George of the Jungle

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  1. The TV station featured in "George of the Jungle" is KGO-TV...which is an ABC-owned (and thus, Disney-owned) station. The news anchors in the movie are KGO-TV's actual anchors, too.
    REPORTED: Michael Hensley 15 JUN 98
    It is the real station for ABC in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The newscasters are also real, as are their names. Including the weather man who tells George to go outside. In fact, they are still there. Also, the Mayor is the real Mayor, or was at the time, depending on when you read this.
    CONFIRMED: Ingrid 08 AUG 99
  2. Much of the filming took place inside a former Hughes Aircraft manufacturing plant in Palya del Rey, California. Where Howard Hughes once built the Spruce Goose, a man-made set was covered with 550 yards of dirt. When a shot required visible sky, it was shot on location in Hawaii.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 11 NOV 97
  3. More than 5,000 plants of 50 varieties were grown in a hothouse next door, then rotated onto the set regularly to make sure they always appeared fresh.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 11 NOV 97
  4. Combining live footage of Tai, a 28-year-old veteran actor and computer-generated imagery created Shep's dog-like behavior.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 11 NOV 97
  5. A gorilla suit with 17 remote-controlled electric motors in the head was responsible for Ape's lifelike expressions.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 11 NOV 97 Disney Adventures
  6. When George is swinging from the Bay Bridge, it's no computer-generated illusion. Stunt double and former circus aerialist Joey Preston filled in for Brendan Fraser for this spectacular stunt.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 11 NOV 97
    I agree. That wasn't computer animation in George of the Jungle, because in an issue of Disney Adventures, some one wrote in saying they called the police because they thought someone was comiting suicide but it was only Brendan's stunt double.
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer 24 JUL 99
    It was an actual stuntman who swung on the Bay Bridge. When they filmed it, the newscast that night announced what happened (even showing a clip of it) and explained how they would be in the movie.
    CONFIRMED: Ingrid 08 AUG 99
  7. In George of the Jungle, the whole concept of Ape talking was Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator, Joel Hodgson.
    REPORTED: Calvin Crowe 27 NOV 98
  8. The actor who plays Warden Wilson Matua on the Safari at Animal Kingdom also stars in George of the Jungle as one of the swahili tour guides.
    REPORTED: anon 07 JAN 99

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