The movie is about the life of Tarzan. Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to... Written by
In The Legend of Tarzan episode, British Invasion, it is made clear that Tarzan knows his parents were killed by Sabor when explaining to Jane's friends that he never got to know them. He goes on to tells them that they were killed in the Treehouse (where himself, Jane, and her friends were having tea at the time) and even points out the location of where their bodies used to be. See more »
When a young Tantor is in the water his mother is seen speaking to two male elephants who are presumably living with them. In real life elephant herds are mostly females with the oldest known as the matriarch leading the herd. Males with the exception of mating and migrating live alone once they reach full adulthood. See more »
[after telling Jane to stay with Tarzan]
What am I doing? Captain! Tell them you never found us! After all, people get lost in the jungle all the time!
[jumps out of the boat]
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During the Walt Disney Pictures opening logo, the background turns into that of a jungle. See more »
Okay. They rewrote the whole legend. But Disney has an unerring way of doing that. Anyone remember Pocahontas? They even changed Cinderella, Snow White, and every other Disney Masterpiece sitting on your shelves, so why does it matter that this, too, was changed?
It matters on several different levels, but the most important reason it matters is because Disney, in their positioning among the children's entertainment market, is in the unique position to actually teach these legends, these snippets of history, these morals and ethics, to the children of their audiences, rather than proffering sugar-coated, merchandized over-glorifications in exchange for the great American dollar.
That having been said, this is still an entertaining introduction to the legend, but I highly suggest "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," (1984), directed by Hugh Hudson. It is the most faithful adaptation I've ever seen, and a highly enjoyable adventure, which carries a PG rating and is safe for most ages to view.
A lot has been said about the deep canvas effect used throughout the jungle scenes, and I must admit that I found the technique highly effective and extremely well done. I do computer graphics myself, and I was very impressed with the 3D effects throughout, including the water variants and textures used in the ship scenes, the fire effects used in the jungle, and the smoke effects from the guns used by the poachers. The textures and backgrounds were absolutely stunning, and for me, as a graphics artist, that's what I look for when I view a quality animation.
Very good endeavor.
It rates an 8/10 from...
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