Funshine Friday: ‘Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle’ (Animated, 1976)

"I share the friendship and trust of all jungle animals." ('Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle' title card, 1976)

“I share the friendship and trust of all jungle animals.” (‘Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle’ title card, 1976)

“This is my domain, and I protect those who come here; for I am Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle!”

Filmation’s Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle originally aired Saturday mornings on CBS, beginning in September of 1976. 36 half-hour episodes were produced from the series debut through 1979.

"They'll be expecting the Hail Mary pass, T. I say we punt."

“They’ll be expecting the Hail Mary pass, T. I say we punt.”

The cartoon stuck somewhat closely to author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ version of the famed character and Tarzan (voiced by Robert Ridgely) was portrayed as a well-spoken, intelligent individual. The loin-clothed hero guarded over the jungle, along with his monkey sidekick, N’kima and assorted lion, gorilla and elephant pals.

Enjoy the show’s intro below and have a happy Funshine Friday!

‘Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle’ Cartoon Intro, 1976

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle Wiki, IMDb

Previously on Funshine Friday: Bedrock Rockers, ‘Hop, Skip And A Jump’ (1972)

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2 Responses to Funshine Friday: ‘Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle’ (Animated, 1976)

  1. Sharry A. says:

    This is still my favorite incarnation of Tarzan. And even though Filmation animation was somewhat choppy in the earlier days, this cartoon actually shows Tarzan moving like a real human being. And I love Robert Ridgely’s voice! I have some bootlegs on DVD, and it’s one of my all-time favorite Saturday morning cartoons.

    • David Moore says:

      I have fond memories of the show and like Robert Ridgely’s voice as well. He did a good job adding authority to the character.