Tarzan & Jane Reviews
(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
Jane and Tarzan have reached their one year wedding anniversary and Jane wants to think of something creative she can do for her husband. She thinks of the regular things, like going out for singing and dancing, but each direction tells a tale of an adventure they experienced together over the last year, and none of the adventures likely need to be brought up again in front of Tarzan. Can Jane come up with something special to do with Tarzan, and what exactly happened between Tarzan and Jane that apply to dancing and going out to eat?
"You have deprived England of the finest woman in the empire. Congratulations."
"Thank you. Now leave."
Steve Loter, director of episodes of Ren & Stimpy, Duckman, Clerks, Kim Possible, Happy Monster Band, and the American Dragon TV series, delivers Tarzan and Jane. The storyline for this picture is just okay and fairly disappointing. The animation style was also mediocre as were the voices selected for the characters.
"Today he is wearing pants."
Tarzan & Jane is a movie I grabbed off Netflix to watch with my daughter. It was just okay and despite having animals, only barely kept her attention. She did watch the majority of the film, and we both seemed to agree we were disappointed. Overall, this is worth watching once but I wouldn't add it to my child's DVD collection.
"Tarzan is not a science project. He's my husband."
But why this trash.
These problems are all attributable to the fact that Tarzan & Jane is merely the product of 3 unaired episodes of the TV series The Legend of Tarzan, so rather than being a sequel it's more of a cheap attempt to capitalise on the success of the TV series for the benefit of the Disney Direct-to-DVD market. That's just aggravating for a fan of Tarzan to see succeeding the TV show attempt to pass off a compilation of the TV series as a movie, and it's frankly just not what Tarzan is about. Although I don't hold anything against the TV show because of how it continued the legacy of such a classic movie and was entertaining to me as a kid, when several episodes of it become marketed as a movie, that's just not appropriate and misleads fans.
It's not satisfying to the fact that it is supposedly a film, yet has a story which is too obviously a mere combination of episodes and really introduces nothing new to the characters or to the story of Tarzan, and so frankly is a waste of time to fans. Even the stories themselves have diluted messages and boring themes, as well as sub-par animation. Really, no creativity or originality was put into Tarzan and Jane, and the mild sense of colours and nostalgia towards the heroic character are the only mild benefits of this cheaply animated and poorly voice acted TV special marketed as a movie but featuring no real reason worth enjoying. The nostalgia just isn't enough, and this should have stayed as a TV special.
Sorry if you like this movie they are.