DisneyToons review: Tarzan 2

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DisneyToon’s 30th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion on this film is kind of all over the place. I like what they did with having Tarzan try to find an identity, and to have him temporarily run away, but the new characters are too over-the-top and unlikable for me to bear through the film. There is also an overly childish atmosphere in the film, and it makes the story hard to get into.

Production

Once again, there is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The story starts with a child Tarzan (Harrison Chad) running from a monster with Tantor (Harrison Fahn), which ends up being Terk (Brenda Grate) in disguise, because Tarzan feels like he needs to be faster to fit in. He ends up trying to catch up to Terk, which ends up with a bunch of other gorillas following him. They cause a bunch of chaos, and their mothers tell them not to hang out with Tarzan anymore, since he is dangerous. Kala (Glenn Close) still supports Tarzan, and goes on about a tree analogy, saying that every branch is important to the tree, connecting it to him being important to the family.

The herd is walking on a fallen tree to get across a steep cliff, and when it starts to fall, everyone but Tarzan makes it across safely. After Kala tries and fails to save Tarzan, he is saved by a vine, and when he is about to reunite with everyone, he hears the herd of mothers saying that they hate to say that it was best that he died. Tarzan runs off, and is by himself for a while, until he ends up with these gorillas, who are the most annoying creatures I have seen yet in the canon.
The herd is walking on a fallen tree to get across a steep cliff, and when it starts to fall, everyone but Tarzan makes it across safely. After Kala tries and fails to save Tarzan, he is saved by a vine, and when he is about to reunite with everyone, he hears the herd of mothers saying that they hate to say that it was best that he died. Tarzan runs off, and is by himself for a while, until he ends up with these apes, who are the most annoying creatures I have seen yet in the canon.

The two I am referring to are named Uto (Brad Garrett) and Kago (Ron Perlman), who are such baffoons, and never shut up. Their mother Gunda (Estelle Harris) is no better. They are all scared of some monster, and Tarzan ends up running into another ape named Zugor (George Carlin). He begs Zugor to let him stay with him, which the latter refuses for a while, only to ultimately give in after Tarzan realizes that he is pretending to be a monster to scare everyone off.

Zugor tells Tarzan that he will hel him indeitfy what species he is, so Tarzan can leave him alone. We get a montage song from Phil Collins (at least they took enough effort to bring him back), and as this takes place, the two become closer. Tantor conveniently hears Tarzan, and rushes to a depressed Terk to get him back. They tell the younger apes to not tell anyone, but they end up telling Kala who goes after him.
Zugor tells Tarzan that he will hel him indeitfy what species he is, so Tarzan can leave him alone. We get a montage song from Phil Collins (at least they took enough effort to bring him back), and as this takes place, the two become closer. Tantor conveniently hears Tarzan, and rushes to a depressed Terk to get him back. They tell the younger apes to not tell anyone, but they end up telling Kala who goes after him.

Terk and Tantor end up with the 3 annoying apes, which ends up being a battle trade between which characters are the most obnoxious and grating. Zugor ends up realizing that Tarzan is good at vies, and is very crafty, identifying him as…… a Tarzan -_-.  If that is not a cheapshot, than I don’t know what is.

Terk is trapped by the stupid apes, and has the brothers turn on one another, so he can escape. He saves Tantor, who was trapped in a hole the entire time, and Tarzan randomly reunites with them.

Tarzan takes them to Zugor's home, which pisses him off, since he promised not to tell anyone about his identity (fair enough). The stupid apes follow them, and when Zugor tells on themselves, they are pissed off that he is the one who got them trapped in their horrible home, and ants revenge (fair enough). They reveal that Terk told them where they live, and wants to go there to find a home. Terk and Tantor ditch a clearly sad and distraught Tarzan, who just saved their lives. Douches. We have the stupid misunderstanding plot between Tarzan and Zugor, before the former leaves.
Tarzan takes them to Zugor’s home, which pisses him off, since he promised not to tell anyone about his identity (fair enough). The stupid apes follow them, and when Zugor tells on themselves, they are pissed off that he is the one who got them trapped in their horrible home, and ants revenge (fair enough). They reveal that Terk told them where they live, and wants to go there to find a home. Terk and Tantor ditch a clearly sad and distraught Tarzan, who just saved their lives. Douches. We have the stupid misunderstanding plot between Tarzan and Zugor, before the former leaves.

Kala bumps into the obnoxious trip of apes, and they knock her (and the other baby apes) off a cliff, but ends up on a ledge. Zugor quickly returns, and all of them help save them. The sidekicks grabbed the babies to climb them to safety, and Tarzan saves his mother  During this time, Zugor and Mama Ape ends up falling in love as they are fighting? What the heck?

They even give us a rushed conclusion of the obnoxious trio suddenly letting things  go to let Zugor living with them and Tarzan I guess has more confidence in himself. I thought he has his huge epiphany when he was an adult, but whatever needs to happen to finish the film.

If I were to be honest, this is far from the worst that I have ever seen in the canon, but it is probably one of my most disliked. This is solely because of how obnoxious everything is in the film, and either how rushed, or unresolved the story went about itself in any given moment. The film wasn't really necessary, and there is doubt if anything really changed in the overall scheme of things.
If I were to be honest, this is far from the worst that I have ever seen in the canon, but it is probably one of my most disliked. This is solely because of how obnoxious everything is in the film, and either how rushed, or unresolved the story went about itself in any given moment. The film wasn’t really necessary, and there is doubt if anything really changed in the overall scheme of things.

Characters

I would have to say that the characters are the weakest aspect in the film. A lot of them were either too obnoxious, offered little to nothing, or were just there and left me numb.

Tarzan (character)
Yes, I am using the adult picture to save space for my blog, even though this rendition of the character is nowhere near this film. Tarzan is the same old, same old, but there was not much that could be done to him, since this is a midquel, and his big moment happened when he was an adult. Tarzan is a good enough protagonist.
Kala
Kala is the same, likable woman in this film, but I felt like she got the shaft a lot, and was turned into a helpless character. She had little to no impact, and did not have as many strong moments as she did in the first film.
Terk
Terk is still annoying and unlikable. What pissed me off about him is that at the end, he ditched Tarzan because he thought Tarzan would slow them down. He still thinks of Tarzan as a weaker, lesser version of him, and it rubbed me off how there was no payoff with Terk and Tantor’s perception of him.
Tantor
Tantor has similar problems in the film that Tarzan did, since he still sees Tarzan as someone who is lesser. Tantor was portrayed kind of pathetically, since he was always getting caught in traps, while at least Terk had some emotional moments.
Apes
Horrible, pathetic, grating attempts at villains. They have no positive or redeeming values about them, unlike all the others.
Zugor
Eh. He pretends to be the monster that everyone is scared of by making sounds. He does this to have privacy. He is the typical coaching, father figure character.

Animation

The animation is pretty nice. The character designs are accurate to the ones in the original film, backgrounds are still nice to look at and have some detail, and the colors are nice. There really is no other word other than nice to describe it.

Music

What I noticed about the music is that they replayed some of the songs from the original, and if there were new songs, they were not memorable. The score was decent enough.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on June 14th, 2005, it received some negative reviews for being a needless midquel, and at this point, people were tired of the DisneyToon canon. It won some Annies and a DVD award.

Reception Today

As of today, people do not think highly of this film, calling it a poor attempt of a midquel, and finding that there is no joy in it. It is not as hated as some of the others in the canon, but there is not many people thinking of it when it is not being bashed.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 5/10

Animation 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

24/40 =60%

Next time

Review: February 21st, 2016.
Review: February 21st, 2016.
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5 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Tarzan 2

  1. This film is completely pointless. I don’t know why they made this film about Tarzan feeling like an outcast, when that’s what the first half of the first film was devoted to. Another problem with this film is that it is painfully predictable. Since this is a midquel, we already know what happens to the characters before and after the story. Making it very difficult to get invested.

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