Together, with Montaro, who is armed with the mystic Staff of Power, they now search for her father and helping people along the way against the dangers of the jungle and its enemies, The Good, The Bad, The Whatever (warning, with spoilers! She is a female version of Tarzan who traveled to the rain forests of South America in search of her lost father (whom she never finds). © 1979 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Ward, Michael Bell, Ted Cassidy, Marlene Aragon. (I've been unable to identify the live-action models for Montaro or Ben Cooper.) Looking for something to watch? With B.J. As she grows up, she becomes a lithe maiden perfectly at home in the jungle, armed only with a special neckband she can use as a throwing weapon that her jaguar companion, Ghost, is trained to retrieve. Ward provided the following opening narration, in character as Jana: "The last thing I remember was traveling up the Great River with my father. In November and early December 1978, Jana had her own time slot on Saturday mornings. B.J. At times the writing did become cartoonish as Jana's boomerang necklace or Montaro's magical staff performed implausible feats ("Cartoon writers" were a bane of Wildey's existence) but in general the scripting was admirably serious-minded for a Saturday morning cartoon.Jana's animation was unusually lifelike; a live model, actress/dancer Michele Hart, was "rotoscoped" (filmed, then projected on a drawing board and traced, an early form of "motion capture") for many of her scenes, making Jana graceful, natural, and lightly muscular in action. Search for "Jana of the Jungle" on Amazon.com, Title: Jana of the Jungle: Dangerous Cargo. She deals damage completely off a "per auto attack" type setting. Devouver is applied per auto, blade is as well, and so is the bonus ad from you shield. Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Huckleberry Hound Tells Stories of Uncle Remus, Magilla Gorilla Tells Ogee the Story Alice in Wonderland, Pixie and Dixie with Mr. Jinks Tell the Story of Cinderella, Snagglepuss Tells the Story of Wizard of Oz, Wilma Flintstone Tells the Story of Bambi, https://hanna-barbera.fandom.com/wiki/Jana_of_the_Jungle?oldid=46588, Story: Herb Armstrong, Bob Johnson, Duane Poole, Dick Robbins, Sam Roeca, George Shea, Bob Stitzel, Story Direction: John Bruno, Moe Gollub, Jan Green, Jon Zaar Haber, Rick Hoberg, Larry Huber, Mark Kirkland, Will Meugniot, Don Rico, Desmond Serratore, Dave Stevens, Bill Wray, Tom Yakutis, Character Designers: Doug Wildey, George Wheeler, Fred Irvin, Layout Supervision: John Ahern, Warren Marshall, Layout: Cosmo Anzilotti, Lyle Beddes, Garnett Bugby, Todd Curtis, Sukhi Dail, Cory Dangerfield, Owen Fitzgerald, Bob Foster, Drew Gentle, Simon Gittins, Moe Gollub, Charles Grosvenor, Dave Hanan, Jack Huber, Larry Huber, Mike Kawaguchi, Boyd Kirkland, Mark Kirkland, Brad Landreth, Jack Manning, Earl Martin, Jim Mueller, Dan Noonan, Floyd Norman, Mike O'Mara, Gerrard Pointak, Debra Pugh, Linda Rowley, Keith Sargent, Glenn Schmitz, Bart Seitz, Doyle Shaw, Roy Smith, Thomas Tholen, Greg Thurber, Toby, Grant Wilson, Animation Supervision: Bill Keil, Jay Sarbry, Animation: Carlos Alfonso, Frank Andrina, Ed Barge, Oliver Callahan, Lars Calonius, Amaro Carretero, Rudy Cataldi, Jesse Cosio, Joan Drake, Marcia Fertig, Al Gaivoto, Manuel Garcia Galiana, Fernando Gonzalez, Jeff Hall, Terence Harrison, Bob Hathcock, Fred Hellmich, Harry Holt, Angel Izquierdo, Hicks Lokey, Ernesto Lopez, Roberto Marcano, Luis Martinez, Pedro Mohedano, Constantin Mustatea, Margaret Nichols, Eduardo Olivares, Juan Pina, Morey Reden, Vicente Rodriguez, Mariano Rueda, Robert Tyler, James T. Walker, John Walker, Ron Westlund, Backgrounds: Dario Campanile, Ann Guenther, Paro Hozumi, Michael Humphries, Alison Julian, Bill Lorencz, Andy Phillipson, Jeff Riche, Sera Segal-Alsberg, Peter Van Elk, Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty, Camera: George Epperson, Jerry Smith, Tom Epperson, Chuck Flekal, Ron Jackson, Larry Smith, Terry Smith, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington. Her primary means of travel was by swinging on vines. I've been in touch with the Warner Archive folks; they own the Jana series and hope someday to release it, but have said it will need restoration work as the negatives are in poor condition due to less-than-adequate storage. Was this review helpful to you? BBC One London, 24 November 1980 16.35. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. This FAQ is empty. The seldom-seen "Jana of the Jungle" remains in my memory as one of Hanna-Barbera's best adventure series, largely due to the work of its co-producer and designer, Doug Wildey.Wildey, a veteran newspaper-strip and comic book artist/writer, was the person most responsible for the design, style, and story sensibility of the famous (original) "Jonny Quest," and he brought those same qualities to his subsequent series at H-B and other studios (De Patie-Freleng, where he produced their "Planet of the Apes" adaptation, Ken Snyder Productions with "Skyhawks," etc.) Jana of the Jungle is a 13 episode 30-minute Saturday morning animated series, produced by Hanna-Barbera that aired during the fall of 1978. Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. She is a Tarzanesque heroine who lives in some kind of "Lost World", a jungle inhabited by dinosaurs and cavemen. At present this site reflects the contents of the published Radio Times BBC listings. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The adventures of an Amazon jungle maiden and her companions. B. J. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? This picture has made the jurisdiction of I.A.T.S.E., affiliated with A.F.L.-C.L.O. Ward's voice performance as Jana was uniformly fine; as was Ted Cassidy (Lurch of TV's "The Addams Family," in one of his last roles) as her Native foster-father, Montaro; adding a dry, parched texture to his bottomless bass voice, giving it an ancient quality in keeping with the deeply etched lines of his face. She wore only a dress made of unspecified animal skin and a collar which doubled as a throwing weapon. She was voiced by B. J. This website includes information on my modeling portfolio, how to book me, and much more. Jana of the Jungle was a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series created by Doug Wildey and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on NBC from September 9, 1978, to December 2, 1978. Among other animals, Jana has summoned a crocodile, a monkey, a bat, a snake and various tropical birds. Her father vanished in a boating accident when she was still a child. (1978–1979). Add the first question. Her primary means of travel was by swinging on vines. She is a female version of Tarzan who traveled to the rain forests of South America in search of her lost father (whom she never finds). Jana had two animal friends, Tiko the coatimundi (who more resembled a yapok, a South American aquatic marsupial) and Ghost the albino jaguar, and two human friends, Dr. Ben Cooper and Montaro. He had just given me my special necklace when... [boat hitting rocks and capsizing]. Besides her animal friends Ghost the albino jaguar and Tiko the coatimundi (the latter more resembled a Water Opossum), Jana has two human friends: Dr. Ben Cooper and Montaro, a descendant of a lost warrior tribe who is armed with a supernatural weapon known as the Staff of Power that can cause earthquake shockwaves when it strikes the ground. Dr. Ben Cooper, zoologist voiced by Michael Bell, has not aged so gracefully, resembling a cross between Mark Spitz and Burt Reynolds and definitely "stuck in the seventies," though Bell's voice work was also very good.Set along the Amazon river in Venezuela, rather than the African setting typical of jungle shows; Jana's stories may seem prosaic to those used to superheroes who can hurl planets into orbit. She wore only a dress made of unspecified animal skin and a collar which doubled as a throwing weapon. Jungle Janna looks like AD janna but is NOT. I grew up by the laws of nature and the animals of the jungle became my friends. ), guiding a raftload of nitro downriver to put out an oil-well fire (an uncredited semi-remake of the then-recent John Wayne film "Rooster Cogburn," with Jana as an unlikely surrogate for Katharine Hepburn! The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. Written by https://hero.fandom.com/wiki/Jana_of_the_Jungle?oldid=2038903. His realistically proportioned characters avoided the clichéd "biceps-and-bazooms" style of many comic artists.Jana, beautiful, brave, kind, intelligent, and capable of remarkable feats of daring; was an excellent reinvention of the "jungle girl" heroine for a modern era. Endlessly searching for my lost father, Montaro, Tico and my jaguar, Ghost, help me guard the jungle from those who dwell within it. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Montaro rescued Jana from the boat accident in which her father disappeared. ), The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars. When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level while protecting it from the Cylons. Hanna-Barbera Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. There are also links available bring you to my Fine Vines brand and my social media! Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations.
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