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George of the Jungle
Created by Jay Ward
Bill Scott
Directed by Gerard Baldwin
Frank Braxton
Pete Burness
Paul Harvey
Jim Hiltz
Bill Hurtz
Lew Keller
John Walker
Starring Bill Scott
Paul Frees
June Foray
Daws Butler
Opening theme Stan Worth
Sheldon Allman
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 17 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Ponsonby Britt, O.B.E.
Jay Ward
Bill Scott
Producer(s) Jay Ward
Bill Scott
Running time 30 minutes with commercials
Production company(s) Jay Ward Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release September 9 (1967-09-09) – December 30, 1967 (1967-12-30)
Followed by George of the Jungle (2007 TV series)

George of the Jungle is an animated television series created by Jay Ward Productions in the late 1960s as a parody (pretending to be but in a way that makes fun of) of Tarzan.

In 1997, it was made into a live-action movie by Disney, with Brendan Fraser as the main character. There was a sequel George of the Jungle 2 released direct-to-video in 2003. There was and is a video game based on the film which was and is 2D Platformer game George of the Jungle by Ignition Entertainment/Crave in 2008.

Theme song lyrics

George, George, George of the Jungle,
Strong as he can be.
(Tarzan yell) Watch out for that tree!

George, George, George of the Jungle
Lives a life that's free.
(Tarzan yell) Watch out for that tree!

When he gets in a scrape,
He makes his escape
With the help of his friend,
An ape named Ape.
Then away he'll schlep on his elephant Shep
While Fella and Ursula stay in step...

With George, George, George of the Jungle
Friend to you and me.
(Tarzan yell) Watch out for that tree!
Watch out for that... (Tarzan yell ... "Oooh!") tree!

George, George, George of the Jungle,
Friend to you and me!

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