The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is a 1994 live-action American adventure film co-written and directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Edward S. Feldman and Raju Patel, from a story by Ronald Yanover and Mark Geldman. It is the second film adaptation by The Walt Disney Company of the Mowgli stories from The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and the first live-action adaptation of Walt Disney's animated film of the same name from 1967.
In 1886, during the British Raj in India, Mowgli is the 5-year-old son of the widowed Nathoo, whose wife died in childbirth. Nathoo works as a tour guide. On one of his tours, he leads Colonel Geoffrey Brydon and his men, as well as Brydon's 5-year-old daughter, Katherine, nicknamed Kitty. Fellow tour guide Buldeo and two soldiers kill several animals for sport, which enrages Shere Khan, a tiger who serves as the jungle's keeper, and he begins to pursue the tour group. That night, Kitty gives Mowgli her late mother's bracelet as a gift. Mowgli tells Nathoo of a dream where he faced Shere Khan and showed no fear, becoming a tiger himself. Shere Khan attacks the encampment. He succeeds in killing the two soldiers, but when he tries to kill Buldeo, Nathoo defends him and is subsequently mauled to death by Shere Khan. In the confusion, Mowgli is lost in the jungle with his pet wolf cub, Grey Brother, and Brydon and his men presume him killed. Mowgli is taken by Bagheera, a gentle black panther, to the wolf pack. Mowgli also befriends a bear cub named Baloo.
|author||Mark Geldman Ronald Yanover Stephen Sommers|
|genre||adventure comedy drama live-action romance|
|keywords||bagheera baloo bear cub british raj died in childbirth force grey brother injure kaa kill king louie maternal death orangutan quicksand shere khan tour guide wolf pack wound|
|producer||Edward S. Feldman Raju Patel|
|publisher||Mark Damon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|recordedAt||British Columbia North Carolina South Carolina|