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Disney's Tarzan® was the third highest grossing film for
the Summer of 1999. The gross profit for the film since it's opening
has been over $166.5 million. "Tarzan®" had the
second largest opening weekend of any Disney Animation Feature,
with "The Lion King" being the first. Total gross profit
was $34.1 million during the opening weekend.
From the Disney Magazine (Summer 1999): "A Disneyland
landmark welcomes new tenants this July, when the 70-foot-tall
tree that once housed the Swiss Family Treehouse reopens with
a Tarzan® theme. Visit the home of the Lord of the
Jungle by scaling a staircase made of items salvaged from a shipwreck,
then crossing a rickety suspension bridge. Nestled high among
the leaves, vine-covered huts are filled with the personal effects
of Tarzan®. Guests who prefer to keep their feet on
the ground can stick to the playground at the base of the tree,
where live animals and characters from Tarzan® gather at different
times during the day." Click
From the Disney Magazine Fall 1999 issue, a scan of
an article that featured some highlights of the Tarzan® Premiere
in Hollywood. Click here to see it.
Planning a birthday party? How about a Tarzan®-themed
party. Check out the Birthday
Express web site for everything you would need to celebrate
that person's birthday with a "Jungle" theme.
Blockbuster Video now has "Disney's Tarzan"®
available to rent for the Playstation Video Game Console. It's
also available to purchase at "Toys R Us", "Best
Buy" and many other retail stores. If you happen to rent
or purchase the game, drop me an email
to give your own review of the game. Have you noticed? On the
back of "Disney's Tarzan®" for Sony's Playstation
states the name of this Tarzan® fan site. Coincidence, I think
Tarzan® Site has the Phil Collins' "You'll Be In
My Heart" music video available in a Real Video format. It's
a little over four minutes long and features Phil Collins throughout
the entire video. It DOES NOT feature any scenes from Disney's
Newest Feature Film Tarzan®.
International Museum of Cartoon Art will have a Tarzan®
Exhibition starting May 22, 1999 and running until September 19,
1999. The exhibition will feature the Edgar Rice Burroughs' character
of Tarzan, through the years as a comic strip hero and up till
present production sketches and paintings of Walt Disney Picture's
Tarzan®. IMCA is located in Boca Raton, Florida and is open
from 10am - 6pm. There is a separate cost for adults and children.
Below are downloadable information on Edgar Rice Burroughs
and the map of the museum.
tarzan.pdf (95K) tarzan2.pdf (147K)
Disney's Tarzan® Soundtrack is available at most major
music stores and online. Check out my Tarzan® Music section
for more information on the soundtrack and all the lyrics to the
Most of the new Tarzan® toys are available at The Disney
Store. Check out some of the different items The Disney Store
is selling. If you would like see the packaging and figures of
some of the characters, stop by the Tarzan® Merchandise section.
I was surfing the TV channels and came across a VH1
special called "Hollywood & Vinyl". Featuring a
half-hour look at the music, cast and characters of Tarzan®.
It didn't seem like it was listed on their online schedule, so
I think they'll show it whenever. If you find it on, watch it,
it was pretty interesting. With behind the scenes footage and
scenes from the film.
A&E's "Biography This Week" feature on "Tarzan"®
is available to purchase. The hour long special features the character
of Tarzan® from the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs through
the 47 movie features and the television series. If you would
like a VHS copy of this show, A&E has it available by calling
1-800-423-1212 or ordering online
for only $14.95, plus shipping and handling.
Tarzan® issue of Disney
Adventures, learn how to draw Terk, go behind the scenes during
the production of Tarzan®, play Tarzan® games and enter
to win a trip to Disneyland.
Starlog, June 1999,
featured a four page article about Disney's Tarzan®. New pictures
from the film and also some great interviews from the character
voices, the animators and the rest of the crew.
July 1999, features an article on Tarzan® with interviews
from Kevin Lima, Chris Buck, Glen Keane, and Eric Daniels.
(Summer 1999) has some stories on the production process of making
Disney's Tarzan®. The eight page article features interviews
with Tarzan lead-animator Glen Keane; voice-talents Tony Goldwyn,
Glenn Close and Rosie O'Donnell; and singer/songwriter Phil Collins.
Pick it up, it's a great article to read.
A five-minute behind the scenes look at production
footage and movie clips are available on the "Mulan"
Video. See Part 2 of the behind the scenes footage on the
Bug's Life" Home Video.
how to draw Tantor, Terk and Tarzan®. Disney's Tarzan®
site has step-by-step lessons on drawing these character from
the film. Click here
to start learning how to draw the characters.
Want a talking "Terk" keychain? You'll need two
UPC panels from "Captain Crunch" or "Life"
cereals plus $3.99. See specially marked boxes of "Captain
Crunch" or "Life" cereals for more details.
Aquafresh Toothpaste is offering 4 free mini characters from "Tarzan"®.
See specially marked boxes of Aquafresh for the characters available.
Animation Magazine, July 1999, has a great article
about the animated feature. Interviews with animators, producers,
and directors. Disneyana Update Magazine, August-September
1999, has information on Tarzan® collectibles and an estimate
of how much they are worth.
April 1, 2000 - Disneyland Paris debuts THE TARZAN ENCOUNTER,
a musical stage show, shown daily until October 1, 2000.
International Release Dates:
Malaysia - June 17, 1999
Singapore - June 17, 1999
Isreal - June 17, 1999
USA - June 18, 1999
Canada - June 18, 1999
Columbia - June 18, 1999
Mexico - June 25, 1999
Brazil - July 2, 1999
Argentina - July 8, 1999
Germany - November 11, 1999
France - November 24, 1999
Slovakia - December 2, 1999
Solvenia - December 2, 1999
Italy - December 3, 1999
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