Cover image for Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The jungle book
Title:
Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The jungle book
Author:
Feldman, Edward S., 1929-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Walt Disney Home Video ; [Burbank, CA] : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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 reunited 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.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.

Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling.

Special features: Audio commentary by director Stephen Sommers; Rudyard Kipling's The jungle book production featurette.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780788831027
UPC:
786936162790
Format :
DVD

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Twenty-seven years after turning one of Rudyard Kipling's best known works into a successful animated musical, Disney returned to the same source material for this live-action adventure, which hews slightly closer to the original source material. Mowgli (Sean Naeleli) is the five-year-old son of a wilderness guide who accompanies his father on a hunting expedition in the jungles of their native India. Mowgli becomes close friends with a British girl named Kitty (Joanna Wolff), whose parents commissioned the hunt, but when a tiger attacks their camp and kills Mowgli's father, the boy is lost in the confusion, and he's left to fend for himself. Mowgli is befriended by the animals of the jungle -- Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Grey Brother the wolf -- and they develop an unspoken sense of communication as the growing boy learns to live in the wilds. Years later, after growing to adulthood, Mowgli (now played by Jason Scott Lee) once again encounters Kitty (now played by Lena Headey), who is visiting India with her father, Col. Brydon (Sam Neill), a British officer stationed nearby, and her stuffy fiancée Capt. William Boone (Cary Elwes). Kitty and Mowgli recognize each other, and while his powers of speech are rusty, with the help of Dr. Plumford (John Cleese), Kitty and her father are able to return Mowgli to civilization. However, after spending most of his life in the jungle, Mowgli does not feel at home among other people, and while he deeply loves Kitty, he concedes to his rival for her affections. However, Boone and several of his men kidnap Mowgli when they learn that he has discovered a vast treasure in the jungle, and they try to force him to reveal its secrets while fending off the dangers of the jungle which Mowgli understands, but Boone and his men do not. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi