Jungle Burger 1975

director: Picha [Jean-Paul Walvarens]   Boris Szulzinger  




Belgium, France

Alternative Titles

  • Tarzoon
  • La Honte De La Jungle
  • Shame of the Jungle



Here's a rare treat for adults - an animated feature that is outrageously sexy, visually rude and decidedly earthy in dialogue: moreover it's an hilarious parody on the Tarzan and Jane jungle theme. This time, however, Tarzan is weak, stupid and sexually inadequate. Jane is an aggressive, sexually demanding nymphette, naked for most of the time. And their faithful chimp is a randy little beast who delights in fondling Jane's breasts and swinging on his master's genitalia. The story concerns the attempts of the wicked, bald, 14-breasted Queen Bazonga to capture Jane and use her lovely locks for a scalp transplant.

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Distributor Hokushin
Catalogue Number VM52
Release Series
Release Date 1982
Duration: 67m 58s
Printed Classification
Notes BBFC 'X'. Second release, small box
User Reviews:
by Lee James Turnock
Jungle Burger provided an early glance at the wayward sense of humour of the cult Belgian animator and cartoonist Picha, and all his future trademarks are present and correct - feeble anti-heroes, oddly impressive bits of off-kilter animation set to stirring music (occasionally classical music), sketchy but lively character designs, Amazon women with several times their fair share of breasts, crackpot inventions and an absolute refusal to take anything seriously. Picha perfected the formula with 1987's the Big Bang, which combined a literal 'battle of the sexes' with a glimpse into the future (well, 1995!) and the third and fourth world wars, but Jungle Burger is still worth a look and a laugh. Given that it dates from 1975 and was overdubbed by the cast of Saturday Night Live, it's inevitable that not all the humour has aged well, and a lot of it now seems juvenile and quaint rather than truly transgressive, but it remains an enjoyable relic of simpler, dirtier times. The insanely catchy marching theme of the genitalia soldiers - which you'll have trouble getting out of your head - is called 'Tarzoon's March' and was written by Teddy Lasry (with Kobaian lyrics!) of the French avant-garde rock band Magma.