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The Jungle Book Official US Teaser Trailer - april 2016

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You are correct that brown bears do not live in the jungle; one of the few environments they never conquered. But there are brown bears in India. Rudyard Kipling was a story-teller, not a biologist. Also, in the Kipling books, Kaa, the 30-foot-long python befriended Mowgli and never attempted to devour the boy. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie too. It is the best of its kind. I am looking forward to the sequel. 
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(05-09-2016, 06:13 PM)brotherbear Wrote:
(05-06-2016, 11:17 PM)Pradyumna Wrote: i loved the film... Cleverly made.. Sherkhan was awesome.. Especially his scene with the wolf pups.. My only issue was with baloo being so huge and losing to khan.... Otherwise an amazing milestone I

I have a copy of Disney's "Official Collector's Edition" of the Jungle Book ( magazine ). Jon Favreau's idea was for all of the animals to be bigger than life beacause, as he explains, this is how they would look through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. 

I meant it would have made more sense if Baloo was a Moon Bear or something smaller than Sher khan. Him being so big and losing made him look like real tool. If he were smaller and then fought the tiger tooth for tooth and then losing would have added so much to his character. It would have made him so much more better by having him risk his life against a bigger tiger to save the Boy's life.... Just my thoughts..
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Quote: I meant it would have made more sense if Baloo was a Moon Bear or something smaller than Sher khan. Him being so big and losing made him look like real tool. If he were smaller and then fought the tiger tooth for tooth and then losing would have added so much to his character. It would have made him so much more better by having him risk his life against a bigger tiger to save the Boy's life.... Just my thoughts..
 
Yeah, I was holding back on that one. However, I have read a few articles about that while people are often charged by the Himalayan black bears, the brown bears of that location are very shy and avoid people. Also, the Himalayan brown bears have been seen retreating from the more aggressive black bears. So it appears that these brown bears lack the more typical grizzly attitude. 
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(05-11-2016, 08:07 PM)Pradyumna Wrote:
(05-09-2016, 06:13 PM)brotherbear Wrote:
(05-06-2016, 11:17 PM)Pradyumna Wrote: i loved the film... Cleverly made.. Sherkhan was awesome.. Especially his scene with the wolf pups.. My only issue was with baloo being so huge and losing to khan.... Otherwise an amazing milestone I

I have a copy of Disney's "Official Collector's Edition" of the Jungle Book ( magazine ). Jon Favreau's idea was for all of the animals to be bigger than life beacause, as he explains, this is how they would look through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. 

I meant it would have made more sense if Baloo was a Moon Bear or something smaller than Sher khan. Him being so big and losing made him look like real tool. If he were smaller and then fought the tiger tooth for tooth and then losing would have added so much to his character. It would have made him so much more better by having him risk his life against a bigger tiger to save the Boy's life.... Just my thoughts..

The Himalayan brown bear ( Ursus arctos isabellinus ) also called the Himalayan red bear is an omnivore who leans strongly towards being a vegetarian. He is claimed by some experts as being the smallest of the brown bears. This title has also been claimed by the Marsican brown bear of Europe and by the Syrian brown bear. He is one of our more non-aggressive grizzlies.
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The 2018 Jungle Book movie was originally slated for 2016, until they heard about the Disney project. Unlike the live-action Disney movie, which was based upon the Disney animated version, this new movie will be based on the Rudyard Kipling novel. I am in hopes of something a bit more realistic than the Disney movie. 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388771/
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My take on it

Superb,Fantastic. What a beautiful movie. 

Few changes are made to suit western audience taste like Sloth bear,Indian Python and Golden wolves are replaced by Brown bear,Anaconda and Gray wolves.Nothing to worry, except color and few lb's they are same.  Lol 

The beauty of the movie is, it is nothing to do with original version.Elephants,Monkeys and Fire scenes idea, picturization and execution was extraordinary.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388771/full...cl_sm#cast
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(12-02-2016, 08:30 PM)Vinay Wrote: My take on it

Superb,Fantastic. What a beautiful movie. 

Few changes are made to suit western audience taste like Sloth bear,Indian Python and Golden wolves are replaced by Brown bear,Anaconda and Gray wolves.Nothing to worry, except color and few lb's they are same.  Lol 

The beauty of the movie is, it is nothing to do with original version.Elephants,Monkeys and Fire scenes idea, picturization and execution was extraordinary.
It was Walt Disney who decided upon a sloth bear which, I agree, would certainly be the more realistic choice. But aside from the movie versions, The classic books by Rudyard Kipling made it clear that Baloo is a brown bear. That would make him a Himalayan brown bear. But, even in this, you are right. Rudyard Kipling himself westernized his story. Let's see how this newest version tells the tale...
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https://screenrant.com/tag/mowgli/  
 
Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.  As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own.  All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. The other story’s central animal characters are: Kaa, the snake (Cate Blanchett); the leader of the wolf pack, Akela (Peter Mullan); the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui (Tom Hollander); Nisha, the female wolf (Naomie Harris), who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Nisha’s mate, Vihaan (Eddie Marsan); and Mowgli’s Brother Wolf (Jack Reynor).
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( This post was last modified: 04-02-2018, 05:09 PM by brotherbear )

New 2018 Jungle Book movie titled: Mowgli.

movieweb.com/mowgli-movie-jungle-book-origins-rating-pg13/

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is getting a faithful adaptation with Mowgli, which will set it apart from the recently released live-action version by Disney. There isn't going to be any singalongs or cuteness, instead it has a darker tone that is more in line with Kipling's original story. Motion capture maestro Andy Serkis plays Baloo and also doubles as the director this time around and he has just shared some new interesting information about the "bloody imagery" and "dark Baloo" that earned the movie a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.


The original 1967 animated version of The Jungle Book was supposed to follow the source material closer than it did, but Walt Disney didn't think that it would be appropriate for children. The 2016 remake, directed by Jon Favreau was pretty close to the animated version and didn't stray too far from the original. However, Andy Serkis had something else in mind entirely while he was making his version of the story. Serkis is keeping close to Rudyard Kipling's source material and even taking it step further into the darkness.

In a new interview, Andy Serkis reveals that his version of Baloo is dark. This changes from what most people know from the Disney takes on the book and will more than likely come as a pretty big surprise to people when they see it. The 53-year old actor/director also admitted that he likes playing the villain, which is something that he's quite good at as evidenced in his role as Snoke in The Last Jedi. When talking about Mowgli, Serkis talks about a "tough Baloo." He explains.

"It's quite fun being the villain, actually. Especially when finding ways to make the villain appealing in some ways and so, I mean, look, it's all about the character. But you'll see me being Baloo. He is quite nice. He is actually quite tough in this one. A dark Baloo. Mowgli that's the one I've been directing which is coming out later this year."

Mowgli has already earned a PG-13 rating from the MPAA due to the "bloody images," which already starts to make Andy Serkis' directorial debut sound promising. Some have bemoaned the fact that the Jungle Book is getting another remake, but it sounds like Serkis' take on the source material is going to get a bit dark and different enough to standalone away from what Disney has done with the characters in the past.

In addition to Andy Serkis as Baloo, Mowgli also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Christian Bale as Bagheera, and Rohan Chand as Mowgli. The movie hits theaters on October 19th and it will be the Jungle Book that we've never seen on the big screen before. It will be interesting to see how Disney and Rudyard Kipling fans respond to the new remake. You can read the rest of the interview with Andy Serkis over at The List.

*My big question is, "what species of bear will Baloo be in this movie adaptation?" In the novels by Rudyard Kipling, Baloo is clearly a brown bear. I assume a Himalayan brown bear. Walt Disney decided on a sloth bear for obvious reasons. Sloth bear is the more logical choice considering where the story takes place. In the Disney 2016 live-action version, Baloo is seen as a brown bear but referred to as a sloth bear ( exasperating ). Andy Serkis claims that his 2018 movie will be closer to the books than the Disney version. We shall see...
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( This post was last modified: 01-26-2019, 07:14 AM by Wolverine )

@Jimmy , you as Art man what do you think about the Soviet version of "Jungle Book" back from 1970's? I like especially the music. 





By the way the dholes called "The Red Peril of the jungles" are shown in 1:02.
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(01-26-2019, 07:10 AM)Wolverine Wrote: @Jimmy , you as Art man what do you think about the Soviet version of "Jungle Book" back from 1970's? I like especially the music. 





By the way the dholes called "The Red Peril of the jungles" are shown in 1:02.

Pretty simple drawing I would say although for a large series it's time consuming, it looks like folk inspired and cartoonish mix at the same time, I like all the characters except Mowgli's he looks very realistic kind of odd in the cartoonish mix of other characters. Lol the build up to that dhole fight was great but turned out hilarious. The thing that is most difficult to me in these is that you have to match the proportion of the characters- like front view, side views, angles, action sequence etc. so it will become hard if you make a complex character, so it's fair that they made it this way.
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KIPLING - STERNDALE "PARTNERSHIP" AND CREATION OF THE JUNGLE  BOOK

While in Jungle Book there is a lot of fantasy in same time there could be found a lot of amazingly correct observations and deep knoledge about the Indian wild nature. From where did Kipling get this knoledge? Kipling was an great Anglo-Indian, same as Jim Corbett, mean he was a white man born and grown in British India. For sure he made a lot of trips in the country and knew a lot about her inhabitans. In same time most probably his experience with the wild animals of India was quite limited. That's why Kipling studied profoundly the books of the British naturalist and hunter Robert Sterndale, who lived for several years in the forested area of Central India (not far from todays Pench national park) and was deeply influenced by his ideas. He got directly the name "Seonee cave", where the fictional wolf puppies were born from the Sterndale's book: "Seonee or camp life on the Satpura range". Most curiosly Kipling was inspired by descrpiption of the wild boy grown by family of wolves near Lacknow in the Sterndale's book "Natural history of Mammalia of India and Ceylon":


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Here is not so important did the story of the wild boy from Lucknow was true but is important how the idea of Mowgli was born. Obviously Sterndale was kind of godfather of Kipling and also deserve part of the worldwide glory achieved by Jungle Book. 

Robert Sterndale:


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Rudyard Kipling:


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Did Kipling had his own experience with Indian wildlife, even limited. Probably yes. Kipling was born in Bombay but later moved to Pundjab (Lahore) which is situated more than thousand kilometers on northwest from Bombay. Probably he made several trips between the two places and in the end of 19th century that mean many weeks a dusty road through the mountains, forest, rivers and villages in the time when the great fauna of India was still in its prime. So Kiipling as great observer has probably thoroughly registered his conversations with the local people, villagers etc about the wild animals and jungle folks. Curiosly enough he wrote Jungle Book many years later when he was traveling through United States.
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Accuracies and Inaccuracies in The Jungle Book 

Accuracies 

1. A "lame" tiger would indeed hunt humans as it does not really have any other choice. 
2. Animals all have a natural fear of fire. 

That's about all I can think of for accuracies. 

Inaccuracies 

1. Indian wolves aren't as social as Kipling describes them, and they also don't have thick cut like I'm pretty sure he describes them. 
2. Bagheera is incorrectly called a panther instead of a leopard, but that wasn't known back then. 
3. Tigers most certainly didn't get their stripes by breaking the law. But this is a story after all. 
4. Brown bears are not found in jungles. 
5. I do personally think it is inaccurate to say hunting humans is against any laws of nature, but that's just me. 
6. Dholes most certainly don't and never have gathered in packs numbering over 100, they could never support that many members. 
7. Not every animal is scared of Dholes including elephants, adult gaurs, bees, spiders, other insects, cobras, tigers (yes, I said it, deal with it), songbirds, etc.
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