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
Phil Collins was chosen to provide the music as a deliberate move away from the Disney "showtune" formula. See more »
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 »
[after being returned to camp by Tarzan]
Oh, my goodness! Daddy, I was walking. There was... was a little baby, little baby monkey, and I drew a picture!
Yes, go on.
Suddenly, the monkey starts crying.
Oh, poor thing.
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]
[laughing at her]
That's theropithecus baboonus! She's very good at this!
Terrified! I was terrified! Suddenly, I was swinging,...
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During the Walt Disney Pictures opening logo, the background turns into that of a jungle. See more »
Disney's best animated film in 45 years - a wonder.
As much as I admired the regeneration of the Disney animators in the eight films produced since and including THE LITTLE MERMAID, the formula got to be pretty static and predictable. I couldn't see the hoopla for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as an Oscar nommed Best Film. It was like all the others. However, I feel that the studio's latest, TARZAN, does deserve a best film nom. Why? It's thoroughly integrated, non-formulaic, and is the first Disney animated film to have a grown man as its hero (all the others have had heroines, animals, or teenage males - Aladdin and Quasimodo - as its centers). Tarzan's issues involve an identity crisis and a social adjustment disorder and he's far more intelligent and clever than any of the human actors who have portrayed him thus far. The personalities of the leads are beautifully fleshed out - Jane is complex, funny and intelligent. Tarzan is anything but one dimensional. The score (both the songs and the background scoring) is exceptional as is the sound. The animation is amazing - especially the flying through the vines of the forest and lighting hits a new high. The gorillas are beautifully and naturally brought to life. I'm going out of my way to hype this film to everyone I know. It's a true classic - a gem.
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