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Filmation's TARZAN on DVD

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Finally ! Filmation's TARZAN LORD OF THE JUNGLE SEASON 1 is coming to DVD next week ! Highly recommended, this is an adult show like Filmation's STAR TREK THE ANIMATED SERIES, and one of the most beatiful Filmation shows ever ! Here's the opening sequence

In many ways, the series is the most faithful of all screen-based adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, and featured a number of "lost cities" from the original novels. The rotoscoped animation is based upon the work of Burrough's favorite Tarzan artist, Burne Hogarth.

In the series, Tarzan is depicted as intelligent and well-spoken – not the simple-minded ("me Tarzan, you Jane") caricature of many films. His sidekick is N'kima the monkey, as in the novels ("Cheeta" the chimpanzee was the creation of movie producers). It even uses much of Burroughs' Mangani language (though some of the words used, particularly for animals not encountered in the novels, do not appear in Burroughs' Mangani lexicons, and so were presumably newly invented for the show).

Available on DVD on June 14, 2016, Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle: Complete Season One was created by the Filmation Studio for CBS and follows the animated adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape man from the 1970's, finding in his adventures the lost city of Opa, alien visitors and even an android Tarzan.






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