This movie has little connection with the 1932 original. It does, however, have lifted footage (tinted to more-or-less match the color), including obvious footage of Weissmuller's ... See full summary »
Tarzan returns to Africa to defend his jungle from both human and supernatural foes alike with a little help from his friends, including in one episode Carson Napier of Venus, who's also authored by Tarzan's creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the ... See full summary »
Ruby Shetty lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, who would to travel to the deep jungles of India to find a fabled tribe in the Shakabhoomi region, where others have gone - but ... See full summary »
Dr. Sturdy is trying to establish a modern hospital in the jungle. His efforts are strongly opposed by Futa, the witch doctor, and Ramo, a native warrior. There are kidnappings, a race ... See full summary »
Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.
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I have only vague memories of this show, in it's various incarnations. What I do remember is the great animation (for Filmation, anyway) and the entertaining stories. Despite the prohibitions against violence, Filmation was still able to keep the adventures exciting. The use of rotoscoping, where animation is drawn over film of live action, gave it a more fluid movement. The only real problem was the use of stock footage, to keep the costs down. It tended to make the episodes somewhat repetitive. I do remember that there were many stories about lost civilizations, much like Opar, from the novels. It was a definite change of pace from the typical Saturday-morning fare of the time.
It's too bad that Filmation's work is unavailable in the US (except for recent releases of Fat Albert). They produced many great shows, although many were licensed products and not actually owned by the studio. I would love to have DVD's of Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Zorro, Shazam, Isis, Space Sentinels, The Groovie Goolies, and other shows.
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