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Tarzan (1999)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  18 June 1999 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Clayton (voice)
Kala (voice)
Jane (voice)
Tarzan (voice)
Kerchak (voice)
Tantor (voice)
Young Tarzan (voice)
Terk (voice)
Beth Anderson ...
Jack Angel ...
(voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Billy Bodine ...
(voice) (as Billy Warden Bodine)
(voice) (as Roger Bumpass)


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:

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Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,221,968 (USA) (18 June 1999)


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

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The first Disney animated feature film to open at number 1 at the American box office and to win an Academy Award since Pocahontas (1995). See more »


The gorillas that raise Tarzan are mountain gorillas, which are only native to Uganda and Rwanda. These countries are not on the west or east coast of Africa, so they should have been western lowland gorillas. See more »


Tarzan: No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.
Kala: And you will always be in my heart.
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Crazy Credits

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


Trashin' The Camp
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Produced and Arranged by Phil Collins
Noises Performed by Phil Collins
Vocals by Rosie O'Donnell
Additional Musical Arrangements by Paul Bogaev
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As of this writing, the best film of 1999.
11 July 1999 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

This movie draws a sense of awe throughout the entire story. Though its plot may be formulaic, it executes better than any other formulaic movie this year. This is the best animated film I have seen in the last 5 years since "The Lion King". The images are absolutely wonderful to look at. The music by Phil Collins is so powerful that it energizes the whole movie making you feel emotionally charged all throughout. I feel this film could have never been made in live action, since it gives a totally new perspective on what Tarzan may actually have been like, his movement, his upbringing, and most of all, his interaction with jungle family. The musical sequences by the gorillas were silly, but entertaining (it is a Disney film isn't it?). And Tarzan's movement through the jungle is so spectacular that it makes Aladdin's flying carpet escape from the lamp's abyss seem pale in comparison.

Though most of Tarzan's leaping, swinging, and tree surfing seem unrealistic, we have to keep in mind that this is an animated film, and since it is Disney's, thrills will be expected. Tarzan delivers exciting thrills, fills you with awe through the entire film, without sacrificing the story and the underlying theme. This is a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL FILM. Go see it.

If you have to decide between Star Wars I and Tarzan, it's no contest... Tarzan is the film Star Wars I should have been.

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