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Tony Jay portrayed Shere Kahn in this sequel. In The Jungle Book (1967), George Sanders played the voice of Shere Kahn. George Sanders also happens to be Tony Jay's real name.
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. The character of King Louie was cut because Disney would have had to pay the estate of voice actor Louis Prima had the character appeared in the film in any form.
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".
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Due to the death of Ed Gilbert, Baloo's voice had to be done by someone differently than the identical way that he and Phil Harris had sounded.
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Originally planned as a direct-to-video release.
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John Goodman recorded his voice work in New Orleans, while Haley Joel Osment recorded his in California.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: During the Bear Necessities musical number, three prickly pears land on and stick to Kaa's head, making him look like Mickey Mouse.
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John Goodman and Jimmy Bennett who voiced Baloo and Hathi Jr. in this film would later star in the movie Evan Almighty (2007).
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Haley Joel Osment the voice of Mowgli and Mae Whitman the voice of Shanti later stared in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (2005) as the voices of Sora and Yuffie.
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John Rhys-Davies the voice of Mowgli and Ranjan's father use to voice Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999). In the fifth season of that show Bob Joles the voice of Bagheera replaced Davies as Man Ray for the rest of that show's run.
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Like in The Jungle Book (1967), Bagheera and Shere Khan never meet during the course of the film.
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In The Jungle Book (1967), Shanti wore a pink dress had pigtails with bows and no name. In this film however she has a ponytail a white T shirt and a purple skirt.
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Jim Cummings and Jimmy Bennett who voiced Hathi Jr. and Hathi and Kaa respectively would later star in Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004) as the voices Pooh Tigger and Roo respectively, which came out a year later after this films release.
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Last voice acting appearance of 'Haley Joel Osment' to have his high pitched not yet deepened voice. He went through puberty later the same year that this film released in.
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John Rhys-Davies and Jim Cummings who voiced Mowgli and Ranjan's Father and Kaa previously worked on Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996) as the narrator and Pooh and Tigger respectively.
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Mae Whitman the voice of Shanti and Jim Cummings the voices of Kaa and Colonel Hathi previously stared in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) (V) as the voices of the little girl and Pete.
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Actor Trademark 

Jim Cummings: [Sterling Holloway] As Kaa, Cummings flawlessly copies Holloway's voice.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

A plan for "The Jungle Book 3" involved Baloo and Shere Khan being captured and sold off to a circus in Russia. So Mowgli, Shanti, Ranjan and Bagheera would have to save them, and Shere Khan would have changed his ways because of his capture. Corey Burton would've replaced Tony Jay as the voice of Shere Khan. But after John Lasseter became both CEO of Disney and Pixar and due to the film's lacklustre box office returns, the idea along with ideas for a number of other disney sequels were scrapped.

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