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Nintendo Game Boy Color Disney's Tarzan

handheld video game

Since its founding in 1923, The Walt Disney Company has become the largest media conglomerate in the world. The company gave birth to countless films, musicals, television shows, and theme parks. Many of Disney’s characters, introduced through animation or film, have found new life in tie-in video games that give fans the opportunity to interact with beloved worlds and story lines. In 1999, Walt Disney Pictures released "Tarzan," an animated film about a man raised with apes in the jungle. At the time, it was the most expensive animated movie ever made, and it was the first animated Disney movie to open at number one at the box office since 1995’s "Pocahontas." Disney Interactive released the "Tarzan Action Game," also known as "Disney’s Tarzan," in 1999 to coincide with the release of the movie. Gamers play on the PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color, or Nintendo 64, and control Tarzan as he learns how to be human and saves the jungle from poachers. "Tarzan" the game and "Tarzan" the movie both received positive reviews from critics. Reviewers praised the game’s graphics, as well as its story and faithfulness to the film. Doug Perry of IGN wrote that the game "integrates a bountiful sum of gameplay aspects into one whole for a fun, light game that’s well worth its price in bananas," and Tarzan won IGN’s game of the month award for June 1999. Like many other video games released for promotional purposes, "Disney’s Tarzan" succeeded in giving players the opportunity to expand their movie experience, and in providing merchandise for film producers. Disney released "Tarzan" toys, clothes, books, and stuffed animals, as well as two more video games in 2001 and 2002. More than one decade later, the film, as well as its tie-in games, remains popular among Disney fans.

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Material: plastic | printed paper
  • Origin: Japan
  • Object ID: 111.3891
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