Movie Fact #865 – October 24th, 2015:

Screenwriter Dana Olsen’s original screenplay for the 1997 American live-action film “George of the Jungle”, adapted from the cartoon of the same name, began as a spec script titled “Gorilla Boy” (This was actually Olsen’s nickname for his son).

While shopping the screenplay to the studios, Olsen intentionally avoided Disney because he knew they had the film rights to the original cartoon “George of the Jungle”, and figured they wouldn’t be interested in another Tarzan-type spoof. As it turned out, Disney didn’t have a script for the movie and happily looked at Olsen’s story eventually buying it and leading to the finished product.

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