Jungle takes over TTC's Finch Station; Will Tarzan swing from the
Transit Commission release to NewsWire.com
June 13 /CNW/ - It's a jungle out there! Well, it will be all day Tuesday
for TTC customers traveling through Finch Station. When going to or from
the Finch Station bus platform, customers will walk through a jungle -
vines and moss hanging from the ceiling and plantations of palm trees camouflaging
the support pillars. Definitely a sight to elicit "ahhs" from customers
descending to the collectors' level by stair or escalator. And don't be
surprised if some of the voices sound familiar - Glenn Close, George Carlin
and "Dora the Explorer".
From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, the DVD of Disney's
Tarzan II movie will premier on a monitor in the station. Thus the jungle
setting. And the voices? In the animated movie, Glenn Close speaks as Kala,
Carlin is the cranky old hermit ape and "Dora the Explorer" is Tarzan as
a child. For those stopping to enjoy a little of
the DVD action in the mezzanine below the TTC bus bays, there'll be a gift
- a packet of Disney character temporary tattoos. Photo Op
What: Tarzan II DVD plays in
jungle setting at Finch Station for TTC customers
Why: Disney premiers Tarzan
II DVD, available at video stores Tuesday
When: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Where: Finch Station, Yonge and Finch,
mezzanine below the TTC bus bays.
Father's Day & Tarzan(R)
II weekend at the Greater Vancouver Zoo
NewsWire ~ June 13, 2005
ALDERGROVE, BC, June 13 /CNW/ - Kids, give your dad a
treat and take him to the Zoo. Free admission for Dads during Father's
Day at the Zoo when accompanied by a child. Plus, kids have a chance to
win a copy of Disney's all-new movie Tarzan II on DVD when they enter the
colouring contest on June 18th and 19th, 2005. Tarzan II hits stores on
June 14th, 2005. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to preserving and
protecting endangered species, and creating an educational environment
that inspires appreciation and concern about wildlife and wild places,
while providing a pleasant recreational setting for our visitors. The Zoo
is located just off Exit No. 73 on the Trans Canada Highway One. Visit
www.gvzoo.com for more information. Photos Available at http://www.gvzoo.com
The Greater Vancouver Zoo 5048-264th Street ~ Aldergrove,
BC Canada V4W 3N7
TARZAN (R) Owned by Edgar Rice
Burroughs, Inc. and Used by Permission.
Tarzan II (C) Edgar Rice Burroughs,
Inc. and Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Mocean Worker to perform
new live score for Tarzan the Ape Man
- June, 13 2005
NORTH ADAMS-Music and movies are back this summer at
MASS MoCA. The 1932 film, Tarzan the Ape Man, will show on the large outdoor
screen at MASS MoCA on Saturday, July 2, at 9 P.M. with live music by the
genre-defying electronic musician and producer Mocean Worker. MASS MoCA
has commissioned Mocean Worker (aka Adam Dorn) to compose a brand new original
score to the classic movie, which stars Maureen O’Sullivan and Olympic
gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, and his live performance is sure
to thrill and amaze.
Mocean Worker is no stranger to adding musical accompaniment
to film screenings. In 2003, Dorn performed at MASS MoCA spinning to filmmaker
Harry Smith’s Animated Dreams. Described as blending “jolts of jazz, chunks
of funk and electronic music into a lively, refreshing, sophisticated sound”
(Smoothjazz.com), Mocean Worker’s contribution is guaranteed to give an
inventive, contemporary spin to the quintessential adventure film.
Tarzan the Ape Man was MGM's inaugural "Tarzan" film out
of an astonishing series of twelve. For this film, MGM utilized scads of
stock footage of the African jungle from a previous feature film, Trader
Horn (1931). Aside from this resource, production costs for Tarzan the
Ape Man still managed to reach over $1 million for the studio. This film,
directed by W. S. Van Dyke based on a character created by novelist Edgar
Rice Burroughs, was also the first feature-length film in the Tarzan series
to include talking.
W. S. Van Dyke’s film tells the story of a great English
hunter, James Parker (C. Aubrey Smith), trudging through an African jungle
in search of the legendary Elephant Graveyard. Accompanying Parker is his
daughter, Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan), and her former beau, Harry Holt (Neil
Hamilton). The expedition is continually interrupted by the apprehensive
Tarzan, a white man who'd been lost in the jungle years earlier and raised
by apes. Tarzan kidnaps Jane and whisks her away to the treetops, where
she eventually overcomes her fear of him and teaches him to speak English.
("Tarzan...Jane", not "Me Tarzan...You Jane," as has often been misreported.)
The son of legendary producer Joel Dorn (Charles Mingus,
Roberta Flack, John Coltrane, Leon Redbone), Mocean Worker/Adam Dorn began
his career as an assistant to bassist/producer Marcus Miller (Miles Davis,
Luther Vandross, David Sanborn). His credits also include remixing work
for Tenacious D (Jack Black), Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Miles Davis, and
the Neville Brothers, contributions to Bird Up:The Charlie Parker Remix
Project, composing for Sundance favorite, The Doe Boy, as well as two documentaries
for HBO. Today he’s a DJ/composer/producer who runs the venerable Label
M, a label for reissues and rare live recordings of jazz music with his
father. Recently Mocean Worker released his newest and fourth album, Enter
Seating will start at 8 P.M. Food and drink from Lickety
Split and the MASS MoCA bar will be available before and during the event.
Tickets for Tarzan the Ape Man and Mocean Worker are $14 in advance or
$17 the day of the show. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Tickets
are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street
in North Adams from 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. (closed Tuesdays). Tickets can
also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours
or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
In the case of inclement weather the event will be moved
inside to the Hunter Center.
Tarzan II Review in Canada's
weekly newsmagazine Macleans
Tarzan II (Disney) - This direct-to-video sequel goes
back to Tarzan the jungle kid, before he grew up at the end of the 1999
original. He doesn't have that famous yell down yet as he swings through
the jungle to the sounds of exotic birds (and new Phil Collins tunes) in
the background. The plot has wee Tarzan doubting his ape family's love
for him and running away from home to make friends with a hermit ape (George
Carlin) while trying to solve the mystery of a mythical and scary cave
monster known as Zugor. Geared to the G audience as it is, this Tarzan's
jungle, while it does have dangers, is more like a schoolyard playground
for slapstick antics. Other celebrity voices include Glenn Close, Lance
Henricksen, Brad Garrett and Estelle Harris. DVD extras include a making-of
feature, games and Tarzan's Matter-of-Fact option that offers language-explaining
pop-ups while running the film.
Tarzan II Expected to Bow Strongly
Comes out before strong third-quarter competition
By Eliza Gallo ~ June 10, 2005 ~ Video
As the tsunami of third-quarter titles heads to store
shelves, one major animated DVD premiere is testing the market waters this
week. Disney's Tarzan II streets June 14 amid solid retail expectations.
The huge theatrical success of the original Tarzan, two new songs from
Phil Collins and heavy Disney advertising all will enhance Tarzan II's
draw, Achar said. Barnes & Noble is giving prominent in-store placement
to the title.
Wal-Mart is promoting Tarzan II by pairing it with an
exclusive children's activity CD-ROM.
"We're pushing it just because it's coming out at a time
where currently there's not a huge release pattern going," Tommy K's CEO
Frank Slugaski said. "There's an opportunity to do a little bit more with
it, because of the fact that there's not a lot competing with it." Tarzan
II will have a showcase window at first, Slugaski said. "Its challenge
is not week one. Its challenge will be how it stands up in week two or
it before you can buy it!
Disney's animated Tarzan II will be available Tuesday,
June 14 to purchase for your very own, but KASA.com wants you to win it
first! Before Tarzan was King of the Jungle, he was a young lad and Tarzan
II tells the beginning of the story. Your family's favorite characters,
Terk and Tantor are back in this movie too! When Tarzan was little, he
was an awkward kid trying to fit in. But when one of his mistakes lands
his family in jeopardy, Tarzan decides his family would be better off without
him. So he leaves and meets the mysterious Zugor who is the most powerful
force in the land. Together Tarzan and Zugor discover that being different
is not a weakness and that friends and family are the greatest strengths
of all! Featuring new songs by Phil Collins and the voice talents of Glenn
Close, George Carlin and Brad Garrett.
Look for the directions and form on www.KASA.com website
to find out how you can win it before you can buy it!
Excerpts from Harry Knowles'
letter to the new Unofficial
John Carter Movie Fan Site
". . . Kerry Conran is the director, and the work he
has been doing has been absolutely breathtaking. There has been a great
deal of design work, computer tests, filmed tests and so many other tests
that have been done to just get a hand hold on how to make this mammoth
undertaking the film we all dream it can be. . . I have the utmost confidence
that the work we're doing is going to amaze the world of Barsoom lovers
everywhere. We're getting closer to launching our own official website,
so keep your eyes and ears open."
~ Harry Knowles: Co-Producer of Paramount's John Carter
of Mars film project.
Tarzan yell contest scheduled
By Jodelle Greiner ~ Gainesville
(Texas) Register ~ June 9, 2005
up your vocal chords 'cause Tarzan is coming to town. Those who are brave
enough can see how they measure up in a Tarzan yell contest at 7 p.m. today
at the Leonard Park pavilion. The event will be judged by
an actor who played Tarzan in 1959's
"Tarzan the Ape Man." Just
don't expect Miller to take part in the contest. It's not that he's lost
his ability to do the yell, according to him, "I never had it. I sounded
like a wounded yak." In a telephone interview on Wednesday, the affable
and humorous Miller said the best ones he's ever heard do the yell were
comedienne Carol Burnett, Tarzan writer Edgar Rice Burroughs'
grandson Danton, and Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller, who
Miller said had the best yell of the 20 men who played the ape man. As
for Miller, when he played Tarzan, he said the yell was done by a professional
singer and then doctored.
Miller holds an unusual distinction in that he is one
of three men from Indiana to play the role. Elmo Lincoln was the
first Tarzan. James Pierce went on to marry Edgar Rice Burroughs'
daughter and they voiced Tarzan and Jane on the radio. It was a physically
demanding role, Miller admitted, that's why it was played by men who had
athletic backgrounds, like Weissmuller, who was an Olympic swimmer, and
Miller, who grew up swimming and playing basketball in Indiana. . . . As
for himself, "I'm working harder than I ever have," Miller said enthusiastically.
"We get to drive and see America."
Read the whole news story at the Gainesville
Register Site or in
Your long wait for weightlessness may
Times ~ Friday, June 10, 2005
A lot of people want to weigh less, but a few are more
interested in weightlessness, a feeling that can be experienced in several
ways, as residents of Rocket City USA should know: Blast off into
space, then turn off the thrusters as you orbit Earth. . . . Journey
to the center of the Earth. If it's hollow like Jules Verne and Edgar
Rice Burroughs supposed in their sci-fi tales, you'll be weightless
except for a wee bit of centrifugal force. Why are people so interested
in experiencing weightlessness? . . .
Who Was That Masked Man?
Christopher Nolan’s Batman begins with flesh and bone
by Scott Foundas ~ LA
Weekly ~ June 10, 2005
I’m guessing — and it’s strictly a hunch — that Christopher
Nolan enjoyed a happier, better-adjusted childhood than Tim Burton’s. He
seems to have spent more time outdoors, gone to bed at a more decent hour
and, when he did bury himself in books, preferred Edgar Rice Burroughs
to Edgar Allan Poe. Whatever the cause, Batman Begins, which Nolan co-wrote
and directed, is a more rugged, robust, athletic picture than Burton’s
two contributions to the franchise, and ultimately a more compelling one.