Broadway legend Ethel Merman also made a special guest appearance in a 2-part episode. Unfortunately for her fans, she didn't do the Tarzan yell. Here's a photo of Merman taken the day she became Mrs. Ernest Borgnine. Seriously.
So...a big question is....Why is this character a sidekick? With his history, why can't a major studio like Warner Brothers give us Samuel L. Jackson as the star of a George Washington Williams biopic?
This film shows respect for the African culture. We hear the distinctive Tarzan yell that Johnny Weissmuller made famous in the 1930s movies.
Again, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN is Saturday matinee at the movie fare for the kids that's full of action and has a bit of history that's good for them to know. And it has a black character played by an Oscar nominated black actor who should play him again in a big screen biopic.