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A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clayton (voice)
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Kala (voice)
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Jane (voice)
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Tarzan (voice)
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Kerchak (voice)
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Tantor (voice)
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Young Tarzan (voice)
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Terk (voice)
Beth Anderson ...
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Jack Angel ...
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(voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Billy Bodine ...
(voice) (as Billy Warden Bodine)
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(voice) (as Roger Bumpass)
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Storyline

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 Extron

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An immortal legend. As you've only imagined.


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Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzán  »

Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£140,378 (UK) (8 October 1999)

Gross:

$171,085,177 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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Trivia

When one of the gorillas takes Clayton's gun to examine it, he holds it up and stares down the barrel, in exactly the same pose as one of the apes at Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise" attraction. See more »

Goofs

Tarzan takes place in Africa, but Sabor is clearly a jaguar, a big cat found only in South and Central America. Most likely the makers of the movie intended to portray a leopard. Jaguars, however, have larger rosettes which contain smaller black spots whereas leopards are marked by smaller, empty rosettes. The two animals can also be distinguished by the way they are built, with the jaguar being a heavier built cat with a broader head and shorter tail than the leopard. See more »

Quotes

[after being rescued back to camp by Tarzan]
Jane Porter: Oh, my goodness! Daddy, I was walking. There was... was a little baby, little baby monkey, and I drew a picture!
Professor Porter: Yes, go on.
Jane Porter: Suddenly, the monkey starts crying.
Professor Porter: Oh, poor thing.
Jane Porter: But, I turn around and there's a whole FLEET OF THEM. An ARMY of monkeys! A huge tree full of monkeys, screaming at me!
[imitates a monkey screaming at him]
Professor Porter: [laughing at her] She's very good at this!
Jane Porter: Terrified! I was terrified! Suddenly, I was swinging, on a vine, in the air! ...
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Crazy Credits

During the Walt Disney Pictures opening logo, the background turns into that of a jungle. See more »

Connections

References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers Like Me
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Produced by Phil Collins
Arranged by Phil Collins and Mark Mancina
Performed by Phil Collins
Orchestra Conducted by Mark Mancina
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One of Disney's Best
25 July 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The true measure of a family film is to watch a child's reaction. My (normally jumpy) three-year-old sat with enraptured glee through this movie and was able to articulate the plot back to me with amazing detail. That's not a parent's rambling, its a credit to a brilliant movie. Tarzan ranks just below Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid in the list of the best of Disney's new films.

Disney formula (rogue orphan, evil villain pretending to be a friend, whacky sidekick, neurotic friend and lots a snappy tunes) has never been more apparent, but it works perfectly. But the real joy of this movie is its breathtaking beauty and the message of living without prejudice.

Don't expect anything new from Disney, and do not expect a detailed retelling of the original novel. But do expect to see their product refined even further and at its best since Beauty and the Beast. This is a kid's movie, but any grown-up can like it. Minnie Driver and Wayne Knight provide the best voice overs.

As my six-year-old daughter told me once, "I like movies with scary beginnings, silly middles and happy endings." Needless to say, she loved Tarzan. **** out of ****.


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