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Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins (2005)

Tarzan II (original title)
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The tale of Tarzan's misadventures as a boy as he searches for his true identity and the meaning of family.

Director:

Brian Smith

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs ("Tarzan" stories), Jim Kammerud (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Chad Harrison Chad ... Tarzan (voice)
George Carlin ... Zugor (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Uto (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Kago (voice)
Estelle Harris ... Mama Gunda (voice)
Glenn Close ... Kala (voice)
Lance Henriksen ... Kerchak (voice)
Brenda Grate ... Terk (voice)
Harrison Fahn Harrison Fahn ... Tantor (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Addicional Voices
Connor Matheus ... Addicional Voices
Baron Davis Baron Davis ... Addicional Voices
Iona Morris ... Addicional Voices
Connor Hutcherson Connor Hutcherson ... Tonka (voice)
Patricia Parris Patricia Parris ... Addicional Voices (as Patty Parris)
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Storyline

Set back when Tarzan was just a boy, this is the story of Tarzan's journey to self-discovery. When Tarzan begins to see that he is not like the other gorillas, his mother Kala assures him that these slight differences only make him stronger. But when these differences put Kala in danger, he decides everyone would be better off without him and runs away. He then finds himself in a dark desolate land called Dark Mountain where he meets a new friend who helps him discover that even though he does not possess the talents of an ape, he has his own unique set of jungle skills that make him even more amazing than any other creature so that he can finally see who he truly is. Written by ~AleXa~

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Tarzan: Run! It's the Zugor!
Tantor: Monster?
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Written and Performed by Phil Collins
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Arranged by Phil Collins and Mark Mancina
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An illustration of the quality that all Disney sequels should strive to be
14 June 2005 | by ~AleXa~See all my reviews

This straight-to-video Disney sequel, taking place when Tarzan is still a boy, is so perfectly executed, it feels as though it could've been additional material cut from the first movie.

Tarzan, finding that he can't keep up with the other gorilla youngsters, begins to question who and what he is, and the film is more or less about his self-discovery and how he begins the transformation from just being a human boy to becoming the 'Tarzan' we all know and love.

All of your favorite characters are back (except Jane and the professor of course), as well as the voice talents of Glenn Close as Kala and Lance Henrikson as Kerchak. The casting director did a wonderful job in finding a young voice talent to perfectly match the young Tarzan from the original. Furthermore, it appears that most of the original animators are back as well, for the animation is something to behold, and a few new songs as well as a reprise from the first film by Phil Collins make it that much more convincing.

This film has the passion and heart that is usually lacking in the great majority of Disney sequels—you can really feel the care and respect for the material by all involved in the production. It's both touching and humorous, and not just for children—adults will find this amusing as well. Now if Disney will just follow suit and continue to make sequels such as this one, maybe they can actually put more than one every ten years in the theater.

VERDICT: Disney succeeds in finally making a worthwhile sequel, much of the caliber of the original. Recommended to all—if you liked the original Tarzan, you'll like this one. And to all you collectors out there, this one is definitely worth the $20—I know I'll be adding it to *my* collection sometime in the near future.

7.5 out of 10.0

~AleXa~


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