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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Monkey / Sylvester (voice)
Joseph Ashton ... Ape Boy (voice)
Bob Bergen ... Baby Tarzan / Snipes (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Billy Bodine Billy Bodine ... (voice) (as Billy Warden Bodine)
Hillary Brooks Hillary Brooks ... Female Gorilla (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

Taglines:

Two Worlds. One Family. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Tarzan's physical weapon in this animated film is a spear. In previous live action films, he would use a Bowie knife that originally belonged to his deceased father. His loincloth would feature a pocket for this weapon. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Clayton, he's slashing down bamboo stalks with his machete and there's a large nick in the blade, close to the handle. As soon as he places the machete in his belt, the nick in the blade is missing for the rest of this scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Terk: Mama, look! Look over there!
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Crazy Credits

The title appears at both the start and the finish of the film. 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 of the Apes (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Be in My Heart (Lullaby)
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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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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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,221,968, 20 June 1999

Gross USA:

$171,091,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$448,191,819
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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