PG | | Adventure, Family, Romance
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wild animals, and how he becomes king of the jungle.
The leopard was tethered at all times and when Mowgli walks behind it holding the cat's tail, a trainer was just out of camera range leading the leopard on a chain leash. Children were not present on the set when the cats were working and an adult stunt double was used in place of the child actor for these scenes. The scene in which we see Mowgli nose to nose with Bagheera was shot using a process called blue screen. First, the boy is filmed on location while he reacts to the large cat. Later, in a studio, the black leopard was filmed in close up. Finally, in post production the two shots are superimposed and made to appear as if the boy and the cat are in the same place and in the same shot.
Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and ...
When the lady points out monkeys, she identifies first one as a macaque, then the next two as Rhesus monkeys (which are also called Rhesus macaques), and the last two as langurs. The ones that she points out as langurs are actually lemurs, which are prosimians, not monkeys, and are not found in India.
German version was edited for violence and scary moments (approx. two minutes) to secure a "Not under 6" rating.
$5,129,959 26 December 1994