October 14, 2014
One of the most underrated Disney movies by far. It has an amazing story, amazing characters and the songs are amazing. People should pay more attention to this film
September 28, 2014
The story begins deep within the jungle when baby Tarzan is adopted by a family of gorillas. But his "Two Worlds" collide with the arrival of humans, forcing Tarzan to choose between a "civilised" life with the beautiful Jane and the life he shares with his fun-loving friends and his gorilla family.
starring the voices of Brian Blessed, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz and Rosie O'Donnell.
directed by Kevin Lima and Chris Buck.
September 20, 2014
Maybe the best adaptation of the Edgar Rice's book in the cinema history, "Tarzan" is still impressive 15 years later.
September 13, 2014
Tarzan is an excellent film and the last of the incredibly fantastic Disney renaissance films. Tarzan is an incredibly likable film and a huge reason is its atmosphere and world is beautifully detailed, as well as characters and their relationships.
The story should be common, it's been told for a long time: Tarzan is the king of the jungle, welcomed as the only human in a clan of apes, saved by a caring mother from death. As he grows older, he falls in love with a primatologist named Jane Porter, as he must choose between his family or his first love.
Disney made a damn good film to end the greatest decade for their company - Tarzan is an all around beautiful film. The atmosphere and world in Tarzan is beautiful and extremely detailed, and it is shown carefully in each frame. Tarzan's transformation from boy to man really is fascinating, to see how his mother and friends react and change. Trying to ignore Rosie O'Donnell's annoying performance as Tarzan's friend as much as I can. Tarzan is a great Disney film - don't miss out on it.
August 4, 2014
From the 90's crop of Disney animation, I really like the unique art in this movie and it is accompanied by a great Phil Collin's soundtrack. I was grown by the time this came out so it's low on my Disney rank, but a solid watch even so!
September 12, 2007
A Disney classic that's a simple yet fun and entertaining film of a legendary tale everyone knows and loves.
January 10, 2012
The music is my favorite thing about this movie, but it's far from being the only good thing. The animation is beautiful, the story is heartwarming and there's plenty of humor. One of the best of Disney's more recent films.
June 19, 2010
One of the best and most underrated Disney movies. Probably the best 2D animation Disney has done. The animation and art styles are fantastic, and the music is iconic. I still find myself singing along every time I watch it, remembering the lyrics exactly, 15 years later. Minnie Driver was particularly great as Jane, although for some reason I was thinking she was Emma Thompson the whole time, lol. I'm surprised this movie didn't get a 3D conversion like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, as it would have been a perfect movie to convert (Aladdin would be too). The sound is particularly awesome on the Blu-ray release, with its lossless audio quality.
August 26, 2014
Quite forgotten beautiful movie.
May 1, 2011
With the same charm from Disney's previous animated films, they'd made the best adaptation of the ape man with their usual techniques on making best films than any other studios. (A)
(Full review coming soon)
August 21, 2014
While I liked the film,I do not believe Clayton was a great villain at all.They could've Sabor the main villain.Plus,I also don't like Jane's voice
July 13, 2007
"Tarzan" is a tough movie to rate. It is that awkward transitional film between the epic musicals of the Disney Renaissance and the "next generation does not want to watch our characters sing" movement of the 2000's. If you compare "Tarzan" to the Disney musicals that came before it, it seems incomplete. If you compare it to animated films where the characters do not spontaneously burst into song, it is pretty good. I can definitely understand why the writers did not want Tarzan to don a top hat and cane and prance about the forest. That would slightly ruin his manly image. But I also believe that the film would be a lot more engaging if the characters expressed their emotions through song. Picture this: Kala sings all of You'll Be In My Heart instead of just the first 30 seconds, young Tarzan sings a song about fitting in (a la I Just Can't Wait To Be King), Jane sings a song debating whether she could love a man from a different world, Clayton and the hunters sing a Be Prepared-esque song about capturing the apes, and the Strangers Like Me montage would still fit in perfectly! Why wasn't I consulted before they made this film? Don't get me wrong, I adore these songs by Phil Collins. Some of my favorite Disney songs of all-time come from this film and there are times when Phil's music is the perfect background for a montage that tells a part of the story. I love the imagery in Strangers Like Me during the lyrics "Take my hand, there's a world I need to know," and the mirror images of the gorilla and human families in "Two Worlds" really get the point across. Unfortunately, the film has one montage after another which makes it feels like we are fast-forwarding through significant parts of the story and missing out on important details (though I guess that's how they justified making "Tarzan II"...) I was initially upset that the opening of the film jumps right into the boat accident and that we never got to know Tarzan's parents. But in hindsight, it is a very exciting way to begin a film and helps us to understand how little time Tarzan had with them. The Trashin' the Camp sequence is really cool, but seems out of place without meaningful songs sung by the main characters. That being said, I enjoyed Disney's adaptation of this story. The concept of having Tarzan basically surf on the tree branches creates great visual appeal (what kid didn't want to be able to do that?) and keeps him from having to swing on vines the entire film. The surfing has a three-dimensional feel to it and is complimented by the Deep Canvas CGI technique invented to bring the backgrounds of this film to life. "Tarzan's" visuals are stunning and probably the reason that critics loved this so much. While the story is interesting, most of the serious moments are interrupted with comedy before we are able to have the proper emotional response. Examples include when Kala is trying to rescue baby Tarzan from an attacking tiger, and when they first hear gunshots but it is immediately turned into a fart joke for the elephant. It reminds me of "Mulan" when their location is revealed because of a misfired rocket, and the camera immediately cuts to a guilty-looking Mushu which cheapens the severity of the moment. All Disney movies have that moment where I wish that would've just let us feel something without turning it into a joke, but this movie seemed to be a constant stream of those moments. I do appreciate that the communication between Tarzan and Jane is believable. Unlike "Pocahontas" where the characters magically understand each other after two minutes, the film emphasizes the communication barrier through Tarzan's ability to mimic words without comprehending. When he does eventually learn to communicate, it is on a basic level that a person could realistically learn in a week. I also appreciate the film's cleverness, like dressing the elephant trunk as Jane's father and the cameo by Chip and Mrs. Potts! I think that the character of Jane is the best part of the film. Through her compassion toward Tarzan and conflicted feelings, she achieves a level of depth that the other characters do not. Minnie Driver captures this depth in her delivery of each line. I also loved the voice acting of Glenn Close as Kala, Nigel Hawthorne as Jane's father, and Wayne Knight as the very nervous elephant Tantor. "Tarzan" has a lot of good and a lot of bad, but I would definitely watch this film again for its stunning visuals and amazing Phil Collins soundtrack (even though the songs should be sung by the characters!)
August 16, 2014
I tried so hard, but I just could not get into this one.
August 11, 2014
Disney's Tarzan has one of the most beautiful animations I have ever seen in a long time. It could've easily been style over endurance, but Tarzan is funny, it's exciting, and it has great chemistry between Tarzan and Jane. I knew a lot about Tarzan which is good because it is based on a book and even people who hasn't read it would like this and know about the characters. The movie is a bit predictable and I knew how it's gonna end, and despite knowing the characters, I honestly don't really know much about Clayton. The voice acting for him is great and so is the others, but the movie didn't explain his motivation enough or even give a backstory. There was one time he talk about one of his story experiences, but it was vague and the viewers need to know more about him, give more of the stories he tells. I knew more about saber then I know about Clayton. Despite those flaws, Disney's Tarzan is a great movie that kids and families would enjoy. Even the songs are really good and kids might sing to that. I thought that the characters were gonna sing with the music coming on, but they actually didn't. There was one song that the characters were singing, but it was fitting to the mood of it. Go see this movie if you haven't yet.
November 22, 2008
if not for Rosie O'Donnell & the songs of Phil Collins it would have been awesome
August 8, 2014
You stay away from me...like a very good, wild man.
A baby washes up on the shores of the jungle in a boat with few survivors. Somehow, the survivors appear to have been eaten by a leopard or wild animal but the baby survives. A group of guerillas find the baby and raise him as their own. As a young man, he will need to find a niche in the jungle. Just as he starts to get settled in, he comes across a group of explorers with a beautiful young lady named Jane...
"Can I go?"
"You could if you could keep up, but you can't keep up."
Chris Buck, director of Frozen, Surf's Up, and episodes of the television series Family Dog, delivers Tarzan. The storyline for this picture is actually very well done and reminded me of a modern Jungle Book (it was almost that good). I felt the animation was solid, the voices were pretty well selected, and the action was awesome. The voices include Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Tony Goldwyn, Lance Henricksen, and Nigel Hawthorne.
"How'd you know it was me?"
"I'm your mother. I know everything. Now, where have you been?"
"I thought you knew everything."
Tarzan is a movie my daughter and I watched several times about a week ago (currently on Netflix). She loved it, especially all of the jungle scenes and animals (she calls it the jungle movie). I found the film better than I anticipated. This isn't an all time great Disney movie but it is a better than average addition to the genre. This is borderline worth adding to your child's DVD collection.
"I am flying!"
August 3, 2014
when did tarzan ever learn to shave?
July 31, 2014
I absolutely adore this movie!
February 12, 2010
(First viewing - Summer 1999 in theaters)