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Disney’s Tarzan on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy

Fans of the Tarzan story will finally be able to watch Disney’s take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic yarn about an orphan who was raised by animals and ended up becoming the de facto king of the jungle.

Disney is known for changing aspects (even major ones) of stories and fairy tales in order to make it more family-friendly or at least commercially viable but they do have a knack for preserving the basic framework of the source material. This is the case with Tarzan. Disney’s version of Tarzan also starts with the baby Tarzan being adopted by a family of Gorillas, and follows him into adulthood until the arrival of humans and the problem it causes Tarzan – namely the need to choose between the conflicting worlds of a civilized life with the beautiful Jane or the safe and comfortable existence with his adoptive family.

Twilight’s Kellan Lutz to Star in Mo-Cap Adaptation of Tarzan

Twilight's Kellan Lutz to Star in Mo-Cap Adaptation of Tarzan

The Hollywood Reporter has recently confirmed that Twilight star Kellan Lutz will lend his voice to the titular character in Constantin Film’s motion capture adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary classic, Tarzan. Other cast members include Spencer Locke (of Resident Evil), who will voice the king of the jungle’s love interest, Jane Porter.

Superman Classic is fan animation meets comic book perfection

Superman Classic is fan animation meets comic book perfection

Superman has had a lot of exposure. Nearly 75 years of comic books, serials, cereals (both!), cartoons, toys, half a dozen films, etc. Every example has a different perspective on the character, from look to personality. Some are hit and some are miss, and those associated, from Smallville’s Tom Welling to Bryan Singer’s recent Superman Returns. But it’s the fans who make those reactions and turn projects into legends – so maybe its the fans who know the character best of all. That’s likely the motivation for Robb Pratt, a Superman fan who used his amazing traditional and digital art and animation talents to create a minute-long toon called Superman Classic. More than just a Max Fleischer reminiscent webisode, this clip features some style and techniques that put many studios to shame. Check it out!

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Disney has a large stable of animated tales in it’s long history. There’s the Disney Princess flicks (Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan), the Animal films (the Jungle Book, Tarzan, Lion King, 101 Dalmatians), and even a CG category (Toy Story, The Robinsons, UP). Then, there’s a film like Alice in Wonderland… which fits no category. In Disney’s original, animated retelling of the classic Lewis Carroll novel, The Mad Hatter has more resemblance to Winnie the Pooh’s Rabbit than Johnny Depp, and yet there’s all the magic and wonder captured some 60 years ago that Tim Burton revived in his new take. …right?

KidsCo and Inspidea introduce the world to Boo & Me

KidsCo and Inspidea introduce the world to Boo & Me

One continual enemy in the world of cartoons is Poachers. Whether its hunters in Tarzan, or the trackers from Princess and the Frog, cartoon audiences dislike any form of capturing animals. Thus, we can easily and instantly sympathize with Boo, a new orangutan character created by KidsCo and Inspidea in the upcoming animated series Boo & Me. We learned of the early stages of this series about a year and a half ago, and we’re just now getting ready to see the first showings. The lovable ape was rescued from hunters by Aiman and Yasmin, who themselves are always out to help nature and preserve the environment. Together, the group lives in a Malaysian nature reserve, learning something new every day to better the world. In support of the series, Malaysian Airlines is airing Boo & Me on select routes.

Constantin Films hopes to out-Disney the House of Mouse with Tarzan

Constantin Films hopes to out-Disney the House of Mouse with Tarzan

A human child raised in the jungle by great apes, rejecting civilization for the call of the wild. SpongeBob? No. Batman? No. …Stewie? No! We’re talking about Tarzan here. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan has seen many different animated forms and spinoffs, from “George of the Jungle” to Disney’s animated Tarzan film from ten years ago. Now, Constantin Films is developing a new CG animated adaption of Tarzan, in full movie-standard 3D, with Ambient Entertainment handling the animation. Constantin acquired the rights to the Tarzan books from the estate of author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. Disney’s take on the character scored nearly $450 million dollars worldwide, and Constantin would love a similar result.

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