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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:

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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

One movie-goer was compelled to write to the New York Times on July 22nd to vent his anger at how Tarzan's exaggerated physique would cause unrealistic expectations in young boys. See more »

Goofs

When Jane meets the baby baboon that eventually steals her drawings, the baboon is seen eating a papaya. Papayas are native to the tropics of the Americas, not Africa. See more »

Quotes

Kala: Close your eyes. Now forget what you see.
Kala: [puts Tarzan's hand to his chest] What do you feel?
Young Tarzan: My heart.
Kala: [puts Tarzan's head by her chest] Come here.
Young Tarzan: Your heart.
Kala: See? We're exactly the same.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

You'll Be in My Heart
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Produced by Mark Mancina and Phil Collins
Arranged by Mark Mancina
Vocals by Phil Collins and Glenn Close
Orchestra Conducted by Mark Mancina
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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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