Tarzán

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Tarzán
GenreAdventure
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
Country of originFrance
Canada
Mexico
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes75 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)Mexico
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Balenciaga Productions
Dune
TF1
Producciones Telemex
Producciones UINIC
William F. Cookie Productions
DistributorKeller Entertainment Group (United States)
Peter Rodgers Organization
Release
Original networkTF1 (France)
First-run syndication (United States)
Original releaseOctober 6, 1991 – 1994

Tarzán was a French-Canadian-Mexican television series that aired in syndication from 199194. 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”.

Episodes[edit]

Season one (1991–92)[edit]

  1. “Tarzan and the Caves of Darkness”
  2. “Tarzan’s Journey to Danger”
  3. “Tarzan and the Picture of Death”
  4. “Tarzan and the Pirate Treasure”
  5. “Tarzan in the Sacred Cave”
  6. “Tarzan and the Killer Lion”
  7. “Tarzan the Hunted”
  8. “Tarzan’s Eleventh Hour”
  9. “Tarzan and the Savage Storm”
  10. “Tarzan and the Mystic Caves”
  11. “Tarzan and the Silent Child”
  12. “Tarzan and the Golden Egg”
  13. “Tarzan and the Poisoned Water”
  14. “Tarzan’s Christmas”
  15. “Tarzan and the Unwelcome Guest”
  16. “Tarzan and the River of Doom”
  17. “Tarzan and the Extra-Terrestrials”
  18. “Tarzan and the Orphan”
  19. “Tarzan and the Deadly Gift”
  20. “Tarzan and the Test of Friendship”
  21. “Tarzan Tames the Bronx”
  22. “Tarzan and the Woman of Steel”
  23. “Tarzan and the Enemy Within”
  24. “Tarzan and the Killer’s Revenge”
  25. “Tarzan in the Eye of the Hurricane”

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”

Legacy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tarzan in Manhattan
April 15, 1989
Tarzán
1991–94
Succeeded by
Tarzan: The Epic Adventures
1996–97