Why Brendan Fraser apologized for “George of the Jungle”

Who does not remember “George of the Jungle” (George de la selva, in Spanish), the American comedy-adventure from 1997, which is a parody of Tarzan? Yes, the one that starred who in the plot was a primitive man who was raised by animals in an African jungle.

Well, 25 years after its premiere, the apologized for one of the scenes we saw. If you still do not know which one it refers to, in the following paragraphs we will tell you. Earlier we pointed out that the film was directed by Sam Weisman and was based on the Jay Ward cartoon of the same name.


During his time on the red carpet at the Mill Valley Film Festival, where the film was screened , Brendan Fraser apologized for a scene in San Francisco, exactly on the Bay Bridge, where the production hung a mannequin representing a skydiver, whose life was in danger and he had to save it. According to what he said, traffic stopped at any moment and people got scared because he thought everything was real.

“When we were doing ‘George of the jungle’, George goes to rescue a parachutist entangled on the Golden Gate Bridge (Puente Bahía). That means that Disney put a mannequin hanging from a parachute. This brought traffic to a standstill on both sides of the bridge.”began to tell .

Because he was somewhere else to get into action, while waiting he didn’t hesitate to turn on the television when came to the great surprise that they had stopped programming.

“Oprah was interrupted because there was a special report with helicopters saying that a parachute was hanging off the bridge. I discovered then that someone had not obtained the permit, and someone was going to have problems with the mayor’s office. So I can only apologize for it.”he indicated.


  • Name of the movie: “George of the Jungle”
  • Based on: “George of the Jungle by Jay Ward”
  • Gender: comedy and adventure
  • Year: 1997
  • Duration: 88 minutes
  • Directed: Sam Weisman
  • Produced: David Hoberman, Jon Avnet, and Jordan Kerner
  • Script: Jay Ward and Dana Olsen
  • Producer: Walt Disney Pictures
"George of the Jungle" premiered in 1997 (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)
“George of the jungle” premiered in 1997 (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)


George has been raised since he was a baby by a group of gorillas. He has grown up to be the king of the jungle and along with a monkey, a talking gorilla, and Shep, an elephant with a longing to be a dog, he meets a beautiful young woman named Ursula.


  • Brendan Fraser as George
  • Leslie Mann as Ursula Stanhope
  • Thomas Haden Church as Lyle Van de Groot
  • Richard Roundtree as Kwame
  • Greg Cruttwell and Abraham Benrubi as Max and Thor, two poachers
  • Holland Taylor as Beatrice Stanhope
  • Kelly Miller as Betsy
  • John Bennett Perry as Arthur Stanhope
  • Afton Smith as another friend of Ursula’s
  • John Cleese as George’s gorilla friend
Brendan Fraser starred in
Brendan Fraser starred in “George of the jungle” (Photo: Disney)


  • Full name: Brendan James Fraser
  • Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana,
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthday: December 3
  • Year of birth: 1968
  • Age: 53 years
Brendan Fraser at the premiere of "No Sudden Move" during the 2021 Tribeca Festival (Photo: Ángela Weiss / AFP)
Brendan Fraser at the premiere of “No Sudden Move” during the 2021 Tribeca Festival (Photo: Ángela Weiss / AFP)


Fraser was born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis. He is the son of two Canadians, Carol Fraser, a sales consultant, and Peter Fraser, a journalist who worked as a foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism.

During his childhood he lived in different countries, including Switzerland, the Netherlands and Canada, due to the transfers that his family frequently made. He has three older brothers, Kevin, Regan, and Sean.

Why Brendan Fraser apologized for “George of the Jungle”