Item description for Rudyard Kipling's the Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo by Duncan McLachlan, Jamie Williams & Roddy McDowall...
Overview Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, The Second Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy abandoned in the wilds of India. Raised by a panther, an elephant and a bear, Mowgli must learn civilization's ways when his long-lost uncle and a circus scout from Barnum and Bailey come looking for him.
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Actors: Jamie Williams, Bill Campbell, Gulshan Grover, Roddy McDowall, David Paul Francis
Directors: Duncan McLachlan
Writers: Bayard Johnson, Matthew Horton, Rudyard Kipling
Producers: Andrea Buck, Chandran Rutnam, Chris Chrisafis, Mark Damon
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Language: English, French, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures
Running Time: 89.00 minutes
Record Label Sony Pictures
Format Closed-captioned / Color / Dolby / DVD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012493546 ISBN13 0043396059887 UPC 043396059887
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Second Jungle Book?
TERRIBLY MADE Nov 17, 2004
I have no idea why I saw this movie in the first place, perhaps it was because The Jungle Book is a fascinating story. However I was realy dissapointed not only is the film boring but it is very silly (in a stupid way).The action scenes were terrible. I recommend this movie to 6 year olds who dont care about the quality of movies.
Great Adventure!!!!!!! May 4, 2004
This movie is absolutely great. My parents recently bought it on DVD and we all watched it. It's a great movie which would deserve a higher rating. Many people said that it is boring. I think they have said that because in the first 20 minutes of the movie no one is talking plus Mowgli isn't talking. Well guess WHAT, Mowgli isn't supposed to talk because he was raised by wolves. DUH!! So I really think people should give this movie a higher rating. This movie is the second jungle book movie where Mowgli finds himself wanted for a circus. Baloo and his other friends want to rescue him and save him. This is a good movie and demands our attention. I suggest that everyone should buy it or at least rent it. I am grateful my parents bought it for me. It's GREAT!!!!
quite boring.. Apr 4, 2004
the young actor is great in this movie, but the film itself is non-exciting and a bit boring.***
Good movie for whole family Jan 29, 2003
When I saw this movie 1st time, I remember for my childhood, when I saw famous The NeverEnding Story first time. If you loved that movie, or E.T., or Indy Jones, then this movie is the right one for you. The only one thing I don't like on this movie is, it's too short. I'm glad that someone's making the movies, where the strong story and very talented actor is more than action superheroes with their blazing guns.
Jamie Williams (Mowgli) is very talented actor. It's very believable that he's real feral child in many scenes. His ability to play character's emotions and his body speech is exceptional. Althought he was 10 and half years old only, he performed all stunt scenes in the movie. In few scenes, he didn't show the fear, when he was about 5 feets far from the adult tiger, who was on thin lead only. Some review says that fake animals are used in some animal scenes. It's not true. They used blue screens and split scenes few times, but all animals in the movie are real.
See this movie on DVD! Oct 26, 2002
First of all, I would like to say, PLEASE do not be misled by the few negative customer reviews. Check out the honest editorial review. Also, I was puzzled to see only a few customer reviews for such an amazing and worthwhile film.
This film is a prequel to Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the live action film released by Disney. It looks and feels very similar to that film, as it was produced by the same team.
My family was familiar with the VHS version. We loved the film, but we noticed some of the limitations in a few of the special effects sequences. We were also painfully aware of the limitations of the full frame format.
This is truly one of the most stunning films we have seen on DVD! The improvement over the VHS version has to be seen to be believed. This is not just exaggerated praise. We have watched well over 200 movies on DVD, and this is one of the best.
The film was shot entirely on location in beautiful Sri Lanka, and the cinematography is breathtaking. Now, thanks to the widescreen DVD format, you can see it all.
Also, in widescreen you can now see all the actors. Many scenes were shot with four or five actors on screen. In full frame, two or three of them are always getting cut off.
Many of the animal scenes have four or five species of animal in the picture. On VHS, you could only see two. Now you can see the whole stunning scene.
The movie has everything -- humor, drama, adventure, excitement, -- and a hauntingly beautiful musical score. At the end, the entire family had tears of joy in their eyes.
Special mention must be made of young Jamie Williams, who gives a most convincing performance.
The film also stars Bill Campbell (The Rocketeer), and Roddy Macdowell in one of his last film roles.
Do not let Columbia Tristar's slightly higher price tag turn you away. And if you have only seen the VHS version, you really owe it to yourself to see the widescreen version on DVD.
One word of caution. The film features Indiana Jones-like action sequences involving live pythons and cobras. It may be too intense for very young children.