The nonprofit Tansy Aspinall was launched among the gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England. One little girl helped with everyday activities in the family’s charity, The Aspinall Foundation, working to rehabilitate gorillas who had been in captivity. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to be able to release the gorillas back into their native habitat in West Africa.
(February 10, 2015 – Tarzana, CA) Netflix announced today it will premiere four new animated shows, adding to its award winning lineup of original television series for kids. The shows range from action adventure stories Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Edgar Rice Burroughs™ Tarzan and Jane™ to preschool shows Cirque du Soleil Luna Petunia and Puffin Rock.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with such a diverse group of creative talent on these new Netflix series for kids,” says Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of Global Independent Content. “The flexibility of our platform allows us to continually bring the best TV shows from around the world to our members, and these titles compliment and extend what we currently offer particularly for preschoolers and grade school adventure fans.”
Tarzan and Jane – from 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and with animation from ARC Productions – is a new kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern-day remake, 16 year old Tarzan returns from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a fish-out-of-water and challenges conformity. There he meets Jane, Tarzan’s ultimate partner, who helps him solve environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries. The eight episode season will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix during the second half of 2016.
To say that Australian actress Margot Robbie made a splash in 2014’s Wolf of Wall Street would be an understatement. She was hot, sure, but she also showed off serious acting chops across from Leonardo DiCaprio. She landed magazine covers and earned fashion’s love—and then she disappeared. But now she’s back, blowing up social media with those same model-like looks that earned her so much attention in the first place.
Gisele Bundchen, super model and wife of Quarterback Tom Brady, knows what the good life really is.
In Gisele’s perfect world, she and her loving family would be out of the spotlight and deep in the jungle, living “like Tarzan and Jane.” “If I could choose, I’d be bare feet, with animals all around me and living in a tree house,” said Gisele, who made $47 million in 2014. “I’m at my happiest around nature.”
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Commentary by Shawn Thompson, The Ethical Ape column on September 02, 2013. MongBay news.
The woman we know as Jane Goodall invites us to consider that she was created by Tarzan of the Apes.
We should take Jane Goodall seriously when she says that she was influenced by the fictional ape man and that as a child set on a path in life by him to go to Africa to work with wild animals.
And yet the influence Goodall finds in Tarzan likely goes deeper, anticipating the defiance of science and morality that allowed Goodall to become the remarkable scientist and a human being that she is. This connection also suggests a crucial, radical element of morality, that it depends ultimately on an act of the imagination.
Review by Margaret Leubs for the Newsletter Purple Sage of the Eash Sierra Branch, California Writers Club
Robin Maxwell introduced herself to the Ridge Writers by explaining that she too was a desert denizen, as she and her husband run a bed and breakfast near Yucca Valley.
She then told us how she came to be interested in both Tarzan and Jane. Tarzan was her first heartthrob, a gorgeously muscled he-man, living free. The romantic in her loved that he loved an American girl.
She also enjoyed other comics, such as Superman, but no super-hero could hold a candle to Tarzan. She never actually read Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels, but she did love the movies based on them.
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