Top 13 Tarzan Movie Details

While searching the internet for Tarzan movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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)

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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Tarzan, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Tarzan and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

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