The theatrical version of the film was released in France on February 5, , and released in the United States on February 14, The film was originally produced as a direct-to-video film, but was released theatrically first, similar to the Peter Pan sequel Return to Never Land.
It is the third animated Disney sequel to have a theatrical release rather than going direct-to-video after The Rescuers Down Under in and Return to Never Land in The film is not based on The Second Jungle Book. However, they do have several characters in common. The film received negative reviews directed towards the animation and similarity in plotline to the first film.
Mowgli is living in the Man Village with the girl who lured him in, Shanti, his adopted brother Ranjan, and Ranjan's parents.
However, Mowgli wants to return to the chaotic adventures of the jungle, and after nearly leading the other children of the village into the jungle, is punished by his adopted father for putting them in danger. Meanwhile, in the jungle, Shere Khan has returned to Baloo and Bagheera's part of the jungle seeking retribution on Mowgli.
Baloo breaks into the Man Village and persuades Mowgli to come back into the jungle; however, unbeknownst to them, Shere Khan has followed Baloo into the village, only to be chased off by the village people.
In the ensuing battle between villagers and the tiger, Shanti and Ranjan sneak into the jungle to rescue Mowgli, believing that Baloo is a rabid animal who has kidnapped the boy. Bagheera learns of Mowgli's escape from the village when the humans search the jungle for him, and immediately accuses Baloo.
Mowgli instructs Baloo to scare off Shanti should she appear, and bemoans about the minutiae life he had in the Man Village. Baloo and Mowgli journey to King Louie's old temple King Louie is mentioned to have moved out , for a party.
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However, when the animals of the jungle mock Shanti and other aspects of Mowgli's life in the Man Village, the boy angrily leaves. When the truth comes out that Mowgli ordered Baloo to scare her, Shanti and Ranjan run away, abandoning Mowgli. Baloo realizes that Mowgli misses his old life, but when Mowgli tries to make amends with his human friends, they are cornered by Shere Khan.
The tiger chases Mowgli and Shanti to an abandoned temple built above a lake of lava , Baloo instructs Bagheera to protect Ranjan while he goes to save Mowgli and Shanti.
After confusing Shere Khan by banging several different gongs, Shanti's presence is revealed to Shere Khan. Baloo tackles Shere Khan to the ground, allowing Mowgli and Shanti enough time to escape, but the tiger chases the two children to a statue across a pit of lava. Shere Khan is trapped within the statue's mouth, and it plummets onto a large stone that resides in the lava below.
With his nemesis finally defeated, Mowgli returns to the Man Village with Shanti and Ranjan, but they return to visit Baloo and Bagheera in the jungle on a daily basis.
Grant Albrecht. Songs from the first film were composed by Terry Gilkyson and Richard M. In the s, screenwriting duo Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir submitted a Jungle Book 2 screenplay in which Baloo ventured to save his romantic interest from a poacher.
Disney ultimately went in a different direction for the sequel. Due to a legal dispute, the character of King Louie from the original Jungle Book could not be included in this film. However, he makes a non-physical appearance as a shadow puppet in the beginning of the film and is briefly mentioned in the middle of the film. The decision was made to keep Shere Khan in shadow during the beginning of the film to "reflect his 'wounded pride'".
The Jungle Book 2 received generally negative reviews from critics. The site's critical consensus reads, "This inferior rehash of The Jungle Book should have gone straight to video".
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