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Encyclopedia > The Jungle Book (1994 film)
Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Produced by Edward S. Feldman, Raju Patel
Written by Stephen Sommers
Ronald Yanover
Mark Geldman (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling
Starring Jason Scott Lee
Cary Elwes
Lena Headey
Sam Neill
Music by Basil Poledouris
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchia
Peter Robertson
Editing by Bob Ducsay
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date December 23, 1994
Language English
Budget $27,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

The Jungle Book (official title is "Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book") is a 1994 film, by Disney, loosely based on the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. It could also be seen as a live action remake of their hit The Jungle Book (1967 film). The film stars Jason Scott Lee as Mowgli and Cary Elwes as his main advisary, directed by Stephen Sommers. The original music score is composed by Basil Poledouris. Unlike the novel and earlier adaptations, none of the animal characters talk. Image File history File links Junglebook1994. ... Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director. ... Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director. ... Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. ... Jason Scott Lee playing Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Jason Scott Lee (李截, pinyin: Lǐ Jié, born November 19, 1966) is an American movie actor. ... Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride Cary Elwes (born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on October 26, 1962) is a British actor, best known for his performances in The Princess Bride, Glory, Saw, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. ... Lena Headey (born on 3 October 1976 in Bermuda and at the age of 5 moved to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is an English actress who has appeared in Possession, Gossip, Onegin, The Remains of the Day and numerous other films. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a British-born, New Zealand film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... Basil Poledouris (born August 21, 1945, in Kansas City, Missouri) is a film soundtrack composer. ... Peter Robertson was once the Mayor of Brampton, Ontario. ... Walt Disney Pictures is an American movie studio, with off-shoot studios in Japan and other sites in the United States. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1994. ... Mowgli by John Lockwood Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling). ... French edition, 1957. ... Embossed cover from the original MacMillan edition of The Second Jungle Book, 1895, based on art by John Lockwood Kipling (Rudyards father) The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. ... Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Jason Scott Lee playing Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Jason Scott Lee (李截, pinyin: Lǐ Jié, born November 19, 1966) is an American movie actor. ... Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride Cary Elwes (born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on October 26, 1962) is a British actor, best known for his performances in The Princess Bride, Glory, Saw, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. ... Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director. ... Basil Poledouris (born August 21, 1945, in Kansas City, Missouri) is a film soundtrack composer. ...


Tagline: Born by man, raised by animals, destined for adventure.


Plot summary

In the Victorian period, Mowgli is the five-year-old-son of a wilderness guide who accompanies his father on a hunting trip in the jungles of their native India. Mowgli becomes close friends with a British girl named Katherine "Kitty" Brydon, whose parents commissioned the hunt, but when a tiger attacks the camp and kills Mowgli's father, the boy is lost in the confusion, and he is 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 communcation as the growing boy learns to live in the wild. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Baloo and Mowgli Baloo is the fictional sleepy old brown bear featured in In Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. ... Bagheera in a Russian cartoon (1967) Bagheera the black panther is an animal fictional character in Rudyard Kiplings Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book (coll. ... Grey Brother, also spelled Gray Brother in some editions, is a fictional wolf character in Rudyard Kiplings Mowgli stories, collected in The Jungle Book (1894) and The Second Jungle Book (1895). ...


Years later, after growing to adulthood, Mowgli once again encounters Kitty, who is visiting India with her father, Colonel Geoffrey Brydon, a British officer stationed nearby, and her stuffy fiancé Captain William Boone. Kitty and Mowgli recognize each other, and while his powers of speech are rusty, with the help of Dr. Julien Plumford, 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 other men kidnap Mowgli when they learn that he has discovered a vast treasure in the jungle, and they try to force him to reveal his secrets while fending off the dangers of the jungle which Mowgli understands, but Boone and his men do not. The word civilization (or civilisation) has a variety of meanings related to human society. ...


Main cast

Jason Scott Lee playing Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Jason Scott Lee (李截, pinyin: Lǐ Jié, born November 19, 1966) is an American movie actor. ... Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride Cary Elwes (born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on October 26, 1962) is a British actor, best known for his performances in The Princess Bride, Glory, Saw, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. ... Lena Headey (born on 3 October 1976 in Bermuda and at the age of 5 moved to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is an English actress who has appeared in Possession, Gossip, Onegin, The Remains of the Day and numerous other films. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a British-born, New Zealand film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... John Cleese as Q in Die Another Day. ... Jason Flemyng (25 September 1966) is an English actor. ...

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