Tarzan (1999 movie)
|Directed by||Chris Buck
|Produced by||Bonnie Arnold|
|Screenplay by||Tab Murphy
|Music by||Mark Mancina|
|Editing by||Gregory Perler|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|Release date(s)||June 18, 1999|
|Running time||88 minutes|
Tarzan is a 1999 animated movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. produced by Walt Disney Pictures It is based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 18, 1999. It was the first Disney animated feature to start at #1 in the box office since Pocahontas and the first to contain a production budget of $100 million dollars since The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Cast[change | change source]
- Tony Goldwyn (Alex D. Linz, young) as Tarzan, a man raised by gorillas who finds out he is truly a human.
- Minnie Driver as Jane Porter, daughter of Professor Porter and a part of an English explorer group. She's the first of the group to meet Tarzan and they fall in love.
- Glenn Close as Kala, Tarzan's adopted mother who found and raised him after losing her last son to Sabor. She is Kerchak's mate.
- Lance Henriksen as Kerchak, Kala's mate and the leader of the gorilla troop. He doesn't look too kindly on Tarzan since he is human. Before he dies, he accepts him as his son and leaves him to lead the troop.
- Brian Blessed as Clayton. Clayton is an intelligent, suave, yet impatient hunter who guides the Porters on their quest.
- Nigel Hawthorne as Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Jane's short-sized father and a different acting biologist.
- Rosie O'Donnell as Terk, Tarzan's best friend, a smart-alec tomboy gorilla. She is also Kala's niece, making her and Tarzan adopted cousins.
- Wayne Knight as Tantor, a paranoid elephant and best friend of Tarzan and Terk.
Television[change | change source]
A spin-off television animated series named The Legend of Tarzan ran from 2001 to 2003. The series picks up where the movie left off. Tarzan is adjusting to his new role as leader of the apes following Kerchak's death.
Sequels[change | change source]
Awards[change | change source]
Tarzan won the following awards:
- 2000 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the song "You'll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins.
- 2000 Academy Award for Best Song for the song "You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins.
- 2000 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Annie Awards[change | change source]
Tarzan was also nominated for 11 Annie Awards, winning one.
|Nominated||Animated Theatrical Feature|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Directing||Kevin Lima (Director)
Chris Buck (Director)
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Writing||Tab Murphy (Writer)
Bob Tzudiker (Writer) &
Noni White (Writer)
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Storyboarding||Brian Pimentel (Story Supervisor)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Production Design||Daniel St. Pierre (Art Director)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Character Animation||Ken Duncan (Supervising Animator - Jane)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Character Animation||Glen Keane (Supervising Animator - Tarzan)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Effects Animation||Peter DeMund (Effects Supervisor)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Voice Acting||Minnie Driver ("Jane")|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Music||Phil Collins (Songs)|
|Won||Technical Achievement in the Field of Animation||Eric Daniels (Computer Graphics Supervisor)
(For the development of the Deep Canvas device in the film)