Chris Buck & Kevin Lima
The animation is definitely impressive showcasing Disney’s true talents combining cell animation with subtle CG effects. Another avenue for these features is the soundtrack and Phil Collins’ score is pretty unforgettable. No doubt you’ve heard “You’ll Be In My Heart” (the film’s theme) as well as “Trashin’ the Camp.” This was pretty unique. Seriously, I imagine some stoner working at Disney and coming up with Phil Collins doing an entire soundtrack for TARZAN! How do you connect the two? It somehow works though. At the end of the day, TARZAN works as a cookie cutter Disney entry that remains somewhere between inspired and sub-standard.
Audio Commentary with Bonnie Arnold (Producer), and directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima: This trio tries to keep things fun with over-exaggerated remarks for those few kids that would dare the audio commentary. They talk about the fundamentals of animation and the process of getting the feature off the ground. Those interested in animation will want to check this out.
Introduction: The film’s producer nicely explains what a deleted scene is and TELLS you that you will enjoy them.
Alternate Opening: You know what, I did enjoy these. This is a much better opening for the film. It’s extremely dark, bloody, almost B horror style.
Terk Finds The Human’s Camp: I’m pretty lukewarm on this one. While it’s good for a chuckle, it didn’t need to be in the film.
Riverboat Fight: Now this is a finale! Disney should do this Michael Bay-like style more often. Tons of guns, explosions, and ravenous alligators!
“You’ll Be In My Heart” Music Video: What can I say, other than this video rocks – if you like Phil Collins that is!
“Strangers Like Me” Music Video: Yet another solid Phil Collins effort. The whole hand thing is a bit creepy though.
Everlife Music Video: Two words: Teenage girls.
“Trashin’ The Camp” Studio Session with Phil Collins and ‘N Sync: What this feature supplies is an affirmation that the ‘N Sync crew were serious (gay) dorks.
Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge: Someone thinks that kids like to play with the directional remotes rather than a GameCube.
DisneyPedia: Living In The Jungle: This brief National Geographic wannabe is a brief look at African animals. Fun for the kids.