History Disney / TheJungleBook

14th Jan '17 2:21:07 PM Statzkeen
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* DoorSlamsYou: Baloo does this to Bagheera when the latter is employing NobodyHereButUsStatues.
28th Dec '16 4:08:35 PM LarryMullen
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* DesignatedVillain: King Louie and his posse. While they are [[ThePrankster pranksters]] that kidnap Mowgli, they don't really do anything evil and are just [[LifeOfTheParty party animals.]]
25th Nov '16 4:50:13 AM LB7979
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* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Inverted in Bagheera, who has yellow sclerae but is good. Played straight with Kaa, who has yellow sclerae and is bad (or at least very morally ambiguous / sneaky).
24th Nov '16 1:59:08 PM N8han11
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** Well, Mowgli can talk to them...
7th Nov '16 3:56:19 PM dlchen145
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** Kaa the python, who is a powerful {{Badass}} and much more deserving of respect in the book. He is the only animal in the jungle that the monkeys fear, and even Baloo and Bagheera are wary when approaching him.

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** Kaa the python, who is a powerful {{Badass}} badass and much more deserving of respect in the book. He is the only animal in the jungle that the monkeys fear, and even Baloo and Bagheera are wary when approaching him.



* {{Badass}}: Shere Khan, from head to paw.
** BadassBaritone

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* {{Badass}}: Shere Khan, from head to paw.
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BadassBaritone
6th Nov '16 2:24:55 PM nombretomado
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** Baloo's personality is basically Phil Harris' comic persona developed on TheJackBennyProgram, minus the heavy drinking. In fact, this movie is much more entertaining if you're familiar with Phil on that show before seeing it.

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** Baloo's personality is basically Phil Harris' comic persona developed on TheJackBennyProgram, ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', minus the heavy drinking. In fact, this movie is much more entertaining if you're familiar with Phil on that show before seeing it.
6th Nov '16 7:51:39 AM Prinzenick
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* {{Disneyfication}}: As the quote atop the page shows, Disney was aiming for a LighterAndSofter flick instead of following Kipling too much - complete with ditching (for delivering material deemed too dark) both the writer (who had worked on all Disney features that far) and the composer (though a cheery tune he delivered was kept and became the film's SignatureSong, "The Bare Necessities").

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* {{Disneyfication}}: As the quote atop the page shows, Disney was aiming for a LighterAndSofter flick instead of following Kipling too much - complete Kipling, to the point where the film is an InNameOnly adaptation of the first book. Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/JungleBooks'' (yes, two of them) depict the orphaned Mowgli growing into a strong and intelligent young man whose jungle upbringing will make him something of a NobleSavage. Baloo was a sleepy [[GrumpyBear grump]] with ditching (for delivering material deemed too dark) both a HiddenHeartOfGold, rather than a kindly GentleGiant. Kaa the python, while large, intimidating, and alien, is one of Mowgli's ''allies'', not enemies. Hathi the elephant is wise and powerful and when he tells Shere Khan to clear off ("How Fear Came"), the tiger does so -- he is not a pompous ass who fancies himself a Victoria Cross-winning British Army colonel. There is quite a lot of violence, too. At one point Kaa hypnotizes a troupe of monkeys into becoming his helpless (ahem) dinner guests; later on Mowgli and the wolves kill Shere Khan by a stampede of water-buffalo over him. (In the Disney version he doesn't even die!) The story "Red Dog" has Mowgli cause the marauding dogs of the title to be attacked by millions of angry bees; those who jump in the river to survive are attacked by Mowgli with a knife; and those left then face Mowgli ''and'' his enraged wolf pack. And incidentally, Mowgli does most of this while he's naked. It should come as no surprise that none of the violence or nudity makes it into the Disney version, but Disney not only censors the story but effectively throws out every last original plot thread. A documentary on the DVD explains how Disney's writers "improved" on the original, but in fact it becomes clear that what they really did was to whittle away at the original storyline until there was almost nothing left except for a few almost coincidental similarities. They can't even pronounce Mowgli's name right. ("''Mow'' rhymes with ''cow''", says Kipling.) All this can be easily explained by the fact that Walt Disney specifically told the production crew ''not'' to read the book. He gave an outline on the characters and plot ideas he wanted and didn't want the book itself to be used as a reference - specially as the original script and songs, inspired by the book, had a bit more darkness than is usual in a Disney film (to the point that the writer (who had worked on all Disney features that far) was ditched despite a long story with Disney, and the composer (though only song kept before changing composers was a cheery tune he delivered was kept and that became the film's SignatureSong, SignatureSong of the film, "The Bare Bear Necessities").
22nd Oct '16 1:10:16 AM SignalFirefly
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** The scene where Mowgli is licked by the two wolves uses the same animation sequence from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' where Wart gets licked by Tiger and Talbot, the castle dogs. (doubles as an ActorAllusion, as both were voiced by the same boy). Shere Khan also spends some time sneakily stalking a deer whose death had already traumatized a generation of Disney Kids. (Thanks again, Disney/{{Bambi}}). Various shots were also recycled within the movie, chiefly those involving the elephants and Kaa.

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** The scene where Mowgli is licked by the two wolves uses the same animation sequence from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' where Wart gets licked by Tiger and Talbot, the castle dogs. (doubles as an ActorAllusion, as both were voiced by the same boy). Shere Khan also spends some time sneakily stalking a deer whose death had already traumatized a generation of Disney Kids. (Thanks again, Disney/{{Bambi}}). Various shots were also recycled within the movie, chiefly those involving the elephants and Kaa.
12th Oct '16 5:57:37 PM TheAkisaurus
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* OhCrap: Most epically with Shere Khan after he discovers a big burning bush on his tail.

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* OhCrap: Most epically with Shere Khan after he discovers a big burning bush on his tail. King Louie also has one upon noticing that the temple is about to crumble due to having (accidentally) knocked down a support pillar.
13th Sep '16 6:09:04 AM Raptorslash
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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. 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.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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