Fridge / The Legend of Tarzan

Animated TV series

Fridge Brilliance
  • In the episode Edgar Rice Burroughs appears, he seems to be much more interested in Tarzan fighting various beasts than his softer side, which Jane points out. Thus, when he wrote his book, Tarzan of the Apes, he put more emphasis on the violent elements, so it ended up much Darker and Edgier and especially Bloodier and Gorier than Tarzan's "real" adventures. So in the universe of this cartoon, Tarzan of the Apes is Very Loosely Based on a True Story, but it went under serious Grimmification (rather than the cartoon being a Disneyfied version of the book).
    • In the episode mentioned above, Burroughs says he "owes Philander an apology", for laughing at his idea of living dinosaurs. Thus, he gets portrayed in a much more positive light in the book.
  • While the disguise Tantor wears as a giant female beetle is not very convincing, it works because he was sprayed with beetle pheromones. Beetles are not very visual animals, and they would probably try to mate anything that smells like a female beetle.

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