History Disney / TheJungleBook

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Sher Khan unwittingly saved Mowgli's life. Kaa had Mowgli fast asleep and in his cluches, just as Sher Khan dropped by and asked Kaa about Mowgli's whereabouts. This distraction was enough for Mowgli to wake up and escape.
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One of Disney's most publicized features, the film spawned two AnimatedSeries [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]]: ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', an AnthropomorphicShift Animated Series that puts three of the main characters from Disney's version of ''The Jungle Book'' into an AlternateContinuity, and ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'', which focuses on [[SpinOffBabies the infant lives of the animal residents of the film]]. ''The Jungle Book'' also received its inevitable sequel titled ''The Jungle Book 2''. In 2013, a stage version was produced; Disney was not directly involved (but might get involved if the show does well enough to get a Broadway run).

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One of Disney's most publicized features, the film spawned two AnimatedSeries [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]]: ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', an AnthropomorphicShift Animated Series that puts three of the main characters from Disney's version of ''The Jungle Book'' into an AlternateContinuity, and ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'', which focuses on [[SpinOffBabies the infant lives of the animal residents of the film]]. ''The Jungle Book'' also received its inevitable sequel titled ''The Jungle Book 2''.''Disney/TheJungleBook2''. In 2013, a stage version was produced; Disney was not directly involved (but might get involved if the show does well enough to get a Broadway run).



!!Tropes related to ''The Jungle Book'' (1967 movie) and ''The Jungle Book 2'' (2003 sequel):

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa was one of Mowgli's allies and mentors in the original book, saving him from the Bandar-log, giving him advice for battle against the dholes, and never threatening to harm him. In fact, Mowgli was the only character able to resist his hypnotic dance (implied to be because he's human). In the movie, he's a more comical villain, but is a genuine threat to the level that Bagheera is afraid of him when he's angry. In the sequel, he's a ButtMonkey and loses almost all of his original menace. All the while, the python threatening to predate Mowgli sounds for all the world like Franchise/WinnieThePooh with a lisp, and well he should considering they're both voiced by Sterling Holloway and (currently) Jim Cummings.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa was one of Mowgli's allies and mentors in the original book, saving him from the Bandar-log, giving him advice for battle against the dholes, and never threatening to harm him. In fact, Mowgli was the only character able to resist his hypnotic dance (implied to be because he's human). In the movie, he's a more comical villain, but is a genuine threat to the level that Bagheera is afraid of him when he's angry. In the sequel, he's a ButtMonkey and loses almost all of his original menace. All the while, the python threatening to predate Mowgli sounds for all the world like Franchise/WinnieThePooh with a lisp, and well he should considering they're both voiced by Sterling Holloway and (currently) Jim Cummings.



** Bagheera is noticeably less formidable in the movie. In the book, he's one of the jungle's most feared and respected inhabitants -- not so much in the movie, where he's more of a [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] ButtMonkey. In the sequel he's become a full-fledged [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] whose sole role is to get beat up a lot.

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** Bagheera is noticeably less formidable in the movie. In the book, he's one of the jungle's most feared and respected inhabitants -- not so much in the movie, where he's more of a [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] ButtMonkey. In the sequel he's become a full-fledged [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] whose sole role is to get beat up a lot.



* AnimalTalk: One of the few things that's more or less exactly the same as Kipling's original book is that all animals (and Mowgli) can talk to one another. This is taken one step further and goes to ridiculous extremes in the sequel, when both Shanti and Ranjan, who unlike Mowgli have not grown up in the jungle, also automatically understand the animals with no explanation.

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* AnimalTalk: One of the few things that's more or less exactly the same as Kipling's original book is that all animals (and Mowgli) can talk to one another. This is taken one step further and goes to ridiculous extremes in the sequel, when both Shanti and Ranjan, who unlike Mowgli have not grown up in the jungle, also automatically understand the animals with no explanation.



* ArtShift: Very noticable between the two movies. In ''The Jungle Book 2,'' the character designs are mostly the same, but they move slightly differently (most notably Mowgli, who is a lot more agile and often sports some animal-like movements he completely lacked in the original), the "hard scratchy outline" look from the original is replaced with the softer lines of modern Disney movies, and the jungle is overall a lot more lush and colorful.
** Kaa undergoes this in the original film. Compare his [[http://unshavedmouse.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/disney-review-with-the-unshaved-mouse-19-the-jungle-book/kaa-1/ more snakelike appearance in the first act]] to his [[http://unshavedmouse.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/disney-review-with-the-unshaved-mouse-19-the-jungle-book/kaa-2/ more stylized appearance in the third act. The change can be generalized as Kaa's eyes coming together in the third act when they were far apart in the first act]]. But then he shifts back after Shere Khan leaves to resume his wild goose chase.
** Less noticeable because the shift is gradual, but during the W-I-L-D song sequence in the sequel, Baloo's color changes from his usual gray to a brighter blue, his nose even going from brown to blue during the song. According to the moviemakers, this temporary color change was done because this particular sequence was so filled with brightly-colored animals that Baloo with his gray fur seemed a little drab in comparison -- and since Baloo was supposed to be the center of attention in that scene, they gave him a more eye-catching color.

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* ArtShift: Very noticable between the two movies. In ''The Jungle Book 2,'' the character designs are mostly the same, but they move slightly differently (most notably Mowgli, who is a lot more agile and often sports some animal-like movements he completely lacked in the original), the "hard scratchy outline" look from the original is replaced with the softer lines of modern Disney movies, and the jungle is overall a lot more lush and colorful.
**
Kaa undergoes this in the original film.between scenes. Compare his [[http://unshavedmouse.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/disney-review-with-the-unshaved-mouse-19-the-jungle-book/kaa-1/ more snakelike appearance in the first act]] to his [[http://unshavedmouse.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/disney-review-with-the-unshaved-mouse-19-the-jungle-book/kaa-2/ more stylized appearance in the third act. The change can be generalized as Kaa's eyes coming together in the third act when they were far apart in the first act]]. But then he shifts back after Shere Khan leaves to resume his wild goose chase.
** Less noticeable because the shift is gradual, but during the W-I-L-D song sequence in the sequel, Baloo's color changes from his usual gray to a brighter blue, his nose even going from brown to blue during the song. According to the moviemakers, this temporary color change was done because this particular sequence was so filled with brightly-colored animals that Baloo with his gray fur seemed a little drab in comparison -- and since Baloo was supposed to be the center of attention in that scene, they gave him a more eye-catching color.
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* BittersweetEnding:
** In the original film [[spoiler:Mowgli leaves for the man-village, and is now with his people. Baloo is absolutely heartbroken, with Bagheera reassuring him that Mowgli is safer now. In the end, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Baloo and Bagheera stroll away into the sunset]], [[TearJerker singing a reprise of "The Bare Necessities"]]]]. It's made more bittersweet once realising that this was the final film Walt Disney ever saw completed in his lifetime.
** This is softened a bit by the sequel 'cause, well, he does see them again.
* BrattyHalfPint: Mowgli, who refuses to leave the jungle and continuously runs from his guardians in a stubborn fit (usually straight into danger). He tones down a little in the sequel.

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* BittersweetEnding:
** In the original film
BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mowgli leaves for the man-village, and is now with his people. Baloo is absolutely heartbroken, with Bagheera reassuring him that Mowgli is safer now. In the end, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Baloo and Bagheera stroll away into the sunset]], [[TearJerker singing a reprise of "The Bare Necessities"]]]]. It's made more bittersweet once realising that this was the final film Walt Disney ever saw completed in his lifetime.
** This is softened a bit by the sequel 'cause, well, he does see them again.
* BrattyHalfPint: Mowgli, who refuses to leave the jungle and continuously runs from his guardians in a stubborn fit (usually straight into danger). He tones down a little in the sequel.



* CassandraTruth: Sher Khan refuses to believe Kaa when the latter truthfully tells him he has no idea where Mowgli is.



* CharacterExaggeration:
** Between movies. Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in the second movie to the point where he becomes something of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was [[NightmareFuel genuinely menacing]] yet constantly unsuccessful, and his general fear of Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around him.
** Shere Khan seemed to take the opposite extreme who, while still the greatest threat of the original film, was still somewhat [[LargeHam hammy]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] in tone. In most later depictions ([[NightmareFuel particularly in the sequel]]) he is [[KnightOfCerebus much more stoic and sinister in tone]].
** Bagheera's [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] status is also exaggerated between films.



** King Louie, despite his EnsembleDarkhorse status and appearances in previous media such as ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'', does not appear in the sequel (allegedly due to fears of a lawsuit issued by Louis Prima's widow over caricature of his voice).
** Colonel Hathi's wife and ''all'' of the wolves.



** Ranjan does such a number on Kaa in the sequel that even Shantai (who he was previously trying to devour) thinks [[CryForTheDevil he's had enough]].



* DemotedToExtra:
** The wolves, despite their prominent role raising Mowgli in the original book, only appear at the beginning of the original film and do not appear at all in the sequel or spin offs. Akela in particular: easily one of the most important characters in the book, here he appears for only a single scene and winds up being incredibly forgettable (he also gets a key appearance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'' however).
** Bagheera in the sequel. Though he's one of the most important characters in both Kipling's book and in the original movie, in the sequel he's barely involved in the plot and [[TheChewToy only shows up to get beat up a lot.]]
* DisneyDeath
** Baloo. Possibly a ParodiedTrope.
** [[spoiler:Lucky in the sequel.]]

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* DemotedToExtra:
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DemotedToExtra: The wolves, despite their prominent role raising Mowgli in the original book, only appear at the beginning of the original film and do not appear at all in the sequel or spin offs. Akela in particular: easily one of the most important characters in the book, here he appears for only a single scene and winds up being incredibly forgettable (he also gets a key appearance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'' however).
** Bagheera in the sequel. Though he's one of the most important characters in both Kipling's book and in the original movie, in the sequel he's barely involved in the plot and [[TheChewToy only shows up to get beat up a lot.]]
* DisneyDeath
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DisneyDeath: Baloo. Possibly a ParodiedTrope.
** [[spoiler:Lucky in the sequel.]]
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** Mowgli instantly loses all control of his mental faculties the moment he sees Shanti and hears her singing, a reaction [[ShowSomeLeg she quite deliberately uses to lure him into the village]] - by the time she blinks her eyes at him he's [[{{Catchphrase}} gone, man: solid gone]]. Funnily enough, in the sequel he has absolutely no problem cheerfully admitting it, but Shanti apparently finds it embarrassing and [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend fervently denies doing any such thing]].

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** Mowgli instantly loses all control of his mental faculties the moment he sees Shanti and hears her singing, a reaction [[ShowSomeLeg she quite deliberately uses to lure him into the village]] - by the time she blinks her eyes at him he's [[{{Catchphrase}} gone, man: solid gone]]. Funnily enough, in the sequel he has absolutely no problem cheerfully admitting it, but Shanti apparently finds it embarrassing and [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend fervently denies doing any such thing]].



* EverybodyLives: There are no deaths in either film, which is admittedly odd even for a [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney adaptation]].

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* EverybodyLives: There are no deaths in either the film, which is admittedly odd even for a [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney adaptation]].



* IWasNamedMyName: Human example. Mowgli is called that (or Man-Cub) throughout the whole movie by all the animals. In the sequel, his adopted human family has named him Mowgli.



* KnightOfCerebus: Shere Khan. As AffablyEvil as he is, his appearance in the original film stops much of the fun and silly mood and makes things more tense and dark. This is carried UpToEleven where he's concerned in the sequel.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Shere Khan. As AffablyEvil as he is, his appearance in the original film stops much of the fun and silly mood and makes things more tense and dark. This is carried UpToEleven where he's concerned in the sequel.



* LostInImitation: A lot of later adaptions of the original stories, while usually more faithful to the original source material, tend to borrow elements from the Disney movie. Variations of King Louie appear in the [[Film/TheJungleBook live-action movie]] and [[Anime/TheJungleBook Shonen anime]] for example. Characterizations such as that of Shere Khan and Baloo are also occasionally borrowed vaguely from their Disney interpretations. And let's not get into the characters from the sequel.

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* LostInImitation: A lot of later adaptions of the original stories, while usually more faithful to the original source material, tend to borrow elements from the Disney movie. Variations of King Louie appear in the [[Film/TheJungleBook live-action movie]] and [[Anime/TheJungleBook Shonen anime]] for example. Characterizations such as that of Shere Khan and Baloo are also occasionally borrowed vaguely from their Disney interpretations. And let's not get into the characters from the sequel.



** The sequel's big dance number has both hippos (native to Africa) and ocelots (South and Central America).



* NeverMyFault: In the sequel, when Shere Khan interrogates Kaa on Mowgli's whereabouts. He believes that Kaa knows where Mowgli is (after hearing the snake grumble "man-cub"). But truthfully, Kaa has no idea where Mowgli is, but Shere Khan won't believe him and continues to threaten the snake. So to save his skin, Kaa fearfully lies to the tiger that Mowgli's at the swamp, allowing him to flee. When Shere Khan arrives at the swamp with Mowgli nowhere to be found, he angrily growls "That snake ''lied'' to me!" Well, Shere Khan, you didn't believe Kaa when he told you the ''truth'': "I ''don't'' know where Mowgli is". Sometimes you just gotta believe the snake when he tells you the truth for once.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** Shere Khan, claws extended, fighting Baloo near the end:
--->'''Shere Khan:''' I'll kill you for this!
** Also implied again in the sequel, this time on heckling vulture Lucky:
--->'''Shere Khan:''' [[SlasherSmile Isn't it ironic that your name is "Lucky"?]]

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Shere Khan, claws extended, fighting Baloo near the end:
--->'''Shere -->'''Shere Khan:''' I'll kill you for this!
** Also implied again in the sequel, this time on heckling vulture Lucky:
--->'''Shere Khan:''' [[SlasherSmile Isn't it ironic that your name is "Lucky"?]]
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* OddFriendship: [[RedOniBlueOni Baloo and Bagheera]], who start the first movie knowing but not particularly close and end the movie good friends through taking care of Mowgli - though if ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'' is to be believed they were always friends but not too close in the movie's beginning. Whether or not they are the OddCouple or just an OddFriendship depends on whether one considers them or Mowgli the major protagonists.

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* OddFriendship: [[RedOniBlueOni Baloo and Bagheera]], who start the first movie knowing but not particularly close and end the movie good friends through taking care of Mowgli - though if ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'' is to be believed they were always friends but not too close in the movie's beginning. Whether or not they are the OddCouple or just an OddFriendship depends on whether one considers them or Mowgli the major protagonists.



* {{Retcon}}: An obscure foreign-language novelization rendered the village girl's name as [[HilariousInHindsight Jasmine]]. Obviously this wouldn't fly [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} after 1992]], so the DTV sequel and subsequent merchandise and press material for the first film gave her a different name.
* RoleReprisal: Tony Jay, who provided the voice of Shere Khan in ''The Jungle Book 2'', previously voiced a different variation of this character on ''The Jungle Book'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.



* ShowSomeLeg: Shanti blatantly does this to Mowgli at the end of the first movie (which she attempts to deny in the second). Lampshaded by Baloo and Bagheera.

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* ShowSomeLeg: Shanti blatantly does this to Mowgli at the end of the first movie (which she attempts to deny in the second).movie. Lampshaded by Baloo and Bagheera.



* SissyVillain: Kaa and to a lesser extent, Shere Khan. Both are genuinely feared predators of the jungle (Shere Khan mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however in both cases, their wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor. In the sequel, Shere Khan is [[KnightofCerebus a more bitter villain]], though still plays around with this at times.
* SlasherSmile: Shere Khan seems to have grown a skill for these in the sequel (most notably before he [[GoryDiscretionShot seemingly beats Lucky mercilessly]]).

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* SissyVillain: Kaa and to a lesser extent, Shere Khan. Both are genuinely feared predators of the jungle (Shere Khan mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however in both cases, their wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor. In the sequel, Shere Khan is [[KnightofCerebus a more bitter villain]], though still plays around with this at times.\n* SlasherSmile: Shere Khan seems to have grown a skill for these in the sequel (most notably before he [[GoryDiscretionShot seemingly beats Lucky mercilessly]]).



* SpellingSong: "W-I-L-D" in the sequel.



* SuperPersistentPredator: Shere Khan tracks Mowgli all throughout the jungle in both movies, but both times he is out to kill him for being human rather than hunting him for food. Meanwhile, Kaa (who ''is'' hunting for food) only chances upon the main characters and quits pursuing them once they prove to be more trouble than they're worth.

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* SuperPersistentPredator: Shere Khan tracks Mowgli all throughout the jungle in both movies, jungle, but both boh times he is out to kill him for being human rather than hunting him for food. Meanwhile, Kaa (who ''is'' hunting for food) only chances upon the main characters and quits pursuing them once they prove to be more trouble than they're worth.



** Shanti says "Tigers don't come into the village" and later in the film, Shere Khan does that exact thing.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: In the sequel, when Shere Khan is interrogating Kaa on Mowgli's whereabouts
-->'''Shere Khan''': Oh, please don't insult my intelligence; it makes me ''irritable''.
** Kaa, on the other hand, ''truthfully'' has ''no idea'' where Mowgli is, but Shere Khan won't believe him. So, out of fear, Kaa lies to the tiger that Mowgli's at the swamp, allowing him to flee



** Lucky in the sequel is a brainless ScrewySquirrel who spends the majority of his role taunting Shere Khan over his defeat at the hands of Mowgli ''as up close as possible'' inadvertently giving him directions to the mancub's location in the process (before falling victim to a rather nasty beating).
* TookALevelInBadass: Mowgli thankfully gets more capable in the sequel.



* UglyGuyHotWife: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery [[note]] Considering that they are in India, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_the_Indian_subcontinent arranged marriage]] is a likely answer.[[/note]]. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film [[BigBad Shere Khan]] isn't seen or heard. We only hear and see from other characters that he's [[TheDreaded the most feared]], dangerous creature in the jungle, and even the mention of his name [[KnightOfCerebus often results in a more serious tone]]. Towards the end the tiger finally appears, and while he's FauxAffablyEvil, he's every bit of the Badass he's hyped up to be, especially when he shows his true colors in the final fight. He gets more screentime in the sequel, where he's even more of a KnightOfCerebus.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery [[note]] Considering that they are in India, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_the_Indian_subcontinent arranged marriage]] is a likely answer.[[/note]]. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film [[BigBad Shere Khan]] isn't seen or heard. We only hear and see from other characters that he's [[TheDreaded the most feared]], dangerous creature in the jungle, and even the mention of his name [[KnightOfCerebus often results in a more serious tone]]. Towards the end the tiger finally appears, and while he's FauxAffablyEvil, he's every bit of the Badass he's hyped up to be, especially when he shows his true colors in the final fight. He gets more screentime in the sequel, where he's even more of a KnightOfCerebus.



* WalkIntoCameraObstruction: Twice. Once with Baloo as he is walking inside the temple. "Step aside and I'll show you what a real rug cutter can do". Again with Baloo during the song WILD. Does it after he knocks off ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' look-alikes.
* WeakWilled: Mowgli and Shanti are both easy victims for Kaa (this is ironically in contrast to the original stories where Mowgli was the only one resistant to Kaa's hypnotic dance).

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* WalkIntoCameraObstruction: Twice. Once with Baloo as he is walking inside the temple. "Step aside and I'll show you what a real rug cutter can do". Again with Baloo during the song WILD. Does it after he knocks off ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' look-alikes.
* WeakWilled: Mowgli and Shanti are both is an easy victims victim for Kaa (this is ironically in contrast to the original stories where Mowgli was the only one resistant to Kaa's hypnotic dance).
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* AttractiveBentGender: Baloo's female orangutan disguise.


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* CassandraTruth: Sher Khan refuses to believe Kaa when the latter truthfully tells him he has no idea where Mowgli is.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Whilst a good guy in both versions, Baloo was much more [[GrumpyBear grumpy]] and stern in the books, instead of the kind, friendly GentleGiant of the Disney version.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Whilst a good guy in both versions, AdaptationalComicRelief: Many characters get this treatment, with Baloo, Kaa and Hathi being the most obvious examples. In the book, all three are serious characters and mentors to Mowgli. Here, Baloo was much more [[GrumpyBear grumpy]] is a lazy, laid-back BigFun friend of Mowgli, Kaa is a LaughablyEvil ButtMonkey antagonist, and stern in the books, instead of the kind, friendly GentleGiant of the Disney version.Hathi is a bumbling, absent-minded military commander.
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* KavorkaMan: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery [[note]] Considering that they are in India, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_the_Indian_subcontinent arranged marriage]] is a likely answer.[[/note]]. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.


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* UglyGuyHotWife: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery [[note]] Considering that they are in India, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_the_Indian_subcontinent arranged marriage]] is a likely answer.[[/note]]. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.
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* KavorkaMan: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.

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* KavorkaMan: How Ranjan's hirsute, obese and middle-aged dad ever ended up with his very attractive young wife is a mystery.mystery [[note]] Considering that they are in India, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_the_Indian_subcontinent arranged marriage]] is a likely answer.[[/note]]. Partly justified in that he's an InkSuitActor of his voice actor, John Rhys-Davies.
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** The other monkeys have prehensile tails like New World monkeys, and their body proportions resemble spider monkeys which are native to South America.
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* CharacterExaggeration: Between movies. Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in the second movie to the point where he becomes something of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was [[NightmareFuel genuinely menacing]] yet constantly unsuccessful, and his general fear of Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around him.
** Which is an especially ridiculous exaggeration considering Kaa was the only character (besides the elephants who Khan would just avoid) that Shere Khan had anything to fear from. Yes, Baloo tried to fight him because he cared about Mowgli, but was clearly [[CurbStompBattle outmatched]]. But Shere Khan was only able to save himself from hypnosis by Kaa thanks to a very quick reaction.

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* CharacterExaggeration: CharacterExaggeration:
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Between movies. Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in the second movie to the point where he becomes something of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was [[NightmareFuel genuinely menacing]] yet constantly unsuccessful, and his general fear of Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around him.
** Which is an especially ridiculous exaggeration considering Kaa was the only character (besides the elephants who Khan would just avoid) that Shere Khan had anything to fear from. Yes, Baloo tried to fight him because he cared about Mowgli, but was clearly [[CurbStompBattle outmatched]]. But Shere Khan was only able to save himself from hypnosis by Kaa thanks to a very quick reaction.
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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the original ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', while Baloo genuinely loved Mowgli, he was a SternTeacher to the man-cub who did not shy away from CorporalPunishment to discipline him. Here, he's a laid-back BigFun character who would never hurt Mowgli.
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* AllUpToYou: Bagheera says this to Baloo to take Mowgli to the man-village because he would listen to Baloo.
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