After a plane crashes in the African jungle, a baby named George (Brendan Fraser) is rescued and raised by a protective primate (voiced by John Cleese). Years later, a wealthy woman (Leslie Mann) on safari ditches her snooty fiancé (Thomas Haden Church) in the jungle — and finds love unexpectedly with a grown-up George. Through trial and error, the mismatched pair learns life outside the jungle is no picnic.
Sam Weisman (b. 1947 in Binghamton, New York) is an American film director. He has directed the films D2: The Mighty Ducks, Bye Bye Love, George of the Jungle, The Out-of-Towners, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Weisman is a graduate of Brandeis University’s MFA program in Acting and Directing. He earned a BA in Music History from Yale University, where he was a member of the second longest running a cappella group in the nation, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus.
His brother is the producer David Weisman.
Sam Weisman is married to former Knots Landing actress Constance McCashin, with whom he has two children: Marguerite Weisman, an editorial assistant at Harper Collins and Daniel Weisman, a music manager, who manages Capital Cities and Wale and formerly managed of Mike Posner. —Wikipedia