The Jungle Book (1994)
Nathoo: All right. What is this?
Mowgli, age 5: Baloo.
Nathoo: And in English?
Mowgli, age 5: Bear.
Nathoo: Good. I bet you can't tell me what this is.
Mowgli, age 5: Bagheera.
Nathoo: Uh huh...
Mowgli, age 5: Panther.
Nathoo: Very good. And who do you think this is?
Mowgli, age 5: That's me!
Nathoo: You? Shere Khan?
Mowgli, age 5: The holy man says I'm half a tiger.
Nathoo: You are half a tiger?
Mowgli, age 5: He said that when I see Shere Khan and show no fear, then I be whole tiger.
Nathoo: Where did you see this holy man Mowgli?
Mowgli, age 5: In my dreams.
Mowgli: The jungle speaks to me because I have learned how to listen.
[Dr. Plumford is teaching Mowgli how to read and count using a projector]
Dr. Julien Plumford: Man, woman, woman. One man, two women. Lucky man!
Mowgli: The more I learn what is a man, the more I want to be an animal.
Lt. John Wilkins: [as the soldiers walk through the jungle they notice Bagheera watching them and licking his chops] Why do you suppose he stares at us like that?
Mowgli: Because to him... you... are food.
Colonel Brydon: [narrating] 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. My new command was at the edge of the world, surrounded by a million miles of jungle. With me was my daughter Katherine, whom everyone called Kitty. Leading us was an Indian guide, whose son was called Mowgli. From the moment they were born Mowgli and Kitty had a common bond; for both of their mothers had left this world while bringing them into it. Also with us was my good friend Doctor Julien Plumford, who was to be our surgeon.
Colonel Brydon: [narrating] So, that is how it came to pass that Mowgli, keeper of the jungle law, protector of creatures great and small, became lord of the jungle. So listen well, and hear the call. And long life to those that keep the jungle law.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: So can you speak with the animals?
Mowgli: Yes, but they speak not as men speak. With animals, every move, every look, every sound, has a meaning.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Ahh.
Mowgli: The jungle speaks to me. Because I've learned how to listen.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: If you could have spoken to me the first time in the jungle, what would you have said? Did you, uh... did you feel anything?
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Fire?
Mowgli: Great fire.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Oh... It's late, we'd better go.
Mowgli: Please. Stay here. With me.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: I can't. There are conventions, formalities. Things that are just not done. I must do what is civilized.
Mowgli: What must I do?
[Mowgli is staring at a painting]
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: What are you looking at?
Mowgli: I've seen that hat before.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: That's King Louis. Of France.
Mowgli: King Louis? If you see him, tell him I know who took his hat.
Colonel Brydon: [a gunshot is heard. Buldeo comes running out of the jungle] Buldeo! What on Eath's going on?
Buldeo: Shere Khan! He's returning!
Colonel Brydon: Shere? A tiger?
Buldeo: Shere Khan! King of tigers!
Nathoo: He's angry because these men with their guns have gone into his jungle and killed more than they can eat.
Buldeo: What does a tiger care? A few animals here or there.
Nathoo: Would you allow someone to break into your house and steal your food?
Nathoo: These three broke the jungle law. Shere Khan knows it. We'd best beware.
Colonel Brydon: I think a man lucky who could count you as a friend.
Mowgli: They want me to come for her. They know I will come for her.
Captain William Boone: [about to fight Mowgli] So, you've returned to see your fate, have you?
Captain William Boone: He's vicious and uncivilized.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Then we'll make him civilized.
Colonel Brydon: It's not done! It's just not done!
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: What's not done? I haven't done anything.
Colonel Brydon: People are beginning to talk.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: People always talk.
Colonel Brydon: I just want what's best for you!
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Well I think you want what's best for you!
Mowgli: [to Kitty after being humiliated at the party] I run with the wolf pack, you must run with the man pack. It is the proper thing.
[teaching Mowgli English using slides]
Dr. Julien Plumford: No. That's not a boat. That's Queen Victoria.
Captain William Boone: [holding up a weapon] This is a personal favorite of mine. You thrust it into your opponent's belly like that, see? And then you twist it a little and rip out his stomach.
Mowgli: And then do you eat him?
Captain William Boone: No, of course not.
Mowgli: Does he want to eat you?
Captain William Boone: Why, no.
Mowgli: Then why kill him?
Captain William Boone: Because he's your enemy.
Mowgli: What is enemy?
Captain William Boone: Someone you hate.
Mowgli: What is hate?
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: [Kitty is teaching Mowgli how to talk] These are animals.
Mowgli: Theeze aur animals.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Animals are our friends.
Mowgli: Animals aur aur friend. What friend?
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: I'm your friend, and, uh, Doctor Plumford's your friend.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Tongue depressor. Also friend.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Birds are beautiful.
[Doctor Plumford puts a tongue depressor in Mowgli's mouth, and Mowgli can only mumble]
Mowgli: aur beautiful.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Doctor Plumford, please.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Kitty, I am trying to examine him.
[looks at Mowgli]
Dr. Julien Plumford: Kitty is pest.
Dr. Julien Plumford: You see, he understands.
Mowgli: [to Kitty] You's pest.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: No, no. You are pest. You *are* pest. Are. Are.
Mowgli: Aur. Au
[Doctor Plumford puts the tongue depressor in Mowgli's mouth]
Mowgli: Auaa, aaa, aaa.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Good.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Birds are beautiful.
Mowgli: Birds are beautiful. So is you.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: So *are* you.
Mowgli: Yes. You are.
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Thank you.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Picking up fast, isn't he.
Dr. Julien Plumford: You saved my life, Mowgli.
Mowgli: Yes, Doctor. Now I need you to save the life of another.
Colonel Brydon: [as the elephant he is riding reacts to Shere Khan's roar] Damned elephant, pull yourself together!
Dr. Julien Plumford: Next, Prince Albert.
Mowgli: Prince Ahbut.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Al-bert.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Al-bert!
Mowgli: [shouts] Albert!
Mowgli: Kitty, come! We must go quickly!
[He begins to drag her out of the treasure room]
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Mowgli, we have to take some of it with us!
Mowgli: This treasure only brings death!
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: Just one thing. Just one thing!
Captain William Boone: [William picks up an enormous bag of treasure and throws it over his shoulder] Katherine! Look what we can have together!
[She pauses for a moment, contemplating and then goes out the door and is followed by Mowgli]
Captain William Boone: Katherine? Come back! Alright go then! GO!
[William doesn't notice Kaa slithering around but the monkeys and King Louis do]
Captain William Boone: Go with your jungle boy! I got what I came for! I don't need you!
[the monkeys all go quiet. William looks around at them, nervously. They stare back waiting for what's coming. Suddenly Kaa pops up behind William. William turns and terrified backs towards the pool and falls in. The weight of his treasure bag drags him down to the bottom. He gets free but then begins looking around him. Everywhere there are skeletons of men who tried to take the treasure before him. He screams under the water as Kaa attacks]
Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon: [after Mowgli faces Shere Khan] What's happening?
Mowgli: Shere Khan sees me, not as a man, but as a creature of the jungle.