Tarzan, Time To Be 3-D and CGI

August 9, 2010


Yick! Disney's animated Tarzan tale is so two-dimensional--in both the senses of being traditional cel animation and not requiring glasses! Yick! Yick! Wipe its taste off grandpa's tongue! Where's all the computer animation and 3-D things? Answer: in Germany. But, thankfully, here it comes to the non-German masses, says Variety:

Germany's Constantin Film is swinging into "Tarzan," launching development of a 3D animated feature.

The English-language pic will be produced inhouse by Robert Kulzer and Reinhard Klooss.

Constantin acquired animation rights to the "Tarzan" novels from the estate of author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Kulzer is a producer on two upcoming 3D projects -- "Resident Evil: Afterlife," opening this fall, and "The Three Musketeers," which begins shooting this month.

Klooss is the writer, director and producer of "Animals United," an animated CGI 3D film releasing this fall.

Since this isn't a big studio production, I guess I have to give this the benefit of the doubt that it won't just be shot after shot of a celebrity-voiced Tarzan swinging at the screen while a mildly offensive sidekick ape shouts scattershot pop culture references as humor. But since a producer from Resident Evil: Afterlife and The Three Musketeers is involved, can we assume it probably will be?

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