(Thor: There are five apes out there. Which one are we taking to Vegas?) (Max: The one who's playing chess!")
~ Max and Thor spying on the gorillas before shooting Ape.

Max and Thor are the secondary antagonists in the 1997 Disney film George of the Jungle. They are a duo of poachers who work for Lyle Van de Groot, and try to kidnap Ape.

Max was portrayed by Greg Cruttwell, and Thor was portrayed by Abraham Benrubi.


Max and Thor are two poachers posing as trackers were hired by Lyle who thinks that they are the best guides in the world to find Ursula Stanhope. Their goal was to find the white ape and kidnap it.

The next day, Ursula was believed to be kidnapped by the white ape that Lyle said, so this was their chance to capture it so Max told Mr. Kwame and his men he'll pay 50 zamoles a man if they help capture the white ape and bring him alive. The men agreed if only 100 zamoles a man which he's fine with.

The next day, they finally found her and the white ape was really a man named George of the Jungle. While they were waiting for Lyle, they saw Shep, George's pet elephant, and they were going to shoot him then an ape named Ape stopped them and they were shocked to hear him talk and was about to shoot him with the tranquilizer gun but stopped when Lyle shot George.

Them and Lyle had to go to Bujumbura Jail but they were pardoned and released unlike Lyle. After that, their new goal was to kidnap Ape for using his skills in Las Vegas to have cash, room service, girls etc... and they believed nobody will stop them not even George.

When they got back to Ape Mountain, their plan of Ape had succeeded and they locked him in a cage to leave Ape Mountain but had trouble leaving the place. When they were back to the treehouse they were upset, even Thor argued with the Narrator then with Max, then out of nowhere, George came back to rescue Ape then it turned into a fight, during which they torture George by tickling him, much to his horror. However, it becomes apparent that George is having fun being a tickle victim, as he doesn't try to escape. Despite this unbearable torment, George is barely able to outlast it and wins the "fight" with help from the jungle animals and Ursula, Ape was saved.

Max and Thor tickle

Max and Thor overpower George and torture him with no mercy as he laughs in pure agony, eventually passing out from lack of air.

Later on, when Lyle came back, after escaping from jail and becoming a minister of marriages, he and his minion of mercenaries locked them, Ape, and George, until a bunch of apes appeared to save George and Ape but not them. Later, they and the mercenaries were trapped in that cage and gonna get peed by Shep.

In the last scene of the movie, Ape became famous in Las Vegas and their final fate was them being stuck in a prop tree during his show.

George of the Jungle 2

They appear in a flashback of lyle falling into the elephant droppings as a Reminder of the narrator to the audience of who Lyle is.


  • The tickling scene was completely unexpected. The actor broke character to tickle Brendan Fraser for no reason.
  • It seems that George's armpits are his worst tickle spot.
  • it is unknown what happened to them, & and Gunner, Scooter, Hobbs, Yon and Phil after the first movie. however they are replace by Lyle's New henchmen who are women, [1][2]Sally and Kowalski.
  • it is unknown what happened to them in the sequel, but it could implied they had sally & Kowalski to there place & are most likely to there wives, as shown when sally & Kowalski have some similarities with them.


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