial Information". The Numbers.

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