ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

In the late '90s, Disney changed our perception of Tarzan forever by throwing us a klutzy take on the infamous King of the Jungle. Oh yes, as George swung into view on a vine, failing to narrowly avoid that tree, we immediately fell in love with his good-natured goofiness and stunted intellect.

With George and his bumbling gang of elephants and chimps, we embarked on one of the best family movies of the decade. If you need reminding of the ridiculous shenanigans, or to just remind yourself of that catchy theme tune ("George, George, George of the Jungle, watch out for that tree!"), here's the trailer:

And since it's coming up to almost two decades since the savage ape man graced our screens, let's take a look at what some of the actors involved have been up to since:

1. Brendan Fraser

What's he been in since? Gods and Monster, Blast from the Past, The Mummy, Dudley Do-Right, Bedazzled, Monkeybone, The Mummy Returns, The Quiet American, Scrubs, L.A Crash, Journey to the End of the Night, The Last Time, The Air I Breathe, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Extraordinary Measures, Furry Vengeance, Stand Off, A Case of You, HairBrained, Pawn Shop Chronicles, Breakout, Gimme Shelter and Texas Rising.

Sadly, Brendan won't be participating in The Mummy reboot, set to see Imhotep rise again in March 2017.

2. Leslie Mann

What's she been in since? Big Daddy, Timecode, Perfume, Orange Country, Stealing Harvard, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Drillbit Taylor, I Love You Phillip Morris, 17 Again, Funny People, Shorts, Little Birds, Rio, The Change-Up, Allen Gregory, This Is 40, The Bling Ring, Rio 2, The Other Woman and most recently, Vacation.

See the trailer for Vacation here:

3. Thomas Haden Church

What's he been in since? One Night Stand, Susan's Plan, Free Money, Goosed, The Specials, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Lone Star State of Mind, The Badge, Serial Killing 4 Dummys, Sideways, Spanglish, Idiocracy, Charlotte's Web, Spider-Man 3, Smart People, Don McKay, Imagine That, All About Steve, Easy A, Zombie Roadkill, Another Happy Day, Killer Joe, We Bought a Zoo, John Carter, Whitewash, Lucky Them, Heaven Is for Real, Max.

4. Richard Roundtree

What's he been in since? Steel, 213 Hope St, Rescue 77, Antitrust, Soul Food, Hawaiian Gardens, Corky Romano, Resurrection Blvd, Capone's Boys, Boat Trip, Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon, Brick, Desperate Housewives, Wild Seven, All the Days Before Tomorrow, Vegas Vampires, Heroes, Speed Racer, Set Apart, Lincoln Heights, The Confidant, Diary of a Single Mom, Retreat!, This Bitter EarthDuke, Collar, Chicago Fire, Being Mary Jane.

5. Abraham Benrubi

What's he been in since? Under Oath, Border to Border, Sleepwalkers, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, Out in Fifty, The Man Who Wasn't There, Zig Zag, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Open Range, Without a Paddle, Miss Congeniality 2, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Charlotte's Web, Men in Trees, ER, Calvin Marshall, Happy Town, Memphis Beat, Venus & Vegas, Bounty Killer, Deep Dark Canyon, A Country Christmas, A Night in Old Mexico, The Blackout, The Bridge, Big Hero 6, Robot Chicken.

6. Greg Cruttwell

What's he been in since? Sadly since George of the Jungle, Greg Crutwell hasn't been in many movies. However, he has appeared in numerous British television shows, such as French & Saunders, Birds of a Feather and Murder She Wrote. Alongside this, he founded a football club in London and was awarded the FA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Football in the Community in 2012.

Wow, who'd have thought!?

7. Holland Taylor

What's she been in since? Betty, Next Stop Wonderland, The Truman Show, The Naked Truth, The Sex Monster, Happy Accidents, Keeping the Faith, Ally McBeal, Town & Country, Legally Blonde, Home Room, Spy Kids 2, Baby Bob, The Practice, The Wedding Date, The L Word, The Chosen One, Two and a Half Men, Hollywood Mom.

You can't deny that the cast of Tarzan-inspired George of the Jungle have come a very long way since their roles in Disney's 1997 movie.

And now it seems a new alpha is to step into the midst and take George's place as the King of the Jungle. Here's the epic teaser for the upcoming The Legend of Tarzan, starring a deliciously half-naked Alexander Skarsgård and a disheveled Margot Robbie as his Jane:


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