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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

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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.

Director:

Steve Trenbirth

Writers:

Karl Geurs (screenplay by), Carter Crocker (additional written material) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Baloo (voice)
Haley Joel Osment ... Mowgli (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Shanti (voice)
Connor Funk ... Ranjan (voice)
Bob Joles ... Bagheera (voice)
Tony Jay ... Shere Khan (voice)
John Rhys-Davies ... Ranjan's Father (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Kaa / Colonel Hathi / M.C. Monkey (voice)
Phil Collins ... Lucky (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Flaps (voice)
Veena Bidasha Veena Bidasha ... (voice)
Brian Cummings ... (voice)
Baron Davis Baron Davis ... (voice)
Bobby Edner ... (voice)
Jess Harnell ... (voice)
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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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Mød alle junglens swingende venner![Denmark] See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the last time Kaa the Python was shown as a male character and voiced by Jim Cummings. In the 2016 Live Action film The Jungle Book (2016) Kaa would become a female character and be voiced by Scarlett Johansson. See more »

Goofs

Before the "Jungle Rhythm" song, Shanti picks up an empty basket and puts three mangoes in it. In the next shot with the basket, it is full of mangoes, with no time to pick that many. See more »

Quotes

Baloo: You don't need her, kid. You're with old Baloo now.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Bare Necessities
(Baloo Solo)
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by John Goodman
Arranged and Conducted by Joel McNeely
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Some good moments; otherwise a thinly-plotted and rather lame sequel!

The original is one of my favourites, with the great songs, originality, memorable characters and its good nature. Other than the existence of the characters, this sequel fails everywhere else, so is definitely inferior in comparison. I can't believe some people thought the original was racist, I personally think someone's ethnicity should not be an issue when talking about voice work. Another problem with the sequel was that the characters, who were funny and memorable in the original, were not very likable at all, not even Baloo. Though Phil Collins makes a brief and amusing appearance as a vulture. The biggest flaw, was the plot. It seemed non-existent, and if there was one, it was very uninteresting with no heart, fun or charm at all, all of which were in the original. It also felt too much of a re-hash, a similar problem I had with Little Mermaid 2. The pace was very limp, although the film is quite short.(some sequels like King of Thieves, Enchanted Christmas and Simbas's Pride were surprisingly good despite their short durations) The voice talents try their best, but with a very bad script, and they sounded too similar to the original voices. Haley Joel Osment does his best, but his Mowgli had no personality, likewise with John Goodman as Baloo. Bagheera, Kaa and Ranjan provide some laughs, halfway through, after a very slow beginning. One of the original's highlights was George Sanders' Shere Kahn. Whilst suave and charismatic, Sanders brought a sense of menace to the character. That said, I was deeply disappointed in Tony Jay as Shere Kahn, though it isn't his fault at all; the material they gave him was very bad indeed. He was amazing as the character in Talespin, why did the script writers decide to ruin him, by making him rather empty as a villain? Jay is a truly talented voice actor, like Tim Curry, evident in Beauty and the Beast, Talespin and Hunchback of Notre Dame, but through no fault of his, Shere Kahn was nowhere near as menacing as he was in the original. The songs from the original were legendary, here they were eminently forgettable, and slowed the film down quite considerably. Bare Neccessities even managed to be very badly sung. Though on a positive note, some of the animation was average, and there was at least some attempt at humour. I don't think it is as bad as Cinderella 2, but nevertheless it is very thinly-plotted. 4/10 Bethany Cox.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,441,733, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$47,901,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,303,759
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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