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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

G  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Family  |  14 February 2003 (USA)
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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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Shanti (voice)
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Ranjan (voice)
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Shere Khan (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  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$185,235 (Norway) (7 February 2003)

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£8,171,735 (UK) (6 June 2003)
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Trivia

When Shanti goes to get water for the first time, and Mowgli and Ranjan sneak out to follow her, she seems to be humming the song that first lured Mowgli into the village in the first place in The Jungle Book (1967), "My Own Home". See more »

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When Shanti wipes the "war paint stripes" of Ranjan's face she cleans only one cheek - yet in the next shot, both cheeks are clean. See more »

Quotes

Shere Khan: No matter how fast you run, no matter where you hide, I will catch you.
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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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Follows The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

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Bare Necessities
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by John Goodman and Haley Joel Osment
Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Martin Erskine
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Pointless, but not too bad
11 January 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A few weeks ago, they re-released The Jungle Book on Disney DVD and I watched it after not seeing it for years and I just forgot how much I loved it. I saw that it had a sequel and I figured it might be worth a look. I watched it tonite and even though it wasn't a bad attempt, it was not really necessary to make it. The first Jungle Book ended so well and had a perfect happy ending, this was just a strange continuation on the story. They do bring back our favorite characters which I loved, like the snake, he's so cheesy, but he always cracks me up. Bagera, the panther, once again, I just love him, he tries to do right all the time, but he always gets hurt in the process. And of course Baloo is always there to bring some life and fun to the story with the simple bare necessities.

Maugli is living in the village with a new family and life. But it's not the life he's always wanted, it has work and rules. He tells the other kids about the jungle, but they don't believe on how fun it is. Baloo and Bagera are in the jungle and Baloo just misses Maugli so much and brings him back to the jungle. But they're in big trouble, Shanti and her little brother(children from Maugli's village) follow Maugli and they are all being followed by Sher Kahn who wants revenge on Maugli for making a fool out of him.

The Jungle Book 2 is a cute Disney sequel, but for those who love the original, it doesn't hold a candle up to the first Jungle Book. But for the kids and just a regular family film for the afternoon. I have to admit that there was a scene that definitely made me laugh, when the snake sees Shanti and tries to eat her, but her little brother beats him up, pretty good too, I couldn't help but laugh out loud. There are some fun moments, so it's worth a look, but I do of course prefer the first Jungle Book.

4/10


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