The hero of the jungle...George lives in -- and protects -- the jungle of Mbebwe, a wild playland loaded with exotic animals and villains that are always more funny than scary. George is strong, swift, and he can't even spell the word fear. George lives happily with his jungle family, comprised of his best friend, an ape named Ape, Ursula (an overly-idealistic environmentalist), jungle local and fashion-obsessed Magnolia, his faithful doggy Shep (actually an elephant), and longtime birdie pal Tookie Tookie Bird. Each story is an adventure where, despite his naïve nature and chronic klutziness, George comes out on top. Even when he goes left, George always does right.
Created for a global audience of 3 to 6 year olds, Tinga Tinga Tales is a land full of big stories and big surprises! Inspired by traditional African Folktales and the art of Tanzania, Tinga Tinga Tales opens up a fantastical world of colour, characters and transformation. You may think you know the reason why Elephant has a long trunk, or why Tortoise has a broken shell, but actually, the reason for each is a whole other story! Based upon animal creation stories from all over the African continent Tinga Tinga Tales brings to life tall tales of how of your favourite animals came to be the way they are today. Ever wonder why Elephant has a trunk, or why Tortoise has a broken shell, or why Flamingo stands on one leg, or why Lion roars? Tinga Tinga Tales will answer all your why's!
The Owl, a ridiculous pink character who floats above his feet, must be the unluckiest chap in the world. The Owl just wants to be left alone! He wants to sit peacefully on his branch waiting for a nice crunchy caterpillar to pass his way and really do basically not a lot else -- HOWEVER! No such luck for The Owl who lives in a forest entirely surrounded by, well, general annoyances....
A cross between the Pink Panther (for his propensity for finding himself in surrealistic and absurd situations), the Coyote in The Road Runner Show (for his unrelenting and systematic rotten luck), and Mr. Potato Head (for his capacity to come apart), the Owl inevitably ends up in pieces, blown up, crushed, struck down, grated or even glazed.