The Jungle Bunch
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|The Jungle Bunch|
|Also known as||The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue|
|Created by||Jean-François Tosti
|Developed by||David Alaux
|Written by||David Alaux
|Theme music composer||Olivier Cussac|
|Opening theme||The Jungle Bunch Theme|
|Ending theme||The Jungle Bunch Theme|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||104|
|Producer(s)||TAT Productions, Master Films|
|Original network||France 3 (France)|
|Original release||December 29, 2013– present|
The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (also known as Les As de la Jungle à la Rescousse in French) is a French CGI animated television series. It was created by Jean-François Tosti, David Alaux, Eric Tosti and produced by TAT Productions and Master Films. The series is about Maurice, a penguin that thinks he is a tiger, and his misfit friends. Together, they are the defenders of the jungle. The series' 1st season premiered on December 29, 2013 in France and the second season aired on November 2, 2015. The Jungle Bunch to the rescue won an International Emmy Award in Category Kids: Animation in 2014 and is aired in more than 180 territories. In the UK it previously aired on Boomerang, and in the US it currently airs on Sprout.
The show focuses on a bunch of animals embodying justice and hope, who always ready for adventure and funny situations.
- Maurice: refers to himself as "The Great Warrior Tiger", an Emperor Penguin that journeyed from Antarctica to the equator believing that he actually is a tiger that belongs there. He is leader of the Jungle Bunch and never hesitates to find new adventures for the crew.
- Junior: a fish, who gets his name because he is the adopted son of Maurice. He's usually in his bowl, under the arm of the Maurice.
- Miguel: the personality of a simple-minded innocent child in a body of a gorilla. His primary goal in life is eating bananas.
- Gilbert: a Tarsier, he's the brains of the bunch, always stays on his branch, and often in very bad mood.
- Batricia: a female bat with a big heart and a tendency to make gaffes.
- Al and Bob: two toads that have distinct personalities but share the same friends, the same pond, and the same passions.
- Fred: a The warthog, who doesn't have much to say.
The Jungle Bunch To The Rescue (Season 1 All Episodes)
The series has been adapted into a 52-minute animated film titled The Jungle Bunch: The Movie (originally Les As de la Jungle: Opération Banquise; The Jungle Bunch: Back to the Ice Floe). The film was aired on France 3, on December 31, 2011 and was released on April 10, 2013. This film was included as premium at the Kidscreen Awards.
TAT productions is developing a feature film based on the Jungle Bunch licence.
Awards and nominations
- San Diego International Kids Film Festival 2015 : Grand Jury Prize - Best Short for the TV special The Great Treasure Quest
- New York Festivals 2015 : Final Certificate
- International Emmy Awards 2014
- Cartoons on the Bay 2014 : Pucinella Award for Best Children TV series
- Kidscreen Awards 2013 : TV Movie Award for The Jungle Bunch: Back to the Ice Floe
- Official website http://tatprod.com/projets/the-jungle-bunch-to-the-rescue-season-2/
- Distributor website http://www.pgsentertainment.com/licence/27/the-jungle-bunch/