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Jay's Jungle
Genre pre-school
Starring Jay Laga'aia
Kenneth Moraleda
Emily McKnight
Courtney Stewart
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 255
Production location(s) Fox Studio Australia, Sydney, New South Wales
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Ambience Entertainment
Original network 7TWO
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12Tdf-y) – 25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)

Jay's Jungle is an Australian children's television show first screened on 7TWO during weekdays. The series is created and produced by Ambience Entertainment.

Jay's Jungle is a fun filled, engaging rumble through a stylised jungle, where questions are asked and ideas explored through music, story and playful characters that captivate and inspire young minds.


  • Jay Laga'aia as Jay
  • Kenneth Moraleda as C-MOR
  • Mat McCoy as Funk-E
  • Courtney Stewart as Tash
  • Emily McKnight as Lani
  • Lisa Moule as Jess-E
  • Derek Siow as Leonard

Character descriptions

Jay: (Jay Laga'aia) is an explorer who loves his job as a lighthouse companion. Ranger Lani: (Emily McKnight) and Ranger Tash: (Courtney Stewart) are rangers who work on the island, looking after the plants and animals, as well as going on adventures with Funk-E, his friends and Jay.

Series overview

Jay's Jungle is a pre-school series that follows the adventures of Jay the lighthouse keeper. Jay lives on a beautiful J-shaped island, inside a wisecracking lighthouse called C-Mor.

Everyday, the wise and funny, C-Mor shines his magical light across the world searching for thoughts and questions to be explored.

When C-Mor's light lands on an imaginative child the adventures begin. Jay and the team – consisting of Funk – E, Jay's mischievous monkey mate and Tash or Lani the fun loving park rangers who look after the island – set out to explore the daily theme, discover many new things whilst having a great time. Joining Jay and the team on their adventures is the Jungle Crew, a group of inquisitive preschool children who arrive on the island to help solve problems and create interesting things.

In each episode a new and unique thought or question, that every child can relate to, is explored, such as: ‘Why is the Sea Salty?’, ‘How do seeds grow?’, ‘Who turns off the Sun at Night?’, ‘I wish I could fly like a bird’, ‘I love bubbles they float up high’ and much more. These thoughts and questions call upon explanations that are simple to understand and that all children can be involved in.

Through song and dance, as well as hands on tactile activities, Jay's Jungle celebrates the importance of teamwork and creativity.

The adventurous spirit of Jay and the team sees them continually end up in wonderfully weird situations, which lead to interesting discoveries! If the team needs more help they can always call on the Monkey band beat-makers, the ‘Tree Top Trio’ featuring Funk-e (Mat McCoy), Jess-e (Lisa Moule) and Leonard (Derek Siow) to explore the theme and sing a song or two.

With some discoveries made and some problems solved it is time for Jay and the team to call in the Jungle Crew who are ready to play games, make cool stuff and explore the days theme in an imaginative and tangible way.

At the end of the episode Jay and the Jungle Crew have laughed, danced, played and learned heaps about today's theme.

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