The new Animation Magazine on the new George of the Jungle show:
George is still protecting the jungle of Mbebwe with the help of his best pal Ape, love interest Ursula, his faithful, dog-like elephant Shep, and the lovable Tookie-Tookie bird. He’s also still crashing into trees, but other things have changed since the original series debuted 41 years ago. The title hero is no longer a muscle-bound man in his twenties with a pompadour haircut, but rather a lean teen that children can relate to. Ursula has also been made over into an environmentally conscious do-gooder concerned with conserving the jungle and its inhabitants. Even the theme song has been spiffed up with a bit of hip-hop infusion to have today’s kids tapping their toes.