A couple of months back I passed on the information about Warner Bros. releasing the entire first season of Filmation’s Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle on DVD. They were kind enough to send me the 2 Disc DVD set so that I might let you know what to expect when you pick up this classic animated series.
[Via] Chad Pittman
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle originally aired on CBS starting back on September 11, 1976 and surprisingly had elements more in common with the direction that Edgar Rice Burroughs took with the 24 sequels to his original story in The All-Story in 1912. No matter what Rudyard Kipling might of thought of Burroughs work…”find out how bad a book he could write and get away with it.”…the character of Viscount Greystoke who we know as Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle continues to be extremely popular as the upcoming new film The Legend of Tarzan proves.
[Via] Warner Bros. Pictures
The 2 Disc DVD set collects 16 episodes of the Filmation series, with disc one containing:
Tarzan and the City of Gold: When Tarzan (Robert Ridgely) manages to rescue a young woman named Thia (Hettie Lynne Hurtes) from the Bolgani Tribe…which are intelligent apes…he runs afoul of the City of Zandor and it’s villainous Queen Nemone (Joan Gerber).
Tarzan and the Vikings: Our hero comes across a band of Vikings that have made the jungle their home, who are descendants of a clan that found their ships making landfall in Africa after Odin sent them off course!
Tarzan and the Golden Lion: Tarzan must lend help to the Monkey People when they come under assault by Bolmangani who are attempting subjugate them in an attempt to turn them into slaves.
Tarzan and the Forbidden City: Our hero finds old friends have returned to his jungle home. It’s not a social visit however as they are trying to locate their Son who went missing in the Forbidden City of Ushare.
Tarzan and the Graveyard of the Elephants (One of my favorite episodes!): Tarzan comes across an elephant graveyard but notices that some of them are missing their tusks which obviously means poachers. Our hero learns that it is the armies of King Aga of Novard who are to blame!
Tarzan’s Return to the City of Gold: After out hero saves a young boy he is shocked to learn he is the brother of Thia (from the first episode!). Can Tarzan get him home without becoming a slave to Queen Nemone in the process?
Tarzan and the Strange Visitors: Okay. Tarzan has to stop aliens from capturing jungle wildlife and taking them back to their homeworld.
Tarzan and the Land of the Giants: Our hero, thanks to the effects of a drought, learns their is a race of giants hidden in the jungle…and must aid them before a storm wipes out their village of Zoram.
Disc 2 features:
Tarzan and the Knights of Nimmir: Discovering the Valley of Nimmir, thanks to stumbling upon the remains of a wrecked balloon, Tarzan finds himself involved in a plot to steal the throne from Queen Grenalda.
Tarzan’s Rival: Our hero’s jungle allies seem to have grown wary and even aggressive toward Tarzan, it turns out that a scientist by the name of Dr. Senti has developed a robotic duplicate and mistreating the animals!
Tarzan and the City of Sorcery: Tarzan must take a stand against a villainous sorceress named Queen Nubia who has managed to morph a small boy’s Father into a Babboon!
Tarzan at the Earth’s Core: Holy Cow! Tarzan is traipsing around another of Burrough’s legendary books series as he tries to unite two warring factions in the land of Pellucidar.
Tarzan and the Ice Creature: When a Yeti named Glakor is freed after a volcano explodes it is target by poachers. Can Tarzan save the creature?
Tarzan and the Olympiads: Our hero must defy the will of Emperor Cronus, overcoming three challenges in an effort to free a pair of slaves and possibly teach the ruler a lesson in morality.
Tarzan’s Trial: The UFO from ‘Strange Visitors’ has returned. Captured by robotic assailants, Tarzan is in danger of having his memories and abilities transferred to a would be ruler of the Universe.
Tarzan, the Hated: The Bolmangani ruler is doing everything he can to turn the gorillas against Tarzan. Our hero must try to save a kidnapped archaeologist named Lois, who is being held against her will by the Bolmangani Emperor so his people might rebuild their empire.
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle came out today so you can head out and pick it right this very minute or if you would like you can hop on over to Amazon.