The Legend of Tarzan

Toon Disney (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Tarzan 2


  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Tarzan and the Flying Ace

    Aired 2/5/03

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    Tarzan and the Volcanic Diamond Mine

    Aired 2/4/03

  • S 2 : Ep 1

    Tarzan and the British Invasion

    Aired 2/3/03

  • S 1 : Ep 37

    Tarzan & Jane

    Aired 7/23/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeff Bennett

    voice of Professor Archimedes Q. Porter

  • Jim Cummings

    voice of Tantor

  • April Winchell

    voice of Terk

  • Olivia d'Abo

    voice of Jane Porter

  • Michael T. Weiss

    voice of Tarzan

  • show Description
  • The Legend of Tarzan picks up where Disney's feature film left off. Tarzan is adjusting to his new role as leader of the apes and Jane adjusting to life in the jungle.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (48)

    • Jane: (handing Terk a vine) You hold this vine, I'm going to swing to the falls, drop over, grab the flower, then you pull me back up. And do keep a firm grip, please. Terk: (acting sarcastic) You know that's a very, very good plan. Except for one small detail-- (getting serious) YOU! You can't pull this off! Jane: (getting fed up with Terk's backmouth)The high road ends right here! Listen, you-- you-- you--! You can like me or dislike me, but I couldn't care a wit right now, but unless we get that flower, Tarzan is going to die! So kindly close your mouth and hold that vine!

    • Young Tantor: Are you sure this water's sanitary? It looks questionable to me. Tantor's Mom: It's fine, honey. Young Tantor: But what about bacteria?

    • Female Gorilla: (about Tarzan) Why, it's... um... Baby Terk: It's freaky lookin' - that's what it is.

    • Tantor: I've never felt so alive! Terk: Good, 'cause I'm gonna kill you!

    • Professor: (scanning book) Judging by the markings, this spider should be--oh, my! All: What? Professor: Wrong book.

    • Tantor: Now you guys settle down. Terk: I'm a girl! Tantor: Really?

    • Tarzan: Snake. (Terk turns around) Made ya look.

    • Terk: Quit traumatizing the elephant.

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    Notes (88)

    • Awards and Nominations: - Won two 2000 ASCAP Awards for "Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures" and "Top Box Office Films" - Won the 2000 Oscar Award for "Best Music, Original Song" - Nominated for the 2000 Saturn Award for "Best Fantasy Film" - Won the 1999 Annie Award for "Technical Achievement in the Field of Animation" - Nominated for ten 1999 Annie Awards for "Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation" for Ken Duncan , "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation" for Glen Keane, "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production", "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production" for Minnie Driver and "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production" - Won the 2000 BMI Film Music Award - Nominated for two 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for "Favorite Family Film (Internet Only)" and "Favorite Soundtrack (Internet Only)" - Won the 1999 Bogey Award in Gold - Won the 2000 Artios Award for "Best Casting for Animated Voiceover - Feature Film" - Won the 2000 Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" - Won the 1999 Gold Screen Award - Nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media" - Won the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Soundtrack Album" - Rosie O'Donnell won the 2000 Blimp Award for "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" - Nominated for the 2000 Blimp Award for "Favorite Song from a Movie" - Nominated for two 2000 Sierra Awards for "Best Animated Film" and "Best Song" - Nominated for two 2000 Golden Reel Awards for "Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature" and "Best Sound Editing - Music - Animation" - Nominated for the 2000 Golden Satellite Award for "Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media" - Nominated for two 2000 Young Artist Awards for "Best Family Feature Film - Animated" and "Best Performance in a Voice-Over (TV or Feature Film) - Young Actor" for Alex D. Linz

    • This episode was nominated for the Golden Reel Award in 2002 for "Best Sound Editing in Television - Animation" and "Best Sound Editing in Television - Music, Episodic Animation".

    • This was originally going to be another Tarzan direct to DVD film, but Disney enjoyed it so much they decided to make it into a series.

    • In Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Of The Apes, Tarzan's name translated in ape as "white skin."

    • This marks Queen La's second appearance.

    • This movie marks the first movie that has Deep Canvas( 2-D Charaters in a 3-D world).

    • Jane wears her blue dress in this episode. She wears it again in Tarzan and the eagle's feather and Tarzan and the Trading Post.

    • Animation Production by: Jade Animation International Limited

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    Trivia (17)

    • In the original movie, Tantor referred to Terk as "missy," but here he doesn't know she's a girl.

    • Throughout the episode, La's eyebrows repeatedly change color.

    • When Terk and Tantor uncovered the cages, Tarzan got upset. Renard Dumont released the cages and they landed in the water. Isn't it weird that they floated? It was metal, shouldn't it have sunk?

    • Terk finds and eats a banana while she and Tantor are searching for Tarzan and the others, but bananas wouldn't be in the African jungle. Bananas originated from southeast Asia.

    • During nearly the end of the episode, Gobu told his family "Tublat can't beat Tarzan on his own, he needs us!". What he means is, without them, Tublat is nothing. So if they all worked together, they can beat Tublat, and stop him from forcing them to work for him.

    • If the animals had been acting strangely, then why didn't they attack the village that Tarzan and Jane were at before they returned home?

    • Ian looks like an older, scrawny, yet muscular version of Tarzan when he was young.

    • When Ian was at the waterfall trying to make himself look like Tarzan, it resembled young Tarzan in the movie when he was at the same waterfall looking at his refletion.

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    Allusions (12)

    • This series' episode names all begin with "Tarzan and the." That's because in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan books, they all began with "Tarzan and the" in the title.

    • Disney's: Aladdin
      When Jane smashes La's staff you can see smoke coming out. This is very similar to a scene in the Disney movie Aladdin when Aladdin did the same thing to Jafar's scepter.

    • The way Ian was nearly killed by the baboons is just what happened to Jane when Tarzan first met her.

    • Roosevelt's resolution to start giving science the chance to study living animals in light of what he learns from Tarzan has some basis in reality, as the first safari park in America was set up during Roosevelt's term as President.

    • Terk: Nice view! I can see my tree from here A slight jungle twist on the standard "Wow, I can see my house from here" bit.

    • Tarzan refers to both his adoptive parents (Kala and Kerchak) as well as the hunter Clayton from the Disney movie Tarzan.

    • Roosevelt: Speak softly and carry a big stick, I always say. In this episode, the character Roosevelt uses a quote that has been attributed to the actual former president.

    • Philander: Philander sings the psalm "Jerusalem"
      The psalm, "Jerusalem" Philander briefly sings in the cartoon is the same song sung in the Monty Python "Buying a Mattress" sketch. Coincidence?

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  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • A Great show.

    By gabrielefacchini7, Aug 07, 2014

  • Never really "WATCHED" It.

    By Chazman90, Feb 27, 2008

  • I loved this show when I was younger...

    By Fwirrel, Mar 04, 2008

  • The Legend of Tarzan picks up where the 1999 feature film left off, with the title character adjusting to his new role as leader of the apes (following Kerchak's death), and Jane (whom he's since married) adjusting to life in the jungle.

    By mastab13, Feb 26, 2008

  • Great cartoon!

    By I80SKID, Jul 30, 2006

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