Remembering ‘Jana of the Jungle’

There was a meme going around twitter the other day with the question, ‘Tell us about your first crush on an animated character’.

It’s funny how things that you had completely forgotten can come back to you. I suddenly remembered my early “crush” on a cartoon character called ‘Jana of the Jungle’.

I couldn’t remember anything else about it, though, so I looked it up and found that it was produced by Hanna-Barbara from 1978 to 1979 and only lasted one season. I must have been watching re-runs around 1982.

Promotional image for the cartoon Jana of the Jungle. It shows Jana, a white woman with light blonde hair, and her companion, the white jaguar Ghost, on a black background with the title in blue and green lettering above them

Reading the description, the content was probably a bit …. dodgy on a number of levels.

I forgot all about Jana when I became obsessed with She-Ra a few years later.

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