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The Jungle Book (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Romance  |  25 December 1994 (USA)
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Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.



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An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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From one of the greatest novels ever written comes a thrilling new motion picture classic. See more »

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Rated PG for action/violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)


$44,342,956 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Filming in Monkey City proved to be quite difficult. It was already extremely hot in India (where the scenes were filmed) and the flame ledges routinely caused the ambient temperature to reach 137 degrees Fahrenheit. See more »


After Boone sets the temple ledges on fire, people cast distinct shadows on the walls, even though the light source is all around them. See more »


[first lines]
Colonel Brydon: Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and about fangs, and claws, and talons... but mostly, it is about love...
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Two Different Worlds
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Uh-oh: they said "macaque"!
14 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Beyond simply being a "children's movie", this adaptation of "The Jungle Book" actually looks at colonialism in India. You can see how the British treat Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee) once he enters their society, and how Capt. Boone (Cary Elwes) sets up the animal heads like prizes and proudly talks about hunting them. Seeing what the English colonizers do, you actually want the tiger to attack them.

The truth is, I can't find any problems with this movie. It's a movie that I recommend to everyone, as a good look at history and with plenty of adventure to keep things going. Also starring Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese and Jason Flemyng.

Oh, and I noticed that they mentioned macaque monkeys. It just reminds me of Sen. George Allen's recent racist comment involving the word "macaca".

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