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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.

Director:

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 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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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:

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book 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

The animals do not speak in this film adaptation. 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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Emperor Waltz
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A Solid Version Of The Classic Story
11 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was pretty solid adventure story with colorful backgrounds of a the country of India and jungle scenery.

Jason Scott Lee as "Mowgli" is interesting to watch in the lead. Lee is an intriguing actor. He has an Asian background, but has played an Eskimo, here in Indian and other nationalities in other films. He is one of the more diverse actors I've ever seen, yet he isn't well-known.

Cary Elwes is usually effective as a villain. He has the acting talent that makes him easy to despise! The animals are fun, too, from Mowgli's friends in the jungle to the monkeys and giant snake guarding the lost caves with the treasure. Nicely filmed and a good adventure story for everyone.


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