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Directed byChris Buck
Kevin Lima
Produced byBonnie Arnold
Screenplay byTab Murphy
Bob Tzudiker
Noni White
Based on
StarringTony Goldwyn
Minnie Driver
Rosie O'Donnell
Glenn Close
Brian Blessed
Lance Henriksen
Wayne Knight
Nigel Hawthorne
Music byMark Mancina
Edited byGregory Perler
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$130 million[1]
Box office$448,191,819[1]

Tarzan is a 1999 animated movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. produced by Walt Disney Pictures It is based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 18, 1999. It was the first Disney animated feature to start at #1 in the box office since Pocahontas and the first to contain a production budget of $100 million dollars since The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


  • Tony Goldwyn (Alex D. Linz, young) as Tarzan, a man raised by gorillas who finds out he is truly a human.
  • Minnie Driver as Jane Porter, daughter of Professor Porter and a part of an English explorer group. She's the first of the group to meet Tarzan and they fall in love.
  • Glenn Close as Kala, Tarzan's adopted mother who found and raised him after losing her last son to Sabor. She is Kerchak's mate.
  • Lance Henriksen as Kerchak, Kala's mate and the leader of the gorilla troop. He doesn't look too kindly on Tarzan since he is human. Before he dies, he accepts him as his son and leaves him to lead the troop.
  • Brian Blessed as Clayton. Clayton is an intelligent, suave, yet impatient hunter who guides the Porters on their quest.
  • Nigel Hawthorne as Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Jane's short-sized father and a different acting biologist.
  • Rosie O'Donnell as Terk, Tarzan's best friend, a smart-alec tomboy gorilla. She is also Kala's niece, making her and Tarzan adopted cousins.
  • Wayne Knight as Tantor, a paranoid elephant and best friend of Tarzan and Terk.

Additional voices include Joseph Ashton, Jack Angel, Robert Bergen, Roger Bumpass, Jim Cummings, Debi Derryberry, Patti Deutsch, Blake Ewing, Jason Marsden, Phil Proctor, and Erik von Detten.


A spin-off television animated series named The Legend of Tarzan ran from 2001 to 2003. The series picks up where the movie left off. Tarzan is adjusting to his new role as leader of the apes following Kerchak's death.


Tarzan won the following awards:

Annie Awards

Tarzan was also nominated for 11 Annie Awards, winning one.

Result Award Winner/Nominee Recipient(s)
Nominated Animated Theatrical Feature
Nominated Individual Achievement in Directing Kevin Lima (Director)
Chris Buck (Director)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Writing Tab Murphy (Writer)
Bob Tzudiker (Writer) &
Noni White (Writer)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Storyboarding Brian Pimentel (Story Supervisor)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Production Design Daniel St. Pierre (Art Director)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Character Animation Ken Duncan (Supervising Animator - Jane)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Character Animation Glen Keane (Supervising Animator - Tarzan)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Effects Animation Peter DeMund (Effects Supervisor)
Nominated Individual Achievement in Voice Acting Minnie Driver ("Jane")
Nominated Individual Achievement in Music Phil Collins (Songs)
Won Technical Achievement in the Field of Animation Eric Daniels (Computer Graphics Supervisor)
(For the development of the Deep Canvas device in the film)


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