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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 

This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors.
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Series cast summary:
Robert Ridgely ...  Tarzan 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Jack Bannon 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Ted Cassidy ...  Phobeg 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Robert Chapel Robert Chapel 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Fana the Huntress / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ...  Queen Nemone 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Barry Gordon 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Hettie Lynne Hurtes Hettie Lynne Hurtes ...  Thia / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Tomos / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Lou Scheimer Lou Scheimer ...  N'Kima 36 episodes, 1976-1979
Jane Webb Jane Webb 36 episodes, 1976-1979
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This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors.

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USA

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11 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan, Herr des Dschungels See more »

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Filmation Associates See more »
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(36 episodes)

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Color
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The voice of N'Kima the Spider Monkey was done by Filmation producer Lou Scheimer, uncredited. See more »

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Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Tarzan & the Lost City (2012) See more »

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Great animation and stories.
12 February 2005 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

I have only vague memories of this show, in it's various incarnations. What I do remember is the great animation (for Filmation, anyway) and the entertaining stories. Despite the prohibitions against violence, Filmation was still able to keep the adventures exciting. The use of rotoscoping, where animation is drawn over film of live action, gave it a more fluid movement. The only real problem was the use of stock footage, to keep the costs down. It tended to make the episodes somewhat repetitive. I do remember that there were many stories about lost civilizations, much like Opar, from the novels. It was a definite change of pace from the typical Saturday-morning fare of the time.

It's too bad that Filmation's work is unavailable in the US (except for recent releases of Fat Albert). They produced many great shows, although many were licensed products and not actually owned by the studio. I would love to have DVD's of Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Zorro, Shazam, Isis, Space Sentinels, The Groovie Goolies, and other shows.


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