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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

The Jungle Book 2



Critic Consensus: This inferior rehash of The Jungle Book should have gone straight to video.

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Mowgli lives in his new man village, but he misses his pal Baloo who likewise pines for his man cub. Restless Mowgli decides to return to the free atmosphere of jungle life. He leaves behind his new girlfriend, Shanti, who's afraid of the dangerous wild animals Mowgli is used to roaming around with in the village. Once there, Mowgli's old nemesis, a tiger named Shere Khan, is out for revenge, and it's up to old friends like Baloo and others to help Mowgli avoid Kahn's lethal claws.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Karl Guers, Rudyard Kipling, Roger Schulman, Karl Geurs, Carter Crocker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2003
Box Office: $47.8M
Buena Vista - Official Site


Jim Cummings
as Kaa/Colonel Hathi
Tony Jay
as Shere Khan
Bob Joles
as Bagheera
John Rhys-Davies
as Mowgli's father
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Critic Reviews for The Jungle Book 2

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (31)

John Goodman's Baloo admits, 'King Louie? He split!' Before the third defibrillation of 'Bare Necessities,' you and your kids might too.

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

More development and nuance in Karl Geurs' script would have made a big difference.

Full Review… | February 18, 2003
Top Critic

Wait for it to come out on video, it'll baby sit a four-year-old. Anybody else is gonna be bored by it.

Full Review… | February 18, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

That scratching sound you hear isn't Baloo the bear rubbing against a tree, it's Disney scraping the bottom of the sequel barrel with a follow-up that has none of the charm or creativity of the original.

February 15, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

[Blu-ray Review] A minor work from the Mouse House, but Disney enthusiasts will still want to pick up this high-definition package for the stupendous picture and lossless audio upgrade. They know who they are, and for them this Blu-ray comes recommended.

Full Review… | March 17, 2014 is, in the final analysis, difficult to recall a more underwhelming series within the Mouse House's ongoing body of work.

Full Review… | July 13, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Jungle Book 2

it totally not like the first film.

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer


Perhaps I'm in the minority in thinking/saying this, but I think Disney rocks at making sequels to their all-time classics, and this is definitely one of the better ones! Familiar tunes abound, and it's a lot of fun to watch Mowgli being torn on whether he wants to go back to the jungle full time or stay with his fellow humans, and the ending couldn't have been better - nice solution to indecisiveness! A lot of reviewers said the voices are a lot different....if they hadn't said so, I wouldn't have known...sure can't tell!

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Although a nice conclusion for the characters, this is a very short and embarassing attempt at a sequel.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

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