Tarzan is a Disney animated film based on the character Tarzan created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film was released in 1999 and was a commercial and critical success. It tells the story of Tarzan, a human child who is raised by gorillas in the African jungle after his parents are killed. The film follows Tarzan’s journey as he discovers his human identity, confronts his past, and navigates the conflicts between humans and animals.
- Tony Goldwyn provides the voice of Tarzan, capturing both his physicality and emotional journey.
- Minnie Driver voices Jane Porter, a young English explorer who visits the jungle and forms a connection with Tarzan.
- Brian Blessed voices Clayton, the film’s main antagonist and the leader of the expedition to Africa.
- Other notable voice actors in the film include Glenn Close as Kala (Tarzan’s adoptive gorilla mother), Rosie O’Donnell as Terk (Tarzan’s best friend, a gorilla), and Wayne Knight as Tantor (a nervous elephant).
- Tarzan was a commercial success, grossing over $448 million worldwide at the box office.
- The film’s success also extended to its soundtrack, which featured songs by Phil Collins. The soundtrack album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song “You’ll Be in My Heart.”
- Like many successful Disney films, Tarzan also generated significant revenue through merchandise, including toys, clothing, and other products.