Rudyard Kipling's the Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Rudyard Kipling's the Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo the Movie

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Actually a prequel to "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book," the story centers on the ten-year-old Mowgli (Williams) and his efforts to stay among his animal friends in the jungle. After he is spotted by a scout for P.T. Barnum's circus (Campbell), he must elude the hastily organized group that's out to capture and exploit him. He must also dodge the Bandars, a group of funky monkeys who want to make Mowgli their unwilling leader. The special effects are nowhere near as good as its predecessor, with matte shots that make some of the animals look like they were added with magic markers. The story is a classic, however, and the performances (especially Williams') are good.


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Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Jungle Stories, Books to Film: Rudyard Kipling, Wild Kingdom, Bears
Bayard Johnson, Matthew Horton
Jamie Williams, Billy Campbell, Roddy McDowall, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, David Paul Francis, Gulshan Grover, Dyrk Ashton, B.J. Hogg, Amy Robbins, Hal Fowler
Adolfo Bartoli
Duncan McLachlan
John Scott
Marcus Manton
Raju Patel, Sharad Patel, Mark Damon, TriStar Pictures, MDP Worldwide, Sony Pictures

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