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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.

(If you came here looking for the 1967 Disney animation, that's at Disney.TheJungleBook.)


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.
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  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. Kaa occasionally antagonizes Mowgli and others in few episodes, but he often allies with them just like in the original book.
  • Adorkable: Tabaqui is a rare villainous example. It's especially evident in episodes like Sun Dance and A Nose For Trouble.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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): Jungle Book

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