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31st Dec '17 7:44:01 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', which says that the rainforests of the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Africa-counterpart are so full of {{Lost World}}s, [[LostColony Lost Colonies]], [[TempleOfDoom Temples of Doom]], and so on that there's barely room for the trees.
11th Nov '17 4:35:40 PM GoblinCipher
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* The theme of Venus in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', though Ganymede could also qualify.



* The genre is evoked by the classic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''Isle of Dread'' and the less-classic ''Isle of the Ape''.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adventure path ''Serpent's Skull'' and, to a slightly lesser extent, ''Skull and Shackles'' wallow in the tropes of JungleOpera.
* This is the theme for the 2017-2018 ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' Ixalan block.




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* It's not uncommon for roleplaying games to deliberately aim at this trope while avoiding the UnfortunateImplications by virtue of taking place in another world that's ''exactly like'' a Jungle Opera.
** The theme of Venus in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', though Ganymede could also qualify.
** The genre is evoked by the classic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''Isle of Dread'' and the less-classic ''Isle of the Ape''.
** The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adventure path ''Serpent's Skull'' (exploring ancient temples in the jungle) wallows in the tropes of JungleOpera [[spoiler:(though the AncientAstronauts are replaced by earthbound reptilian {{Precursors}}).]]



* ''Franchise/TombRaider.''

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* ''Franchise/TombRaider.'''' Travel to exotic locations, explore ancient ruins, fight [[LostWorld dinosaurs]] for some reason.
* The central theme of the arcade game ''VideoGame/JungleHunt''. Explore a jungle, swim a pirahna-infested river, resolve [[CannibalTribe differences in culinary preferences]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' did this sometimes.
** So does ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin.''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe book series]] "JustForFun/DaringDo", which is heavily based on ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Daring's adventures feature in the episodes "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read it and Weep]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]]".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''
''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''. Two con men find a fabulously wealthy Central American city and try to save it from conquistadors.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' did this sometimes.
** So does ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin.''
''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', as part of Scrooge McDuck's frequent globetrotting treasure hunts.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' also had its share of mock archeological expeditions used as an excuse for treasure-hunting.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe book series]] "JustForFun/DaringDo", which is heavily based on ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Daring's adventures feature in the episodes "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read it and Weep]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]]".
''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
11th Nov '17 4:25:47 PM GoblinCipher
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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval setting]], or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa . There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible than other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.

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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval setting]], or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa .TheShangriLa. There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible than other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.



* ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'' frequently visits this territory.




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* The genre is evoked by the classic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''Isle of Dread'' and the less-classic ''Isle of the Ape''.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adventure path ''Serpent's Skull'' and, to a slightly lesser extent, ''Skull and Shackles'' wallow in the tropes of JungleOpera.
* This is the theme for the 2017-2018 ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' Ixalan block.
* The "gimmick" board games ''TabletopGame/FireballIsland'' and ''TabletopGame/ForbiddenBridge'', and many others, are all about this trope.




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* One of the most popular genres for early [[TextAdventure interactive fiction]], with examples like ''Kukulcan'', ''Savage Island'', and ''Island Adventure,'' it mostly fell out of favor by the late 1980s.
5th May '17 8:10:10 AM puceron
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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval setting]], or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa . There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible then other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.

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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval setting]], or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa . There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible then than other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.
8th Apr '17 6:10:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheRoadToElDorado''

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* ''TheRoadToElDorado''''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''
30th Mar '17 1:44:48 PM NiGHTS
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* ''Literature/OGuarani'' by Creator/JoseDeAlencar

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* ''Literature/OGuarani'' by Creator/JoseDeAlencarCreator/JoséDeAlencar
28th Mar '17 3:34:49 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Mar '17 5:43:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Jungle Operas tend to feature [[BoldExplorer Bold Explorers]], [[HollywoodNatives primitive locals]], {{Precursors}}, [[LostColony Lost Colonies]], [[MacGuffin Ancient Artifacts]], and the like; [[TempleOfDoom ruins-filled-with-deathtraps]] is one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook. This will also likely involve AncientAstronauts and have an AdventurerArchaeologist as one or more of the characters. Oddly enough the experiences of RealLife explorers did sometimes have a suspicious resemblance to this genre. We don't ''think'' that any secrets man was not meant to know have been discovered -- not that anyone would admit it if there have been some. Maybe the world was not yet ready?

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Jungle Operas tend to feature [[BoldExplorer Bold Explorers]], [[HollywoodNatives primitive locals]], {{Precursors}}, [[LostColony Lost Colonies]], [[MacGuffin Ancient Artifacts]], and the like; [[TempleOfDoom ruins-filled-with-deathtraps]] is one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook. This will also likely involve AncientAstronauts and have an AdventurerArchaeologist as one or more of the characters. Oddly enough the experiences of RealLife explorers did sometimes have a suspicious resemblance to this genre. We don't ''think'' that any secrets man was not meant to know have been discovered -- not that anyone would admit it if there have been some. Maybe [[TheWorldIsNotReady the world was not yet ready?
ready]]?
4th Mar '17 3:20:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a Medieval setting, or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa . There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible then other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.

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This is a speculative tale that takes place in undiscovered or semidiscovered country in the present or "recent" (usually no earlier than the early 20th century) past supposedly on this Earth. As opposed to say a HighFantasy in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval setting, setting]], or a SpaceOpera in a far future-like setting. As the title indicates it often takes place in a tropical rain forest though that is not necessary. The key point is that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is provided primarily by the use of settings that are regarded as exotic, mysterious, dangerous and above all, far away by most readers, yet still on this world; rather then providing a whole imaginary world "in a galaxy far away". A typical setting for instance, might be TheAmazon, DarkestAfrica, or TheShangriLa . There are occasional similarities with the SpaceOpera, the two genres can each borrow tropes normally associated with each other and there is potential for crossovers (aliens can for instance kidnap the intrepid explorers, or perhaps a Space Opera can have a story take place on a jungle planet). However some elements of a Jungle Opera can be less flexible then other speculative sub-genres by the nature of operating in "closer proximity" (so to speak) to RealLife.
21st Oct '16 11:57:44 AM Morgenthaler
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