class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-35960″ title=”tarzan 3d” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />If there was ever a prime candidate for a money making 3D conversion, then Disney’s 1999’s telling of the Tarzan tale is it.

Its blend of CG and hand drawn animation has not lost its impressive qualities and the sight of Tarzan zooming through the trees is a joy, and remains a highlight in an animated film with had  had a great script and charm which engaged throughout, and it was a triumph for Disney.

With the recent rumours of Pixar going back to the well to draw out some of its finest films in sparkly 3D, Disney may have missed a trick as news comes in today from Variety that Constatin Films are developing a new animated Tarzan movie, in 3D.

Robert Kulzer and Reinhard Klooss are the names attached to develop the project, and with Resident Evil: Afterlife and The Three (D) Musketeers sitting alongside the animated 3D film Animal Universe sitting high on the list of projects Kulzer and Klooss are working on it makes sense that they pool their resources for this one. They both hand a producing hand in the 1997 film Prince Valiant, which starred Stephen Moyer and Katherine Heigl.

The stories of Tarzan have been plundered many times as either inspiration or adaptation for numerous films, with Disney’s recent film able to stand alongside the Johnny Weismuller films from the 30s, so there is a malleable quality to the story, but as more details seep out from this project we’ll get to see what will make this adaptation special. I’m hoping it’s not the added dimension.