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'''Appeared in 1967's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'''''

->'''Voiced by''': Bruce Reitherman (original), Haley Joel Osment (''The Jungle Book 2'')

* AdaptationalWimp: Mowgli in the original book, as well as every other adaptation survived in the jungle by becoming the strongest and smartest {{Badass}} the jungle had ever seen.
* BrattyHalfPint: He flat-out refuses to listen to Bagheera and Baloo when they tell him that he needs to go to the man village where he will be safe from Shere Khan.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He is always barefoot.
* IdiotHero: Justified because he's a kid. He doesn't listen to Bagheera, and is careless and naive to the point of being TooDumbToLive.
* InkSuitActor: Through {{Rotoscoping}}, Bruce Reitherman (son of the film's director) actually became Mowgli in many scenes.
* KidHero: Becomes this in the sequel.
* LoinCloth: Illustrated editions of TheJungleBook and other WildChild stories sometimes depict their protagonists this way if only to avoid showing them naked.
* OfficialCouple: With Shanti by the end of the sequel.
* OhCrap: Gets a very prominent one in the climax of the first film when Shere Khan decides to attack in earnest, and the TooDumbToLive boy finally realises how much trouble he's in.
* PinballProtagonist: Because of {{Disneyfication}}, he spends all his time reacting to the other characters and doesn't instigate any plot events. This is totally ironic if you know the character from Creator/RudyardKipling's original stories.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Mowgli instantly loses all control of his mental faculties the moment he sees Shanti and hears her singing.
* RaisedByWolves: A literal example, and quite a TropeCodifier (along with {{Tarzan}}).
* TooDumbToLive: Mowgli taunts Shere Khan with extreme overconfidence about his ability to defend himself from the huge tiger. He nearly gets eaten for his stupidity.
* TookALevelInBadass: Mowgli thankfully gets more capable in the sequel.
* WildChild: The TropeCodifier, again, along with {{Tarzan}}.

->'''Voiced by''': Phil Harris (original), John Goodman (''The Jungle Book 2''), Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin), Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs)

* AdaptationalHeroism: Baloo is a full-on NiceGuy, in contrast to his book counterpart, who was a lot [[GrumpyBear grumpier]] and more obtuse.
* BearsAreBadNews: Averted. Despite Bagheera's fears of his ToxicFriendInfluence on Mowgli, he's not an example of this, see BearyFriendly.
* BearyFriendly: Baloo becomes a friend to Mowgli.
* BearyFunny: He epitomizes the "lovable lug" archetype for bears.
* BigFun: In bear form.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* BreakoutCharacter: Baloo eclipsed Mowgli in popularity, being the most heavily merchandised character of the Disney adaptations as well as being promoted to the lead protagonist in spin off ''TaleSpin''.
* CatchPhrase: Baloo's "You better believe it".
* DisneyDeath: After his CurbStompBattle with Shere Khan.
* FunPersonified: He's very fun-loving and easy-going, in contrast to Bagheera.
* GentleGiant: A gentle, good-natured, big bear.
* HakunaMatata: "Bare Necessities" is the best pre-Disney/TheLionKing example of this trope in Disney.
* IndyPloy: His plan to rescue Mowgli from King Louie. Borders on CrazyAwesome.
* InkSuitActor: Like Shere Khan and King Louie, he's heavily based on his voice actor, Phil Harris.
%%* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: Towards Mowgli.
* PaperThinDisguise: In drag with the monkeys.
* ParentalSubstitute: He acts as this to Mowgli for the brief time they are together.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Bagheera's Blue.
* TheSlacker: In contrast to his book counterpart, Disney Baloo is a LazyBum who teaches Mowgli about relaxing, having fun and eating ants.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Bagheera.

->'''Voiced by''': Sebastian Cabot (The Jungle Book), Bob Joles (The Jungle Book 2), Elizabeth Daily and Dee Bradley Baker (Jungle Cubs)
%%* BigGood
%%* ButtMonkey
* CatsAreSnarkers: Easily the snarkiest character in the movie
* TheChewToy: He's hit a lot, [[TheWorfEffect probably to show he's enduring]].
* TheComicallySerious: Being the OnlySaneMan but also TheChewToy.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Baloo:''' Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.\\
'''Bagheera:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?]]
* DemotedToExtra: 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.]]
%%* GenderBlenderName
%%* KnightInSourArmor
* {{Narrator}}: In this version.
* OnlySaneMan: He's certainly much saner than Baloo and Mowgli.
* PantheraAwesome: In the book, Bagheera the black panther was born in captivity but escaped into the jungle, becoming one of its most feared and respected predators. His cunning and bravery make him one of the best teachers a young man-cub could ever want.
* ParentalSubstitute: While Mowgli is RaisedByWolves, Bagheera was the one who found him, and later the one who accompanies him to the man village.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Baloo's Red.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Baloo.

!!King Louie
->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), JimCummings (TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs)

* CanonForeigner: Louie did not appear in the book.
* DrivenByEnvy: He kidnaps Mowgli because he wants to become more human - specifically, by making fire.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Disney's original addition to the movie, yet arguably, he feels very much as if he belongs to Mowgli's world.
* FunPersonified: Even more energetic than Baloo.
* InkSuitActor: At least the movements, as the dance of Louie and his apes is based on Prima with his bandmates.
* LargeHam: At least during "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)".
* MisplacedWildlife: The story is set in India, but orangutans live in Indonesia.
* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.

->'''Voiced by''': J. Pat O'Malley (The Jungle Book), JimCummings (The Jungle Book 2), RobPaulsen, Stephen Furst (Jungle Cubs)

* ColonelBadass: The Disney movie turns him into the Colonel of a pack of elephants.
* DemotedToExtra: Has one scene in the sequel.
* HonorableElephant: Along with his troops.
* MildlyMilitary: The theme, "Colonel Hathi's March", is even a parody of military marches.

->'''Voiced by''': Darleen Carr (The Jungle Book), MaeWhitman (The Jungle Book 2)

* AscendedExtra: A OneSceneWonder in the first film, one of the main protagonists in the sequel.
* DesignatedLoveInterest: In the original film, since she only appears in one scene.
* DisappearedDad: Her father wasn't seen or mentioned in the sequel.
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* GenerationXerox: She mentions she's always sent to get the water, and that when she has a daughter, she'll send her to do the same.
* GirlishPigtails: In the original film. In the sequel she has a braided ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She invokes the trope in Mowgli, but she herself is also quite recipient.
%%* NiceGirl
* OfficialCouple: With Mowgli by the end of the sequel.
* OnlySaneMan: She acts like an adult than most of the other kids in the sequel.
%%* PinkMeansFeminine
* SatelliteCharacter: She only has [[OneSceneWonder the one scene]], after all. But it's iconic!
* 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.

!!Shere Khan
[[caption-width-right:350:"'''I''' make my own rules."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book''); Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''The Jungle Book 2''); Jason Marsden (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'')

* AdaptationalBadass: Shere Khan in the film is far more menacing than he was in the original books.
* ArchEnemy: To Mowgli.
* {{Badass}}: Big time! He's afraid of almost nothing and is implied to be capable to curb-stomp a wolf tribe on his own. And his treatment of Baloo is nothing to sneeze at.
* BadassBaritone: Being voiced by Creator/GeorgeSanders and later Creator/TonyJay, this is to be expected.
* TheBerserker: Once he actually decides to fight in earnest, he is absolutely savage.
* BigBad: Of the movie.
* CatsAreMean: Shere Khan's very name is enough to bring a chill down the other animals' spines.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Though he doesn't get many lines, comes across as at least somewhat snarky.
* CharacterExaggeration: While maintaining a menacing presence in all Disney adaptations, it was nuanced slightly in the first film by his more [[LaughablyEvil whimsical, playful demeanor]]. In most later depictions (particularly in the sequel) he is [[KnightOfCerebus much more stoic and sinister in tone]], only having a few subtle comical fluctuations.
* TheComicallySerious: Particularly during his confrontation with Kaa.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers a nasty one to Baloo in the climax.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted in the original film, in which he flees after his tail is tied to a burning branch, and subverted in the sequel, as he survives the fall AND the tiger statue head falling on him.
* TheDreaded: Everyone and their mother is afraid of him. Well, not everyone, but those who [[TooDumbToLive aren't]]...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* EvilBrit: He is not the only character to have a British accent ([[HonorableElephant Colonel Hathi]] has one,) but he certainly gives off this vibe.
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilSoundsDeep: His one-line VillainSong says it all!
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is well-mannered and polite. Oh, but he still want to kill you. The fact that he can be so suave and courteous about killing a boy riles Kaa up to no end.
* FinalBoss: In the games
* GeniusBruiser: A vicious and bloodthirsty, yet also intelligent and AffablyEvil tiger. This is displayed even moreso in the book when he manipulates the wolves into becoming his minions and turning against Mowgli and Akela.
* HeroKiller: Nearly kills Baloo in a CurbStompBattle.
* InkSuitActor: [[http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/George-Sanders-web.jpg An admitted]] - and [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-17271.gif downright]] [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-10082.gif uncanny]] - example.
* JokerImmunity: A rare example of a Disney movie BigBad having this. He not only survives both films, but every Disney adaptation in general.
* KillAllHumans: He hunts down and kills humans who enter his jungle due to his hatred of them.
* KnightOfCerebus: 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.
* LargeHam: In the original film.
* LightningBruiser: Is able to nearly outrun Mowgli even while dragging Baloo (who probably weighs more than he does,) along behind him.
* ManipulativeBastard: In the book he turns almost the entire wolf pack against Mowgli and Akela.
* NoSell: Kaa's hypnosis doesn't affect him. Whether's he's naturally immune or just makes sure to break eye contact before any damage is done is not clear.
* PantheraAwesome: He's a {{Badass}} tiger.
* PreMortemOneLiner: And an incredibly chilling one at that, considering the LighterAndSofter sequel.
-->(''having Lucky by the throat and grinning'')
-->'''Shere Khan''': Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?
* RoarBeforeBeating: His first pounce towards Mowgli is accompanied by a MightyRoar. Justified because he's not trying to conserve his strength or be sneaky, and has gotten so incensed by Mowgli's defiance that he clearly wants to scare him. [[OhCrap It works]].
** Averted in his opening scene; he stalks a deer in total silence (like a real tiger) rather than loudly charging it, suggesting that he's happy to rely on stealth when he's hunting to eat rather than to satisfy his personal enmity with humans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Becomes stuck in a tiger statue at the end of the sequel. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Had there been a third movie he would have escaped somehow]].
* SissyVillain: Downplayed. He's genuinely feared predators of the jungle (he's mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however, his wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor.
* SmugSmiler: While he's in FauxAffablyEvil mode, this is his default expression.
* SmugSnake: While much more dangerous than most examples of this trope (his fearsome reputation is fully justified,) his overconfidence is nonetheless his undoing; in both films he had many chances to kill Mowgli but decided to toy with him instead.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He's KilledOffForReal at the end of the original book (though he appears in a flashback story in the sequel), yet he not only survives both animated Disney films, but every adaptation by Disney in general.
** In an alternative ending (storyboarded for the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray), Shere Khan is [[spoiler:killed by Mowgli after Mowgli accidentally pulls the trigger on a hunter's gun.]]
** In the 2013 stage version, [[spoiler: he does in fact burn to death after Mowgli accidentally sets him on fire.]]
* TheStoic: In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* TranquilFury: While his actual combat behaviour is that of TheBerserker, he is very calm and collected before that times. Particularly pronounced in the sequel, where his slow-burning fury is palpable in every appearance.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film he 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 if a KnightOfCerebus.
* WouldHurtAChild: So that said child won't grow up to be a hunter.

->''"He won't be here in the morning."''\\
'''Voiced by:''' Sterling Holloway (''The Jungle Book''); Hal Smith (''The Wonderful World of Disney''); JimCummings (''The Jungle Book 2'', ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'')

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original book by Creator/RudyardKipling, Kaa was one of Mowgli's friends and allies.
* AdaptationalWimp: Kaa was also much more {{Badass}} in the original book.
* AffablyEvil: Despite wanting to eat the hero, comes off as very polite and soft-spoken.
* BigBadWannabe: He just can't compete with Shere Khan.
%%* ButtMonkey
* CharacterExaggeration: 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 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.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A known villain who uses a soothing voice/demeanor and the "You can trust me" angle to lure children into his clutches...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He finds it despicable that Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli just for being alive, as opposed to him, who wants to eat him to survive.
* HypnoticEyes: Kaa the python has these type of eyes, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA this clip, starting at 0:20]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His interest in Mowgli occasionally bordered on the paedophilic, though. Unlike in the book, where he's a benevolent Badass OldMaster.
%%* LargeHam
* LaughablyEvil: He is a funny villain and praised as one of the most entertaining villains in DisneyAnimatedCanon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has his moments.
* NotSoHarmless: People tend to forget that despite Kaa's comical attitude and subservience to Shere Khan, he is considered a very legitimate threat by everyone in the jungle due to his hypnotic eyes, and almost succeeded in eating Mowgli alive ''twice''.
** And that's not even counting the sequel or the one Jungle Cubs Special.
** In the original film he handily neutralized Baghera, who even cowers before him.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In the book, Kaa was one of the main mentors for Mowgli. In the Disney adaptation, he was transformed into a villain.
%%* SissyVillain
* SssssnakeTalk: Particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
* VillainousRescue: He ends up hiding Mowgli from Shere Khan while the latter was looking to kill the man cub, although he did it for obviously selfish and nefarious reasons (he wanted to eat Mowgli for himself).
* VillainSong: "Trust In Me".
* WouldHurtAChild: ...or eat a child.