Jay Ward’s classic animated series George of the Jungle will continue to swing into action thanks to a new season of the show commissioned by Teletoon Canada and produced by Singapore’s August Media Holdings and Ottawa-based Chocolate Moose Media. Based on Ward’s classic toon, which first debuted in 1967, the most recent series George of the Jungle (2007) aired on TELETOON and was broadcast with top ratings in more than 50 countries including Cartoon Network in the U.S. The second season will begin delivery in 2014, and will be distributed by DreamWorks Classics and August Rights. Produced for TELETOON Canada Inc. and licensed to international telecasters including Nickelodeon for Germany and Northern Europe and TVE Spain, the second series will be produced in Canada and Singapore.
The series follows the adventures of George, a clumsy yet lovable King of the Jungle, who despite his naïve nature and constant crash landings, always comes out on top. George’s jungle family includes his best buddy, an ape named Ape, friends Ursula and Magnolia, and his dog Shep (who is actually an elephant). With his boundless energy and endless enthusiasm, everyday is a new adventure for George, filled with missteps and mayhem where there’s always another tree to smash into.
“Since 1967 more than three generations have loved George of the Jungle on TV,” says founder and CEO of August Media Holdings Jyotirmoy Saha (Moy). “We are thrilled to bring the series back to the small screen and excited to be part of George’s future adventures.”
President of Bullwinkle Studios and daughter of Jay Ward, Tiffany Ward, adds, “With George being one of my all-time favorite characters, I’m absolutely delighted that the second season of George of the Jungle is in production. It’s amazing to think that the original television series created 46 years ago has led to new productions including a Disney feature film and now a second TV season. I am eternally grateful for the ongoing legacy of George created by my father.”
Canadian producer of Chocolate Moose Media, Firdaus Kharas says, “The new George of the Jungle has had a Canadian home since 2007 and I’m delighted to be a part of its success. We are pleased to be working with August Media in Singapore in what I believe will be the first of many TV productions to come.”