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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.

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Baloo (voice)
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Mowgli (voice)
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Jungle boy Mowgli (voiced by Osment) decides to forsake civilized village life for the "bare necessities" of the wild with his old friends. However, the evil tiger Shere Khan is looking for a little payback after Mowgli's last adventure. Trouble's a-brewing! Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Das Dschungelbuch 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$943,710 (Spain) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

£8,171,735 (UK) (6 June 2003)
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Trivia

With the exceptions of King Louie the Orangutan, Winifred the Elephant (Colonel Hathi's mate), and the wolf pack, all the characters from The Jungle Book (1967) return in this sequel. See more »

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Part of the end credits cast shadows on a backdrop, similar to Mowgli's shadow-puppets in the beginning of the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Bare Necessities
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Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, and Mae Whitman
Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Martin Erskine
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Return to the Indian jungle
9 September 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

You can say what you want about sequels, but some movies are suitable for them. That's the case of "Jungle Book", one of my dearest childhood memories. Although the Disney's sequels have earned a bad reputation (which it's understandable, but that's another discussion for now).

SPOILER) It's ironic that they took almost 36 years to make a sequel, but the movie takes place not many days after Mowgli came to the man village (SPOILERS OVER).

The story works actually better in this movie, the script is more tight and that's makes this movie watchable and enjoying. Mowgli's emotional journey is more well portrayed in this feature and almost (mark my word; almost) every character from the first movie appears again, which is nice. The new characters are also acceptable.

But the new songs and the humor are terrible and annoying. The animation is colorful, but I don't quite understand why this movie was released on theaters, when it has almost the same quality than a directly to video/DVD feature. Maybe the directors wanted this film to reach a bigger audience? Well, that's another discussion for now.

For those who like sequels; this is a okay movie and exiting movie.


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