Up 397 this week

The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Drama  -  16 May 1997 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 611 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 15 critic

Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help ... See full summary »


(as Duncan McLachlan)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3189 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
list image
a list of 77 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
a list of 39 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
a list of 91 titles
created 6 months ago
a list of 1140 titles
created 3 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)

The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo.

User Polls



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When Baloo gets distracted by a bee hive and gets left behind, the friends find their way home after an exciting jungle adventure in this action packed feature length film.

Director: Tapaas Chakravarti
Stars: Jimmy Hibbert, David Holt, Nigel Pilkington
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Director: Steve Trenbirth
Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay
Jungle Book (1942)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life; tenuously based on Kipling's stories.

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima
Mowgli's Brothers (TV Short 1976)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A feral child raised by jungle wolves must eventually assert his humanity to save his wolf parents from a tiger's malevolent influence on his pack.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Hal Ambro
Stars: Roddy McDowall, June Foray
Adventure | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two teenagers are part of a team searching for the world's most valuable gem, but halfway through their fathers get kidnapped and are held for ransom.

Director: Michael McGreevey
Stars: Gary Collins, Michael Beck, Sean Price McConnell
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A New Yorker suddenly learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who's been raised in the jungle. He brings the boy to New York city, and that's where the fun starts.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Family | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar
The Jungle Book (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Jimmy Hibbert, David Holt, Sam Gold
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of Mowgli, an orphan boy raised by wolves, and his friends in the jungles of India.

Stars: Issei Futamata, David Kaye, Terry Klassen
Jungleboek (TV Series 1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Chris Boni, Nolle Versyp, Eddy Spruyt


Credited cast:
Harrison (as Bill Campbell)
King Murphy
Dyrk Ashton ...
Emily Reece
B.J. Hogg ...
Col. Reece
Amy Robbins ...
Molly Ward
Hal Fowler ...
Capt. Ward
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Barker ...
Train Official
Sunil Hettiarachchi ...
Rickshaw Man
E.A. Piyasena ...
Raja Summanapala ...
Baldev's Servant


Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help in tracking Mowgli down. It turns out to be that Mowgli is Buldeo's nephew, and the only obstacle for him to take his late brother's rich estate. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

jungle | circus | boy | bear | monkey | See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild adventure violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$157,049 (USA) (16 May 1997)


$479,099 (USA) (27 June 1997)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(8 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


'Jamie Williams' performed his own stunts. See more »


When Mowgli and Harrison are running on the trains roof, they are running towards the train's end. People in the windows are looking in the opposite direction. See more »


Follows The Jungle Book (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good movies for anyone who love the family movies
19 January 2005 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Jamie Williams, only 10 years old when the movie was made, stars as the man-cub Mowgli in this movie adaptation of the classic story by Rudyard Kipling. He is supported by an outstanding cast of animals, such as Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Sher Khan the tiger.

The story is too well know to bear repeating. But playing against Williams are characters representing the Yankee "collector" for P. T, Barnum's circus (Bill Campbell), a couple of eccentric British army officers and their wives, an Indian hurdy-gurdy player complete with trained monkey, an Indian prince who is really Mowgli's uncle, and a positively weird tracker with his trained python.

There is also an appearance by Roddy McDowall, who was himself a very famous child star (How Green Was My Valley, Kidnapped (1948)) with over 158 movie appearances in his career.

The boy-cub, his wolf brothers, and all the animals out shine and out star the adults in this movie. The animal trainers are the invisible stars, directing the animals in major roles, not just quick appearances.

Williams is exceptional in his role as Mowgli, even more exceptional considering that no stunt doubles were used in the filming. All Mowgli's stunt scenes were made by Jamie himself at age 10 and half! Including the chase at running train's roof, climbing the walls in the ruined city and few scenes, where he was 4-6 feets from the adult tiger, who was on thin lead only.

And he's cute, to boot! Tanned, smooth skinned, and lithe. With a grin to light up a city. It's a joy to watch him run though the jungle swinging from tree to tree. A young Tarzan comes to mind. Maybe in a few more years when his body has filled out, Williams could replace Johnny Weismuller? Watch this movie as an antidote to the dreadful cartoon version of the novel, with the singing bear. It is an extremely realistic portrayal of a feral boy, his jungle friends, the jungle itself, and those adults who would wish him ill. It belongs in that category of serious movies that star children, but are not just children's stories.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kaa scene lover_kaa

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: