One opposable thumb down. Disney breaks with its own traditions with this lushly animated retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous tale of an Englishman raised by apes: It's wildly kinetic, overtly violent and hardly a musical at all. In fact, the most "Disney"
thing about it is the blockheaded choice of source material. There are no Africans in this Africa, but there is a colony of anthropomorphic apes who happen to speak English (at least to one another), live in social groups and love their children not unlike their European counterparts. Soon
after her baby is devoured by a leopard, gentle gorilla Kala (voiced by Glenn Close) happens upon the blood-sme...