CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

“The jungle: Here I was born; and here my parents died when I was but an infant. I would have soon perished, too, had I not been found by a kindly she-ape named Kala, who adopted me as her own and taught me the ways of the wild. I learned quickly, and grew stronger each day, and now I share the friendship and trust of all jungle animals. The jungle is filled with beauty, and danger; and lost cities filled with good, and evil. This is my domain, and I protect those who come here; for I am Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle!”

Seen by many as the most faithful of all screen-based adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, and featured a number of “lost cities” from the original novels. The rotoscoped animation is based upon the work of Burrough’s favorite Tarzan artist, Burne Hogarth.

In the series, Tarzan is depicted as intelligent and well-spoken — not the simple-minded (“me Tarzan, you Jane”) caricature of many films. His sidekick is N’kima the monkey, as in the novels (“Cheeta” the chimpanzee was the creation of movie producers). It even uses much of Burroughs’ Mangani language (though some of the words used, particularly for animals not encountered in the novels, do not appear in Burroughs’ Mangani lexicons, and so were presumably newly-invented for the show).

Related Posts
Wildfire

Wildfire (aka Cavalo de Fogo, and Fuego salvaje) was a cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera that debuted in September 1986 and ran Read more

Trailer released for Frozen 2

The trailer for Frozen 2 is here. Hopefully this is the one where they meet their brother Tarzan... https://youtu.be/suVQt0pfOLc

The U.S. of Archie

The U.S. of Archie was a Saturday morning cartoon that originally ran from September 7, 1974 to September 1976. A Read more

The Tick

Created by Ben Edlund, The Tick was adapted from the comic of the same name and hit our screens in Read more

The Secret of the Sword (1985)

He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword was produced by Filmation. Although released before the series She-Ra: Princess of Read more

The Secret of Isis

The Secret of Isis aka Isis ran for two seasons (a total of 22 episodes) between 1975 and 1977. It starred Read more

The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty

The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty is a children's television show alternating animation and live footage segments. It took the Read more

The New Adventures of Superman

The New Adventures of Superman is a series of six-minute animated Superman adventures produced by Filmation that were broadcast between Read more

The New Adventures of Gilligan

The New Adventures of Gilligan is basically the same plot as the original sitcom Gilligan's Island. It ran for two seasons Read more

The Karate Kid

Back in 1989, DIC Entertainment, Saban Entertainment, and Columbia Pictures Television got in on The Karate Kid franchise. Perhaps it Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: