Target Age Group: Kids Ages 6-11
Episode Length: approx. 30 minutes for two stories
Network: Cartoon Network
George of the Jungle - Overview
George of the Jungle, star of the original TV series that premiered in 1967, is back and re-imagined for today’s kids in an all new animated series. Join George as he seeks to keep the peace in the jungle of Mbebwe - protecting the quirky creatures and solving the wild problems of the wacky inhabitants. Although George is somewhat quirky and wild himself, his good intentions usually see him through as he searches for solutions to sticky situations in the jungle. But George, please, "Watch out for that tree!"
George of the Jungle - Guide Review for Parents
The new George of the Jungle series takes kids into a world of brightly colored jungle animation with lots of funny animal characters. Like the original series and the movie, most of the comedy in the series centers around mild slapstick violence - George is known for crashing into trees after all. Kids will also find humor, though, in silly situations, mishaps and misunderstandings.
Some episodes of George of the Jungle contain imitative phrases or words that parents might find objectionable. Some examples from actual episodes include the words "butt," "lamo," "lamebrain," "stupid," and other similar remarks.
George of the Jungle stories may also include irreverent characters who appear in just a single story. For example, one episode centers around two extreme sports dudes who dress like punks and try to video tape death defying stunts, and another story features two meanies who like to play practical jokes on other jungle inhabitants.
Kids will likely find the new George of the Jungle series to be hilarious, and many will soon be walking around singing the famous theme song. Parents who generally restrict children from watching these types of slapstick shows, though, may want to preview a couple of episodes to verify that the show is in line with the family standards.