(out of 5)

Gorgeous and lush animated film from Disney has a bastardized version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s original tale, but a wonderful upbeat feel that makes it perfect viewing for its target audience of children and their families.   is delightful as the voice of Jane, a woman exploring the dense jungles of Africa with her father, who comes upon a wild man named Tarzan () living among great apes.  Naturally, the evil villain and funny sidekicks are all in place where they always are in a Disney film, but the spirited direction and beautiful (though sometimes overripe) music by Phil Collins give it a touch of something special. The opening number is a stunner and sets a beautiful tone for the whole film.

Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation

USA, 1999

Directed by ,

Story by , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Screenplay by , , , based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1999

Golden Globe Awards 1999


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