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The Jungle Book (1994)

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

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Stephen Sommers

Writers:

Rudyard Kipling (characters from novel "The Jungle Book"), Ron Yanover (story) (as Ronald Yanover) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Mowgli
Cary Elwes ... Boone
Lena Headey ... Kitty
Sam Neill ... Brydon
John Cleese ... Dr. Plumford
Jason Flemyng ... Wilkins
Stefan Kalipha ... Buldeo
Ron Donachie ... Harley
Anirudh Agarwal ... Tabaqui (as Anirudh Agrawal)
Faran Tahir ... Nathoo
Sean Naegeli ... Mowgli, age 5
Joanna Wolff Joanna Wolff ... Kitty, age 5
Liza Walker Liza Walker ... Alice
Rachel Robertson Rachel Robertson ... Rose
Natalie Morse Natalie Morse ... Margaret
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Storyline

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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From one of the greatest novels ever written comes a thrilling new motion picture classic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,342,956
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Flemyng's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor talks to several girls at the river, lemurs are visible. Lemurs live only in Madagascar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Colonel Brydon: [narrating] Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and about fangs, and claws, and talons... but mostly, it is about love. My new command was at the edge of the world, surrounded by a million miles of jungle. With me was my daughter Katherine, whom everyone called Kitty. Leading us ...
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Alternate Versions

German version was edited for violence and scary moments (approx. two minutes) to secure a "Not under 6" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Different Worlds
(International Release of the Movie) (Uncredited)
Written by Richard Page, Marc Jordan, and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Produced and arranged by Kenny Loggins and Stephen Croes
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This movie has so much action and suspense and follows the same storyline as the cartoon version but with so much more detail.
8 January 2013 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

Interested in seeing an action packed movie? If so, watch The Jungle Book live version. I really enjoyed it. This movie has so much action and suspense and follows the same storyline as the cartoon version but with so much more detail. The movie is about a boy named Mowgli who is taken away from his village after a tiger attack. He gets stuck on a runaway wagon that is on fire. After he manages to get off of the wagon he is too far away from his village and no one can find him. Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves and grows up with a panther and a bear named Baloo. Eventually, he is found by civilization and his childhood love named Kitty. He then has to learn how to fit in with everyone. My favorite character in the movie is Mowgli because he tries really hard to fit in with everyone once he is found. He also tries really hard to always protect Kitty. He is a really good fighter and climber. My favorite part in this movie is when Mowgli finds a secret hideout where a lot of monkeys live. It is packed with mountains of treasures. He finds a dagger but then a snake pops out and tries to kill Mowgli. So Mowgli fights with the snake and eventually uses the dagger to kill the snake. It is really suspenseful. I recommend this movie for ages 6 and up. Younger kids might get scared watching this movie because there is a lot of fighting and suspense. Credit: Anthony Aranda, age 9, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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