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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 ... 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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Storyline

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,129,959, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$43,229,904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,229,904
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

All the scenes featuring King Louie, Lowell, the orangutan playing King Louie, was shot on a soundstage in LA against blue screen due to certain restrictions with primates that didn't allowed the production to bring him on location in India. According to Stephen Sommers, he was the easiest animal to work with and the most entertaining. Lowell loved the attention he was getting from the crew so he started to urinate all over the blue screen which caused the whole crew to burst into laughter. Lowell then started to swat his urine everywhere which caused the laughter to grow louder. His crowning achievement was beginning to suck on his fingers, the laughter continued to grow louder. See more »

Goofs

After Boone sets the temple ledges on fire, people cast distinct shadows on the walls, even though the light source is all around them. 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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Alternate Versions

German version was edited for violence and scary moments (approx. two minutes) to secure a "Not under 6" rating. See more »

Connections

Version of The Jungle Book (2016) See more »

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Wine, Women and Song
Composed by Johann Strauss
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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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