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
Tarzan has been adapted from its book many times over the years and is second only to Dracula in the adaptation chart. Also, the boat that Clayton and his team use to get from the freighter ship to the jungle when they are going to hunt the gorillas is the same type of boat used in the "Jungle Cruise". See more »
When a young Tantor is in the water his mother is seen speaking to 2 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 heard. Males with the exception of mating and migrating live alone once they reach full adulthood. See more »
[as Tarzan is leaving on the boat]
We're too late! I can't believe it! If only you had asked for directions.
We didn't even get to say goodbye.
Well, good riddance! Who needs you? Go on, get out of here, bald boy! You ingrate! You bald ingrate!
[Throws a rock at the water]
Go out and rot, for all I care!
What are you looking at?
I'm gonna miss him, too.
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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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