My family and I loved the original Jungle Book. All the songs, music, and the story will leave a lasting memory that you will love. There is only one part of the original Jungle Book that I did not like. That part was the end. When Baloo and Bagheera say good bye to Mowgli he enters the man-village. Then that is it. I always wanted to find out what became of Mowgli and what his new life was like. It left that empty feeling inside of me. Well Disney has remedied that for me with The Jungle Book 2!! When I was given the opportunity to review this movie, I of course jumped on it!!! To find out what happened to all the beloved Jungle Book characters was reason enough. So let’s dive in and find out what The Jungle Book 2 is all about….
The Jungle Book 2 begins and we see Mowgli enjoying his life in the man-village. A family has adopted him and he now has a little brother named Ranjan. Mowgli really seems to be enjoying his life!! Do you all remember the girl from the first Jungle Book that led Mowgli into the man-village? Her name is Shanti and her and Mowgli are now best friends!! It is also clear that they like each other as a little more than friends too!! One day Mowgli, Ranjan, and Shanti are by the river collecting water. Mowgli decides that he wants to cross the river and head back into the jungle just for a peek. Shanti doesn’t like this and screams. Mowgli’s father comes and scolds him and grounds him for the night. Everything at this point seems normal. But that night a shadowy figure enters the village. It is none other than Shere Khan!!! He is looking for the man-cub Mowgli for some revenge after what happened to him last time. Someone else has entered the village as well. It is none other than Baloo!!! He has come to pay Mowgli a visit. Mowgli goes out his window to meet up with Baloo and have a little fun. But Shanti is in the streets and sees Mowgli and Baloo playing and thinks he is being attacked by a huge bear!!! She screams and the village comes running pitchforks in tow. They don’t find Baloo but they do find Shere Khan and chase him out of the village. In the confusion Baloo also runs off into the Jungle with Mowgli to protect him. When the village can’t find Mowgli they organize a search party and go off and look for him. This is where the real adventure starts. I don’t want to ruin it for you. Let’s just say you will love what happens next!!
The Jungle Book 2 is once again filled with great musical numbers. There is a song that makes a return from the first Jungle Book that will get you dancing right there in your home. The animations are once again superb and really make the movie shine. Voice acting is top-notch and you can feel that the actors/actresses really cared. I highly recommend this movie. I would suggest you see the first Jungle Book first. In fact why not have a little Jungle Book marathon? My family fell in love all over again with The Jungle Book 2. I am sure yours will too!!!
MIDGETMOMMA.COM SCORE- 10 out of 10
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