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Welcome to the Jungle is the 19th overall episode of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 6th episode of season 2. It originally aired on November 16, 1996.

Welcome to the Jungle[]

Welcome to the jungle title

Animation by Rough Draft Studios, Inc.


A group of wildlife activists capture Pinky and the Brain and release them into a remote jungle. They have to adapt to the wilderness and learn to survive, especially when their archnemesis, Snowball, is not too far away.



  • This episode is named after the Guns N'Roses song of the same name.
  • In the beginning, Brain demonstrates his latest plan with a film titled World Domination Scenario - Part MCVIII, which is shown in partial live-action, partial claymation.
    • The episode's end credits include "Brain Film: Rusty Mills, Liz Holzman" where the Art Direction credit is listed.
    • Also, the ending logo of Brain's film is a spoof to the Mark VII Limited logo.
  • The activists that bring the mice to the jungle are identified as part of the Simian Liberation Army. This is a parody of the Symbionese Liberation Army, a group of revolutionaries notorious for their acts of violence in the 1970s.
  • Notably, Pinky demonstrates remarkable competence in this episode, as he is more crafty and agile in the jungle environment, manages to hunt down a hog, and saves Brain multiple times. In contrast, Brain relies on the modern industry, and is helpless until he fully learns to subsist.
  • Pinky quotes, "Hakuna Matata!", from the Lion King.
  • In the end, Brain shouts in the style of Tarzan, which is subtitled, "Try to take over the world."


  • Wang is erroneously credited with animating this episode, it was actually animated by Rough Draft Studios.



Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Phyllis
Jeff Bennett Mr. Crazy Person, Hippie
Roddy McDowall Snowball

List of Pinky and the Brain episodes
Season 1
Das MouseOf Mouse And ManTokyo Grows / That Smarts / BrainstemPinky and the Fog / Where No Mouse Has Gone Before / Cheese Roll CallBrainaniaTV or Not TVNapoleon BrainaparteA Pinky and the Brain ChristmasSnowballAround the World in 80 NarfsFlyAmbulatory Abe / Mouse of La ManchaThe Third Mouse / The Visit
Season 2
It's Only A Paper WorldCollect 'em All / PinkassoPlan Brain From Outer SpaceThe Pink CandidateBrain's SongWelcome to the JungleA Little Off the Top / Megalomaniacs AnonymousThe Mummy / Robin BrainTwo Mice and a Baby / The MazeBrain of the FutureBrinkyHoop Schemes
Season 3
Leave it to Beavers / CinebrainiaBrain NoirPinky and the Brain... And Larry / Where the Deer and the Mousealopes PlayBrain's Bogie / Say What, EarthMy Feldmans, My FriendsAll You Need Is Narf / Pinky's PlanCold Open- A New Direction / This Old MouseBrain StormA Meticulous Analysis of History / Funny, You Don't Look RhennishThe Pinky ProtocolMice Don't Dance / Brain DrainedBrain AcresPinky and the Brainmaker / Calvin BrainPinky Suavo / T.H.E.YThe Real LifeBrain's WayA Pinky and the Brain HalloweenBrainy JackLeggo My Ego / Big in JapanBut That's Not All, Folks!Operation Sea Lion / You Said a MousefulThe Tailor and the Mice / Bah, WildernessPinky at the Bat / Schpiel-borg 2000Broadway MaladyThe Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo / The Melancholy BrainInherit the WheezeBrain's Night Off / Beach Blanket BrainThe Family That Poits Together, Narfs TogetherPinky's Turn / Your Friend: Global DominationYou'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town AgainDangerous BrainsWhat Ever Happened to Baby Brain / Just Say NarfThe Pinky P.O.V. / The Really Great Dictator / Brain Food
Season 4

(Part 1 - Brain, Brain, Go AwayPart 2 - I Am Not a HatPart 3 - Wash Harder)
To Russia With Lab Mice / Hickory Dickory BonkThe Pinky and the Brain Reunion SpecialA Legendary Tail / Project B.R.A.I.N.
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special: (Star Warners)