Story

After viewing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote to Walt Disney about adapting his novel of an ape-man into a feature animated cartoon. Sixtysome years later, the tale is finally told with brilliant design work that looks unlike any previous animated film. The story is a natural for Disney since the themes of misunderstood central figures have been at the heart of its recent hits. Disney's Tarzan doesn't wander far from the familiar story of a shipwrecked baby who is brought up by apes in Africa. What gives the film its zing is its clever use of music (the songs are sung by Phil Collins himself rather than onscreen characters) and the remarkable animation. Deep Canvas, a 3-D technology, was developed for the film, creating a jungle that comes alive as Tarzan swings through the trees, often looking like a modern skateboarder racing down giant tree limbs. The usual foray of sidekicks, including a rambunctious ape voiced by Rosie O'Donnell, should keep the little ones aptly entertained. The two lead voices, Tony Goldwyn as Tarzan and Minnie Driver as Jane, are inspired choices. Their chemistry helps the story through the weakest points (the last third) and makes Tarzan's initial connection with all things human (including Jane) delicious entertainment. Disney still is not taking risks in its animated films, but as cookie-cutter entertainment, Tarzan makes a pretty good treat. (Ages 5 and up) --Doug Thomas

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.0), French (Dolby Digital 5.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.0)
  • Phil Collins' Strangers Like Me music video, plus Trashin' the Camp, behind-the-scenes studio session with Phil Collins and special guest as featured on the Tarzan soundtrack
  • Sneak Peek at Disney's Upcoming Film Dinosaur
  • Tarzan Interactive Trivia Game & and Interactive Read-Along
  • Full-Color Artwork On Disc
  • DVD-ROM Features: Disney Weblinks, FREE Tarzan Action Game Playable Demo

Cast

Brian BlessedClayton
Glenn CloseKala
Minnie DriverJane
Tony GoldwynTarzan
Nigel HawthorneProfessor Porter
Lance HenriksenKerchak
Wayne KnightTantor
Alex D. LinzYoung Tarzan
Rosie O'DonnellTerk

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