History Disney / Tarzan

6th Dec '17 4:33:37 PM Tightwire
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The film opens in the late 1860s, where an English couple and their infant son are the only survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of uncharted DarkestAfrica. Using the remains of the ship, they build a new home in a large tree. At the same time, a gorilla named Kala and her mate Kerchak live peacefully with an infant child. The peace is soon shattered when their child is killed by the vicious leopard Sabor, and Kala is left devastated. Some time later, she hears a baby's cries and stumbles upon the now-abandoned treehouse. As she enters, she sees blood covered paw prints and the dead parents; also the predator's victims. Action ensues and Kala saves the boy from Sabor. Kerchak despises the human for his appearance, but Kala raises him anyway, naming him "Tarzan".

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The film opens in the late 1860s, where an English couple and their infant son are the only survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of uncharted DarkestAfrica. Using the remains of the ship, they build a new home in a large tree.tree while they await rescue. At the same time, a gorilla named Kala and her mate Kerchak live peacefully with an infant child. The peace is soon shattered when their child is killed by the vicious leopard Sabor, and Kala is left devastated. Some time later, she hears a baby's cries and stumbles upon the now-abandoned treehouse. As she enters, she sees blood covered paw prints and the dead parents; also the predator's victims. Action ensues and Kala saves the boy from Sabor. Kerchak despises the human for his appearance, but Kala raises him anyway, naming him "Tarzan".
2nd Dec '17 9:03:00 AM WDGHK
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** Also, during the "Son of Man" montage Tarzan is seen fighting a green tree python, a snake that's native to New Guinea, islands in Indonesia and northern Australia, not Africa.
2nd Dec '17 8:57:14 AM WDGHK
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** It's easy to miss, but Professor Porter refers to rhinos and baboons as Rhinoceros bihornius and Theropithecus babunious respectively, neither of which are the actual scientific names of any real life species of rhinoceros or baboon. Theropithecus is a legitimate genus, but it refers to the gelada, a cousin of baboons living in the Ethiopian highlands, while baboons belong to the genus Papio.
2nd Dec '17 3:20:02 AM CthonisPrincess
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*YoungerThanTheyLook: Tarzan[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120855/trivia]] and Jane are only 18 years old during the events of the movie and sequel series.
2nd Dec '17 3:16:08 AM CthonisPrincess
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* ComingOfAgeStory: The movie is the coming-of-age story for Tarzan, who for most of his life was ostracised by a few of the gorillas on the count of being different. With the arrival of Clayton and the Porters, he realises that there are other 'creatures' like him and the film is basically about him having to chose between civilisation and his jungle upbringing.
28th Nov '17 1:37:51 PM WDGHK
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** Hippos are portrayed as docile and passive creatures, one is even shown letting young Tarzan ride on it's snout. Anyone with even a fain familiarity with hippos knows that in RealLife [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBerserker they're the exact opposite]]

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** Hippos are portrayed as docile and passive creatures, one is even shown letting young Tarzan ride on it's snout. Anyone with even a fain faint familiarity with hippos knows that in RealLife [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBerserker they're the exact opposite]]
28th Nov '17 1:34:17 PM WDGHK
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** Hippos are portrayed as docile and passive creatures, one is even shown letting young Tarzan ride on it's snout. Anyone with even a fain familiarity with hippos knows that in RealLife [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBerserker they're the exact opposite]]
17th Oct '17 3:22:03 PM N8han11
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* SnipeHunt: Terk sends Tarzan to find a hair...of an elephant to get rid of him for some time. He succeeds although in the [[RealityEnsues the stampede he causes]] panicking elephants almost crush a baby gorilla.

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* SnipeHunt: Terk sends Tarzan to find a hair...hair of an elephant to get rid of him for some time. He succeeds succeeds, although in the [[RealityEnsues the stampede he causes]] causes]], panicking elephants almost crush a baby gorilla.
4th Oct '17 11:03:51 PM Heart
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** Albeit with great difficulty, Tarzan ''does'' manage to physically hold Kerchak back to stop him from attacking Jane. Though it is difficult to gauge their strength with any precision, a silverback male gorilla usually tips the scales at about 400 pounds and is ''many'' times strong than any human. A human attempting to take on an angry silverback in real life would literally be crushed in a heartbeat.
4th Sep '17 5:34:54 AM Snicka
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* HandyFeet: Tarzan has them, taking the idea of being raised by gorillas to its logical conclusion by having him grasp things with his feet. Not as well as an gorillas, but pretty well for a human.

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* HandyFeet: Tarzan has them, taking the idea of being raised by gorillas to its logical conclusion by having him grasp things with his feet. Not as well as an gorillas, a gorilla, but pretty well for a human.
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