George is the titular main protagonist of the 1967 American cartoon George of the Jungle, both of its 1997 Disney movie, and its 2007 reboot with the same name.
While he was a great hero and a likable protagonist in the 1967 series and the 1997 Disney movie (and to some extent, its 2003 sequel), sadly, he was badly flanderized in the 2007 reboot.
Why He Stopped Watching Out for That Tree
- He has been horribly flanderized beyond recognition and has lost all of the charm and likability he had in the original 1967 series, where he went from a bumbling, lovable, strong and hilarious jungle hero in the 1967 series, to an annoying, whiny, sulky, moronic, wimpy and unfunny coward. In fact, he shockingly makes his flanderized live-action incarnation from Disney's George of the Jungle 2 seem more likable in comparison.
- Similar to Patrick Star, Sheen Estevez and Elvis Cridlington, he is now incredibly dumb beyond belief and has done a lot of stupid things. To name just a few examples:
- In "Conehead", George gets a rash and must take pink medicine to cure it, but he refuses to and sings a song to his friends about why he thinks it’s good to scratch instead of taking medicine. In real life when you get a rash, if you scratch it, it's going to make it worse.
- In "Trial by Science", he, along with the others, abandon Ursula (Magnolia in season 2) in the jungle and she slowly goes insane, only to reveal when she gets out that they were just distracting her from her birthday. What a smart jungle king, right?
- In "Meet Meat", he gets shocked that he finds out meat is made of animals, and what does he do? He starts eating rocks.
- George may have been dumb and bumbling in the original 1967 series and the two live-action movies, but not to this extent to the point that it gets incredibly irritating and frustrating to watch.
- Both Lee Tockar and Cory Doran did immensely horrible and appalling jobs voicing him, especially in the second season as both actors barely sounded like how Bill Scott originally voiced him in the 1967 cartoon.
- He is extremely immature and never acts his age, which got even worse in the second season. Worse still, by the second season he constantly speaks in third person way too often that it gets incredibly annoying.
- His design in the first season is terrible as he is noticeably thin and scrawny, despite retaining his strength.
- Not to mention, his face resembles Mr. Turner from The Fairly OddParents.
- He got worse in the second season as he is now a literal manchild who speaks in third person with poor vocabulary. His design is the same but was likely done to reflect his original 1967 appearance.
- He does incredibly gross stuff, which seems very out-of-place in the George of the Jungle franchise (though to be fair, the exact same can be said for all the toilet humor scenes from the entire reboot series from both him and the other characters as well).
- His flanderization in the 2007 reboot has destroyed most of the reputation that that his original 1967 incarnation of the character had, and succeeded in turning him into one of the most hated characters of all time. In other words, he gives the original 1967 version of George of the Jungle a bad name.
- He was a much better character in the original 1967 series and the 1997 movie (and to some extent, its 2003 sequel), but unfortunately, he never redeemed himself in any future George of the Jungle media ever since the franchise ended, which makes his flanderization sadder.
- His design improved a little bit in the second season as he now has a muscular build just like in the 1967 series, although it's mostly terrible.
- He still gives us funny moments.