The Jungle Books by Rudyard KiplingThe Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kiplings philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the Mowgli stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kiplings abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the Law.
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This article is about the animated film. For live-action film, see The Jungle Book film. The 19th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon , the film is noted for being along with The Aristocats the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney himself, as he died in late , before the film was released. However, Walt did work on a few projects before his death as well, most notably the majority of Disney's animated films that came out in the s. This is also the first animated feature released after Walt Disney's death. The film was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. Most of the songs were written by Richard M.
Imagine growing up among wolves, being friends with a panther and a bear, and hunting the most fearsome animal in the wild—the man-killing tiger Shere Khan. Rudyard Kipling portrays the exciting and adventurous jungle upbringing of Mowgli in this timeless classic. Still amazingly contemporary even though it was written more than years ago, the pacing, language, and characters will keep readers young and old turning the pages, and then begging for more. Originally published in two volumes, this edition collects all the Mowgli stories and adds the very popular Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. This edition will feature an introduction by Newbery-award winner Neil Gaiman.
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Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor developed the film's story as a balance between Disney's animated adaptation and Kipling's original works, borrowing elements from both into the film. Principal photography commenced in , with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles. The film required extensive use of computer-generated imagery to portray the animals and settings. The film received praise for its visual effects, vocal performances, direction, musical score, and its faithfulness to the original animated film. Mowgli is a "man-cub" raised by the wolf Raksha and her pack, led by Akela , in an Indian jungle ever since he was brought to them as an infant by the black panther Bagheera.
The Jungle Book , collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling , published in The Second Jungle Book , published in , contains stories linked by poems. The stories tell mostly of Mowgli , an Indian boy who is raised by wolves and learns self-sufficiency and wisdom from the jungle animals. The book describes the social life of the wolf pack and, more fancifully, the justice and natural order of life in the jungle. The Jungle Book.