Tarzan & Jane
|Tarzan & Jane|
|Directed by||Victor Cook
|Produced by||Steve Loter|
|Written by||Mirith J. Colao
|Starring||Michael T. Weiss
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Music by||Patrick Griffin
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Home Entertainment|
|Running time||70 minutes|
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. Tarzan II, a followup to the original film, was released in 2005. The film is set one year after the events of the first film.
The film makes use of a frame tale to present three self-contained "episodes" via flashback. a happily married jungle coupleJane and Tarzan's first anniversary has arrived, and Jane is trying to find a suitable present for her husband, with the help of the elephant Tantor, and the gorilla Terk.
When a party is suggested, the trio remember the disaster that occurred when three of Jane's friends arrive for a visit. When Jane Holds a Picnic Two Panthers (Noo-Noo and Shita)arrive and make a mess for Jane and her friends. Lucky Tarzan helps the friends and makes the panthers flee.
As Jane considers a gift of jewelry, she is reminded of Tarzan's exploit with a pair of conniving diamond prospectors who take advantage of him and also trigger a volcanic reaction.
Jane then decides on a night of dancing but changes her mind when she remembers how Bobby, one of her childhood friends, came to visit, only to be found out to be a treacherous spy to the Germans during World War I.
Downhearted, Jane goes home without a present, only to find that Tarzan, (wearing his father's suit) has thrown her a surprise party, and he has also gotten her some jewelry and has a dance with her at the end of the film.
- Michael T. Weiss as Tarzan
- Olivia d'Abo as Jane Porter
- April Winchell as Terk
- Jim Cummings as Tantor and Merkus
- John O'Hurley as Johannes Niels
- Jeff Bennett as Prof. Archimedes Q. Porter and Robert (Bobby) Canler
- Alexis Denisof as Nigel Taylor
- Grey DeLisle-Griffin as Greenly
- Nicollette Sheridan as Eleanor
- Tara Strong as Hazel
- René Auberjonois as Renard Dumont
The Legend of Tarzan
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This film is largely a flashback to three episodes of the TV series The Legend of Tarzan. The episodes in question are "Tarzan and the British Invasion", "Tarzan and the Volcanic Diamond Mine" and "Tarzan and the Flying Ace", the last three episodes of the show to be aired (but taking place much earlier in production order).
An adventure game on the DVD is also based on the series. It resembles a multiple choice story, featuring many different characters from the TV series.
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- Tarzan & Jane at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Tarzan & Jane at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website