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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: TV.

Animated tv series (1976-1978). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Directed by Don Towsley. Writers included Len Janson, Paul Dini, Kathleen Barnes, Tom Ruegger, David Wise. Cast includes Jack Bannon, Joan Gerber, Hettie Lynn Hares, Alan Oppenheimer and Robert Ridgley. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour.

In this series, Tarzan (Ridgley) encounters various opponents in his adventures including menaces from the Hollow Earth, Aliens, Mutants and Mad Scientists. Queen Nemonda (Gerber, then Hares) is a recurring foe with various evil schemes which Tarzan must foil. He also deals with several Lost Races, some in Apes as Human form, including the Bolmangani gorilla-men; the Dolumangani, midget humanoid primates; and the Monkey People who are half human, half monkey. Only one episode of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle has so far been released to home video. The series was followed by The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour. [GSt]


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