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The Jungle Book 2 (Special Edition)
The Jungle Book 2
Special Edition
Actors: John Rhys-Davies, John Goodman, Tony Jay, Phil Collins, Jim Cummings
Director: n/a
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
G     2008     1hr 12min

UPC:786936750010 — DESCRIPTION: Walt Disney s jumpin jungle classic continues in this Special Edition of The Jungle Book 2 with all your favorite characters from the original, toe-tappin classic and more swingin songs! Mowg...  more »


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Actors: John Rhys-Davies, John Goodman, Tony Jay, Phil Collins, Jim Cummings
Director: n/a
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Genesis, Collins, Phil, Classic Rock, Musicals, Animation
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Hannah W.
Reviewed on 12/14/2011...
Some of the reviewers didn't like it, but my 2 year old loves it. Holds her attention better than the original because it moves a little faster. Same snappy music. Adults may like the original better, but toddlers will like this fun sequel.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Maryland E. from WHITE HALL, AR
Reviewed on 1/22/2010...
It was a very cute movie, but the first one is always better.
Tamara D. from RUSKIN, FL
Reviewed on 9/29/2009...
Very fun and innocent.

Movie Reviews

Pleasing sequel to classic original
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 02/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the reviews here appear abit premature (the last couple I read were from people who hadn't even seen the movie--they judged it from the trailer!). In many respects Jungle Book 2 could, on the surface, look like a cash-in similar to the Peter Pan sequel Return to Neverland (that film had been planned as a direct-to-video release originally but turned out looking so good that it was released theatrically). That's hardly the case with Jungle Book 2.The animation uses many of the design elements from the original film and incorporates some nice computer generated imagery as well. It's a bit surprising that folks expect the voices of the original actors. The original Jungle Book was released in 1967 (if memory serves) and all the original actors have been dead for quite some time. The voice casting for the sequel is quite good. Haley Joel Osmond (A.I., The Sixth Sense)makes a fine Mowogli and John Goodman as Baloo captures his character perfectly without imitating the late Phil Harris. Equally good are Jim Cummings (in dual roles as both Col Hathi and the snake...whose name escapes me at the moment. Cummings also is the present day voice for Winnie The Pooh). Bob Joles manages to recall Sebastian Cabot in his portrayal of Bagheera. It's a pity his character isn't more central to the story like in the original. Phil Collins steps in as Lucky a new Vulture to torture Sheer Khan with bad puns, jokes and timing. It's ironic that Collins plays the role as the quartet of vultures from the original film were caricatures of The Beatles.The script is both witty and the pacing swift. Children won't get bored and, yes, adults just might be entertained. Jungle Book 2 isn't a sequel as much of an update of the original film with more contemporary references. The conflict is once again between Mowgli and Shere Khan; Shere Kahn has returned to the jungle looking for revenge against the man cub. Baloo (brilliantly played by John Goodman)is bored out of his mind and rushes out to find Mowgoli again as he misses his buddy. Mowogli takes to the jungle again with Baloo when Shanti (the little girl who tempted Mowogli into the man village in the first place)alerts the town to Baloo's presence. She believes Baloo to be a dangerous wild animal. At the same time Shere Kahn has entered the village looking for Mowogli and is attacked by the villagers who believe he is the wild animal Shanti alerted them to. Shanti, feeling guilty for her treatment of her best friend Mowogli, goes in search of Mowogli. In the process, she becomes lost in the jungle but proves she's every bit as tough as Mowogli. The film rushes to a showdown between Shere Kahn, Baloo Mowogli and Shanti in the city of ruins. The songs are engaging (and, yes, a number of classic songs turn up again slightly jazzed up for modern audiences. These classics manage to retain their flair and charm despite the passage of 35 years). The fluid animation, acting and witty script are not captured very well in the trailer that played late last year and early this year. The Jungle Book 2 is every bit a worthy sequel to the original. While it doesn't quite live up to the original film's spectacle and songs, it recaptures much of the fun of the first film without pandering to its audience.My children were captivated by the film and I found it enjoyable as well. I have to admit I had my doubts but this fine production quickly won me over. It's definitely worth a visit to the theater to catch."
OK, another sequel by Disney
Freedom4u | 02/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"When I wrote these lines, there were 4 reviews on None of the reviewers seemed to have seen the movie. - Well, I have seen it with my 2 1/2 year old son. I also know Disney's first Jungle Book movie. Now here is what I think:This movie is fine for kids. They will have fun. There are no scenes that I think are too scary for small children. My son was doing fine. He enjoyed the song and dance scenes a lot and I think this is why most people like the first movie. Since the "Bear Necessities" is such a great song, it is played about three times (make your own thoughts about that). So, if you want your kids to have a good day at the movies, send them to this one.From an adult point of view I must say that the story is not very exciting. Don't forget, this is a Disney sequel again. Disney used to release their sequels only on video and DVD (e.g. Pocahontas 2, Arielle 2, etc.). But lately they think that they should show them in movie theaters. It's too bad that Disney tries to warm up successful stories. If you don't have kids that you want to take to the movies, don't watch this one unless you go into the theater not expecting too much. The movie is not bad but it's just not as great as the guys at Disney think it should be.My top 3 Disney animated movies are:
1. Aladdin (just fabulous!!!!!)
2. The Beauty and the Beast
3. The Little Mermaid
(This list does not include the computer animated movies, of course.)"
No more Direct-to-video movies
bgoofi | Jamul, CA United States | 10/04/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you are going to make a movie, do it right. This effort is an embarassment to the wonderful Jungle Book. It has fine actors, so they are not to blame. They just don't have a movie to make, or a story to tell. Walt said it best, 'You have to tell a story. Without a story, there is no reason to do anything else.'"