Disney animation inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "Mowgli" story. Mowgli is a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce tiger, Shere Kahn, is nearby, they decide to send Mowgli to a local "man tribe". On his way to the village, Mowgli meets many animal characters in this musical tale. When Shere Kahn learns of Mowgli's presence, he tracks him down. Written by
During the "I Wanna Be Like You" song, King Louie says "One more time!" Baloo appears to be mouthing the words, but his voice isn't heard. 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 is a reprise of "The Bear Necessities" at the very end of the film. See more »
What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? It is extremely funny, with Baloo, King Louie, Shere Khan, Bagheera, Kaar and the other great characters (the elephants!). The music is brilliant, full of hummable tunes. The animation is colourful and full of little touches of genius (I love the expressions on the various animals' faces). Then it goes off into a vein of sentimentality at the end which fits perfectly. I also love the opening music. Perhaps the last truly 'great' Disney film?
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