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The Jun­gle Book 2

Animation Magazine - - Home Video -

[Dis­ney, $29.99]

nd top­ping our “What the heck can I get my niece/ nephew/friend’s kid for their birth­day” list is this 2003 se­quel romp from Dis­neyToon Stu­dios, di­rected by Steve Tren­birth and star­ring Ha­ley Joel Os­ment (Mowgli), John Good­man (Baloo) and Mae Whit­man (Shanti). The fol­low-up to the 1967 clas­sic finds Mowgli liv­ing in the “man-vil­lage” where he has a new best friend and even a lit­tle brother, but he still longs for his jun­gle pals Baloo the bear and Bagheera the pan­ther. The man-cub runs off the jun­gle only to en­counter his old neme­sis: Shere Khan.

The DVD will pur­port­edly of­fer some deleted scenes, as will the two-disc Blu-ray/ DVD set ($36.99). Most Dis­ney fans wouldn’t con­sider this flick one of the bare ne­ces­si­ties of their col­lec­tions, but it is a fun, mu­si­cal romp that will keep less dis­cern­ing kid­dos en­ter­tained. And come on, John Good­man is play­ing the role he was born for. [Re­lease date: March 18]

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