I closed out my 2019 D23 Expo experience with a final panel celebrating Tarzan. The presentation was hosted by Wayne Knight, Tantor from the film. He was joined by the films directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima. Producer Bonnie Arnold. The panel expanded to include animators Bruce W. Smith, Ken Duncan, and Eric Daniels. The presentation closed with a performance by Mathew Morrison singing songs from Tarzan and other Disney Standards from his upcoming album.
These types of presentations can best be described as live versions of home video bonus features. This panel did not disappoint in that respect. It featured several clips and photos form the production of the film. As well as video message from Disney Legend Glenn Keane. They discussed the role of Phil Collins in the film and played an original demo with some artwork from the film. Several pictures and video clips from their research trip to Uganda. Due to time already being over they had to cut most of the discussion on the deep canvas techniques used in the film. The rumor that Tarzan’s parents were Anna & Elsa’s was debunked/exposed as just a joke.