"The Jungle -- here I was born, and here my parents died when I was but an infant. I would have soon perished too, had I not been found by a kindly she-ape named Kala who adopted me as her own and taught me the ways of the wild. I learned quickly and grew stronger each day. And now I share the frendship and trust of all jungle animals. The Jungle is filled with beauty and danger, and lost cities filled with good and evil. This is my domain, and I protect those who come here for I am Tazan, Lord of the Jungle."



Background Ref from: weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com/tarzan/cartoon.html
In the fall of 1976 Tarzan became a Saturday morning cartoon show. This would be the first animated appearance of Tarzan on television. Based largely on the work of comics artist Burne Hogarth, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle featured impressive animation which was far above the average norm. Tarzan's body movements were heavily rotoscoped, and the jungle tapestry had realism and depth, a rarity in in television animation up to this point. The animation had a very "full" look to it. The background music had an exotic, moody flavor, and the production overall had a lush, decadent look and feel.

Filmation's Tarzan remains one of the most faithful adaptations of Burroughs' Tarzan to date. Filmation's Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle left behind the childish monosylabic idiot character of the movie series for a more well-spoken jungle do-gooder. The hero still swung around on vines and communed with beasts, but his manner better reflected his noble English birth than his years being raised in the African jungle by an ape named Kala.

Robert Ridgely, a Filmation veteran, provided an excellent voice of Tarzan. He would be the voice of main characters for arguably three of the best animated adventure series of the era, the other two being (The New Adventures of) Flash Gordon and Ruby Spears' Thundarr the Barbarian.

One of the best things about Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle was the inclusion of the Mangani language of the books. Tarzan spoke of Tantor the Elephant, Numa the Lion, Usha the wind, and admonished jungle animals to "unk!" (leave) when dismissing them. The characters and some of the plots were adapted straight from the books too. No Cheeta the Chimp, Tarzan had his monkey companion N'kima and even Jad-bal-ja the Golden Lion made his appearance.

After Tarzan's first solo season, he was teamed with Batman for the Tarzan/Batman Hour in 1977. 1978 saw Tarzan teamed with a whole slew of superheroes in Tarzan and the Super 7. By 1980 The Super 7 and Batman had left and now Tarzan reruns were paired with new cartoon episodes of the Lone Ranger for the Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour. For the 1981-82 Season Zorro joined to form the Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour, Tarzan episodes were still reruns, however. After a few years off the air Tarzan returned as a solo series for a seven month period in 1984, although still in reruns. Tarzan would not appear in animation again until 1999 with Walt Disney's Tarzan and later as an animated television show in September 2001 with Disney's Legend of Tarzan.
 

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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Episode Titles
Season 1 (1976-1977)

1. Tarzan and the City of Gold
2. Tarzan and the Vikings
3. Tarzan and the Golden Lion
4. Tarzan and the Forbidden City | Part II | Part III
5. Tarzan and the Graveyard of the Elephants
6. Tarzan's Return to the City of Gold
7. Tarzan and the Strange Visitors
8. Tarzan and the Land of the Giants
9. Tarzan and the Knights of Nimmr
10. Tarzan's Rival
11. Tarzan in the City of Sorcery
12. Tarzan at the Earth's Core
13. Tarzan and the Ice Creature
14. Tarzan and the Olympiads
15. Tarzan's Trial
16. Tarzan the Hated



The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour
Season 1 (1977-1978)

Tarzan And The Sunken City Of Atlantis
Tarzan And The Bird People
Tarzan And The Colossus Of Zome
Tarzan And The Beast In The Iron Mask
Tarzan And The Amazon Princess
Tarzan And The Conquistadors



Tarzan And The Super 7
Season 1 (1978-1979)

Tarzan And The Spider People
Tarzan And The Space God
Tarzan And The Lost World
Tarzan And The Monkey God
Tarzan And The Haunted Forest
Tarzan And The Island Of Dr. Morphos



Tarzan And The Super 7
Season 2 (1979-1980)

Tarzan And The Sifu
Tarzan And Jane
Tarzan And The Land Beneath The Earth
Tarzan And The Drought
Tarzan And The Soul Stealer
Tarzan And The Future King
Tarzan And The Huntress
Tarzan And The White Elephant
 
 
 



 
 


Filmation's Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, etc.
Animated Series (1976-1980)



Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle was a half hour show that premiered on September 11, 1976 and ran 1976-1977.  In 1977, Filmation brought in Batman and coupled it with Tarzan, as The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, which mixed new Batman cartoons with new Tarzan cartoons (and Tarzan reruns). The third season changed it again by keeping Batman and calling it Tarzan And The Super 7.

Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Episode Titles
Season 1 (1976-1977)
The voice of Tarzan was done by Robert Ridgely
Filmation Associates
Robert Ridgely (Tarzan), Lou Scheimer (N'Kima), Ted Cassidy, Linda Gray, Joan Gerber, Barry Gordon, Allen Oppenheimer, Jane Webb.
Produced By Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott.

1. Tarzan and the City of Gold
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, protects the jungle and its inhabitants against those who would do it wrong.

2. Tarzan and the Vikings
3. Tarzan and the Golden Lion
4. Tarzan and the Forbidden City
5. Tarzan and the Graveyard of the Elephants
6. Tarzan's Return to the City of Gold
7. Tarzan and the Strange Visitors
8. Tarzan and the Land of the Giants
9. Tarzan and the Knights of Nimmr
10. Tarzan's Rival
11. Tarzan in the City of Sorcery
12. Tarzan at the Earth's Core
13. Tarzan and the Ice Monster
14. Tarzan and the Olympiads
15. Tarzan's Trial
16. Tarzan the Hated



The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour
Season 1 (1977-1978)

Cast:
Tarzan ~~ Robert Ridgely
Batman ~~ Adam West
Robin ~~ Burt Ward
Batgirl ~~ Melendy Britt
Bat-Mite ~~ Lennie Weinrib

Tarzan And The Sunken City Of Atlantis
Tarzan And The Bird People
Tarzan And The Colossus Of Zome
Tarzan And The Beast In The Iron Mask
Tarzan And The Amazon Princess
Tarzan And The Conquistadors
Tarzan And The City Of Gold
Tarzan And The Vikings
Tarzan And The Golden Lion
Tarzan And The Forbidden City
Tarzan And The Graveyard Of The Elephants
Tarzan's Return To The City Of Gold
Tarzan And The Strange Visitors
Tarzan And The Land Of The Giants
Tarzan And The Knights Of Nimmr
Tarzan's Rival
Batman: The Pest
Batman: The Moonman
Batman: Trouble Identity
Batman: A Sweet Joke On Gotham City
Batman: The Bermuda Rectangle
Batman: Bite-Sized
Batman: Reading, Writing, And Wronging
Batman: The Chameleon
Batman: He Who Laughs Last
Batman: The Deep Freeze
Batman: Dead Ringers
Batman: Curses! Oiled Again!
Batman: Birds Of A Feather Fool Around Together
Batman: Have An Evil Day, Part 1
Batman: Have An Evil Day, Part 2
Batman: This Like A Job For Bat-Mite



Tarzan And The Super 7
Season 1 (1978-1979)
Cast:
Tarzan ~~ Robert Ridgely
Manta ~~ Joan Van Ark
Moray ~~ Joe Stern
Hercules ~~ Bob Denison
Isis ~~ Diane Pershing
Toshi ~~ Mike Bell
Merlin ~~ Mike Bell
Web Woman ~~ Linda Gary
Superstretch ~~ Ty Henderson
Microwoman ~~ Kim Hamilton

Episodes
Tarzan And The Spider People
Tarzan And The Space God
Tarzan And The Lost World
Tarzan And The Monkey God
Tarzan And The Haunted Forest
Tarzan And The Island Of Dr. Morphos
Manta And Moray: The Waters Of Doom
Manta And Moray: The Whale Killers
Manta And Moray: The Warmakers
Manta And Moray: The Souvenir Hunters
The Freedom Force: The Dragon Riders
The Freedom Force: The Scarlet Samurai
Web Woman: The Rain Maker
Web Woman: The Eye Of The Fly
Web Woman: The World Within
Web Woman: Madame Macabre's Calamity Circus
Web Woman: Red Sails In The Sunset
Superstretch And Microwoman: Bad Things Come In Small Packages
Superstretch And Microwoman: The Ringmaster
Superstretch And Microwoman: The Toymaker
Superstretch And Microwoman: Future Tense
Superstretch And Microwoman: Phantom Of The Sewers
Superstretch And Microwoman: Shadow Of The Swamp

Tarzan And The Super 7
Season 2 (1979-1980)

Episodes
Tarzan And The Sifu
Tarzan And Jane
Tarzan And The Land Beneath The Earth
Tarzan And The Drought
Tarzan And The Soul Stealer
Tarzan And The Future King
Tarzan And The Huntress
Tarzan And The White Elephant
Manta And Moray: The Freedom Fighters
Manta And Moray: The Sunken World
Manta And Moray: Sea Of Madness
The Freedom Force: The Planet Soldiers
The Freedom Force: Pegasus' Odyssey
The Freedom Force: The Robot
Web Woman: Send In The Clones
Web Woman: The Sun Thief
Web Woman: Dr. Despair And The Mood Machine
Web Woman: The Perfect Crime
Web Woman: The Lady In The Lamp
Superstretch And Microwoman: The Great Candy Bar Caper
Superstretch And Microwoman: The Superstretch Bowl
Superstretch And Microwoman: Superstretch And Magnawoman
Superstretch And Microwoman: Sugar Spice
Superstretch And Microwoman: Gnome Man's Land
Superstretch And Microwoman: Superstretch And Mighty Woman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tarzan in Toonopedia
Filmation entry in Wikipedia
Tarzan Lord of the Jungle in Wikipedia