In the book, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan’s real name is John Clayton II. In the film, his real name is never addressed. Also in the book, Tarzan and Jane have a son named Korak, also known as Jack Clayton or John ‘Jack’ Paul Clayton IV.
Why is Tarzan named Clayton?
The Disney animated film Tarzan (1999) presents a “Clayton” character who owes little to William Cecil Clayton but his name, being more a conflation of the earlier films’ Holt (in his explorer aspect) and the novels’ Rokoff (in his villainous aspect).
What race is Tarzan Disney?
After his parents died, he was raised by a band of great apes. But the whiteness of Tarzan — the fact that Burroughs even incorporated it into the character’s name — also highlights the colonial and racial nature of this fictional world. Tarzan, a British lord, is a white king of the African jungle.
What killed Tarzan’s parents?
While they may not be Greystrokes in the animated movie, like in the literature, Tarzan’s parents cast ashore in an unknown area of Africa with Tarzan after their ship is burned down. Although it is unseen on screen, they are killed by Sabor, as seen when Kala rescues Tarzan from her after seeing their bodies.