Wild time for ‘George’

More than 1,000 partygoers were whisked off to the San Diego Wild Animal Park Wednesday for the “world premiere safari” of Disney’s “George of the Jungle.” The stars, execs, guests and the press all boarded jungle-themed Amtrak trains at Union Station downtown. Once at the park, guests, armed with straw hats and water bottles, enjoyed a pleasant safari through the park and petting areas.

The animals weren’t out in full force, but there were enough meerkats, giraffes and baby gorillas to keep the tykes enthralled. A tropical dinner and dessert was served up by the Wild Animal Park catering service, with entertainment by the Beetoto band. Guests were treated to a talking-bird show at the amphitheater, where the movie was screened.

Disney brass in attendance included Joe Roth, David Vogel and Dick Cook. Stars making the trek included Eric Idle as well as the pic’s Abraham Benrubi, Greg Cruttwell, Kelly Miller, John Bennett Perry and Richard Roundtree. “George” songwriter Sheldon Allman was also on hand, as well as pic’s director Sam Weisman and producers David Hoberman, Jordan Kerner and Jon Avnet.

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