The Jungle Book

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Kids will like that Mowgli can talk to animals.

NR 1942 108 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Every Disney movie or show stinks

Look there is nothing fun about their films because of their dumb song at the beginning.And I hate all of them.Please keep in mind that Disney movies or shows aren't supposed to violent and or have a little violence.

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age 7+

Underrated, ahead of its time...

watching this movie, it is hard to imagine it was made in 1942, during the War... many reviews say that the fun factor is missing...perhaps a younger, cuter, Mowgli as in 2016 version would have added to the fun. Sabu is perhaps a bit too old for the role (he was 18), but the producers probably were trying to capitalize on his star value after Thief of Bagdad, and his success in the better rated Elephant Boy (made when he was a cute 13 year old), which is based on the Toomai of he Elephants chapter of the Jungle Book.

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