Watch Out for That Tree! George of the Jungle™ Swings Onto Cartoon Network
New Series Premieres January 18, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT)
Take a vine-swinging ride with George, the undisputed King of the Jungle in the new series George of the Jungle, debuting on Cartoon Network.
To help kick-off the premiere of the new series, Cartoon Network presents the George of the Jungle live-action movie starring Brendan Fraser Friday, Jan 11, at 7p.m. (ET, PT) followed by a sneak peak of the series at 9 p.m. (ET, PT). George of the Jungle premieres in its regular time slot on Friday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) with a one-hour special and will air every Friday at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT), during Fried Dynamite, the network’s new primetime programming franchise.
Get ready to catch junglemania with George of the Jungle, star of the original TV series that premiered in 1967, now re-imagined for today’s kids. Forty-one years after the original George of the Jungle, from creative genius Jay Ward, join George as he protects the jungle of Mbebwe—a wild playground packed with quirky creatures, creepy villains and wacky wilderness adventures. George’s jungle family includes his best buddy, an ape named Ape, friends Ursula and Magnolia, his faithful dog Shep (actually an elephant) and the lovable Tookie-Tookie bird. For these friends, every day is a new adventure full of mishaps, mayhem and monkey business where there’s always another tree to crash into.
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The series is co-produced by Bullwinkle Studios (a joint venture between Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, and Jay Ward Productions, Inc.) and Studio B Productions, a DHX Media Ltd. production subsidiary. Executive Producers are Tiffany Ward, daughter of the late Jay Ward and President of Ward Productions, Inc.; Evan Baily, EVP Production & Creative Affairs Classic Media; Eric Ellenbogen; Chris Bartleman and Blair Peters, the founding partners of Studio B Productions and Rob Simmons, CFO & GM, Studio B Productions. Story Editors are Evan Gore and Heather Lombard (Futurama, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius).
Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, owns, controls or manages some of the world’s most recognizable family brands across all media including feature film, television, digital, home video, and consumer products. The Company’s extensive library features a diverse collection of popular animated and live-action characters such as: Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Gumby®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Underdog®. Visit www.classicmedia.tv.
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Studio B Productions Inc., a production subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., is a leader in the field of kids’ entertainment. Studio B is the producer of popular and award-winning properties such as Ricky Sprocket – Showbiz Boy (seen on TELETOON and Nickelodeon worldwide), Being Ian™, The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers! and Class of the Titans™. In addition, Studio B will launch two new properties in 2008, Kid vs. Kat, an original series with YTV and Martha Speaks, a co-production with WGBH Boston. For more information, please visit www.studiobproductions.com.