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The Jungle Book

Original Theatrical Poster
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry
Bill Peet
Rudyard Kipling (Novel)
Starring Phil Harris
Sebastian Cabot
Bruce Reitherman
George Sanders
Sterling Holloway
Louis Prima
Music by Score:
George Bruns
Songs:
Terry Gilkyson
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) October 18, 1967 (1967-10-18)
Running time 78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue US$ 141,843,600 (domestic)[1]
Followed by The Jungle Book 2

The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Disney Animation Studios. Released on October 18, 1967, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. The movie contains a number of classic songs, including "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You". Most of the songs were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it was the last to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production. The film grossed over $73 million in the United States in its first release, and as much again from two re-releases.[1]

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Plot

Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman) is found in a basket as a baby in the deep jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bagheera (Sebastian Cabot), the black panther who discovers the boy, promptly takes him to an Indian Wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted with jungle life. Mowgli is shown ten years later, visiting the wolves and getting his face licked eagerly when he arrives. That night, when the wolf tribe learns that Shere Khan (George Sanders), a man-eating bengal tiger, has returned to the jungle, they realize that Mowgli must be taken to the "man village" to protect him and those around him. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back.

They leave that very night, but Mowgli is determined to stay in the jungle and loses Bagheera. The next morning, Mowgli tries to join the Indian elephant patrol led by Hathi (J. Pat O'Malley). Bagheera finds Mowgli and they argue; Mowgli runs away from Bagheera. The boy soon meets up with the fun-loving bear Baloo (Phil Harris), who shows Mowgli the fun of having a care-free life and promises not to take him to the man village.

Mowgli now wants to stay in the jungle more than ever. Before long, Mowgli is caught by a gang of monkeys and taken to their leader, King Louie (Louis Prima) the orangutan, who makes a deal with Mowgli that if he tells him the secret of making fire like a human, then he will make it so he can stay in the jungle. However, since he was not raised by humans, Mowgli doesn't know how to make fire. Mowgli is rescued from King Louie by Bagheera and Baloo, but soon Mowgli runs away from them after Baloo realizes the man village is best for the boy. Kaa, a hungry Indian Python hypnotizes Mowgli into a deep and peaceful sleep, and tries to eat him, but thanks to the intervention of Shere Khan, Mowgli escapes.

He encounters a group of solemn vultures (J. Pat O'Malley, Digby Wolfe, Lord Tim Hudson and Chad Stuart), who closely resemble The Beatles, and they say they'll be his friend. The vultures argue and continually sidetrack Mowgli with their pointless arguments. Shere Khan appears shortly after and challenges Mowgli to a fight, but when Baloo and Bagheera rush to the rescue, they manage to get rid of the ruthless tiger. Bagheera and Baloo take him to the edge of a man-village, but Mowgli is still hesitant to go in. His mind soon changes when a young girl from the village comes down by the riverside to fetch water.

After noticing the boy, she "accidentally" drops her water pot, and Mowgli retrieves it for her and follows her into the man village. After Mowgli chooses to stay in the man village, Baloo and Bagheera decide to head home.

Cast

All of the voice actors are credited in the film's credits, with the exceptions of Leo De Lyon, Bill Lee, Hal Smith, Terry-Thomas and Digby Wolfe.[citation needed]

Development

Disappointed by the reception of The Sword in the Stone, Walt Disney was determined to give the opportunity for his animators to do their best work.[2] He assigned Larry Clemons as one of the four story men for the film; giving the animator a copy of Kipling's book, Disney told him: "The first thing I want you to do is not to read it."[2]

Walt counted on the characters to drive the story. Many familiar voices inspired the animators in their creation of the characters[2] and helped them shape their personalities.[3] This use of familiar voices for key characters was a rarity in Disney's past films.[3]

Walt took an active role in the story meetings, acting out each role and helping to create gags.[2] It was the last animated film from the company to have Walt's personal touches.[3]

The vultures bearing a physical and vocal resemblance to The Beatles was a result of the band nearly singing songs for the movie and voicing the vultures themselves. Manager Brian Epstein (who died from an accidental drug overdose less than two months before the film's release) had approached Disney about having the band appearing in the movie without asking the band first. Once Epstein informed John Lennon about it, he immediately vetoed it and told Epstein to go tell Disney to look for Elvis Presley instead.[4] Nonetheless, the vultures still appeared like the band, including with the signature mop-top haircut. Ironically, the Beatles had started to phase out the mop-top haircuts around this time, with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band having been released that June and signifying the band's departure from that hairstyle.

Releases

The Jungle Book was released in October 1967,[2] just 10 months after Walt's death.[3] It was a success, earning $13 million in just its domestic release[3], mostly due to the popularity of its musical numbers.[2]

The film made its VHS home video debut in Mexico on October 31, 1987, twenty years after its original release. This 1987 release was dubbed in Spanish. The Jungle Book was released in the United States on VHS in 1991 as part of the Walt Disney Classics product line. The American version was subsequently re-released in 1997 as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection for the film's 30th anniversary. A Limited Issue DVD was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in 1999. The film was released once again as a 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD on October 2, 2007 to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The Platinum Edition presents the film for the first time in 1.75:1 widescreen aspect ratio. This is the first Disney release titled "Platinum Edition" in the UK instead of "Special Edition".

Critical reaction

The Jungle Book received an outpouring of positive reviews, undoubtedly influenced by a nostalgic reaction to the passing of Walt.[3] Time Magazine noted that the film strayed far from the Kipling stories, but "the result is thoroughly delightful...it is the happiest possible way to remember Walt Disney."[3] The New York Times called in "a perfectly dandy cartoon feature," and Life magazine referred to it as "the best thing of its kind since Dumbo."[3]

Some negative reviews came from Judith Crist, who said the film was "devoid of mood or atmosphere." Variety's review was generally positive, but they stated that "the story development is restrained" and that younger audiences "may squirm at times."[3]

Awards

The film received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 [1]:

Music

The score features eight original songs:

Longtime Disney collaborator Terry Gilkyson was brought in to write the songs for the film. Gilkyson delivered several complete songs, but Walt Disney felt that his efforts were too dark. The Sherman Brothers were brought in to do a complete rewrite, on the condition that they not read Rudyard Kipling's book. The only piece of Gilkyson's work which survived to the final film was his upbeat tune "The Bare Necessities", which was liked by the rest of the film crew.[5]

The song "Trust in Me" is based upon a song entitled "Land of Sand" which had been written by the Sherman Brothers for, but not used in, Mary Poppins.[5]

Part of "Bare Necessities" was remixed for the theme song of its short-lived 1990s TV spin-off, Jungle Cubs.

In the scene where Bagheera, the vultures, and Mowgli believe that Baloo is dead as well as Bagheera funerals Baloo, Paul J. Smith's organ score from Walt Disney's first film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is heard from the scene where the seven Dwarfs mourn Snow White on her bed before she is put into the glass coffin.

"We're Your Friends" was originally conceived as a rock and roll song, sung by the quartet of vultures and an original character, Rocky the Rhino. The vultures were even designed based on The Beatles, with moptop haircuts and Liverpudlian accents, and would be voiced by the band, which did not come into fruition due to problems with their schedule. During production, first Rocky was cut, then Disney decided the 60's style rock would cause the song to be considered dated later, leading "We're Your Friends" to be changed to the barbershop quartet that appears in the final film.[6] Bill Lee of The Mellomen sung Shere Kahn's part, due to George Sanders not being available.[7]

On Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic, this includes "Colonel Hathi's March" on the red disc, "The Bare Necessities" on the blue disc, "I Wanna Be Like You" and "Trust in Me" on the green disc, "That's What Friends Are For" on the purple disc, and "My Own Home" on the orange disc.

The Disney's Greatest Hits collection includes the song "I Wanna Be Like You" on the blue disc and "The Bare Necessities" on the green disc.

Deleted songs

All of the below songs were the original songs by Terry Gilkyson.

  • "Brothers All" - Opening
  • "The Song of the Seoneee" - Wolf Pack
  • "Monkey See, Monkey Do" - Monkeys
  • "I Knew I Belonged to Her" - Mowgli
  • "In a Days Work" - Baloo and Bageera
  • "The Mighty Hunters" - Shere Khan & Buldeo the Hunter.

Differences between the Mowgli Stories and the film

When the Walt Disney Company read The Jungle Book, they decided to make it a more viewer friendly film[citation needed] and altered the story. Here are some main differences:

  • Rama is simply Father Wolf in the book. His name in the film is an error; in the book, Rama is actually a bull from the cattle herd Mowgli had to drive when he lived in the man village.
  • In the book, it is Father Wolf and Raksha who find Mowgli, not Bagheera as seen in the film.
  • In the book, Bagheera spoiled Mowgli. He is more serious in the film.
  • In the book, Shere Khan is killed by Mowgli and a herd of cattle. In the film, he does not die but runs away and tries to put out the flaming branch on his tail.
  • In the film, Baloo is portrayed as a fun-loving, silly bear who cares deeply about Mowgli. In the book, he is a sleepy, serious bear who taught Mowgli the Law of the Jungle.
  • In the book, Kaa is one of Mowgli's close friends who rescues Mowgli from the Bandar Log, and tells him of the golden ankus, and helps fight the red dogs. In the film, he is a minor antagonist who wants to eat Mowgli.
  • In the film, Kaa hypnotizes with his eyes. In the book however, Kaa hypnotizes through a dance that affects everyone but Mowgli.
  • In the book, Hathi is a wise ruler of the jungle, while in the movie he is a pompous war elephant who often forgets things.
  • In the book, Hathi has three children, but no spouse. In the film, he has only one child, Junior, a wife, Winifred, and an equal amount of male and female herd members.
  • In the film, the monkeys are ruled by a king, King Louie, while in the book they make Mowgli their king. The monkeys are also much more sinister characters in the book, while in the film they are friendly to Mowgli and Baloo.
  • The vultures are not present in the book either. They were original characters who were made to resemble The Beatles. The only bird that plays an important role in the book is Chil the Kite, who is absent from the film.
  • Another character absent from the film is Tabaqui the Jackal. In the book, Shere Khan has a sidekick who is a mad cowardly jackal that scavenges the homes of others for scraps of food and such.
  • The wolves play an important part in the book. In the film, the wolves are only in the beginning of the story.
  • In the book, Mowgli eats meat like his foster wolf brother. In the film, he eats fruit like Baloo and King Louie.
  • In the book, Mowgli realizes he needs to go back to the man village. In the film, he desires to stay in the jungle until the end of the film.
  • There is no girl that lures Mowgli into the village in the book. In the book, the main female character is a woman named Messua who adopts Mowgli.

Legacy

Elements of The Jungle Book were recycled in the later Disney feature film Robin Hood due to that film's limited budget, such as Baloo being inspiration for Little John (who not only was a bear, but also voiced by Phil Harris).

Many characters appear in the 1990-91 animated series TaleSpin. Between 1996 and 1998, the TV series Jungle Cubs told the stories of Baloo, Hahti, Bagheera, Louie, Kaa and Shere Khan when they were children.

Disney later made a live-action remake of the movie, which was more of a realistic action-adventure film with somewhat-more adult themes. The film, released in 1994, differs even more from the book than its animated counterpart, but was still a box-office success.

There are two videogames based on the film. The Jungle Book was a platformer released in 1993-4 for Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, Super NES, Game Boy and PC. A version for the Game Boy Advance was later released in 2003. The Jungle Book Groove Party was a dance mat game released in 2000 for PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Kaa and Shere Khan have also made cameo appearances in another Disney video game, Quackshot. There's some speculation that a world based on the film will be playable in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep video game for the PSP. This world was going to be in Kingdom Hearts but was dropped out due to similarities of a world known as Deep Jungle based on Tarzan. The events of that world could take place before the events of the film began.

On February 14, 2003, DisneyToon Studios in Australia released a sequel to the 1967 classic, entitled, The Jungle Book 2, in which Mowgli runs away from the man village he moved into at the end of the first film, to see his animal friends, unaware of the danger he's facing with the not-yet-dead Shere Khan who is more determined to kill him than ever, due to embarrassing him earlier.

Since the movie's release, many of the film's characters appeared in House of Mouse, The Lion King 1½, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

References

  1. ^ a b "Re-releases of The Jungle Book". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=releases&id=junglebook.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-27.  Lifetime gross including re-releases in 1984 and 1990. Adjusted for inflation, this is $540 million as of January 2010, the 28th highest adjusted domestic gross of any film.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Thomas, Bob: "Chapter 7: The Post-War Films," section: "Walt Disney's Last Films", pages 106-107. Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Hercules, 1997
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Maltin, Leonard: "Chapter 2," section: "The Jungle Book", pages 253-256. The Disney Films, 2000
  4. ^ http://www.earcandymag.com/rrcase-6.htm
  5. ^ a b "The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book", The Jungle Book Platinum Edition Disc 2
  6. ^ "Lost Character: Rocky the Rhino", The Jungle Book Platinum Edition Disc 1
  7. ^ Richard Sherman. The Jungle Book audio commentary. The Jungle Book, Platinum Edition, Disc 1. 

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The Jungle Book, an animated film based on Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories, was released in October 1967 by the Disney Studios. This best-known adaptation was producer Walt Disney’s last animated project. Disney released a sequel in 2003, The Jungle Book 2.

Tagline:The jungle is JUMPIN'!

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Baloo

  • (after he, Bagheera, and Mowgli escape from King Louie and company) Whew! (laughs) Man, that’s what I call a swinging party!
  • (after Bagheera tells Baloo he is taking Mowgli back to the man village) They'll ruin him! They'll make a man out of him!
  • (as he and Mowgli float down a river) Let me tell you something, little britches: if you act like that bee—uh-uh, you’re working too hard. And don’t spend your time looking around...for something you want that can’t be found.

Other

  • Bagheera: Oh, no, it’s Baloo, that shiftless, stupid jungle bum.
  • Kaa: (after Mowgli learns he has been deceived by the snake) If I never see that skinny little shrimp again, it will be too soon. (slithering away) Oh, my s-s-sacroiliac. (The "Waa-Waa" music plays)

Dialogue

(At night)
Mowgli: Bagheera... (yawning) I’m getting a little sleepy. Shouldn’t we start back home?
Bagheera: Mowgli, this time we’re not going back. I’m taking you to a man-village.
Mowgli: But why?
Bagheera: Because Shere Khan has returned to this part of the jungle, and he has sworn to kill you.
Mowgli: Kill me? But why would he want to do that?
Bagheera: He hates man. And Shere Khan is not going to allow you to grow up to become a man—just another hunter with a gun.
Mowgli: Aw, we’ll just explain to him that I’d never do a thing like that.
Bagheera: Nonsense. No one explains anything to Shere Khan.
Mowgli: Well, maybe so, but I’m not afraid. And besides...
Bagheera: Now, that's enough! We'll spend the night here; things will look better in the morning.

Kaa: Just you wait till I get you in my coils...Uhhh!
Mowgli: (laughing) Bagheera, he’s got a knot in his tail!
Kaa: (mimicking) “He’s got a knot in his tail!” [He grunts, struggling free from forked shoots; as he does so, his entire body crashes at him like an accordion. He then slithers away, moaning] This is going to slow down my s-s-s-slithering.

(During the inspection of the Jungle Patrol)
Winifred: March, march, march. My feet are killing me.
Elephant #1: I’m putting in for a transfer to another herd.

Col. Hathi: (looking closely at a recruit’s trunk) Tsk, tsk, tsk. A dusty muzzle. (to elephant in question) Soldier, remember: in battle, that trunk can save your life. (taps trunk with cane) Take good care of it, my man.
Elephant #2: Yes, sir!

(A little later on)
Col. Hathi: Well, a new recruit, eh? (chuckles) I say, what happened to your trunk?
Mowgli: Hey! Stop that!
Col. Hathi: (gasps, sputters) A man cub! (picking up Mowgli with trunk) Oh, this is treason! Sabotage! I’ll have no man cub in my jungle! (puts him down on ground)
Mowgli: It’s not your jungle!

Shere Khan: I thought perhaps you were entertaining someone up there in your coils.
Kaa: Coils? Someone? Oh, no. I was just curling up for my siesta.
Shere Khan: But you were singing to someone. [Squeezes Kaa's neck] Who is it, Kaa?
Kaa: [Choking like mad] No....no....I was just....singing....uh....to myself.
Shere Khan: Indeed.
Kaa: Yes....you see, I have....trouble with my sinuses.
Shere Khan: What a pity. [Releases Kaa's neck and gently pins him to the ground]
Kaa: Oh, you have no idea. It's simply terrible. I can't eat. I can't sleep. So I sing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis? [Brings his head close to Shere Khan's face] Let me show you how it works. [He uses his hypnosis technique with his eyes] "Trust in me....." [Shere Khan, unaffected, pushes Kaa away and pins his head to the ground]
Shere Khan: Uh, no, I can't be bothered with that. I have no time for that infernal nonsense.
Kaa: Some other time, perhaps?
Shere Khan: Perhaps.

(As Mowgli, later in the film, tearfully mourns Baloo)
Bagheera: Mowgli, try to understand.
Mowgli: Bagheera, what’s the matter with him?
Bagheera: You’ve got to be brave, like Baloo was.
Mowgli: Y-you don’t mean...Oh, no. Baloo.
Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli: “Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend.” [As the panther speaks, Baloo opens his eyes.] When great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: our friend, Baloo the Bear.
Baloo: (sniffling) He’s cracking me up.
Bagheera: The memory of Baloo’s sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.
Baloo: Beautiful.
Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature’s noblest creatures.
Baloo: (still sniffling) I wish my mother could have heard this.
Bagheera: It’s best we leave now. Come along, man-cub.
Baloo: ...Hey, don't stop now, Baggy, you're doing great! There's more! Lots more!
Bagheera: (sees Baloo still alive) WHY, YOU...BIG...FRAUD!!

(Mowgli sees Shanti the Girl for the first time)
Mowgli: What's that?
Bagheera: The man-village.
Mowgli: No. I mean that.
Baloo: You don't want to mess with those. They ain't nothin' but trouble.

(After Mowgli, lured by Shanti the Girl, enters the man-village for the first time)
Baloo: He’s hooked.
Bagheera: Ah, it was inevitable, Baloo. The boy couldn’t help himself. It was bound to happen. Mowgli is where he belongs now.
Baloo: Yeah. I guess you’re right. But I still think he’d have made one swell bear.

Baloo: Like I told ya, them mangy monkeys carried him off!
Bagheera: The Ancient Ruins. Oh, I hate to think about what will happen to him when he meets the king of theirs.

Bagheera: Baloo! Over here. I like to have a word with you.
Baloo: A word? You gonna talk some more? (yawns) All right! What's up, Bagheera?
Bagheera: Baloo, the man cub must go back to the man-village. The jungle is not the place for him.
(Baloo eats some grapes from a tree)
Baloo: I grew up in the jungle. Take a look at me!
Bagheera: Yes, just look at yourself! Look at that eye!
(Baloo looks himself in the river and sees his black eye.)
Baloo: Yeah. It's beautiful, ain't it?
Bagheera: Frankly, you're a disreputable sight.
Baloo: Well, you don't look exactly like a basket of fruit yourself.
(Bagheera also looks himself in the river and sees his black eye.)
Bagheera: D'oh! (clears his throat) Baloo, you can't adopt Mowgli as your son.
Baloo: Why not?
Bagheera: Uh...How can I put it?
(Baloo eats a handful of grapes)
Bagheera: Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Baloo: (chuckling) I don't know. Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me!
Bagheera: (flustered) Baloo, y-y-you've got to be serious about--
Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.
Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him?
Baloo: Can't a guy make one mistake?
Bagheera: Not in the jungle! And another thing: Sooner or later, Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.
Baloo: (suddenly nervous) The tiger?! What's he got against the kid?
Bagheera: He hates man with a vengenance. You know that! Because he fears man's gun and man's fire.
Baloo: But little Mowgli don't have those things!
Bagheera: And Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he's young and helpless. Just one swipe.
Baloo: Oh! Well, well what are we gonna do?
Bagheera: Well, we do what's best for the boy.
Baloo: You better believe it. You name it and I'll do it.
Bagheera: Good! Then make Mowgli go to the man-village.
Baloo: Are you outta your mind?! I promised him he could stay here in the jungle with me!
Bagheera: Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger! So it's up to you.
Baloo: Why me?!
Bagheera: B-b-because he won't listen to me!
Baloo: (humbled) I love that kid. I love him like he was my own cub.
Bagheera: Then think of what's best for Mowgli and not yourself!
Baloo: Well c...Well, can't I wait until morning?
Bagheera: It's morning now. Go on, Baloo.

Bagheera: Stop! Wait a minute... HAAAAAAAAAAALT!!!!!
(The elephants stop, crashing into each other.)
Col. Hathi: "Halt"?! Who said "halt"?! I give the commands around here. Come on, show yourself! Who's trying to take over?!

[Last lines]
Baloo: Well, come on Baggy-buddy, let's get back to where we belong and get with the beat. (singing) Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities.
Bagheera: (singing) Forget about your worries and your strife.
Both: (singing) I mean the Bare Necessities are Mother Nature's recipes that bring the Bare Necessities of life.

Shere Khan: [To the vultures] Buu!!

Buzzie: Run, friend, run!
Mowgli: Run? Why should I run?
Shere Khan: Why should you run? Could it be possible that you don't know who I am?
Mowgli: I know you all right. You're Shere Khan.
Shere Khan: Precisely! And you should also know that everyone runs from Shere Khan.
Mowgli : You don't scare me! I don't run from anyone!
Shere Khan: Ah, you have spirit for one so small. And such spirit is deserving of a sporting chance. Now, I'm going to close my eyes and count to ten. It makes the chase more interesting...for me. One...
[Music intensifies as Mowgli looks for something to defend himself with as Shere Khan continues counting]
Shere Khan: Two...
[Mowgli spots something and goes over to retrieve it.]
Shere Khan: Three...
[As Mowgli picks up a stick, Shere Khan begins to suspect something.]
Shere Khan: Four...
[Mowgli prepares to defend himself]
Shere Khan: You're trying my patience. Five, six, seven, eight, nine, TEN!
[Shere Khan leaps at Mowgli with a loud roar, Mowgli loses all of his nerve at the sight of this fearsome creature]

[Bagheerah is taking Mowgli back to the man-village and Mowgli refuses to go. They decide to sleep in a tree for the night. Kaa, the python sees two new guests in his tree, and decides Mowgli will make a tasty man-cub morsel.]
Kaa: (trying to scare Mowgli into submission) S-s-say now... [Mowgli looks at Kaa for a moment, sticks out his tongue at Kaa, and looks away] What have we here? [Kaa turns his head to face Mowgli's face]... it's a man-cub. (licks lips) [Mowgli turns the opposite direction again, and Kaa follows his face] A delis-s-sious man-cub.
Mowgli : [pushing Kaa's head out of his face] Oh, go away, and leave me alone!
Bagheera : (with his eyes closed, believing Mowgli is talking to him) Oh, now, that's just what I should do, but I'm not. (yawns) Oh, now..PLEASE go to sleep, man-cub. (exhales tiringly)
Kaa: (thinking "Go to sleep, man-cub", that's it!) Yes-s-s, Man-cub. (starts to hypnotize Mowgli) Plee-ee-ease, go to slee-eep. Please go to slee-eep. (Mowgli is staring deeply into Kaa's eyes, and slowly falling into his spell, putting him into a deep and peaceful sleep) Ss-sleep tight lit-tle man-cub. Re-e-esst in peac-sse. [wrapping his long cils around Mowgli's thin and little body to prevent any resistance to his spell] (Mowgli is extremely tired from constantly staring into Kaa's eyes, and almost closes them in exhaustion, but Mowgli still knows he's in danger, so he opens his eyes widely only to look once again, deep into Kaa's hypnotic gaze making him close his eyes again. So Kaa moves closer to enhance the effect) Slee-eep. Sleeeeeeeeep...
Mowgli: (yawning with exhaustion, trying to remember who was with him from before) Oh, oh, uhm. Bah-b-b-bug-gerah! (gulps hard because Kaa's coil reached Mowgli's neck and squeezed tightly around it, cutting off Mowgli's ability to speak. Now Mowgli is tired, unable to move or speak, and is now only thinking about how exhausted he is and how much he wants to go to sleep)
Bagheera: (still with his eyes closed) Now, look there's no use arguing anymore. (yawns) Now, no more talk till morning.
Kaa: Ha-ha. He won't be here in the morning.(Happy at the fact that Mowgli is now deeply asleep, and ready to be eaten by the hungry snake.)
Bagheera: (sleepily seeing Kaa) Oh, yes, he will, I... (Fully awake now, he does a double take as Kaa is about to eat Mowgli.) KAA! HOLD IT, KAA! (He slaps the snake with his paw, slamming his head hard against a tree branch above and thus freeing Mowgli from Kaa's spell.)
Kaa: (groaning) Oh, my s-s-sinus! (He glares at Bagheera) You have just made a s-s-serious-s-s mis-stake, my friend. A very s-s-stupid...
Bagheera: (apologetically) N-n-now, Kaa, I meant...
Kaa: ...mis-stake! (Bagheera closes his eyes) Look me in the eyes when I'm speaking to you. (Bagheera opens one of his eyes which Kaa instantly hypnotizes; Bagheera starts to fall under Kaa's spell)
Bagheera: N-n-now, Kaa...
Kaa: Both eyes, if you please. (Bagheera's other eye opens and he is fully hypnotized) You have jus-st s-s-sealed your doooooom. (Unbeknownst to him, however, Mowgli has freed himself from the snake's coils and shoved them off the tree. Kaa falls out of the tree)

Buzzie: Hey, Flaps, what are we gonna do today?
Flaps: I dunno. What'cha wanna do?
Ziggy: I've got it! Let's flap over to the east side of the jungle. They've always got a bit of action, a bit of a swingin' scene, all right.
Buzzie: Aw, come off it. Things are right dead all over.
Ziggy: You mean you wish they were. [all laugh]
Dizzy: [seriously] Very funny.
Buzzie: Hey, Flaps, So what are we gonna do?
Flaps: I dunno. What'cha wanna do?
Buzzie: Look, Flaps, first I say, "What are we gonna do?" Then you say, "I don't know. What'cha wanna do?" [rapidfire] Then I say, "What're we gonna do?" Then you say, "What'cha wanna do?" LET'S DO SOMETHING!
Flaps: Okay. What'cha wanna do? [Buzzie sighs]
Buzzie: There you go again. The same notes again!
Ziggy: I've got it! This time, I really got it!

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