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
In the original Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, Tarzan was adopted by apes (chimps as seen in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)), and the only gorilla mentioned was Bolgani the Great, who was an enemy of Tarzan and the troop. This is the first Tarzan movie in which the apes that adopt him are gorillas instead of chimpanzees. Tantor was an old bull elephant disliked by the denizens of the jungle, Sabor was a lioness, and Terkoz (presumably "Terkina" known as "Terk") was a male ape and Tarzan's archnemesis within the troop. Also, Kerchak murdered Tarzan's family. The producers changed it not only to make him more sympathetic, but also to make it less gruesome for families. Even though Clayton (first name William in the book) is a villain in this movie, he and Tarzan are actually cousins according to the original story from Burroughs, William being after Tarzan in line of succession and therefore not wanting him to be alive. In this movie, Jane Porter and her father are from London. In the novel, they are U.S. citizens. See more »
Clayton's thugs are first seen clearing the campsite by moving the stuff back to the ship, implying they work for the captain. However they then turn against Tarzan and his friends by locking them in the hold along with the crew before helping Clayton capture the gorillas. It is unclear how they allied with Clayton though it is possible Clayton promised them they would get paid handsomely if they help him. The thug with the long hair is implied to be Clayton's right hand man and it is possible he told him about him intentions and either paid him or promised him he will be rewarded if he helps him get the gorillas. See more »
This is a great film, it moves right along fast, has great characters, action, voice, music is just right, great animation, you name it. Lives up to the Tarzan heritage and then some. I highly recommend this one.
Definitely something to jump up and down about.
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