With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. Written by
In this movie, the father wolf is called Rama. In the original book, he was simply called Father Wolf, and Rama was a buffalo. See more »
Kaa closes his eyes several times in the film but snakes do not have eyelids in real life. See more »
Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound.
[Sound of baby crying]
It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. It was a man cub! Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would've obeyed my first impulse and walked away.
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There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »
I first saw this movie as a child when it was first released in the cinemas and then read the book and then, again saw the movie when it was re - released in the 1990's.
Bagheera, the panther,roaming in the jungles of India, hears a cry of a baby that has been abandoned and upon reaching the ares, he sees that it is a human baby - man cub. He calls upon all those living nearby, including some wolves to see what can be done to take care of the man cub. They all agree on looking after him but they fear that one day, Shere Khan, the tiger will find out and come after the man cub, whom they have named "Mowgli.". One day, they all get together, after being informed that Shere Khan is nearby and they decide to send Mowgli to the man village and Bagheera, the panther should take him back. Enroute, they bump into Baloo the bear and some monkeys, who try to kidnap Mowgli.
Inspired by Rudyard, Kipling, who was born and lived in India during the British rule, from his novel "Mowgli Story," this is very well adopted for the screen by the master of animations, Walt Disney. And who can forget the song, "The Bare Necessaities?" The Colonel Haathi and his elephants marching through the jungle and Mowgli meeting Baloo. This is one of the classic Walt Disney movies that cannot be forgotten ever. You can sit and watch this with your children at any time and enjoy it.
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