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* LighterAndSofter: Just for an example, Kerchak does not kill John Clayton. Rather he dies of illness just as his wife Alice does.

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* LighterAndSofter: Just for an example, Kerchak does not kill John Clayton. Rather he dies of illness just as his wife Alice does. the movie also omits many of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and violent]] elements from the Disney film, such as Kala's gorilla baby getting eaten by Sabor and the brutal deaths of Tarzan's human family and Clayton by Hanging.

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In the original ending, Tarzan [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy gives up on pursuing Jane]] and would only be with her later. However, since the couple is iconic, this film has Jane go with Tarzan.


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* DistantDuet: In "Everlasting Love", Tarzan and Jane sing about their love despite being in different destinations.
* GenderFlip: Sabor is a male lion instead of a lioness.


* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: Tarzan's biological parents die because of an illness rather than being killed by Kerchak.

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* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: Tarzan's biological parents die father John dies because of an illness rather than him being killed by Kerchak.Kerchak. Illness was how his mother Alice died in the original novel making it the exact same.


* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Kerchak is still a jerk, but is far less antagonistic to Tarzan.



* DecompositeCharacter: Terkoz's role as a villainous exile of the ape tribe is given to Kerhcak.

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* DecompositeCharacter: Terkoz's role as a villainous exile of the ape tribe is given to Kerhcak.Kerchak.
* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: Tarzan's biological parents die because of an illness rather than being killed by Kerchak.


In 1999, Creator/GoldenFilms released a film they had made two years prior in time for another adaptation of the same beloved story: ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes.'' In contrast to the Disney film, this production more or less follows the original book but it is, for the most part a LighterAndSofter adaptation.

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In 1999, Creator/GoldenFilms released a film they had made two years prior in time for another adaptation of the same beloved story: ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes.'' In contrast to the Disney film, this production more or less follows the original book but it is, for the most part part, a LighterAndSofter adaptation.

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* NonIndicativeName: While "Brown Apes" and "Grey Apes" would imply the two tribes are based on fur color, many of both tribes don't have the indicative fur color with Kerchak, Leader of the Brown Apes, having orange fur, and Bolgani, Leader of the Grey Apes, having black fur.

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In 1999, Creator/GoldenFilms released a film they had made two years prior in time for another adaptation of the same beloved story: ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes.'' In contrast to the Disney film, this production more or less follows the original book but it is, for the most part a LighterAndSofter adaptation.

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!! The film has examples of:

* AdaptationalHeroism: Rather than Terkoz being Tarzan's enemy, he is Tarzan's friend and adoptive brother.
* CompositeCharacter: Sabor, a blanket term for lionesses in the Mangani language of the book series, is the name of a lion, whose blanket term in the Mangani language is "Numa."
* DeathByAdaptation: Black Michael and his mutineers are killed in a storm not long after marooning the Claytons. It is never stated what happened to them after the marooning in the novel.
* DecompositeCharacter: Terkoz's role as a villainous exile of the ape tribe is given to Kerhcak.
* KillerGorilla: Kerchak and Bolgani, or rather a killer "brown ape" and "grey ape" respectively.
* LighterAndSofter: Just for an example, Kerchak does not kill John Clayton. Rather he dies of illness just as his wife Alice does.
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** Kala is not killed by the Tribe of Mbonga, as they were called in the original book.
** Terkoz is not killed by Tarzan due to the AdaptationalHeroism.
* TruerToTheText: As strange as it is, this film pretty much covers many of the episodes from the original novel: the marooning of the Claytons, Sabor's attack at the water hole, Tarzan following Jane to Baltimore, it is all there.

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