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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.

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Steve Trenbirth

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Karl Geurs (screenplay by), Carter Crocker (additional written material) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... (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 »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Book 2 See more »

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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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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the first film Mowgli and Kaa were voiced by Bruce Reitherman and Sterling Holloway while in this film they were voiced by Haley Joel Osment and Jim Cummings. Reitherman and Holloway voiced Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) while Osment and Cummings voice Winnie the Pooh Tigger and Sora in the Kingdom Hearts video games respectively. 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 want *quiet*, go back to that man village. This place is *happening*.
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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

Right Where I Belong
Words and Music by Lorraine Feather and Joel McNeely
Performed by Windy Wagner
Arranged and Conducted by Joel McNeely
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Utter, utter, utter rubbish!
10 June 2003 | by Rob_TaylorSee all my reviews

Recipe for Jungle Book 2:

Take one classic animated movie, loved by millions the world over.

Carefully remove the plot.

Add a couple of inconsequential new characters.

Simmer gently without much loving care for very little time in a studio.

et voila!

You have the most pointless sequel I have seen in a long time. This is a shameless and charmless cash-in on the original Jungle Book. All the characters are there (with the exception of King Louie - who is absent for no explained reason) but they are there just because they were in the first film. No other reason at all.

The plot isn't. There is no plot! Some vague hokum about how Mowgli misses the jungle, and that's it. Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull!

You have to admire Disney's inattention to detail, though. For example. Mowgli, having been transplanted to the man village, has to obey all the rules of civilised society. Except, he still gets to wear his loincloth like some Tarzan wannabee. No smart man clothes for you, jungle boy! Just that raggedy old cloth! Haha! You're in the man world now, but we'll cruelly let you wear your rag to constantly remind you of the fact that you were once in a real movie with heart!

And what's with everyone in that village? They are deathly afraid of the "jungle" and its inhabitants. So much so that they've placed convenient stepping stones across the river so that they can get to it anytime they like. Bah!

There's one new song of any note "Jungle Rythym" which is OK, but that's it. Otherwise it's just an endless rehash of "Bare Necessities" several times during the picture. Talk about a one-song movie.

The voices are done reasonably well, though how they roped John-Rhys Davies into this I'll never know. Mowgli (Haley Joel Osment) and Baloo (John Goodman) are particularly good.

But otherwise its just rubbish really. Little kids will enjoy it, but it's a shame Disney didn't add a few more "adult" oriented gags into it. The only one of note was the vultures being portrayed as the Beatles. Even that wasn't funny the second time around. I can imagine parents the world over, having taken their kids to see this, dreading the little 'uns wanting to go again.

Oh, and Disney guys? Just because Lilo and Stitch was a good film, doesn't mean you have to try and sneak the two main characters into every movie from now on. Shanti and the intensely irritating Ranjan are practically clones of Lilo and Stitch, but without the charm of either.

The final insult was, after sitting through the movie and listening to far too many reprisals of "Bare Necessities" and NOT having King Louie in it at all, the end credits played out to "I Wannna be Like You". Yeah, that makes tons of sense Disney. Not have a major character in the movie, then use his theme song at the end.

What a crock! Not so much of a straight-to-video production as it should have been a straight-to-the-cheap-bin-in-the-video-shop effort.


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