How did the King of the Jungle ascend to the throne? Find out in this charming prequel to the hit animated movie that catches Tarzan as a young child who doesn't quite know how to fit in with the mélange of characters in the jungle he calls home. Feeling like an outsider, he abandons ship, so to speak, and sets out on his own. When he meets a stranger known simply as Zugor, Tarzan realizes there's nothing wrong with being different after all.
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Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this movie never commits to tragedy or loss in the way that Disney movies like Bambi or The Lion King do, the possibilities of losing someone in your family or feeling alienated from a social group are still strongly expressed in this film.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Most of the violence is of the slapstick variety (think Three Stooges), though one young gorilla has a 'tendency to violent,' which takes the form of breaking rocks against his head, threatening to throw Tarzan off a cliff, and generally wreaking havoc. No serious injuries, however.
- One brief sequence includes a gorilla version of 'playing the dozens,' hilariously insulting one another about their appearances.
- Social Behavior
- Tarzan's new friend, Zugor, uses trickery and deceit to maintain a comfortable lifestyle -- though he ultimately takes responsibility for the care of others.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it