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George of the Jungle swings again

Teletoon in Canada has revived George of the Jungle, the animation series that first debuted in 1967, with broadcasters in Germany and Spain also  on board the latest version.

George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle will return to Teletoon in Canada, as well as Nickelodeon in Germany and Northern Europe and TVE in Spain in 2014.

First produced by Jay Ward in 1967, the most recent season of George of the Jungle, about a clumsy yet loveable character and his animal friends, aired in more than 50 countries during its last outing in 2007 including on Cartoon Network in the US.

The new episodes will be produced by Singapore based kids’ media company August Media Holdings alongside Canadian prodco Chocolate Moose Media and will be distributed by DreamWorks Classics and August Rights.

Founder and CEO of August Media Holdings Jyotirmoy Saha said: “Since 1967 more than three generations have loved George of the Jungle on TV. We are thrilled to bring the series back to the small screen and excited to be part of George’s future adventures.”

Teletoon director of original content Alan Gregg, said: “George is a legendary character with a rich comedic history and this all-new season will be a great fit for our line-up of side-splitting comedy series for kids.”

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