The Original Adventure, With All-New Games, Music Video, and More


Swinging Onto DVD October 18!

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BURBANK, Calif., September 28, 2005 – Swing into action and adventure with Disney’s classic animated masterpiece, TARZAN®, packed with fun-filled bonus features and soaring, unforgettable music including “Trashin’ The Camp” and the Academy-Award® winning “You’ll Be In My Heart” (Best Original Song, 1999).

This SPECIAL EDITION features the new “Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge,” which includes three games. There is the all-new music video “Strangers Like Me” performed by Everlife; a new Disneypedia featurette on “Living In The Jungle;” plus deleted scenes including an alternate opening, filmmaker’s audio commentary, and music videos featuring Phil Collins and ‘N Sync.

Disney’s magnificent animated adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s famous story of the legendary ape man begins deep within the jungle when baby Tarzan® is adopted by a family of gorillas. Even though he is shunned as a “hairless wonder” by their leader, Tarzan® is accepted by the gorillas and raised as one of their own. Together with his wisecracking ape buddy Terk and neurotic elephant pal Tantor, Tarzan® learns how to “surf” and swing through the trees and survive in the animal kingdom. His “two worlds” collide with the arrival of humans and the beautiful Jane, forcing Tarzan® to choose between a “civilized” life and the life he knows and loves with his gorilla family. Filled with humor, heart and hilarious fun, TARZAN®, is a timeless story of adventure.

TARZAN® features an all-star voice cast. Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, Tony Goldwyn, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen and Wayne Knight bring this classic story to life.

DVD bonus features:
• Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge (NEW)
Three separate games in one, with increased difficulty in each game. Included are “Jungle Memory,” “Banana Round Up,” and “Clayton’s Trap.”
• Disneypedia: Living In The Jungle (NEW)
Learn about elephants, gorillas, baboons, and leopards in this fun and educational DisneyPedia. See how the real-life animals compare to their animated counterparts.
• “Strangers Like Me” music video performed by Everlife (NEW)
• “You’ll Be In My Heart” music video performed by Phil Collins
• “Strangers Like Me” music video performed by Phil Collins
• “Trashin’ The Camp” studio session with Phil Collins and ‘N Sync
• Deleted scenes
• Alternate opening
• Filmmaker audio commentary

Suggested retail price: $29.99 (2-disc DVD)
Rated: “G”
Feature run time: Approximately 88 minutes
Bonus materials not rated nor close captioned.
DVD aspect ratio: 1.66:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV frames
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Language: English audio, French audio, Spanish audio

Written by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima.

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Posted July 22, 2005 / Last updated October 17, 2005.