Disney's Tarzan
Created byEdgar Rice Burroughs
Original workTarzan (1999)
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company (licensee)
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (copyright holder to Tarzan-related properties)
Films and television
Film(s)Tarzan (1999)
Animated seriesThe Legend of Tarzan (2001–2003)[a]
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 is a Disney media franchise that commenced in 1999 with the theatrical release of the film Tarzan, based on the character Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th Disney animated feature film, it is based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is the only major motion picture version of the story Tarzan property to be animated.

Tarzan & Jane (2002)

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. The film is set one year after the events of the first film.

Tarzan II (2005)

Tarzan II (also known as Tarzan II: The Legend Begins) is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film and follow-up to the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan. It was released on June 14, 2005. Taking place during Tarzan's youth and before his adulthood, the film follows Tarzan's adventure to discover who he really is.


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

Disney's Tarzan (also known as Tarzan Action Game) is a platform game 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

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 platform game developed and released by Disney Interactive for the PC.

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle is a 2002 platform 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!

Main article: 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.[1] It featured rollerskating monkeys along with Tarzan, Jane and Terk. It also featured songs from the Tarzan film by Phil Collins.[2] It was replaced by Finding Nemo – The Musical.[3]

Meet and greets

Tarzan, Jane and Terk all appear at the Disney Parks and Resorts as meetable characters, and can be found in Adventureland, and at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.



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

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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. LinzY Shaun FlemingY
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 DempseyY Taylor DempseyY
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 Erik von Detten Erik von Detten
Mungo Jason Marsden 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 Grey DeLisle
Eleanore Nicollette Sheridan Nicollette Sheridan
Hazel Tara Strong Tara Strong
Zutho Jason Alexander
Colonel Staguait Jim Cummings


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  1. ^ This series was not included when the franchise arrived on Disney+ and is still currently not available.