He cares deeply about his family and friends and was willing to risk his life to save them. When Professor Porter learned from Jane about Tarzan who had rescued her from angry pack of baboons, Porter became interested in hearing about a man being raised by and acting like a gorilla. Tarzan grew curious of the newcomers as he never seen other humans before due to being raised by gorillas all his life. Tantor is the Mangani word for elephant, thus all elephants are referred to as such. The Love Story. He wears almost no clothes; the only piece of clothing he wears is a tattered, brown loincloth around his waist, and he is also barefoot. The next morning, he boarded the boat with the other humans, but was captured along with Jane and her father. It's right behind you! Another remarkable ability is his cleverness, as a child, he made and used simple tools and weapons (a spear, a lasso, a sling) that other children his age can learn to make only when under the supervision of an adult. When Tarzan becomes an adult, Sabor attacked the gorilla family where Kala watched her adoptive son battle the leopard. Terk loves the spotlight, and she is perfect "big sister" material because she's Tarzan's closest friendâprotective, concerned, and absolutely convinced that Tarzan can't survive without her. In Disney California Adventure, Tarzan appeared in the original version of World of Color that ran through 2010. This resulted in him falling from a great height, right into a pile of boxes. Terk described Tarzan as "freaky looking," but when she held Tarzan where he played with her hair, Terk immediately warmed up to the human baby and welcomed him into her family, accepting him as her new cousin. Terk: a hair uhuh. When Tarzan went missing, due to him going to investigate the sound of gunshots, Terk set off to look for him with Tantor. Tarzan: An elephant hair? While Tarzan called Kala "Mother", he never called Kerchak "Father" since Kerchak didn't consider him his son until he was dying. â¢ Rivers of Light: We Are One â¢ Tarzan Rocks! If Tarzan attempts to knuckle walk as his daily gait, it would be exhausting since humans are designed to walk bipedally. He also made a hammock for Zugor and a booby trap in Tarzan II. When Tarzan was an infant, Sabor attacked his home and killed his parents before they managed to hide their son, protecting him from the ferocious leopard. When Tarzan was shot by a vengeful Clayton, Kerchak tried to attack the poacher, only to receive fatal wounds. However, when hearing Tarzan's cries of agony, Tantor realized that Tarzan was in trouble and after convincing Terk, Tantor willingly jumped off a cliff and swam to the boat where he managed to rescue Tarzan, Jane, and her father. [Drumbeats, Thunderclaps] [Drumbeats Continue] [ Gasps ] [Man's Voice] Put your faith in what you most believe in Two worlds One family Trust your heart Let fate decide To guide these lives we see A paradise untouched by man Within this world blessed with love A simple life They live in peace Softly tread the sand below your feet now â¦ When Jane and her father decided to stay in the jungle to be with Tarzan, he presented Jane to Kala who happily accepted her as her adoptive son's wife. Sure, Turk put Tarzan to the task of getting the elephant hair in the first place, but she saved his life in the end. As a child, Tarzan met a young Tantor when he's trying to get an elephant hair in order to be a part of Terk's friend group. After the rain cleared up, Tarzan returned Jane to the human camp where the gorillas had been messing around, but they (sans Jane) didn't stay for long. This could imply that Kerchak influenced Tarzan. Tarzan is an extremely brave, loyal, and honorable character. You, too, can learn to speak like a Mangani. However, the gorilla mistakenly leads the pack to a different route than Tarzan which turned out to be a pit of tar housing a ferocious gigantic snake. Enraged at Tarzan for interfering with his plans, Clayton tried to kill Tarzan, only to give him a bullet wound in the arm. You know, Iâm probably gonna leave soon myself. As Tarzan continued to spend time with Jane and fall in love with her, Terk became sad to see her friend and adoptive cousin distancing away from her that she started to become slightly bitter at Tarzan. In California, Tarzan's likeness is featured in the walkthrough attraction, Tarzan's Treehouse at the Disneyland park. Elephants: Piranha! 1 Background 1.1 Personality 2 Appearances 2.1 Tarzan (1999 film) 2.2 Tarzan II 2.3 Tarzan & Jane 2.4 The Legend of Tarzan 3 Gallery Tantor usually appeared to be timid and even a downright coward who was easily spooked. Like in the film, Jane wishes to see the gorillas and study them, though Clayton would rather cage them, return them to England, and make a profit. He takes romance seriously, as shown when he was forced to act in a movie about him in "Silver Screen" and was told to kiss a woman he didn't love saying how confusing acting was and also by refusing Queen La's advances towards him. Tarzan manages to escape with the aid of nearby vines but quickly meets a dead end. Flynt and Mungo are amused by Tarzan's antics and Flynt tells Terk that if he survives, she should bring him around more often. He cares deeply about his family and friends and was willing to risk his life to save them. They all stand around nonchalantly. Having lived in the jungle his whole life, Tarzan developed exceptional abilities that would be impossible for other humans. Tarzan first encounters Tantor as he was a kid during a dare by Terk to take an elephant hair, during the dare a very young Tantor thinks Tarzan is a piranha and informs his mother about it and she doesn't believe him until Tarzan grabs hold of one of the elephants tails, which causes â¦ Third Elephant: No, she's right. Tarzan then became Porter's son-in-law due his marriage to Jane where he continued to have a good relationship with his father-in-law. Even though Terk is a bit bossy at times, Tarzan knows it's because Terk cares, thougâ¦ Hair Pins Wreaths & Tiaras Cummerbunds ... Vintage Disney Tarzan elephant Tantor stuffed animal, tarzan elephant Trunk tricks plush kids collectible movie toy, NOS NEW Eclecticgoods4U. When Tarzan decided to return to society, he comforted Kala by telling her that she'll always be his mother where she tells him that he'll always have a place in her heart. When Tarzan saw Clayton fatally shoot Kerchak who tried to defend him, Tarzan became enraged and tried to attack Clayton, only to take cover in the trees as he was armed with his rifle. After Tarzan rescued Jane Porter from baboons and left with his gorilla family, she told her story to Clayton and her father, but Clayton did not believe her and found the existence of an "ape man" to be ridiculous. During the rescue, Jane helped Tarzan save Kala by taking out her captors. At Tokyo DisneySea, Tarzan appears in Fantasmic!, swinging on vines with Jane in projected footage during the jungle sequence. Because he knew no humans in his youth, it can be speculated that he taught himself through trial and error. He also inherited his mother's hair and eyes. After Tarzan was scolded by Kerchak, he resolved to earn Kerchak's approval by becoming the "best ape ever" where Terk willingly assisted him in; such as helping him climb up a tree. Here is where his strength and monkey-like acrobatics turned out useless, as his shoes would slip as he tried to climb up, while his hands would slowly slip away due to tiredness. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. He cares deeply about his family and friends and was willing to risk his life to save them. When Tarzan found the picture of his birth parents and realized he was adopted, Kala tells him that she wants him to be happy wherever he decides to go. He is easily recognized by his broken right tusk and glowing red eyes. The baboon liked the sketch and took it from her, but when she took it back, she found that she angered the whole pack of baboons. âAn elephant hair,â asked Tarzan nervously. In France, Tarzan appears in a segment of La ForÃªt de l'Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney, which is a musical celebration of nature in Disney animated films. He then passes on leadership to Tarzan and finally accepts him as his foster son saying "Our family will look to you now. âNot only is that stupid, itâs downright outrageous and dangerous,â Kyle complained, âunless if my friend Kimmy gives him an elephant hair.â Tantor: Itâs a piranha! She scouted for the nearest elephant and found a large male elephant in the midst of bathing himself and Jane carefully swam over to him and tried to carefully take the â¦ After escaping the stampede, Terk pulled Tarzan out of the water, pleading with him to not die. As children, Tarzan was close to Terk where the two shared a sibling-like relationship. After shaking him off, and seeing the rest of the thugs closing in on him, he makes a huge leap from the top of the mast towards the funnel's end, managing to hold onto it. They later marry and continue to spend their lives together in the jungle. Tarzan is the only human being able to speak the language of the Great Apes...until now. When Tarzan brought Jane, her father, and Clayton to the nesting grounds, he introduced them to Kala and tried to reassure her that his new friends were friendly, but Kala was too afraid to be near them. Tarzan: a hair? When Tarzan first heard Clayton's name, he thought that his name meant the sound of a gunshot. Iâm all for a good love story because I have a heart. Second Elephant: Don't tell the kid that, of course there are piranhas in Africa. After Tarzan saved her and gave the sketch back to them, Jane tried to get away, but she found that it started to rain and she was stuck in the tree. Tarzan, who had never seen other humans before as he had been raised by gorillas all life, became curious of the newcomers. Kerchak and the other gorillas arrive and demand to know what started the stampede. Kerchak, having finally accepted Tarzan as his son, then dies in the scene of heavy rain and the sadness of Jane, her father, Tarzan, and the gorillas. âLike I said, itâs stupid right,â replied Terk. He is also noted for being fairly intelligent, as he often thinks his way out of situations given the fact many of his opponents are species that are stronger than him, and he made weapons self-taught. Once the gorillas were kicked out of their home and he had to choose between staying with his family or with Jane because Jane and her father (As humans) couldn't live with them. Elephant trumpets. Even though Terk is a bit bossy at times, Tarzan knows it's because Terk cares, thougâ¦ When Tarzan showed Porter, Jane, and Clayton his gorilla family, Porter became so excited to see the gorillas that he fainted before he was given a good social grooming by some of the apes. Tarzan then rescued Kala from Clayton's henchmen with the help of Jane where he and his adoptive mother happily reunited. You see, leave it to me. One day, while tagging along, Terk jokingly tells Tarzan to get an elephant hair off an elephant tail while Terk is busy with some other gorillas hoping to keep him away, to which Tarzan takes seriously and, unfortunately, jumps into the water and swims up to an elephant and grabs its tail causing the elephants to run wild and rush through the gorillas' territory. Also in the book, Tarzan and Jane have a son named Korak, also known as Jack Clayton or John 'Jack' Paul Clayton IV. While trying to acquire the elephant hair, Tarzan is seen by the elephants and mistakenly assumed to be a piranha, causing the elephants to stampede in panic. As a baby, Tarzan met an infant Terk after Kala found and rescued him from Sabor. Although Kala said Tarzan could never replace her deceased son, she still decided to adopt Tarzan as she knew that he needed her as he lost his parents while she lost her son. Tarzan disobeyed Kerchak's orders by visiting the humans regularly behind his back and falling in love with Jane Porter. However, after Tarzan emerged victorious by killing Sabor, Terk cheered for and congratulated Tarzan. Flying and Mungo are able to outrun the elephant herd, but Terk is caught on a vine and is swung up onto a nearby branch, allowing the elephants to pass safely beneath her. Declaring that he will never be a man like Clayton, Tarzan smashed the gun into pieces as Clayton watches in horror as the remains of his gun fall to the jungle floor. His eyes are blue-green in color and his muscular body is tanned from living in the jungle all his life. Kerchak expressed surprise that Tarzan came back, to which Tarzan replied that he came home. He was able to swing through the trees, slide across branches, hold things with his feet, and had a good sense of hearing and smell that excelled many human beings. The gorilla that challenged Tarzan also stated he let his personal life get in the way of his duties and when Jane's friends came to visit and he unintentionally embarrassed her in front of them, he tried to act civilized to impress them. Terk: An Elephant hair. When Tarzan got a hold of Clayton's rifle, he resolved to kill Clayton for his actions, which Clayton urged him to do while mockingly telling him to "be a man." When Tantor saw Tarzan trying to get a hair from one of the elephants in his herd, he mistakes the human boy as a â¦ As Tarzan continued to spend time with the humans, Kala became sad to see that her adoptive son was drifting away from her. On the tree branches, Tarzan and Clayton engage in a struggle in which the two are evenly matched. When Tarzan's feelings for Jane were noticed by Clayton, he was manipulated by Clayton to reveal the gorillas' location under the belief that Jane will stay with him if he showed the gorillas. He was confused at first as if he had never seen another human before. Ultimately, he is rescued by Terk and Tantor after they heard Tarzan's cry. Terk loves telling Tarzan what to doâthat is, until Tarzan's physical strength proves he can hold her in a headlock instead. Clayton, don't!" Tarzan plays a starring role in the park's stunt show, Tarzan: Call of the Jungle, which is a retelling of Tarzan's origins and the events that transpired in the film. Saddened by Kerchak's death, Tarzan mourns for him before deciding to fulfill his promise to Kerchak to lead and protect their family. He wears his father's clothes once when he decides to go to England with Jane and Clayton. Tarzan also appeared in Parade of the Stars, riding a golden Tantor. Tarzan and Jane appeared in the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios, albeit based on their appearances from 1930s Tarzan movies rather than the 1990s Disney film. However, Clayton was impatient with Tarzan who more fascinated in learning about humans from Jane while Clayton unsuccessfully tried to get the location of the gorillas from Tarzan. When they were stranded in Africa, his parents immediately built a house so they could happily raise their son together. Almost immediately, Tarzan and Tantor formed a friendship that would last forever. When Tarzan revealed himself to Clayton, he was shocked and tried to shoot Tarzan with his rifle, thinking Tarzan to be a threat, only to be stopped by Jane. While Tarzan can swim deep into the river, shots of the elephants reveal that the water collects around their feet. says Squirt He is also noted to be fairly civilized despite never letting go of his "wild man" persona, with Jane noting he is more civilized and kind than most and is shown throughout the series to have high morals. Throughout Tarzan's childhood, he shared a strong mother-son relationship with Kala. Even so, Clayton soon feeds into the darkness and loses his heart, allying himself with the threatening Heartless. The two sadly embraced each other before Kala sadly watched her adoptive son leave the jungle. In the midst of this, he and Jane started to fall in love. Tantor: Get away from there!Donât you know a piranha can strip your flesh in seconds? Episodes featuring Mabaya usually require Tantor to â¦ "Tarzan shows Terk an elephant hair, which shocks Terk but...since the stampede goes through the nests of gorilla's. After hearing gunshots, once he finished killing Sabor, Tarzan set off to investigate where he encountered a group of explorers, among them being Jane Porter. Tarzan first encounters Tantor as he was a kid during a dare by Terk to take an elephant hair, during the dare a very young Tantor thinks Tarzan is a piranha and informs his parents about it and they don't believe him until Tarzan bites one of the elephants which causes a stampede, after the aftermath it appears that Tarzan has died but he turns out â¦ The gorillas go and get a closer look. Tarzan's exact age is never revealed throughout the movie. Clayton followed Tarzan to the treetops where the two brutally wrestled each other. When Kerchak was killed by Clayton where he then passed on the leadership of the gorillas to Tarzan, Porter wanted to go after Tarzan as he led the gorillas away, only to be stopped by his daughter. However, due to the efforts of Sora and Tarzan, Clayton is defeated and the jungle is saved. 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