• Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan

Release Date: June 18th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2000

G |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

In this Disney animated tale, the orphaned Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) grows up in the remote African wilderness, raised by the gentle gorilla Kala (Glenn Close). When a British expedition enters the jungle, Tarzan encounters the beautiful Jane (Minnie Driver) and recognizes that, like her, he's human. Falling in love with Jane, Tarzan is torn between embracing civilization and staying with his gorilla family, which becomes threatened by the ruthless hunter Clayton (Brian Blessed).

Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Rosie O'Donnell, Wayne Knight, Brian Blessed, Joe Whyte, Nigel Hawthorne

Director: Chris Buck , Kevin Lima

Genres: Musical , Animated , Children

Production Co: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: American International Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Love, Engaging, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    An inspired mix of spirited family entertainment and harrowing drama. show more

  • 100
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    This is entertainment worth thumping your chest over. [18 June 1999, Life, p.2E]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I saw Tarzan once, and went to see it again. This kind of bright, colorful, hyperkinetic animation is a visual exhilaration. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Song)