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Animation / The Jungle Book (2010)
aka: The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book is an Indian 3D CGI animated television series. This series is based on the original book by Rudyard Kipling.

This series contations ecamples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Baloo wears glasses in this show.
  • Adaptational Badass: Shere Khan is not crippled in this adaptation and is feared by many animals.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. Kaa occasionally antagonizes Mowgli and others in few episodes, but he often allies with them just like in the original book.
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  • Ambiguous Time Period: The Christmas episode implies that the show takes place closer to modern times.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Shere Khan in "Kitty Kat Khan."
  • Androcles' Lion: Doubling as Pet the Dog, the normally antagonistic Jacala does this toward Mowgli after he later pulls his bad teeth and even defends him from Shere Khan.
  • Big Bad: Shere Khan plays this role like he did in the books.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Mowgli for his wolf siblings in "Darzi's Waterfall Rescue" and "Blood Brothers."
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Mowgli can act as one in few episodes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tabaqui.
  • Composite Character: Bala and Lali are probably based on Grey Brother.
  • Children Are Innocent: Ponya is this. She is sweet, friendly and has a child-like personality.
  • The Dragon: Tabaqui, though he's not particularly good at it.
  • Gender Flip: Darzi
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  • Grumpy Old Man: Kaa acts as one in most of the episodes.
  • Forgetful Jones: Darzi has an incredibly terrible memory.
  • Honorable Elephant: Just like his book counterpart, Haithi is a powerful and respected figure in the jungle whom even Shere Khan backs away from.
  • Jerkass: Shere Khan, Jacala and Phaona are main examples.
  • Jerkass Ball: Mowgli holds one in "Sleeping Python," "Mowgli's Sparklie" and "The Rubber Ball".
  • Karma Houdini: Ikki manages to avoid anything after she spread rumors about Mowgli being a coward in "Human After All" and in the end she spreads rumors on Bagheera being a coward.
  • Lighter and Softer: Even more child-friendly than the Disney version, which already is one of the most extreme examples of Disneyfication.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Baloo, from what we can guess, is a brown bear, which aren't native to that part of India. One episode touched upon this, as he's noted to be the only bear in the jungle before he meets a female bear.
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  • Noble Wolf: Mowgli's wolf family, except for Phaona.
  • Odd Name Out: The crocodile's five sons are Biter, Grabber, Chomper, Guzzleguts and... Colin.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Phaona in "The Race," which costs him his victory after Bagheera calls him out on it.

Alternative Title(s): The Jungle Book


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