A little backstory is needed before we get into our next video.
In 1977, Hanna-Barbera acquired a license to bring Rima, the Jungle Girl, who was created by author H. Rider Haggard in his novel, Green Mansions, and had already been licensed to DC Comics, to television, with Rima appearing in two short stories on the All-New Super Friends Hour. A year later, H-B came up with their own jungle heroine, with the help of an old friend.
Jonny Quest creator Doug Wildey returned to H-B and created Jana of the Jungle as a component of the Godzilla Power Hour, on which Wildey was serving as producer. Oh, H-B could've worked something with DC and/or the Haggard estate to give Rima her own series, and maybe they did, but neither ABC nor NBC or CBS were interested, we don't know. Wildey gave the studio a clean slate with Jana, who was raised in the jungle after her father was lost in an accident.
Jana (BJ Ward) is mentored by the shaman, Montaro (Ted Cassidy, also the voice of Godzilla), and has two pet sidekicks, Tiko, a ferret (I think), and Ghost, a white jaguar. And, then, for the sake of at least teasing a romance, there is Dr. Ben Cooper (Michael Bell), a vet working out of a jungle preserve (think Daktari). Stories ran along the same line as Tarzan over on CBS, and that was really the reason Jana came along in the first place. Unlike Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary hero, however, Jana lasted just 1 season. You'd think that wouldn't happen, since Jana was eye candy for the boys, but it was airing opposite Scooby-Doo over on ABC, another case of H-B being programmed against itself.
Could Jana make a comeback? Under the right conditions.
Take for example Sheena, who was revived for a brief live-action run a few years ago, with Gena Lee Nolin (ex-Baywatch) in the title role. In this version, Sheena was rebooted as a shapeshifter who needed eye contact with a specific animal to effect her transformations. That series lasted two seasons, and will be discussed here another time. Would WB be interested in giving Jana those same powers in order to bring her back?
While you contemplate that, let's go back to 1978 and "The Animal Snatchers".
Unfortunately, the video has been deleted. The only one now available has sped-up audio, which is unusable for our purposes.
I'd love to see this out on DVD, and not manufactured-on-demand (MOD), either, mind you.