History Disney / Tarzan

13th May '16 10:53:07 PM TraceurTropeur
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* LiteralCliffhanger: Tarzan during his attempt to escape from Clayton's thugs on the ship that would go back to England, right before he falls down from the ship's funnel and gets captured.
13th May '16 10:30:07 PM TraceurTropeur
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* UriahGambit: Key point of Clayton's plan to capture the gorillas. He knew Tarzan was a powerful and agile individual who wouldn't like it if someone laid a finger on his gorilla family, so he set him up in a situation that would potentially (and in fact did) overwhelm him and get him captured: have his thugs jump at him ALL AT ONCE as soon as he stepped on the ship that would allegedly head back to England. Doubles as BetrayalByInaction given Clayton reacts just as you'd expect him to (and maybe even ''[[AddingInsultToInjury worse]]'') when Tarzan asks him for help after being captured.
12th May '16 5:20:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: A villain does this to Jane, who quickly bites it.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: A villain does this to Jane, who quickly bites it.
26th Apr '16 5:44:20 AM Snicka
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* AnimalTalk

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* AnimalTalkAnimalStampede: The young Tarzan accidentally starts an elephant stampede when he tries to snatch some tail hair from them, and the elephants mistake him for a piranha. The elephants almost trample a baby gorilla, but Kerchak is fortunately quick enough to save the infant.
* AnimalTalk: Apparently gorillas and elephants share a language, as they understand each other and [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Tarzan]]. However, other animals such as baboons and leopards have their own language. Tarzan, at some point, also talks to the baboons - he's apparently a polyglot.
24th Apr '16 10:14:05 PM TrendingToon1
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* TruckDriversGearChange:
** "You'll Be In My Heart" starts in D-flat as Kala sings to Tarzan, but switches to D when Phil Collins takes over, then modulates up to E toward the end. In the single version, the verses are in D-flat but shift up to E-Flat for the chorus; then it shifts to A-flat for the bridge, then to F for the final verse.
** "Son of Man" starts out in D, but modulates up to E in the third verse, to symbolize Tarzan's TimeSkip to adulthood.
** "Strangers Like Me" is mostly in B-flat, but temporarly modulates to E-flat for the bridge, then to B for the last chorus.
4th Apr '16 4:22:37 PM SilentStranger
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The film opens in the late 1860s, with a couple and their infant son ending up in DarkestAfrica after a shipwreck. Later, Kala, a gorilla whose infant son was killed by a leopard, Sabor, hears a baby cry in an 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. Her mate, Kerchak, the dominant male of the gorilla band, 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, with a where an English couple and their infant son ending up 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 DarkestAfrica after a shipwreck. Later, Kala, large tree. At the same time, a gorilla whose named Kala and her mate Kerchak live peacefully with an infant son was child. The peace is soon shattered when their child is killed by a leopard, the vicious leopard Sabor, and Kala is left devastated. Some time later, she hears a baby cry in an abandoned 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. Her mate, Kerchak, the dominant male of the gorilla band, despises the human for his appearance, but Kala raises him anyway, naming him "Tarzan".



* AdaptationalHeroism: Kerchak was a villain in the book. Here, while he disapproves of Tarzan, he is actually a benevolent leader of the gorillas.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Kerchak was a villain monstrous KillerGorilla in the book. Here, while he disapproves of Tarzan, he is actually a benevolent leader of the gorillas. This is because he's a composite character of Tublat, Kala's mate in the book.



* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: Jane stays with Tarzan.]]

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* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: Jane stays with Tarzan. Realizing he has nothing waiting in England either, Professor Porter remains behind as well.]]



* KillerGorilla: Unlike the book it is based on, the movie averts this trope. The only character who shows signs of it is Kerchak, with his PapaWolf tendencies.

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* KillerGorilla: Unlike the book it is based on, the movie averts this trope. The only character who shows signs of it is Kerchak, with his PapaWolf tendencies. Like real gorillas, Tarzans tribe is mostly peaceful, but you do ''NOT'' want to get on their bad side.



* NoNameGiven: Tarzan's parents are unnamed - in the books they were John and Alice Clayton, the [[BlueBlood Lord and Lady Greystoke.]]
* NoTimeToThink: At one point, a villain has Tarzan in his shotgun sights. [[spoiler: Kerchak charges the villain and takes two shotgun rounds to the chest - a mortal wound.]]

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* NoNameGiven: Tarzan's parents are unnamed - in the books they were John and Alice Clayton, the [[BlueBlood Lord and Lady Greystoke.]]
]] As a result, Tarzan never finds out who they really were.
* NoTimeToThink: At one point, a villain Clayton has Tarzan in his shotgun sights. [[spoiler: Kerchak charges the villain and takes two shotgun rounds to the chest - a mortal wound.]]
2nd Apr '16 12:08:22 AM ladubois
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** Another one that's likely unintentional, but [[spoiler:Tarzan has no idea what Jane is doing when she kisses him]]. Mouth-to-mouth kissing is virtually unheard of in the animal world, outside of humans.
29th Mar '16 1:06:20 PM JBK405
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* IntimateArtistry: Jane sketches a picture of Tarzan on a chalkboard for her father and gets lost his image, showing that she is already falling for him despite their brief encounter.
25th Mar '16 4:16:43 PM Random888
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* RaceLift: Of a sort. In the original novel, Jane was an American and Tarzan was the lost son of a British lord. In this film, it's just the reverse: Jane is depicted as a posh Victorian Brit while Tarzan has an American accent for some reason.

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* RaceLift: Of a sort. In the original novel, Jane was an American and Tarzan was the lost son of a British lord. In this film, it's just the reverse: Jane is depicted as a posh Victorian Brit while Tarzan has an American accent for some reason.
25th Mar '16 4:08:21 PM Random888
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* RaceLift: Of a sort. In the original novel, Jane was an American woman and Tarzan was the lost son of a British lord. In this film, it's just the reverse: Jane is depicted as a posh Victorian Brit while Tarzan has an American accent for some reason.

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* RaceLift: Of a sort. In the original novel, Jane was an American woman and Tarzan was the lost son of a British lord. In this film, it's just the reverse: Jane is depicted as a posh Victorian Brit while Tarzan has an American accent for some reason.
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