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Jungle Book

Jungle Book (1942)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1942 Wide

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The Jungle Book isn't always faithful to the Rudyard Kipling original (in fact, it seldom is), but 1942 audiences swept up in the grandeur of the production values and the lush Technicolor photography didn't mind at all. Indian juvenile-star Sabu plays Mowgli, who having been lost in the jungle as an infant has been raised by wolves. While he has no trouble conversing with his animal neighbors (whose voices aren't as ludicrous as you might think, though we never imagined that a snake could sound

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All Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (1) | DVD (4)

Many critics prefer the 1967 Disney version, but Korda's British production, which was nominated for 4 Oscars, is quite enjoyable.

April 24, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Kids will like that Mowgli can talk to animals.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The dialogue is fit for a jungle.

September 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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January 2, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
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Audience Reviews for Jungle Book

totally underrated, one of my fav films from childhood and recently seen again and baby it's still got it: magic and the jungle, a lost city with a king's treasure hidden inside, and animals that talk. i never even knew sabu was indian until i googled it last night! accept no imitations!!!
May 14, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

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sabu! :D
October 22, 2008
rubystevens
Stella Dallas

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I didn't pay attention to most of it - the parts I saw weren't bad.
March 7, 2011
trisarahtops22

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One of the best tellings of this story.
July 16, 2008
threefolddado

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