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 couldamong other thingscut 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.
- Earthy Barefoot Character: Jana is always barefoot.
- Montaro, for some reason, wears high boots.
- 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.
- Heroic Albino: Ghost is an animal version.
- 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.
- Magical Native American: Montaro had shades of this, but was (obviously) a rarer South American version.
- Nitro Express: The series had an oil well fire episode. The bits that weren't out of The Wages of Fear were out of Rooster Cogburn (with modifications; this is a kids' show, so no one gets so much as a nasty boo-boo).
- 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.
- Vine Swing: One of the ways Jana travels around the jungle.
- The X of Y: The series title.