The Jungle Book

Topics: The Jungle Book, Mowgli, Bagheera Pages: 1 (365 words) Published: December 18, 2008
The Jungle Book (1967) written by Rudyard Kipling brings out his vivid imagination into a magnificent Walt Disney film. This film was released in October 18th 1967; it was produced by Walt Disney who died during its production.

Mowgli, voiced by Bruce Reitherman: the main character, a young boy raised by wolves. In the movie, Mowgli is featured as a 10 year old, which is around the age he was in Rudyard Kipling's book when he was first captured by the Bandar Log (monkeys). In the book, Mowgli managed to escape his parent's camp when they were attacked by Shere Khan the tiger, and he entered the wolves' den by himself. In the movie, he is found by Bagheera in a wrecked boat, perhaps after the attack of a crocodile, and Bagheera himself takes him to the wolves. Although Mowgli is happy living in the Jungle he still feels different and unable to do certain things.

Shere Khan a man-eating tiger that is believed to be the same one who attacked Mowgli’s camp. His returned to the jungle makes the other animals realize that Mowgli must be taken to the man village protect him and those around him. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back. Shere Khan, voiced by George Sanders: a Bengal Tiger and the main antagonist of the movie. He is a known hater of man and seeks to kill Mowgli. Unlike the book version, the movie's Shere Khan is not crippled and is perceived as a very powerful character, feared by all other animals.

Bagheera, voiced by Sebastian Cabot: a Black Panther who first finds Mowgli, when he was an infant. He decides that without supervision the infant (Mowgli) would died. Therefore he takes him to a family of wolves that had recently had new cubs. Bagheera and Mowgli become good friends. In the book, Bagheera spoiled Mowgli and was more of a mother figure to him. In the movie he is depicted as a smart, serious and often severe (though never violent) mentor. That only wants to take Mowgli to be safe from the man-eating tiger. He volunteers to take Mowgli to...
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