George of the Jungle

It’s the king of jungle comedies.

Riffing on Tarzan, the cartoon morphs into live action, with a never-better Brendan Fraser bringing the accident-prone vine-swinger to life.

I originally saw George in theaters back in the late ’90s, during the heyday of video store life, and have returned to it many times since.

Most recently, I introduced it to the younger nephews when it popped up on Disney+.

That it made the eight-year-old fall off the couch laughing, while still earning giggles from the old guy watching it for the 247th time, is proof that good dumb fun is eternal.

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