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Jana of the Jungle was created by Doug Wildey, of Jonny Quest fame, as part of The Godzilla Power Hour. Jana, voiced by BJ Ward, roams the rainforests of South America in search of her lost father. She is aided by Montaro and Dr. Ben Cooper, as well as two Non Human Sidekicks: Ghost the albino jaguar and Tiko the coatimundi yapok. Jana's collar doubles as a sharp-edged throwable weapon which could—among other things—cut vines and bore holes through cave walls. Montaro wields the equally potent Staff of Power that can cause earthquake-like shockwaves when it strikes the ground.

Jana also made a cameo appearance on Yogi's Space Race.


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  • Film Felons: In "The Animal Snatchers", a gang of poachers tried to cover up their operation by posing as a documentary film crew. They later caught Jana in a snare, causing her to drop her collar, and abducted Ghost.
  • Jungle Princess: Jana, of course. She fits many of the classic requirements: she's a young American woman who has been stranded in the jungle since childhood, has bonded with the local tribespeople and animals, and protects her home from a variety of threats.
  • Rings of Death: Played With. While Jana's collar is sharp enough to double as this type of weapon, she never throws it at people or animals.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Yapok. Even if Tiko were a coatimundi, it'd still qualify.

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