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Western Animation / The Jungle Show

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The Jungle Show is an French animated series that aired in December of 1996.

The show revolved around a group of Funny Animals who get together to make a series of music shows. Each one revolves around a different musical style for each character.

The show lasted a total of 26 episodes, and can be viewed on YouTube.

The Jungle Show contains examples of:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Jessica the Cat is clearly into Lou the Wolf.
  • Alliterative Name: A lot of the characters (though not all of them) had this. Some were Lost in Translation.
    • Albert Alligator
    • Bobby the Boa
    • Elvis Elephant
    • Fred the Flamingo
    • Henrietta Hippopotamus
    • Lou le Loupe (Lou the Wolf in French version)
    • Paul Penguin
    • Ronnie the Rhinocerous
    • Tess the Turtle
    • Vinx the Vulture
    • Walter the Wapiti
    • Yull the Yak
  • Animate Inanimate Object: In Elvis Elephant's episode, some cups can be seen, with faces on them, cleaning themselves up and lining up on the display behind the counter. They even tear up during the bit at the end about hunters killing elephants for their ivory.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Most episodes involve the lead character introducing themselves, but Tess Turtle has to introduce Bobby Boa since he's still too young to talk.
  • Christmas Episode: Paul's episode is set at Christmastime.
  • Downer Ending: A few music shows end in disaster because some of the animals get into a disagreement or even sabotage the productions.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Elvis Elephant dresses up like him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Vince Vulture is a Jerkass who spends most of his episode bullying the other animals and gets kicked out of the saloon at the end. He also plays the villain in a few other episodes, and ruins a couple of productions. The other animals seem to tolerate him at best.
  • Flirtatious Smack on the Ass: Lil and Lily's second episode features Vince Vulture slapping one of them on the rear.
  • Goo Goo Getup: "Let's Be Babies" features Vince Vulture, Bumba Gorilla and Paco Pheasant dressing as infants for the music video. Lil and Lily also appear wearing baby clothes, but don't show up until after the video has finished shooting.
  • Grand Finale: "The Animal Song" is the final episode. Instead of focusing on one animal, it features the entire cast gathered in a studio to sing a "We Are The World" spoof. The cartoon ends with the animals all leaving the studio seperately, implying it's the last production.
  • Hartman Hips: Jessica has quite the hips.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Paul the Penguin is in love with Naomi the Bat.
    • Most episodes where Henrietta the Hippopotamus and Elvis the Elephant appear together depict them as a couple.
  • Lady in Red: Jessica Cat is always seen wearing red.
  • Male Gaze: "Shining Knight" features some shots focusing on Jessica Cat's backside.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Naomi the Bat is an apprentice vampire in her episode. She's hopelessly bad at it and wants to play in the sun instead.
  • Mouthy Bird: Lil and Lily the chickens have their beaks function like noses with functional mouths beneath them.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Lil and Lily the chickens are depicted with breasts in "Killer Heart" even though they are usually depicted as flat-chested.
  • The Musical: Each episode was basically this.
  • Punk in the Trunk: Lil and Lily's second episode has Fred Flamingo play a police officer the two knock unconscious and then stuff in their car's trunk.
  • Sleepyhead: Sophia The Marmot is usually asleep.
  • Spoofing in the Rain: Fred Flamingo's episode has him tap-dancing during the rain. At one point near the beginning, he even spins around on a lamppost.