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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Clunky jungle sequel has loss of parent and some peril.

Movie G 1998 77 minutes
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This live-action sequel to The Jungle Book is a little clunky -- the jungle feels more backwoods than rainforest, and animals talk, but their mouths don't move. There's also some perilous threats that could frighten little ones and pack more punch than an animated version might.

Kids will likely not mind those deficits, and will enjoy "talking" animals and jungle adventures. Parents can appreciate some positive lessons here about family loyalty and independence.

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