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Tarzan (1999)

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

Directors:

Chris Buck, Kevin Lima

Writers:

Tab Murphy (screenplay), Bob Tzudiker (screenplay) | 23 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Blessed ... Clayton (voice)
Glenn Close ... Kala (voice)
Minnie Driver ... Jane (voice)
Tony Goldwyn ... Tarzan (voice)
Nigel Hawthorne ... Professor Porter (voice)
Lance Henriksen ... Kerchak (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Tantor (voice)
Alex D. Linz ... Young Tarzan (voice)
Rosie O'Donnell ... Terk (voice)
Beth Anderson Beth Anderson ... (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... (voice)
Joseph Ashton ... (voice)
Bob Bergen ... (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Billy Bodine Billy Bodine ... (voice) (as Billy Warden Bodine)
Hillary Brooks Hillary Brooks ... (voice)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An immortal legend. As you've only imagined. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Buena Vista (in Taiwan) | Disney | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,361,342, 20 June 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$171,091,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$448,191,819
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Technical Specs

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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Tambor and John Ales were considered for the role of Tantor. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene in which Tarzan kills Sabor, Sabor scratches Tarzan's chest. The scars are there momentarily and in the next camera shot are gone, then reappear, then disappear. The directors realized the scars would become cumbersome and therefore decided that Tarzan would heal miraculously fast. Humorously, Disney was later contacted regarding the production of a "fast-healing Tarzan action figure" due to this scene. See more »

Quotes

Jane Porter: [seeing Kala locked in a cage] Don't worry, I'm going to have you out of this in a second.
[a thug walks up behind her and is about to brain her with a crowbar, until Tarzan drops down on him and grabs the crowbar away]
Jane Porter: Right, this should do the trick.
[She frees Kala with the crowbar]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

To secure a rating "ohne Altersbeschraenkung" (without age restriction) in Germany a couple of scenes were altered:
  • A scene where Sabor was off killing Kala's offspring was shortened
  • the fight between Kala and Sabor was shortened
  • the fight between Tarzan and Sabor was shortened
  • Clayton's death is shortened
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Connections

Version of Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Son of Man
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Produced and Arranged by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
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User Reviews

 
Animated Tarzan A Pleasant Surprise
22 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I found this surprisingly good because not only was animation well done - which they all seem to be in the past decade - but an involving, action-packed story that was interesting start-to-finish. The action is not overdone, however. The color in here is magnificent and it looks spectacular on DVD.

The film turned out to be a good combination of drama, action, comedy and romance. I would think this would be a little too frightening, however, for little kids, for those wondering about that. The only negative I had was listening to the grating voice of Rose O'Donnell. That, and her New York City, accent, is definitely not appealing. Otherwise, I have nothing but good things to say about this film.


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