Jungle Book
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The Jungle Book isn't always faithful to the Rudyard Kipling original (in fact, it seldom is), but 1942 audiences swept up in the grandeur of the production values and the lush Technicolor photography didn't mind at all. Indian juvenile-star Sabu plays Mowgli, who having been lost in the jungle as an infant has been raised by wolves. While he has no trouble conversing with his animal neighbors (whose voices aren't as ludicrous as you might think, though we never imagined that a snake could sound like Lionel Barrymore), Mowgli yearns to touch base with his human roots; thus, he… More

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"Many critics prefer the 1967 Disney version, but Korda's British production, which was nominated for 4 Oscars, is quite enjoyable."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Click to read the article. (Lists all Jungle Book movies.)"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Kids will like that Mowgli can talk to animals."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The dialogue is fit for a jungle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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