G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.
The xerographic system, which had been used since One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), was further refined to combine both Xeroxed cels with hand-inked details. For example, while the basic animation on the village girl at the end of the movie was with Xeroxed cels, her mouth was inked by hand. The backgrounds also moved back towards the more traditional look of earlier films.
Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound.
Bagheera: It was a sound like one never heard before in this ...
When Baloo and Bagheera enter the ruined city to rescue Mowgli, Baloo opens a door which hits Bagheera in the face, giving him a black eye (we see it a couple of shots later when he looks out from behind the door). Moments after that when Bagheera physically tries to retrieve Mowgli, the black eye is gone, only to reappear after all three of them have escaped the city.
There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning.
$5,291,670 29 July 1984