1999 G 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD


1999 G 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD
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Reworking the ageless cinematic myth of Tarzan, this animated feature records a family's adventures after being shipwrecked off the African coast. After growing up in the wild, the lone child in the family is destined to become lord of the jungle.
Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosie O'Donnell, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight
Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.0, French: Dolby Digital 5.0, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.0, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children. G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that several important sympathetic characters die in this film, some off-screen and some onscreen. In separate instances a baby gorilla and Tarzan's parents are killed by a rampaging leopard. Though these incidents occur off-screen, in both cases the aftermath is clear: grieving gorilla parents coming to terms with their loss, and Tarzan's parents' lifeless bodies seen surrounded by bloody paw prints on the floor of their house. There's also a climactic onscreen death of the heroic leader of the gorilla band, shot by a scheming human. There's lots of cartoon action: an escape from a burning ship; the leopard's fierce threat to the animal kingdom in numerous scenes; Tarzan's fight to the death with the leopard; rampaging frightened elephants; and, finally, villainous humans attacking and trapping Tarzan and his gorilla family, resulting in a lengthy final battle.

Sexual Content

A budding romance between Tarzan and Jane ends with a loving kiss.


Lots of cartoon action throughout. A terrified family (mother, father, and the baby who will become Tarzan) escapes from a burning boat. An aggressive, scary leopard kills a baby gorilla (off screen), which is followed by the discovery of Tarzan's dead parents with bloody leopard paw prints nearby. Tarzan later kills the leopard after an extended fight. Elephants rampage; monkeys charge a young human woman (Jane). Evil humans use rifles to attack, trap, and cage the gorillas and Tarzan. The gorilla king is shot and killed by the human villain. The final, lengthy physical fight pits Tarzan against the villain, who unwittingly causes his own death, falling from a great height.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

This film shows various species in nature (including humans) being threatened by creatures who appear to be different from themselves. Tarzan knows he's different from his ape family, but longs to be accepted. "Forget what you see," he is told by his loving gorilla mother, "hearts are the same." Both Tarzan and the patriarch of the gorilla band learn important lessons about acceptance.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A man pours glasses of wine for himself and Tarzan. Tarzan does not drink it.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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