Tarzan (franchise)

Tarzan is a Disney media franchise that commenced in 1999 with the theatrical release of the film Tarzan.

Disney's Tarzan
Original workTarzan
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Films and television
Film(s)Tarzan (1999)
Animated seriesThe Legend of Tarzan (2001–2003)
Theatrical presentations
Video game(s)
Soundtrack(s)Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (1999)
Theme park attraction(s)
* Work where this franchise's characters or settings appeared as part of a crossover.



Tarzan & Jane

  • Tarzan & Jane is a Disney direct-to-video film released on July 23, 2002, sequel to the 1999 animated feature Tarzan, and uses three unaired episodes of the film's corresponding television series, The Legend of Tarzan. Tarzan II, a followup to the original film, was released in 2005. The film is set one year after the events of the first film.

Tarzan II

  • Tarzan II (also known as Tarzan II: The Legend Begins) is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film and followup to the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan. It was released on June 14, 2005.


The Legend of Tarzan

  • The Legend of Tarzan is an American animated television series created by The Walt Disney Company in 2001, based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The series aired on ABC from July 13 to September 7, 2002 as part of its "Disney's One Saturday Morning" lineup. The Legend of Tarzan picks up where the 1999 feature film left off.

Broadway musical


The original Broadway musical production of Tarzan opened in 2006, directed and designed by Bob Crowley with choreography by Meryl Tankard. The production ran for 35 previews and 486 performances. Subsequently, the show has been staged in several foreign countries and by regional theatres.

Video games

Disney's Tarzan

Aggregate score
GameRankings(PC) 82%[1]
(GBC) 74%[2]
(PS) 71.11%[3]
(N64) 71.11%[4]
Review scores
AllGame(PC) [5]
(GBC/PS) [6][7]
(N64) [8]
EGM(N64) 6.5/10[9]
(PS) 6.25/10[10]
Game Informer(PS) 7.75/10[11]
(N64) 7.25/10[12]
(GBC) 6.5/10[13]
Game RevolutionC−[14]
GameSpot(PS) 7.8/10[16]
(N64) 6.9/10[17]
IGN(GBC) 8/10[18]
(N64) 7.8/10[19]
(PS) 7.7/10[20]
(PC) 7.3/10[21]
Nintendo Power(N64) 8.5/10[22]
(GBC) 7.4/10[23]
OPM (US)[24]
PC Gamer (US)73%[25]
The Cincinnati Enquirer[26]

Disney's Tarzan (also known as Tarzan Action Game) is an action platformer developed by Eurocom and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation console in 1999. Konami published the game for its Japanese release. It was also released on the PC and Game Boy Color in 1999, and Nintendo 64 in 2000.

Tarzan: Untamed

Aggregate scores
GameRankings(GC) 63.83%[27]
(PS2) 61.04%[28]
Metacritic(PS2) 61/100[29]
(GC) 59/100[30]
Review scores
Game Informer7.75/[34]
GameSpot(GC) 6.2/10[36]
(PS2) 5.9/10[37]
IGN(GC) 6.3/10[39]
(PS2) 6.2/10[40]
NGC Magazine59%[41]
Nintendo Power3.8/5[42]
OPM (US)[43]

Tarzan: Untamed (known as Tarzan: FreeRide in Europe) is a 2001 action-adventure video game released by Ubisoft Montreal for the PlayStation 2 and was a launch title for the GameCube.

Tarzan Jungle Tumble

Tarzan Jungle Tumble is a 2001 platformer video game developed and released by Disney Interactive for the PC.

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Nintendo Power3.4/5[49]
Nintendo World Report7/10[50]

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle is a 2002 action platformer video game released by Activision for Game Boy Advance. In this game, Tarzan and Terk are lost, and they have to go back to protect the jungle from Queen La.

Disney's Tarzan Activity Center

Disney's Tarzan Activity Center, a 1999 game which is part of Disney's Activity Center series.

Other appearances

Theme park attractions

Tarzan's Treehouse

Tarzan's Treehouse is a walk through attraction at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. It is styled after the 1999 film Tarzan.

Tarzan Rocks!

Tarzan Rocks! was a musical show that took place in the Theater in the Wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom from 1999 to 2006.[52] It featured rollerskating monkeys along with Tarzan, Jane and Terk. It also featured songs from the Tarzan film by Phil Collins.[53] It was replaced by Finding Nemo – The Musical.[54]



Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan. The songs on the soundtrack were composed by Phil Collins, and the instrumental score by Mark Mancina. The song "You'll Be in My Heart" won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media while the soundtrack album received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. For his contribution to the soundtrack, Collins received an American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

Cast and characters

Characters Main films Television series
Tarzan Tarzan & Jane Tarzan II The Legend of Tarzan
1999 2002 2005 2001-2003
Tarzan Tony Goldwyn Michael T. Weiss Harrison Chad Michael T. Weiss
Alex D. Linz
Shaun Fleming
Jane Porter Minnie Driver Olivia d'Abo Olivia d'Abo
Terk Rosie O'Donnell April Winchell Brenda Grate April Winchell
Tantor Wayne Knight Jim Cummings Harrison Fahn Jim Cummings
Taylor Dempsey
Taylor Dempsey
Kala Glenn Close Susanne Blakeslee Glenn Close Susanne Blakeslee
Kerchak Lance Henriksen Lance Henriksen
Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Nigel Hawthorne Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett
William Clayton Brian Blessed Character is mute
Sabor Frank Welker Frank Welker
Flynt and Mungo Erik von Detten
Jason Marsden
Erik von Detten
Jason Marsden
Nura and Sheeta Frank Welker Frank Welker
Johannes Niels John O'Hurley John O'Hurley
Marcus Jim Cummings Jim Cummings
Robert (Bobby) Canler Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett
Nigel Taylor Alexis Denisof Alexis Denisof
Renard Dumont Rene Auberjonois Rene Auberjonois
Hugo and Hooft Character is mute Dave Thomas
Joe Flaherty
Zugor George Carlin
Mama Gunda Estelle Harris
Uto and Kago Brad Garrett
Ron Perlman
Henry Alexis Denisof
Dania Kathy Najimy
Samuel T. Philander Craig Ferguson
Queen La Diahann Carroll
Moyo Neil Patrick Harris
Tublat Keith David
Hobson Jim Cummings
Greenley Grey DeLisle
Eleanore Nicollette Sheridan
Hazel Tara Strong
Zutho Jason Alexander
Colonel Staguait Jim Cummings


  1. "Tarzan Action Game for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. "Disney's Tarzan for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. "Disney's Tarzan for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  4. "Disney's Tarzan for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  5. Olson, Kim. "Disney's Tarzan Action Game - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  6. Williamson, Colin. "Disney's Tarzan (GBC) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  7. Ottoson, Joe. "Disney's Tarzan (PS) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  8. Ottoson, Joe. "Disney's Tarzan (N64) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  9. "Disney's Tarzan (N64)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000.
  10. "Disney's Tarzan (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1999.
  11. McNamara, Andy (1999-10-29). "Tarzan - PlayStation". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2000-12-05. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  12. Reppen, Erik (2000-03-31). "Tarzan (N64)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2000-05-27. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  13. Helgeson, Matt (August 1999). "Tarzan (GBC)". Game Informer (76): 67. Archived from the original on 2000-10-21. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  14. Liu, Johnny (July 1999). "Tarzan Review (PS)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  15. Buchanan, Levi (2000-02-14). "REVIEW for Disney's Tarzan (N64)". GameFan. Archived from the original on 2000-07-08. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  16. Fielder, Lauren (1999-07-14). "Tarzan Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  17. Fielder, Lauren (2000-02-18). "Tarzan Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  18. Schneider, Peer (1999-07-13). "Tarzan (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  19. Casamassina, Matt (2000-02-14). "Disney's Tarzan (N64)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  20. Perry, Douglass C. (1999-07-06). "Disney's Tarzan (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  21. Lopez, Vincent (1999-08-13). "Tarzan Action Game". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  22. "Disney's Tarzan (N64)". Nintendo Power. 129. February 2000.
  23. "Disney's Tarzan (GBC)". Nintendo Power. 124. September 1999.
  24. "Disney's Tarzan". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 1999.
  25. Poole, Stephen (September 1999). "Tarzan Action Game". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  26. Bottorff, James (1999). "Tarzan matches movie". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on 2001-04-28. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  27. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  28. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  29. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  30. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed Critic Reviews for GameCube". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  31. Miller, Skyler. "Disney's Tarzan: Untamed (PS2) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  32. Holoka, Chris. "Disney's Tarzan: Untamed (GC) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  33. Brown, Joff (2002-02-21). "PS2 Review: Disney's Tarzan Freeride". Computer and Video Games (PlayStation World). Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  34. Leeper, Justin (January 2002). "Disney's Tarzan Untamed (PS2)". Game Informer (105): 78. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  35. Star Dingo (2001-12-18). "Disney's Tarzan Untamed Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-06. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  36. Provo, Frank (2001-12-06). "Disney's Tarzan Untamed Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  37. Provo, Frank (2001-12-06). "Disney's Tarzan Untamed Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  38. Wessel, Craig "Talon" (2002-02-03). "Tarzan Untamed (GameCube)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2006-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  39. Casamassina, Matt (2001-11-20). "Tarzan Untamed (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  40. Casamassina, Matt (2001-11-26). "Disney's Tarzan Untamed (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  41. "Disney's Tarzan: Freeride". NGC Magazine. 2002.
  42. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed". Nintendo Power. January 2006. p. 130. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  43. "Disney's Tarzan Untamed". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 141. January 2002.
  44. "Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  45. "Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  46. Fryman, Avi (2002-10-24). "GameSpy: Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle Review". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  47. Lafferty, Michael (2002-11-10). "Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  48. Harris, Craig (2002-11-08). "Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  49. "Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle". Nintendo Power. 164: 175. January 2003.
  50. Rodriguez, Steven (2002-12-18). "Tarzan: Return to the Jungle". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  51. Baldwin, Michael (2002-12-04). "'Tarzan: Return to the Jungle' (GBA) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2002-12-03. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  52. Powers, Scott (January 24, 2006). "Tarzan show ends at Animal Kingdom". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  53. J. Anderson, Jamie (July 9, 1999). "Animal Kingdom Rocks With `Tarzan' Stage Show". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  54. Brown, Sophie (June 19, 2012). "Pixar Week: Finding Nemo: The Musical is a Hidden Gem". Wired. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.