An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wild animals 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
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Unlike versions before or since, this is the only time where Shere Khan is not a villain but rather a neutral force of nature. Stephen Sommers stated it would be impossible for him to allow Shere Khan to be killed for his actions seeing how majestic tigers are. See more »
During the scene where Mowgli first enters the room of the stuffed animal heads, William walks in with the elephant knife behind his back. When the scene switches to him sitting down with his hands picking at his pants, the knife is gone, without him setting it down or dropping it. See more »
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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Some non-American versions of the film feature an original song ("Two Different Worlds") by Kenny Loggins playing over the end credits, while others use selections from Basil Pouledoris' score. See more »