Brian Blessed
Director: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima Cast: Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
, Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Chris Buck, Kevin Lima,

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Author Edgar Rice Burroughs once suggested that animation would be the ideal medium to bring his Tarzan to the screen, and 81 years after the first film about the famous ape-man, Disney brings us the first full-length animated film starring the King of the Jungle. After a disaster at sea causes their ship to sink off the coast of Africa, a British couple finds their way to shore with their infant son in tow. However, the parents are killed by a leopard, leaving the baby to fend for himself. The child is discovered by a gorilla named Kala (voice of Glenn Close), mate of Kerchak (voice of Lance Henriksen), the leader of the tribe of apes. While Kerchak is taken aback by the foundling and would just as soon leave him in the jungle, Kala's maternal nature is stirred. Kala and Kerchak take the baby with them, naming him Tarzan and raising him among their own. Although Tarzan (voice of Tony Goldwyn) grows up painfully aware that he's different from the apes, he comes to love and respect the gorillas and learns their ways, while they accept him into their tribe as he grows to adulthood. However, Tarzan's idyllic life in the jungle is changed forever by the arrival of Professor Porter (voice of Nigel Hawthorne), his daughter Jane (voice of Minnie Driver), and their guide, a hunter named Clayton (voice of Brian Blessed). The Professor and Jane have arrived in Africa to study the wildlife in its natural habitat, although Clayton would prefer to bag as many trophies as he can. When the explorers encounter Tarzan, they at first think they've discovered the missing link, although soon realize that he's as human as they are. Tarzan finds himself torn between his desire to be with his own kind (and the new, unfamiliar emotions that he feels for Jane) and his loyalties to the gorilla family that raised him -- especially since Clayton sees the apes not as friends but as prey. Dominated by fast-paced jungle action sequences, Tarzan also features voices by Rosie O'Donnell and Wayne Knight, as well as new songs by Phil Collins.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
UPC: 0786936264524
Original Release: 1999
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 5,231

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Terk's Tree-Surfing Challenge" -- three all-new games; "DisneyPedia: Living in the Jungle"; Deleted scenes including alternate opening; Filmmakers' audio commentary; All-new music video featuring the wildly popular Everlife; Music videos featuring Phill Collins and *NSYNC

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Blessed Clayton
Glenn Close Kala
Minnie Driver Jane
Tony Goldwyn Tarzan
Nigel Hawthorne Professor Porter
Lance Henriksen Kerchak
Wayne Knight Tantor
Alex D. Linz Young Tarzan
Rosie O'Donnell Terk

Technical Credits
Chris Buck Director
Kevin Lima Director
Bonnie Arnold Producer
Phil Collins Songwriter
Jay Jackson Animator
Glen Keane Animator
Ruth Lambert Casting
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Tab Murphy Screenwriter
David Reynolds Screenwriter
Bob Tzudiker Screenwriter
Mark Walton Original Story
Noni White Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tarzan
1. Main Title/"Two Worlds" [3:22]
2. Kala's Discovery [2:46]
3. A Narrow Escape [2:08]
4. Adopted [2:43]
5. "You'll Be in My Heart" [1:37]
6. Young Tarzan [1:41]
7. Pest Control [2:25]
8. Baby Tantor [1:15]
9. Piranha! [:57]
10. Outcast [1:40]
11. Hand to Hand [2:00]
12. "Son of Man!" [2:47]
13. Monkeying Around [:53]
14. Sabor Attacks [4:19]
15. Explores [3:08]
16. The Baby Baboon [1:01]
17. Tarzan to the Rescue [2:37]
18. Treetop Introductions [4:05]
19. "Trashin' the Camp" [4:04]
20. Jane's Rant [1:54]
21. Tarzan Confronts Kerchak [1:00]
22. Tarzan Drops In [1:40]
23. "Strangers Like Me" [3:53]
24. The Boat Arrives [2:43]
25. Distracting Kerchak [1:01]
26. Meeting Tarzan's Family [3:36]
27. Tarzan Defies Kerchak [1:53]
28. The Truth [3:50]
29. Clayton's Trap [2:05]
30. "We Got a Boat to Catch" [2:22]
31. Ambush [3:13]
32. A Fight to the Finish [1:41]
33. "My Son" [2:30]
34. Goodbyes [2:22]
35. Our Family [:55]
36. End Credits [5:56]

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