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Written byEdgar Rice Burroughs
Directed byHenri Safran (23 eps), Sidney Hayers (20), Brian Trenchard-Smith (10), Kevin James Dobson (9), Gérard Hameline (3)
StarringWolf Larson
Lydie Denier
Sean Roberge
Theme music composer
Country of originFrance
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes75 (list of episodes)
Production locationMexico
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesBalenciaga Productions
Producciones Telemex
Producciones UINIC
William F. Cookie Productions
DistributorKeller Entertainment Group (United States)
Peter Rodgers Organization
Original networkTF1 (France)
First-run syndication (United States)
Original releaseOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06) –
1994 (1994)

Tarzán is a television series that aired in syndication from 19911994. In this version of the show, Tarzan (Wolf Larson) was portrayed as a blond environmentalist, with Jane (Lydie Denier) turned into a French ecologist. The series aired in syndication in the United States.

Ron Ely, famous for playing Tarzan in the original series, played a character named Gorden Shaw in the first-season episode “Tarzan the Hunted”.

The lion in this series was originally performed by Josef of Monterey, California's zoo. Due to volunteering as a live action model for Mufasa in Disney's animated production of The Lion King, Josef was replaced by Sudan of Thousand Oaks, California's Animal Actors of Hollywood.


Season one (1991–92)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
11"Tarzan and the Poisoned Waters"Henri SafranPatricia MaximilianOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)113
22"Tarzan and the Silent Child"Henri SafranMaria JustinaOctober 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)111
33"Tarzan Tames the Bronx"Brian Trenchard-SmithSteve HayesOctober 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)121
44"Tarzan and the Picture of Death"Gérard HamelineSteve HayesOctober 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)103
55"Tarzan and the Unwelcome Guest"Gérard HamelineSteve HayesNovember 3, 1991 (1991-11-03)115
66"Tarzan and the Caves of Darkness"Brian Trenchard-SmithAnna Sandor & Bill GoughNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)101
77"Tarzan and the Woman of Steel"Brian Trenchard-SmithMisha MacDonaldNovember 17, 1991 (1991-11-17)122
88"Tarzan and the River of Doom"Henri SafranSteve HayesDecember 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)116
99"Tarzan and the Killer Lion"Brian Trenchard-SmithTed JulienDecember 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)106
1010"Tarzan's Christmas"Henri SafranAnna Sandor & Bill GoughDecember 15, 1991 (1991-12-15)114
1111"Tarzan and the Orphan"Henri SafranTed JulienJanuary 19, 1992 (1992-01-19)118
1212"Tarzan and the Mystic Caves"Henri SafranSteve HayesJanuary 26, 1992 (1992-01-26)110
1313"Tarzan and the Pirate Treasure"Henri SafranMisha MacDonaldFebruary 2, 1992 (1992-02-02)104
1414"Tarzan in the Sacred Cave"Brian Trenchard-SmithSteve HayesFebruary 9, 1992 (1992-02-09)105
1515"Tarzan and the Killer's Revenge"Henri SafranMisha MacDonaldFebruary 16, 1992 (1992-02-16)124
1616"Tarzan's Journey into Danger"Brian Trenchard-SmithAnna Sandor & Bill GoughFebruary 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)102
1717"Tarzan and the Extra-Terrestrials"Brian Trenchard-SmithMaria JustinaMarch 1, 1992 (1992-03-01)117
1818"Tarzan the Hunted"Brian Trenchard-SmithSteve HayesMarch 8, 1992 (1992-03-08)107
1919"Tarzan and the Enemy Within"Brian Trenchard-SmithAnna Sandor & Bill GoughMarch 15, 1992 (1992-03-15)123
2020"Tarzan's Eleventh Hour"Brian Trenchard-SmithTed JulienApril 12, 1992 (1992-04-12)108
2121"Tarzan and the Deadly Gift"Gerard HamelineSteve HayesApril 19, 1992 (1992-04-19)119
2222"Tarzan and the Savage Storm"Henri SafranMisha MacDonaldApril 26, 1992 (1992-04-26)109
2323"Tarzan and the Golden Egg"Gerard HamelineSteve HayesMay 3, 1992 (1992-05-03)112
2424"Tarzan and the Test of Friendship"Brian Trenchard-SmithMisha MacDonaldMay 10, 1992 (1992-05-10)120
2525"Tarzan in the Eye of the Hurricane"Henri SafranTed JulienMay 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)125

Season two (1992–93)[edit]

  1. “Tarzan and the Missile of Doom”
  2. “Tarzan and the Forbidden Jewels”
  3. “Tarzan and the Broken Promise”
  4. “Tarzan and the Amazon Women”
  5. “Tarzan and the Karate Warriors”
  6. “Tarzan and the Lion Girl”
  7. “Tarzan and the Deadly Delusion”
  8. “Tarzan and the Primitive Urge”
  9. “Tarzan and the Mysterious Sheik”
  10. “Tarzan and the Runaways”
  11. “Tarzan Meets Jane”
  12. “Tarzan and the Wayward Balloon”
  13. “Tarzan and the Fugitive’s Revenge”
  14. “Tarzan and the Mutant Creature”
  15. “Tarzan Rescues the Songbird”
  16. “Tarzan and the Fire Field”
  17. “Tarzan and the Movie Star”
  18. “Tarzan and the Fountain of Youth”
  19. “Tarzan and the Law of the Jungle”
  20. “Tarzan and the Shaft of Death”
  21. “Tarzan and the Polluted River”
  22. “Tarzan’s Dangerous Journey”
  23. “Tarzan and the Toxic Terror”
  24. “Tarzan and the Earthly Challenge”
  25. “Tarzan and the Mysterious Fog”

Season three (1993–94)[edit]

  1. “Tarzan and the Hollywood Adventure”
  2. “Tarzan and the Witness for the Prosecution”
  3. “Tarzan and the Rock Star”
  4. “Tarzan and the Odd Couple”
  5. “Tarzan and the Return of the Bronx”
  6. “Tarzan and the New Commissioner”
  7. “Tarzan and the Stoneman”
  8. “Tarzan and the Deadly Cargo”
  9. “Tarzan and the Sapphire Elephant”
  10. “Tarzan and the Fear of Blindness”
  11. “Tarzan and the Mating Season”
  12. “Tarzan and the Gift of Life”
  13. “Tarzan and the Death Spiders”
  14. “Tarzan and the Russian Invasion”
  15. “Tarzan and the Fiery End”
  16. “Tarzan and the Curse of Death”
  17. “Tarzan and the King of the Apes”
  18. “Tarzan and the Evil Twin”
  19. “Tarzan and the Dangerous Competition”
  20. “Tarzan and the Pirates Revenge”
  21. “Tarzan and Cheeta’s Desperate Adventure”
  22. “Tarzan and the Sixth Sense”
  23. “Tarzan and the Ring of Romance”
  24. “Tarzan and the Night Horrors”
  25. “Tarzan and the Jewel of Justice”


The show inspired the poem “Sunday, Tarzan in His Hammock” by Lewis Buzbee, which he wrote as "...revenge against Tarzan and cheerful aerobics instructors everywhere.”[1]


  1. ^ The Best American Poetry 1995, Simon and Schuster.

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Preceded by
Tarzan in Manhattan
April 15, 1989
Succeeded by