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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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Storyline

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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A big bear, a wild child, a cool cat, and a little Jungle Boogie! See more »


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14 February 2003 (USA)  »

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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

During the Bear Necessities musical number, three prickly pears land on and stick to Kaa's head, making him look like Mickey Mouse. See more »

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The film is set in India, yet the gathering at the monkey city includes hippopotamuses, which are native only to Africa, and ocelots, which are native only to the Americas. See more »

Quotes

Baloo: In case you haven't noticed, kid, I'm no wild animal. Except at parties.
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Crazy Credits

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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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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Bare Necessities
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Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by John Goodman
Arranged and Conducted by Joel McNeely
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Pretty good stuff... too short
14 February 2003 | by (movieland) – See all my reviews

I was pretty entertained by this sequel. What I found most impressive was the excellent voice-over work. I have gone back and checked what the deal was and found it very interesting that both the Winnie the Pooh crews (new and old) were very much involved in the Jungle Books.

Kaa the snake was my main interest, being done by the same voice over guy who now does Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings). Just as the original Kaa the snake, Sterling Holloway, was also the same guy who did the original Winnie voice .

The other was the Black Panther, Bageera, originally done by Mr. French of Family Affair, the great Sebastian Cabot... now being done so well by Bob Joles who also narrates the Winnie series these days, just as Mr Cabot did in his day. Haley Joel Osment did a fantastic job of being Mowgli as well. John Goodman... good I guess... but the original Phil Harris just had that fluid jazz scat thing DOWN. So Baloo just isnt as cool as he used to be. No offense John, I seriously can't think of anyone who could have done better. But sometimes greatness is just great, and can't be duplicated. Nice try though.

Sure the story wasn't really all that rivoting, the animation wasn't as full or rich in color. And no King Louis, but then again... the elephant marching army and the Beatles Buzzards were so great and are back again.

Jungle Book was a great classic, certainly my favorite of all Disney animations... but Jungle Book 2 is certainly worth seeing for the next bunch of little guys who need that Disney fix.

I have to agree with another critic in here... they should have spent a little more time and added a few more minutes of something. 70 minutes... and 15 of it in shadow puppet credits... stop short changing the Disney legacy with trying to reissue a cheaper version of the actual foundation that Disney was built on. Walt is shedding a few tears where ever he is.(actually I guess he sheds ice cubes, isn't he frozen somewhere?) Eisner, get with the program already.


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