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Tarzan (1999)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clayton (voice)
... Kala (voice)
... Jane (voice)
... Tarzan (voice)
... Professor Porter (voice)
... Kerchak (voice)
... Tantor (voice)
... Young Tarzan (voice)
... Terk (voice)
Beth Anderson ... (voice)
... (voice)
... (voice)
... (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Billy Bodine ... (voice) (as Billy Warden Bodine)
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

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An immortal legend. As you've only imagined.


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Buena Vista (in Taiwan) | Disney |  »

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Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan  »

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of "You will be in my heart" (shortly after Tarzan is adopted by Kala), a woman's voice can be heard softly whispering "Always...". This could be interpreted to be the spirit of Tarzan's mother, showing her undying love for her son. 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

Clayton: Sorry for the rude welcome, but I couldn't have you making a scene when we put your furry friends in their cages.
Tarzan: Why?
Clayton: Why? For 300 pounds sterling a head. Actually, I have you to thank, old boy. Couldn't have done it without you.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Tarzan of the Apes (1918) 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

 
One of Disney's Best
25 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

The true measure of a family film is to watch a child's reaction. My (normally jumpy) three-year-old sat with enraptured glee through this movie and was able to articulate the plot back to me with amazing detail. That's not a parent's rambling, its a credit to a brilliant movie. Tarzan ranks just below Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid in the list of the best of Disney's new films.

Disney formula (rogue orphan, evil villain pretending to be a friend, whacky sidekick, neurotic friend and lots a snappy tunes) has never been more apparent, but it works perfectly. But the real joy of this movie is its breathtaking beauty and the message of living without prejudice.

Don't expect anything new from Disney, and do not expect a detailed retelling of the original novel. But do expect to see their product refined even further and at its best since Beauty and the Beast. This is a kid's movie, but any grown-up can like it. Minnie Driver and Wayne Knight provide the best voice overs.

As my six-year-old daughter told me once, "I like movies with scary beginnings, silly middles and happy endings." Needless to say, she loved Tarzan. **** out of ****.


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