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The Jungle Book 2

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Plot

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.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.2/10 (4,534 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director:
Steve Trenbirth

Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay

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!

Writers: Karl Geurs, Carter Crocker

Cast:

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

Additional voices

(voice)


Veena Bidasha

Additional voices

(voice)


Brian Cummings

Additional voices

(voice)


Baron Davis

Additional voices

(voice)


Bobby Edner

Additional voices

(voice)


Jess Harnell

Additional voices

(voice)

Taglines:
Baloo er tilbage![Denmark]



Details

Official Website:
Disney |

Release Date: 14 February 2003



Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,109,797
(USA)
(16 February 2003)
(2808 Screens)

Gross: $135,680,000
(Worldwide)
(29 December 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Originally planned as a direct-to-video release.

Goofs:

Plot holes:
Several times Shanti has to go to the river for water, yet, near the end of the movie, a woman can clearly be seen dipping a container of water out of what seems to be a fountain or pool in the center of the village.

Quotes:

Mowgli:
I never knew where I came from. But I always knew where I belonged.



User Review

Pretty good stuff… too short

Rating:

I was pretty entertained by this sequel. What I found most impressive was
the excellent voice-over work. I have gone back and checked what the deal
was and found it very interesting that both the Winnie the Pooh crews (new
and old) were very much involved in the Jungle Books.

Kaa the snake was my main interest, being done by the same voice over guy
who now does Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings). Just as the original Kaa the
snake, Sterling Holloway, was also the same guy who did the original
Winnie
voice .

The other was the Black Panther, Bageera, originally done by Mr. French of
Family Affair, the great Sebastian Cabot… now being done so well by Bob
Joles who also narrates the Winnie series these days, just as Mr Cabot did
in his day. Haley Joel Osment did a fantastic job of being Mowgli as well.
John Goodman… good I guess… but the original Phil Harris just had that
fluid jazz scat thing DOWN. So Baloo just isnt as cool as he used to be.
No
offense John, I seriously can't think of anyone who could have done
better.
But sometimes greatness is just great, and can't be duplicated. Nice try
though.

Sure the story wasn't really all that rivoting, the animation wasn't as
full
or rich in color. And no King Louis, but then again… the elephant
marching
army and the Beatles Buzzards were so great and are back
again.

Jungle Book was a great classic, certainly my favorite of all Disney
animations… but Jungle Book 2 is certainly worth seeing for the next
bunch
of little guys who need that Disney fix.

I have to agree with another critic in here… they should have spent a
little more time and added a few more minutes of something. 70 minutes…
and 15 of it in shadow puppet credits… stop short changing the Disney
legacy with trying to reissue a cheaper version of the actual foundation
that Disney was built on. Walt is shedding a few tears where ever he
is.(actually I guess he sheds ice cubes, isn't he frozen somewhere?)
Eisner,
get with the program already.