- 1 hr 28 min
Tarzan, directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lina, was produced by Bonnie Arnold, the screen play written by Tad Murphy, Bob Tzcediler and Noni White was released into the theaters the summer of June 1999. It was Walt Disney's Motion Pictures only major animated and adventure motion picture box office hit that was also a musical. The music soundtrack composed and performed by musical performer Phil Collins along with Mark Mancina. The soundtrack was not only down in The British English but Phil Collins and Mark Mancina also had the music down in the languages of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Bulgaria. The movie received in 1999 the Annie Award for outstanding Individual achievement for production Design in an animated feature of Daniel St. Pierre and in the year 2000 received the Satellite award for best mixed media feature the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. The "movie" was created from a fictitious character that was in a book that was written by a British author Edgar Rice Burrough. In the "movie", the young family is shipped wrecked on the west coast of Africa. The couple takes the ships wreckage and finds a sturdy tree to build a house to live in and protect them from the animals of the jungle. The parents' are killed by a cheetah or leopard that the animals of the jungle call Saber. The infant is hidden behind crates and under a blanket to protect it from the vicious Saber. While the jungle life of animals especially the Gorilla family are protecting their young. Kala one of the mother gorillas wakes up to notice that her young has mischievously gone exploring away from the rest. In the distance the noise of the baby gorilla crying as it is being chased by the leopard Saber that attends to eat the baby gorilla as its next meal. In the next scene it shows Kala mourning but as the gorillas move from one place to another to find food and a place to rest. Kala hears a strange noise and goes off to investigate where the sounds are coming from when she comes upon the tree house. Kala like many have a mother's instinct to go to the infant to protect it from the wild and anything that will hurt her new adoptive baby. Although the infant doesn't look like any of the gorillas, Kala feels that she can teach him to become one of them even if the male ape Kerchak will not accept him as part of their family. As part of this scene Phil Collins sings the song "Strangers like me" as Kala asks the young boy to close his eyes only to go by what he can feel which is that both of them have a beating heart.