Tarzan, the 37th Disney animated feature, was first seen in theaters on June 18, 1999, and released on VHS and DVD on February 1, 2000. A Collector's Edition DVD was released on April 18, 2000. Both DVDs and the VHS were all discontinued on January 31, 2002.


Wild with exotic adventure and laughs, Disney's Tarzan is a magnificent adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic story of the ape man! Raised by a family of gorillas, including the loving Kala and the wisecracking Terk, Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzan's own kind, including the beautiful Jane, two very different worlds are about to become one. Driven by five powerful songs from pop superstar Phil Collins, and starring the voice talents of Minnie Driver, Glenn Close and Rosie O'Donnell, Disney's Tarzan delivers incredible adventure as well as important reminders about acceptance and family!



Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
3 Walt Disney Company intro November 1999
4 Trailer for An Extremely Goofy Movie October 1999
5 Video preview for Toy Story 2 November 1999
6 Trailer for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea November 1999
7 Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney November 1999
8 Promo for Disney's Activity Center: Tarzan November 1999
9 Walt Disney World promo November 1999
10 Promo for the website November 1999
11 Sneak peek at Dinosaur November 1999
12 Feature Presentation November 1999
13 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
14 Tarzan June 1999
15 Promo for the Tarzan soundtrack November 1999
16 "Strangers Like Me" music video November 1999
17 Behind-the-scenes featurette "Trashin' The Camp" November 1999

The later copies of Tarzan do not have the preview for Gepetto.

Newer copies of this video have the navy blue warnings.


  • "Strangers Like Me" Music Video
  • "Trashin' The Camp" Behind-The-Scenes Studio Session With Phil Collins and Special Guest As Featured On The Tarzan soundtrack
  • Tarzan Interactive Read-Along
  • Tarzan Interactive Trivia Game
  • Sneak Peek at Disney's Upcoming Film Dinosaur
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Full Color Artwork On Disc
  • DVD-ROM Features
  • Free Tarzan Action Game Playable Demo (does not work on Mac)
  • Internet Links To Disney Websites
  • THX Certified

Collector's Edition only:

  • Descriptive TheatreVision for the Visually Impaired
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Producer Bonnie Arnold and Directors Kevin Lima and Chris Buck
  • The History and Development of Tarzan
  • Introductions and Explanations by the Filmmakers
  • Early Presentation Reel
  • The Making Of The Music Of Tarzan
  • Original Phil Collins Song Demos
  • Phil Collins Music Videos
  • Behind the Scenes with the Voice Talent
  • Original story Treatment
  • Storyboard to Final Film Split-Screen Comparison
  • Abandoned Sequences
  • The Deep Canvas Process
  • Glen Keane On The Animation of Tarzan
  • Character Designs and Concept Art
  • Trailers And Posters (Domestic And International)
  • Production Progression Demonstration

Advertised on:

Theatrical release

  1. Mulan (1999-2000 VHS/DVD)
  2. A Bug's Life (VHS/DVD)

1999 VHS

  1. Pinocchio (60th Anniversary Edition VHS)
  2. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999 VHS)
  3. Toy Story (1999/2000 VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
South Korea VHS February 2, 2000
Japan VHS/DVD June 16, 2000
South Korea DVD September 5, 2000

Television broadcasts

On network television, Tarzan premiered on ABC on April 29, 2001, and on the Disney Channel on July 27, 2001. It aired again on ABC on February 24, 2002, March 9, 2003, and March 20, 2004. Disney Channel's broadcasts continued through March 1, 2005.