* Tarzan (Michael T. Weiss) and Jane (Olivia d'Abo) - While Tarzan
helps Jane get over her more romantic ideas about jungle life, Jane acts
as his guide to the duplicity in human natureand insists he eat
his food from a plate. It is a never-ending growth process for both, with
some startling insights into what "civilized" means, and some
uproarious stumbling blocks along the way.
* Terk (April Winchell) - Terk loves the spotlight, and she's perfect
"big sister" material for Tarzanprotective, concerned,
and absolutely convinced that Tarzan can't survive without her. Terk loves
telling Tarzan what to dothat is, until Tarzan's physical strength
proves he can hold her in a headlock instead. Even though Terk is a bit
bossy at times, Tarzan knows it's because Terk cares, though she will
never explicitly say so. Only two other gorillas know she's a girl.
* Tantor (Jim Cummings) - "Someone's gonna get hurt, and it's
always me!" is Tantor's rallying cry. Despite his size and relative
stature within the jungle kingdom, Tantor the elephant is a coward - he
is afraid of anything and everything, including bacteria, pond scum, and
anything else that can be named. But when it comes to helping Tarzan in
trouble, Tantor shows know-it-all Terk a thing or two in the bravery department
and leads the way.
* Kala (Susanne Blakeslee) - If his woes become too great or his thoughts
too burdensome, Tarzan seeks seclusion and the calm council of his mother,
Kala. A sympathetic ear when Tarzan needs someone wise to talk to, Kala
acts as the voice of the apes, always reminding Tarzan of his unique obligations
to the family. She is also Jane's closest confidant. The two share a warm,
strong bond, and Jane regards her mother-in-law as her only kindred spirit
in the jungle. From Kala's point of view, Jane is the human daughter she
never had. Kala was Kerchak's mate, and perhaps the only one besides Tarzan
that ever openly defied him without repercussions. Kala' s open mind is
a well of great wisdom and she is almost always right. Even though Kerchak
is gone, she is still highly respected.
* Professor Archimedes Q. Porter (Jeff Bennett) - Father of Jane, Professor
Porter is a noted scientist with years of expertise studying gorillas,
though he's never seen one in the wild. Sometimes the kindhearted professor
gets so absorbed in his thinking that he simply forgets what he's doing.
Jane doesn't bat an eye at her father's eccentric anticsshe's used
to them and shares his enthusiasm. When they both finally meet the gorillas,
it's the fulfillment of a lifelong dreameven if the professor does
faint at the sight.