With the success of their 1999 animated feature Tarzan it’s no surprise that the House of Mouse would bring the Ape Man to television as part of their Disney’s One Saturday Morning lineup, but what was a little surprising is how good it was.
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is the 11th book in the series, released in serialized form in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928, but due to it’s subject matter could have been titled “Tarzan and the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”
This ninth book in the Tarzan series was first published in serialized form in the pages of Argosy All-Story Weekly (1922-1923) and follows the adventures that took place in Tarzan the Terrible, dealing with the rescue of Jane and Tarzan’s discovery of lost valley of Pal-ul-don.
I’ll admit to being quite excited when I first heard of this film back in the late 90s. The trailer showed a loquacious Tarzan, newly returned to the jungle, where he and Jane try and stop a group of white adventures from pillaging the lost city of Opar.
See Tarzan in glorious COLOR. This MGM Tarzan movie was the first one to be filmed in colour, and though it boasts being shot on location in Nairobi, British East Africa, none of the actors left the sound stages in England. Gordon Scott returns for his second outing as Tarzan, yet once again Jane is…