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Robert Canler is an antagonist in the Disney animated series, The Legend of Tarzan. He is Jane Porter's childhood friend from London who worked for the Queen of England until he was eventually revealed to be a notorious double agent.


Robert Canler was at one point a loyal soldier for England and a close friend of Jane and her family. However, during his time of service, he lost himself to greed and switched sides for a better profit. Despite his newfound villainous ways, Robert shows he still cares for Jane as he went to rescue her when she was in danger, despite knowing he would be captured in the process.


Robert Canler was an old childhood friend of Jane Porter since they were young children and was also her next door neighbor. Growing up, he and Jane use to attend dance classes, but reveals Jane had "two left feet." They had a great friendship growing being very close to each other. Eventually when he grew up, Robert managed to work for the Queen of England, but at some point betrayed England by stealing secret codes and wanted sell them to enemy countries. However, British Intelligence were suspecting him and in order to protect the secret codes, he disguised the British Code Machine as a music box and left it in the care of Jane since she was leaving England for Africa. However, upon learning Jane decided to stay in Africa permanently, Robert began his journey to regain the codes, but was being pursued by Nigel Taylor.

Role in the series

In "Tarzan and the Flying Ace", Robert and Nigel had an aerial battle in the skies of Africa, but Robert managed to defeat Nigel and soon landed in a swamp close to the Professor's camp. Tarzan and the gang went to help the pilot and soon Tarzan found him, but received a hostile welcome from Robert. When Jane arrived she instantly recognised Robert and was delighted to see him again and soon embraced. Jane questioned Robert as to why he was in Africa and he lied saying the Queen gave him a few days off and decided to come and visit Jane, while also revealing he discovered her whereabouts from Hazel. Tarzan reintroduced himself, revealing he was Jane's husband.

Jane then properly introduced Robert to Tarzan, informing him Robert is her childhood friend. While Robert congratulated Tarzan to his marriage to Jane, Tarzan thanked and then told Robert to leave the Jungle, while hurting his hand. Jane was shocked from Tarzan's behavior and he revealed his distrust, revealing his opinion that Robert reminds him of Sabor. While Robert is confused, Jane tries to assure Tarzan that he's wrong as Robert is one of her oldest friends. However, their conversation was soon interrupted as they heard the Professor's cries for help and discovered a fire had started at the camp.


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Films: Tarzan(Video/Soundtrack) • Tarzan & JaneTarzan IIThe Legend of Tarzan

Television: The Legend of TarzanHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's TarzanTarzan: UntamedReturn to the JungleKingdom HeartsDisney's Extreme Skate Adventure

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingTarzan's Treehouse

Entertainment: Disney Adventure Friends CavalcadeFantasmic!Festival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Rivers of Light: We Are OneTarzan Rocks!Tarzan: The EncounterThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden Mickeys
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the StarsFlights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterMomentousRemember... Dreams Come TrueTree of Life AwakensILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration

Original: TarzanTerkTantorKalaKerchakKerchak and Kala's BabyFlynt and MungoSaborTarzan's ParentsManuJane PorterArchimedes Q. PorterClayton and his menBaboonsThe Captain

Midquel: ZugorMama GundaKago and Uto
TV Series: Robert CanlerNigel TaylorTublatHistaZuthoGozan and HungoIan McTeagueThaddeus HuntJake & SamMabayaGobuFungiCount Nikolas RokoffLady WalthamQueen LaLeopard MenMuviroKajDr. DoyleEleanorGreenlyHazelIanLieutenant Colonel StaquaitRenard DumontJohannes NielsSamuel T. PhilanderTheodore RooseveltHugo and HooftNura and SheetaEdgar Rice BurroughsManganiJabariDaniaGerman PoacherBasuliNaohChief KeewaziFemale Tyrannosaurus RexVelociraptorsTriceratopsWaziri TribeStanley ObrowskiAbby Markham

Season One: "Race Against Time" • "Trading Post" • "Lost Cub" • "Lost City of Opar" • "Fugitives" • "Rogue Elephant" • "Poisoned River" • "Enemy Within" • "Fountain" • "Hidden World" • "Rift" • "Giant Beetles" • "Jungle Madness" • "Protege" • "Leopard Men Rebellion" • "Rough Rider" • "Seeds of Destruction" • "Silver Ape" • "Challenger" • "Outbreak" • "Silver Screen" • "Beast from Below" • "All-Seeing Elephant" • "New Wave" • "Lost Treasure" • "Return of La" • "One Punch Mulligan" • "Missing Link" • "Prison Break" • "Eagle's Feather" • "Face from the Past" • "Caged Fury" • "Gauntlet of Vengeance" • "Mysterious Visitor" • "Tublat's Revenge"

Season Two: "British Invasion" • "Volcanic Diamond Mine" • "Flying Ace"

Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like MeSinging to the Song of LifeWho Am I?

Musical: Who Better than MeNo Other WayI Need to KnowSure as Sun Turns to MoonWaiting for this MomentDifferentLike No Man I've Ever SeenFor the First TimeEverything that I Am

AfricaJunglePellucidarDark MountainSkull Cave
See Also
The Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceMusical/SoundtrackQueen La's Staff