Tarzan

Tarzan

Director: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima Cast: Brian Blessed, Glenn Close
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Tarzan

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs once suggested that animation would be the ideal medium to bring his Tarzan to the screen, and 81 years after the first film about the famous ape-man, Disney brings us the first full-length animated film starring the King of the Jungle. After a disaster at sea causes their ship to sink off the coast of Africa, a British couple finds their way to shore with their infant son in tow. However, the parents are killed by a leopard, leaving the baby to fend for himself. The child is discovered by a gorilla named Kala (voice of Glenn Close), mate of Kerchak (voice of Lance Henriksen), the leader of the tribe of apes. While Kerchak is taken aback by the foundling and would just as soon leave him in the jungle, Kala's maternal nature is stirred. Kala and Kerchak take the baby with them, naming him Tarzan and raising him among their own. Although Tarzan (voice of Tony Goldwyn) grows up painfully aware that he's different from the apes, he comes to love and respect the gorillas and learns their ways, while they accept him into their tribe as he grows to adulthood. However, Tarzan's idyllic life in the jungle is changed forever by the arrival of Professor Porter (voice of Nigel Hawthorne), his daughter Jane (voice of Minnie Driver), and their guide, a hunter named Clayton (voice of Brian Blessed). The Professor and Jane have arrived in Africa to study the wildlife in its natural habitat, although Clayton would prefer to bag as many trophies as he can. When the explorers encounter Tarzan, they at first think they've discovered the missing link, although soon realize that he's as human as they are. Tarzan finds himself torn between his desire to be with his own kind (and the new, unfamiliar emotions that he feels for Jane) and his loyalties to the gorilla family that raised him -- especially since Clayton sees the apes not as friends but as prey. Dominated by fast-paced jungle action sequences, Tarzan also features voices by Rosie O'Donnell and Wayne Knight, as well as new songs by Phil Collins.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2000
UPC: 0786936115420
Original Release: 1999
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Blessed Clayton
Glenn Close Kala
Minnie Driver Jane
Tony Goldwyn Tarzan
Nigel Hawthorne Professor Porter
Lance Henriksen Kerchak
Wayne Knight Tantor
Alex D. Linz Young Tarzan
Rosie O'Donnell Terk

Technical Credits
Chris Buck Director
Kevin Lima Director
Bonnie Arnold Producer
Phil Collins Songwriter
Jay Jackson Animator
Glen Keane Animator
Ruth Lambert Casting
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Tab Murphy Screenwriter
David Reynolds Screenwriter
Bob Tzudiker Screenwriter
Mark Walton Original Story
Noni White Screenwriter

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Tarzan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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nattylight More than 1 year ago
This movie is great! This is an awesome movie for kids an parents to watch together! The music was very catchy and worked well with the whole feeling of the movie. I also loved the fact that the scientist and his daughter were very against hurting the animals! When they found Tarzan they taught him all about our world, the human world. That was one of my favorite parts because they not only showed Tarzan these things, but they also showed the kids that are watching the movie these things! One word of caution though. In the end the way that they kill Clayton, the main villain can be quite scary! I don't know if the kids will be scared, but I certainly was a little freaked out.
colormepretty More than 1 year ago
Disney never disappoints and always knows how to deliver, so it's no suprise that Tarzan is a masterpiece. I loved this movie when I was little, and then forgot about it until a couple of months ago when my little brother was watching it on Disney Channel. I watched it and fell in love with it all over again. Tarzan offers exciting animations and fun songs for kids, but also has much to give to older people (as in people over 10, haha). The soundtrack, most of it by Phil Collins, is beautiful and hearbreaking, which seems silly to say for a Disney movie. I fell in love with the way they had Tarzan and Jane's relationship progress and hold this movie close to my heart. It might be a little scary for little, little kids in some parts, but that would be this movie's only drawback. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This really was a pretty good movie and love the songs by Phil Collins. When the mother gorilla fought the cheetah or whatever it is (sorry I haven't this film in a long time) to save the human baby that was intense. Its the story of tarzan who's raised by gorillas and meets humans and especially jane.
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Of almost all of Disney's new movies Tarzan is one of my favorites. If you haven't seen this movie, all I can say is where have you been all your life? One of the best things about this movie is the music. Great music that really gets you into the movie ever time you watch it. The story is really good too. My favorite parts are mostly when Tarzan is a young boy. Great flick(movie).