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Tarzan & Jane (Widescreen)
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As Tarzan and Jane's one-year marriage anniversary approaches, Jane searches the jungle for the perfect gift for Tarzan, enlisting the help of the hilarious Terk and Tantor. As they recall the many adventures they've shared so far, Jane realizes what an exciting year it's been in the jungle; from encounters with both old friend and new adversaries, to outsmarting prowling panthers to surfing the lava down an erupting volcano. But that's nothing compared to what Tarzan has in store for Jane--a surprise that will show her just how much he understands her world. All of the favorite characters from Disney's TARZAN are back, including Terk, Tantor and the Professor, in an action-packed tale full of surprises. TARZAN & JANE features irresistible new music, including a new duet of "Two Worlds" performed by Phil Collins and Mandy Moore. The wonderful new musical number "Singing To The Song Of Life" is also sung by Moore.
The couple's first anniversary of wedded jungle bliss is approaching and Jane ponders what gift would be appropriate--necessitating three flashbacks from the Disney television series explaining why various celebrations are out of the question. First Jane remembers when her old British school chums came to rescue her from the bush and whisk her back to civilization. Then Terk and Tantor help her recall the time diamond miners hired Tarzan only to double-cross him. The final remembrance features Jane's old neighbor Robert who flies to Africa to recover a music box he gave her--and to betray England. Michael T. Weiss and Olivia D'Abo do the honors as the voices of Tarzan and Jane, and Mandy Moore and Phil Collins provide the vocals for two new songs. Like many of Disney's straight-to-video "sequels," the animation and story aren't up to on par with the original,; but the kids won't care. Ages 3 and up. --Kimberly Heinrichs
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The film has 3 COOL STORIES! The first one has Jane's friends coming to rescue her from Tarzan (COOL). The second story has two foes trying to get diamonds, and kill anyone who stands in their way (Will Tarzan survive? I'm not telling). The third story is the best of the three! A man who was once Jane's best friend comes to the jungle. I won't say anymore, but this story is beyond cool! It's perfect!
For jungle fun, buy "Tarzan & Jane". You'll be glad you did!
The animation and voice talent are HORRIBLE through and through. It is nothing more than three particularly bad Saturday morning cartoon episodes mashed together incoherently and labeled as a "sequel." This is by far THE WORST Disney sequel to date, and I cannot stress that enough! Please don't subject yourself to the torture by watching it, it will only sicken you. It's almost impossible to believe that the Disney studios who produced spectacular old movies like "Beauty & the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Lady & the Tramp," and countless others could be the same Disney studios who sunk so low as to churn out this dull, soulless piece of garbage.
If, even after reading all this, you STILL make the mistake of buying it on DVD, be warned! Do NOT under any circumstances watch the Special Features. Mandy Moore's cornball claims to be "expressing herself as a character when she sings the song for a Disney movie," or some such fluffed-up nonsense about always wanting to be a Disney character will make you gag.Read more ›
I realize the format and other stuff (that's mentioned in other reviews) cannot be compared to the original Tarzan -- and I think you have to begin watching the movie realizing that (if you want to enjoy it). If you are expecting the movie to be on the same level (artistically and intellectually) as the first you *will* be dissapointed. But if you watch the movie understanding that it lacks the professionalism (I'm hoping that's a real word?) of the first and that you can't really compare the two -- you'll probably enjoy it. Because it *is* cute.
So, basically I liked it. (I'm giving it 5 stars instead of 4 because I feel so bad for it, I mean it deserves more than an average of 2 starts! :o( ) And, as I think was mentioned, the extra features (especially the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' game/ story/ part) were REALLY REALLY REALLY cool.
But, keep in mind that this opinion is coming from a teenager who still loves Disney movies and Saturday Morning Cartoons... 0_o
But CINDERELLA II was awful. HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME II was okay (the original voices is a big plus). I think the most succesful was LADY AND THE TRAMP II - even though the voices of the established characters were atrocious and Lady is reduced to a bit part.
TARZAN & JANE is strung together from episodes of the syndicated television cartoon, with new connecting material. Oddly the DVD, at least, is in a widescreen format .
The special edition DVD of Disney's TARZAN goes to great lengths to discuss the care and work that went into its making. But nothing of that scale is here. None of the voices are voiced by the original actors. The character of Tantor sounds like Wayne Knight, but his name is absent from the credits so I can only surmise it is the work of the talented mimic Jim Cummings - who is credited.
When the original Disney's TARZAN was in theaters director Spike Lee complained of the absence of black characters. My take was that Tarzan's presence in this isolated part of the jungle was a fluke, and he had seen no people before - neither black nor white. But here it seems everybody who knew Jane in England shows up, plus there is a regular ship captain and a man who runs a local trading post - all are white.
There are many other discrepancies with the original film - many things are just out of character.
TARZAN & JANE is getting a heavy advertsiing push with national TV ads and billboards in major cities. Yet a legitimate Disney animated feature was released to DVD (for the first time) and home video the very same day with no fanfare whatsoever. That film is the much superior THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE.Read more ›
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We cannot play it on our DVD player, we would like to return it please.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Pass on this silly sequel! Stories are nonsense, returning characters are nothing like the original movie version, and Tarzan comes across as supremely stupid. Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by Amazon Customer
It's just for kids. If you are looking for a continuation of the Tarzan movie you may not like this. We bought the original Disney Tarzan animated movie for our kids. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by Guipi Boy
Well, I saw the first movie and I loved it! One of my favorite movies ever! So when this movie came out, Tarzan & Jane, I thought of renting it, so I did. I was so disapointed! Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2003
TARZAN AND JANE - is a movie that sorely needed viable story. It was obviously intended for very young kids. There is nothing for the adults in this movie. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2002 by Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area
Garbage, especially if you had your expectations set by the original movie. Those who rated this movie poorly said it best -- believe 'em. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2002
wht`s this? where`s the magic? where`s the good old animation? I can`t possibly beleive disney is making these kind of release for profit. ok its a TV show, So?? Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2002 by jeremy alamango
Why did you people that give this 2 or 1 star bothered either seeing it or wrtiing a review? This movie has a G when it was directed to video and dvd. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2002 by Stephen Verhaeren