The Storyline of The Jungle Book 1994
The Jungle Book 1994 is an adventure story right out of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books, and it’s as easy as any schoolboy adventure yarn. It’s all about the laws of man and the laws of the wild, as well as the differences of opinion that still exist today. The majority of the characters in this film are tedious bores who are only brave when their finger is on the trigger of a gun.
The jungle animals seem to be the most reviled, but they manage to gain the upper hand. The jungle is, after all, their territory. When Mowgli (a wild animal-raised boy) and Kitty, a cute English girl, fall in love, the film offers hope for the future. In his jungle home, the athletic Mowgli, who has the agility of a leopard, is forced to lead a party of soldiers to the monkey palace, where untold treasure awaits.
It’s a difficult journey, but greed propels them forward to the hidden location. The action heats up as the animals strike back to protect their turf. Kitty’s life is endangered several times, but charming Mowgli saves her thanks to his animal instincts. Mowgli’s discovery of a room filled with stuffed and framed heads of hunted animals is a poignant scene in the film (and one of the quieter moments).
|Runtime||1 hr 51 min (111 min)|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital|
|Aspect Ratio||2.39: 1|
|Camera||Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses|
|Laboratory||Continental Film Laboratories, Miami (FL), USA (dailies: U.S.)
Technicolor, London, UK (dailies: London)
Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
|Film Length||3,204 m|
|Negative Format||35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman)|
|Cinematographic Process||Panavision (anamorphic)
VistaVision (visual effects)
|Printed Film Format||35 mm (Eastman)|