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* SoundtrackDissonance: Arthur and Cecil's {{Leitmotif}} in the first season is oddly happy and cheerful for the BigBadDuumvirate that is them. The second season fixes this by adding a slightly more sinister one.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: Dholes (i.e. Indian wild dogs) appear as villains in one episode. Also, while Mahra and her family are only ever referred to as baboons, she looks specifically like geladas.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Dholes (i.e. Indian wild dogs) appear as villains in one episode. Also, while Mahra and her family are only ever referred to as baboons, she looks specifically like geladas. Other obscure Asian animals such as four-horned antelopes, striped hyenas, and babirusa appear throughout the series.



** Downplayed with Kaa, which ironically makes him more in line with his book counterpart.

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** Downplayed and mostly subverted with Kaa, which ironically makes him more in line with his book counterpart.


* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: It just so happens that the six most important animals Mowgli encounters after leaving the wolf pack have been a close-knit group of friends when they were young, but went separate ways as adults.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: It just so happens that the six most important animals Mowgli encounters after leaving the wolf pack have been a close-knit group of friends when they were young, but went separate ways as adults. Akela the wolf, however, is already an adult, as he was an old wolf in the movie.


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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Dholes (i.e. Indian wild dogs) appear as villains in one episode. Also, while Mahra and her family are only ever referred to as baboons, she looks specifically like geladas.


* TokenEvilTeammate: Shere Kahn.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Shere Kahn.Khan, at this point, is a friend of the other jungle animals, but already a {{Jerkass}}.



* WeWantOurJerkBack: The cubs reaction to Shere Kahn becoming energetic and friendly after getting a bump on the head in "Shere Bliss".

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: The cubs reaction to Shere Kahn Khan becoming energetic and friendly after getting a bump on the head in "Shere Bliss".

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: It just so happens that the six most important animals Mowgli encounters after leaving the wolf pack have been a close-knit group of friends when they were young, but went separate ways as adults.


''Jungle Cubs'' is an animated TV series spun off from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.

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''Jungle Cubs'' is an animated TV series spun off from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
''Disney/TheJungleBook''. It serves as a {{prequel}} to the movie, starring the [[SpinOffBabies child version]] of the six main animal characters: Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Louie the ape, Shere Khan the tiger, Hathi the elephant and Kaa the snake.


* LoveableCoward: Kaa is a craven coward in this series. Kind of justified, since [[ButtMonkey the universe seems to have it out for him]], and his hypnotic powers aren't developed enough yet to be an effective defense.

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* LoveableCoward: LovableCoward: Kaa is a craven coward in this series. Kind of justified, since [[ButtMonkey the universe seems to have it out for him]], and his hypnotic powers aren't developed enough yet to be an effective defense.

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* LoveableCoward: Kaa is a craven coward in this series. Kind of justified, since [[ButtMonkey the universe seems to have it out for him]], and his hypnotic powers aren't developed enough yet to be an effective defense.


* MisplacedWildlife: Mahra, a baboon, and her children. Also Louie, and orangutan. Neither primates exist in India. To say nothing of the non-Indian fauna that show up in the series.

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* MisplacedWildlife: Mahra, a baboon, and her children. Also Louie, and orangutan. Neither primates exist in India. To say nothing of the non-Indian fauna that show up in the series.series such as babirusa, sloths, toucans, warthogs, squirrel monkeys and macaws. Inverted with an ostrich in one episode.


** Played straight with White Hood the cobra, although it's revealed that his venom is all gone (just like in the book).

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** Played straight with White Hood the cobra, although it's revealed that his venom is are all gone along with his fangs (just like in the book).


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* StopDrowningAndStandUp: At the beginning of "Red Dog", Louie falls into a pool and thrashes frantically that he's going to drown, until Kaa sarcastically asks him "Why don't you try standing up?"


* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Kaa.

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* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Kaa.ButtMonkey:
** Kaa.
** Arthur and Cecil.



* {{Jerkass}} / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shere Khan, depending on the episode.

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* {{Jerkass}} / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shere Khan, depending on the episode.



* OnlySaneMan / CloserToEarth: Bagheera, as the voice of reason possibly even more so than in the movies.

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* OnlySaneMan / CloserToEarth: OnlySaneMan: Bagheera, as the voice of reason possibly even more so than in the movies.


* MisplacedWildlife: Mahra, a baboon, and her children. Also Louie, and orangutan. Neither primates exist in India.

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* MisplacedWildlife: Mahra, a baboon, and her children. Also Louie, and orangutan. Neither primates exist in India. To say nothing of the non-Indian fauna that show up in the series.


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* SnakesAreSinister:
** Downplayed with Kaa, which ironically makes him more in line with his book counterpart.
** Played straight with White Hood the cobra, although it's revealed that his venom is all gone (just like in the book).

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* MisplacedWildlife: Mahra, a baboon, and her children. Also Louie, and orangutan. Neither primates exist in India.


* Foreshadowing: In the episode "Feather Bains" Shere Khan is shown about to pounce on a deer, just like in his introduction scene in The Jungle Book.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: In the episode "Feather Bains" Shere Khan is shown about to pounce on a deer, just like in his introduction scene in The Jungle Book.

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* ShoutOut: At the end of The Humans Must Be Crazy, Bagheera disposes of a "man thing" (actually a pocket watch) that he found after it indirectly causes a fire. [[Disney/PeterPan But then a crocodile swallows it by accident]].

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