Tarzan® is the Most Recognized Fictional Character in the World
Tarzan, the iconic character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide for over a century. With his rich history and enduring legacy, Tarzan has become an emblem of adventure, bravery, and the untamed spirit of the jungle.
The Legend of Tarzan®
"The Legend of Tarzan," released in 2016 by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, revitalized the timeless tale for a contemporary audience. Directed by David Yates and featuring a stellar cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, and Christoph Waltz, the film brought the legendary Lord of the Jungle back to the big screen with a modern twist.
The Tarzan® Story
Tarzan's narrative is rooted in tragedy and resilience. Born to a British Lord and Lady marooned on the West coast of Africa, Tarzan faced early hardships, including the loss of his parents and adoption into the Mangani, an ape tribe led by Kala. His journey unfolds through encounters with Jane Porter, the woman who captures his heart and becomes his lifelong companion.
The Character of Tarzan
Tarzan is not only a symbol of physical prowess and agility but also a manifestation of unwavering morality and loyalty. His rejection of societal norms in favor of a primal existence, coupled with his ethical conduct and protective nature, makes him a multidimensional and captivating protagonist.
Tarzan's Enduring Influence
Burroughs' creation of Tarzan transcended mere entertainment, leaving a profound impact on popular culture and even inspiring renowned figures like Jane Goodall. Tarzan's embodiment of the wild spirit and the struggle between civilization and nature resonates with audiences, fostering a lasting admiration for his untamed persona.
Tarzan's journey from the heart of the jungle to the hearts of millions is a testament to the enduring appeal of a character whose essence embodies the unyielding spirit of adventure and the eternal battle between civilization and nature.