''The Jungle Book'' (or ''Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book'') is a 1994 film directed by Creator/StephenSommers, loosely based on Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' and starring [[Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory Jason Scott Lee]] as Mowgli.

A Walt Disney Pictures film, it includes several shout-outs to Disney's [[Disney/TheJungleBook animated film version]], including an orangutan nicknamed "King Louis".

Followed by a prequel with lower budgets and none of the same cast, ''The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story''.

A 2015 live-action/CGI adaptation of the animated movie is in the works.

Not to be confused with ''Film/JungleBook'', the 1942 film starring [[Film/TheThiefOfBagdad Sabu]] as Mowgli.
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!!Tropes related to ''The Jungle Book'' (1994 live-action movie):

* AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa is portrayed as a mindless monster who King Louie uses to protect the treasure from thieves.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Mowgli is being chased by some angry soldiers and runs across a bed of hot coals. Despite being barefoot, he doesn't seem to notice it. When the soldiers try to follow, they burn their feet despite wearing boots.
* AntiVillain: Shere Khan. He's a ruthless killer and even described as "the devil" by those who fear him, but he kills only to preserve the law of the jungle. In the end, he even accepts Mowgli in the jungle and makes him the new keeper of the jungle law.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Captain Boone.
* CanonForeigner: Geoffrey Brydon, Katherine Anne "Kitty" Brydon, Dr. Julius Plumford, and William Boone.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Another Tabaqui example, like the AnimatedAdaptation, Shere Khan's [[SycophanticServant jackal lackey]] is absent, though the name is given to Boone's guide. Curiously a more accurate rendition of the novel's Tabaqui [[OneSteveLimit also appears]] in ''Mowgli's Story'' however.
** Kaa's role as the guardian of the treasure in the temple is that of White Hood, a white cobra from the book.
* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler:Boone sinks in the water due to being dragged down by all the gold he took from the temple...dragged down by his own greed. He doesn't drown though...Kaa follows him into the water and takes him out instead.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Most of the animal characters, while the movie focus more on Mowgli's interaction with other humans.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Baloo AGAIN.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Tabaqui.]]
* TheDragon: Kaa appears to be this to King Louis, who summons him when someone attempts to steal treasure, though even Louis fears him.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: A wise man told young Mowgli in his dream that he would confront Shere Khan without fear and become a "creature of the jungle".
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Everyone, except the aforementioned DisneyVillainDeath:
** Harley: [[spoiler:Drowns in quicksand.]]
** Buldeo: [[spoiler:Infected by salt.]]
** Wilkins: [[spoiler:Mauled by Shere Khan.]]
** Boone: [[spoiler:Killed by Kaa.]]
* FiveBadBand: The villains.
** BigBad: Boone; the main antagonist.
** TheDragon: Buldeo; Boone's chief partner in the plan to get the treasure.
** TheEvilGenius: Tabaqui; the jungle guide who knows about its dangers the most.
** TheBrute: Harley; big, stupid and vicious.
** TheDarkChick: Wilkins; Boone's lackey with a distinct whiney personality.
* HumansKillWantonly: Mowgli explains that animals only kill to eat or to keep from being eaten. He doesn't understand the concept of killing out of hatred or sport and is not impressed when one of the hunters tries to explain it to him.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: Was promoted as ''Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book'', though it bears little in common with the book.
* IronicEcho
* LineOfSightName: Mowgli dubbing the lead orangutang "King Louis" after earlier seeing a portrait of the French king wearing a similar crown.
* MissingMom: Mowgli and Kitty's mothers died in childbirth.
* {{Montage}}
* {{Narrator}}: Kitty's father, Geoffrey Brydon
* NatureHero: Mowgli
* NiceHat: Once back in civilization, Mowglie takes notice of a portrait of Louis XIV, particularly his crown similar to the one he saw the lead orangutan wearing.
-->'''Mowgli:''' ''(to Kitty)'' If you see him, tell him I know who took his hat.
* NobleSavage: "I AM NOT A MAN! And I am not an animal."
* QuicksandSucks: The victim even explicitly states "It's sucking me down!" while struggling.
* RedStringOfFate: Mowgli and Kitty
* TheRemake: Arguably a remake of the 1942 film, which it probably owes more to than to the original book. (Definitely not a remake of the Disney animated film; it started as an independent production before Disney became involved.)
* ShoutOut:
** "All the bare necessities of life."
** Buldeo called Mowgli a "man cub".
** The existence of King Louie.
** Also, Bagheera is the one who leads Mowgli to the wolf pack in both this and Disney's version.
* TaxidermyIsCreepy: Mowgli, in a room filled with stuffed animals, imagines hearing them screaming, with each scream punctuated by a gunshot.
* TempleOfDoom
* WhatIsEvil: Mowgli doesn't understand the reason to kill other than protection and food. He doesn't know the meaning of "enemy" and "hate".
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Shere Khan killed Mowgli's father when he was a young child. Subverted that Mowgli doesn't avenge him by killing Shere Khan because he didn't know and wouldn't if he did since killing for vengeance is against the Jungle Law, and in any case, Shere Khan only killed his father because he stopped him from killing his real target, Buldeo...[[DirtyCoward who returned the favor by running away, leaving him to die. Though Mowgli does, unknowingly, avenge him when he indirectly left a wounded Buldeo in the salt trap.]]]]
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!!Tropes related to ''The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story'' (1998 live-action movie):

* LiveActionAdaptation: Of the DisneyAnimatedCanon film.
* ShotInTheAss: At the beginning, Shere Khan is shot while attacking humans and presumed dead. When he reappears later, he asserts that ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated and that he was merely shot in the backside. Mowgli taunts him about this at the climax.
* ShownTheirWork: Sort of. Despite retaining similar [[DenserAndWackier whimsical characterizations and dialogue]] as the animated version, it is the closest Disney has got to an accurate adaption of the original book, with a lot more scenes and references from the novel.
* SilenceYouFool: Shere Khan tries and often fails this with [[MotorMouth Tabaqui]].
-->'''Shere Khan:''' [[{{Catchphrase}} Shut up, Tabaqui!]]
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!!Tropes related to ''The Jungle Book'' (2015 live-action movie)

* ThreeDMovie: 99% certainty.
* Potentially AllStarCast: IdrisElba as Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong'o as a wolf, and ScarlettJohansson [[GenderFlip as Kaa]].
* LiveActionAdaptation: Of the DisneyAnimatedCanon ''musical''.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike the 1994 film.
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