Top 13 Tarzan Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Tarzan facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Tarzan film message.

The patches of shadow on Clayton's yellow shirt in his first scene resemble the spots on Sabor's fur. This was done by the animators to indicate that he is the film's new antagonist.

In Disney's Tarzan, right before Sabor the leopard attacks, you can spot her painted into the background in the shot before.
In Disney's Tarzan, right before Sabor the leopard attacks, you can spot her painted into the background in the shot before.

Tarzan Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - When the gorillas pick up Professor Porter and turn him upside-down, a beanbag toy of Mulan's dog, Little Brother from Mulan (1998) falls out of his clothes.
    When the gorillas pick up Professor Porter and turn him upside-down, a beanbag toy of Mulan's dog, Little Brother from Mulan (1998) falls out of his clothes.
  • 1 - Terk can be seen playing the tea set from Beauty and the Beast.
    Terk can be seen playing the tea set from Beauty and the Beast.
  • 1 - Mulan's dog as a small plushie in Tarzan (1999)
    Mulan's dog as a small plushie in Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan Hidden Details

1 - The song "you'll be in my heart", in the spanish version is still sung by Phil Collins, if you speak spanish, you would notice some words he kind of butchered, but he exceedinly good.
The song "you'll be in my heart", in the spanish version is still sung by Phil Collins, if you speak spanish, you would notice some words he kind of butchered, but he exceedinly good.
1 - Female gorillas are known to compete for closeness to the silverback. In Tarzan (1999) Kala, the mother of Tarzan, was the highest status female, her son enjoyed the direct protection of Kerchak. She finished off all of her status by adopting Tarzan
Female gorillas are known to compete for closeness to the silverback. In Tarzan (1999) Kala, the mother of Tarzan, was the highest status female, her son enjoyed the direct protection of Kerchak. She finished off all of her status by adopting Tarzan

When Tarzan apologizes to Kerchak, he hunches low and extends his hand to him, a common gesture of submission in apes.

1 - During the Trashin' the camp scene, when Kerchak and the others hear them, they hear the song. When Clayton and the professor hears them, they just hear gorillas trashing the camp.
During the Trashin' the camp scene, when Kerchak and the others hear them, they hear the song. When Clayton and the professor hears them, they just hear gorillas trashing the camp.

- Tarzan's Moves based on Tony Hawk

1 - Clayton falls through hanging vines, getting his neck caught in the process. The scene then cuts to the jungle ground, and lightning strikes. For a second, the lightning reveals a silhouette of his hanged body.
Clayton falls through hanging vines, getting his neck caught in the process. The scene then cuts to the jungle ground, and lightning strikes. For a second, the lightning reveals a silhouette of his hanged body.

Mrs. Potts and Chip from 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) can be seen on a table in Clayton's camp.

Tarzan poster
Tarzan poster

Tarzan Plot

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Tarzan. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance
Director Chris Buck
Stars Brian Blessed, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn
IMDB score 7.3