The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book, an animated film based on Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories, was released in October 1967 by the Disney Studios. This best-known adaptation was producer Walt Disney's last animated project. Disney released a sequel in 2003, The Jungle Book 2.

Year:
1967
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[first lines]

Bagheera:
Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound. [Bagheera stopped at Baby Mowgli's boat] It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. [Bagheera looks the boat with Baby Mowgli] It was a man-cub. Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would have obeyed my first impulse and walked away. [Bagheera turns back on the branch, and Baby Mowgli looks at him playfully] This man-cub would have to have nourishment, and soon. It was many days' travel to the nearest man-village, and without a mother's care he would soon perish. Then it occurred to me. A family of wolves I knew had been blessed with a litter of cubs. [the wolf pups playing and their mother Raksha, Bagheera is looking at them from bushes, Bagheera with Baby Mowgli watches from the bushes as the family of wolves walk into their lair and puts the baby boy right before the entrance. He goes back into the bushes and waits, but nothing happens, so he carefully sneaks back over and pushes the basket with his paw. He rushes away again as the baby cries out in surprise. The wolves come out and look at Baby Mowgli, and Raksha smiles down at him] I knew there'd be no problem with the mother, thanks to maternal instinct, but I wasn't so sure about Rama, the father. [Rama comes from the jungle, sniffs suspiciously at the baby Man-cub, sees the smiling face of Raksha, looks at Baby Mowgli playing with the wolf pups again, and smiles, too, and the "My Own Home" theme starts in the background as the wolves take Baby Mowgli into the wolf lair]

Bagheera:
10 times, the rains had come and gone. And I often stopped by to see how Mowgli the Man-cub, was getting along. He was a favorite with all the young wolf cubs of the pack.

Mowgli:
[imitates howling, Raksha and the 4 young wolf pups came out of the cave, Grey Brother and Leah playfully tackle and lick Mowgli]

Bagheera:
No Man-cub was ever happier. And yet.... I knew that someday he would have to go back to his own kind. Then, one night, the wolf pack elders met at Council Rock. Because Shere Khan, the tiger, had returned to their part of the jungle. This meeting was to change the Man-cub's entire future.

Akela:
Shere Khan will surely kill the boy, and all who try to protect him. Now, are we all in agreement as to what must be done? [wolves nod] Now, it is my unpleasant duty to tell the boy's father. Rama? Come over here, please.

Rama:
Yes, Akela?

Akela:
The council has reached its decision. The Man-cub can no longer stay with the pack. He must leave at once.

Rama:
(shocked) Leave?!

Akela:
I'm sorry, Rama. There is no other way.

Rama:
But.... but the Man-cub is.... well, he's like my own son! Surely, he's entitled to the protection of the pack?

Akela:
But, Rama, even the strength of the pack is no match for the tiger.

Rama:
But the boy cannot survive alone in the jungle.

Bagheera:
Akela, perhaps I can be of help.

Akela:
You, Bagheera? How?

Bagheera:
I know of a Man Village where he'll be safe. Mowgli and I have taken many walks into this jungle together. I'm pretty sure that he'll go with me.

Akela:
So be it. Now there's no time to lose. Good luck.

[Bagheera and Mowgli settle down for the night on a branch of a tree.]

Mowgli:
I'm not afraid, I can----I can look after myself.

[Kaa then appears from the leaves, he smacks his lips when noticing Mowgli, looks towards Bagheera to see him sleeping. He then approaches Mowgli.]

Kaa:
S-ss-say now! [Mowgli looks up unimpressed, scowls at Kaa, and then sticks his tongue out at him.] What have we here? [chuckles] It's a Man-cub, a deeliss-ss-see-aws-ss-s Man-cub.

Mowgli:
[angrily Pushing Kaa away.] Oh, go away and leave me alone.

Bagheera:
[sleeping] That's what I should do, but I'm not. Now, now, now please go to sleep, Man-cub!

[Kaa nods his head in agreement and begins to hypnotize Mowgli.]

Kaa:
Yes-ss-s, Man-cub. [singing] Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep. [sings this as tuned from "Rock-a-Bye Baby"] Sleep little Man-cub, res-ss-st in peas-ss-se.

[Kaa begins to wrap his coils around a hypnotized Mowgli.]

Kaa:
S-SS-Sleep. S-SS-Sleep.

Mowgli:
[moaning] Ba-Ba-Ba-Bagheer--?

[Kaa wraps his tail tightly around Mowgli's throat, choking Mowgli. Bagheera still unaware at what's happening.]

Bagheera:
[sleeping] Oh, now, look, there's no use arguing anymore. Now, no more talk till morning.

[Kaa now completely has a fully hypnotized (and smiling) Mowgli wrapped around his coils.]

Kaa:
[chuckles] He won't be here in the morning.

Bagheera:
[glances at Mowgli and Kaa] Huh? Oh, yes, he will-- [suddenly realizes what is happening and fully wakes up] Kaa?! KAA!!!! HOLD IT, KAA!!!!

[just before Kaa is about to eat Mowgli, Bagheera angrily slaps Kaa's head onto another tree branch, and Kaa bangs his head on it. This makes Mowgli fully conscious and released from Kaa's coils.]

Kaa:
Ooooh, my s-ss-sinus-ss-s! [frowns at Bagheera and moves forward to him] You have just made a s-ss-serious-ss-s mis-ss-stake, my friend. A very, stupid--

Bagheera:
[laughs nervously] Now, look, Kaa, I was--

Kaa:
--mis-ss-stake! Look me in the eye when I'm s-ss-speaking to you! [begins to hypnotize Bagheera]

Bagheera:
Please, Kaa.... [looks Kaa in his left eye]

Kaa:
BOTH eyes, if you pleas-ss-se! [hypnotizes the panther, and now Baggie is fully hypnotized and smiling] You have jus-ss-st s-ss-sealed your doom. [Mowgli, awaken from Kaa's evil spell, pushes the dastardly snake's coils with his feet that causes him to comically fall from the tree] Ooooh.

Mowgli:
Look, Bagheera! [points at Kaa] Look. Bagheera! Wake up, Bagheera! [wakes Baggie up by smacking his both cheeks with his bare hands from Kaa's evil spell]

Bagheera:
[wakes up] Uh, duh, wha--?

Kaa:
[crawling away, angrily] Jus-ss-st you wait till I get you in my coils! [suddenly stops because a knot on his tail gets stuck between a couple bamboo stems]

Mowgli:
[playfully] Look, Bagheera! He's got a knot on his tail.

Kaa:
[mimics Mowgli, sarcastically] Hee-hee-hee-he's got a knot on his tail. [frees his tail, but that causes his whole coils to look like an accordion, then Kaa slithers away now with his bent coils] Ooooh, this-ss-s will s-ss-slow down my s-ss-slithering. [Mowgli laughs playfully]

Bagheera:
[smirks] So, you could look out for yourself, can you? [then smiles] So, you wanna stay in the jungle, do ya?

Mowgli:
Yes. [frowns] I wanna stay in the jungle!

Bagheera:
[annoyed] D'oh! Now, for the last time.... [snaps and both half-smirks (on the right) and half-smiles (on the left)] ....GO TO SLEEP!!!! [Mowgli pouts as he tries to get some sleep] Man-cub, heh! Man-cub. [They finally go to sleep and settle down for the night]

Col. Hathi:
[looking closely at a recruit's trunk] Tsk, tsk, tsk. A dusty muzzle. [to elephant in question] Soldier, remember in battle, that trunk can save your life. [taps trunk with cane] Take good care of it, my man.

Elephant #2:
Yes, sir!

Col. Hathi:
Very good. Carry on.

[the next recruit has dirty tusks and is lazily chewing on some vegetation.]

Col. Hathi:
[clears his throat in annoyance] Let's have a little more spit and polish on those bayonets. [taps tusk with cane]

Elephant #3:
Yes, sir!

Col. Hathi:
Esprit de corps! That's the way I earned my commission in the Mahajarah's 5th Pachyderm Brigade. Back in '88, it was. Or was it...?

Winifred:
[whispering to another elephant] Here it comes. The "Victoria Cross" bit again.

Col. Hathi:
It was then I received the Victoria Cross, for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. [chuckles] Those were the days. Discipline! Discipline was the thing! [leans on his cane] It builds character and all that sort of thing, you know--

[Hathi's cane snaps as he leans on it]

Col. Hathi:
Oh! Um... Where was I? Oh, yes. Inspection.

[The next recruit is a rough-looking elephant with bent tusks and a black eye]

Col. Hathi:
Very good. Carry on.

[The next recruit is an elephant with a goofy looking grin across his face]

Col. Hathi:
Wipe off that silly grin, soldier! This is the army.

[The elephant's smile droops into a sad frown, making his tusks droop. The next recruit is focused on a fly buzzing around his face which lands on his trunk]

Col. Hathi:
Ahem. [swats the fly with his cane] Eyes front.

[Next, the lieutenant, with a mop of hair]

Col. Hathi:
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Lieutenant, that haircut is not regulation. [messes the hair up] Rather on the gaudy side, don't you think?

[Hathi swipes his cane across, giving the lieutenant a military style flat-top haircut]

Col. Hathi:
There. That's better.

[Hathi looks to the left]

Col. Hathi:
And as for you--

[Realises that he's talking to his son, Junior. Looks down]

Col. Hathi:
Oh, there you are. [chuckles] Let's keep those heels together, shall we, son?

Junior:
OK, Pop-- sir!

Col. Hathi:
Yes, that's better.

[Turns to Mowgli]

Col. Hathi:
Well, a new recruit, eh? [chuckles and pokes Mowgli's nose with his cane] I say, what happened to your trunk?

Mowgli:
Hey! Stop that!

Col. Hathi:
[gasps, sputters] A Man-cub! [picking up Mowgli with trunk] Oh, this is treason! Sabotage! I'll have no Man-cub in my jungle! [puts him down on ground]

Mowgli:
It's not your jungle!

Bagheera:
Hold it. Hold it! I can explain, Hathi.

Col. Hathi:
Colonel Hathi, if you please, sir.

Bagheera:
Oh, yes, yes. Colonel Hathi. The Man-cub is with me. I'm taking him back to the Man Village.

Col. Hathi:
To stay?

Bagheera:
You have the word of Bagheera.

Col. Hathi:
Good. And remember, an elephant never forgets. [mumbling] Heh. I don't know what the army's coming to these days. These young whippersnappers, who do they think they are?

[Col. Hathi and the Jungle Patrol are marching]

Bagheera:
Stop! Wait a minute! HAAAALLLLLTT!!!!

[The Jungle Patrol stops abruptly stops]

Col. Hathi:
Who said halt?! I give the commands around here! Now, speak up! Who was it?!

Bagheera:
It was me, Colonel.

Col. Hathi:
What is this, taking over command?! Highly irregular, you know!

[Shere Khan is seen spying on them]

Bagheera:
Oh, Colonel, I'm sorry, but I need your help.

Col. Hathi:
Oh, impossible! We're on a cross-country march!

Bagheera:
But this is an emergency! I need you to find the man-cub!

Col. Hathi:
Man-cub? What man-cub?

Shere Khan:
How interesting

Bagheera:
The one I was taking to the Man Village!

Col. Hathi:
Good, that's where he belongs. Now sir, if you don't mind, we'd like to get on with the march.

Bagheera:
No, no, you don't understand, Hathi! He's lost. He ran away.

Shere Khan:
How delightful.

Col. Hathi:
Well, it serves the whippersnapper right.

Bagheera:
But Shere Khan the Tiger is sure to pick up the man-cub's trail.

Col. Hathi:
[luaghs] Shere Khan?! Nonsense, old boy! Shere Khan isn't within miles from here!

Shere Khan:
[chuckles evilly]

Col. Hathi:
Sorry, Bagheera. Fortunes of war and all that sort of thing, you know.

Winifred:
[storms towards Hathi, with Junior following her] This has gone far enough! Far enough! [to Hathi] Now, just a minute, you pompous old windbag!

Col. Hathi:
Winifred! What are you doing out of ranks?!

Winifred:
Never mind! [indicating Junior] How would like to have our boy lost and alone in the jungle?

Col. Hathi:
Our son... alone? But Winifred, old girl, this is an entirely different matter!

Winifred:
Hmph!

Col. Hathi:
Different, entirely.

Winifred:
That little boy is no different than our own son. Now, you help find him or I'm taking over command!

Col. Hathi:
What?! A female leading my heard?! Utterly preposterous!

Junior:
Pop, the man-cub and I are friends. He'll get hurt if we don't find him. Please, pop? Sir? please?

Col. Hathi:
[softening up] Now, don't you worry, son. You father had a plan in mind all the time.

Winifred:
[sarcastically] Sure you did.

Kaa:
Oh, now what? I'll be right down. [gets down from the tree almost completely] Yes? Yes? Who is it?

Shere Khan:
It's me. Shere Khan. I'd like a word with you if you don't mind.

Kaa:
Shere Khan. What a surprise.

Shere Khan:
Yes, isn't it? I just dropped by. Now, forgive me if I've interrupted anything.

Kaa:
Oh,no. No. Nothing at all.

Shere Khan:
I thought perhaps you were entertaining someone up there in your coils.

Kaa:
Coils? Someone? Oh, no. I was just curling up for my siesta.

Shere Khan:
But you were singing to someone. [squeezes Kaa's throat] Who is it, Kaa?

Kaa:
[choking like mad] No... no... I was just... singing... uh.... to myself.

Shere Khan:
Indeed?

Kaa:
Yes. You see, I have... trouble with my sinuses.

Shere Khan:
What a pity. [releases Kaa's neck and gently pins him to the ground]

Kaa:
Oh, you have no idea. It's simply terrible. I can't eat. I can't sleep. So, I sing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis? [smiles deviously, brings his head close to Shere Khan's face] Let me show you how it works. [He uses his hypnosis technique with his eyes] "Trust in me...."

[Shere Khan, unaffected, pushes Kaa away and pins his head to the ground]

Shere Khan:
Oh, no, I can't be bothered with that. I have no time for that sort of nonsense.

Kaa:
Some other time, perhaps?

Shere Khan:
Perhaps. But at the moment, I'm searching for a Man-cub.

Kaa:
Man-cub? What Man-cub?

Shere Khan:
The one who's lost. Now, where do you suppose he could be?

Kaa:
Search me.

Shere Khan:
That's an excellent idea. Now, I'm sure you wouldn't mind showing me your coils would you, Kaa?

Kaa:
Certainly not. Nothing in there. [lowering his tail] And nothing in here. [his tail pointing to his mouth open]

Mowgli:
[snoring]

Kaa:
[snorting] It's my sinuses.

Shere Khan:
Hmm. Indeed. And now, how about the middle?

Kaa:
The middle? Oh, the middle. [lowering the middle leaving Mowgli on the tree trunk spinning around and showing Shere Khan the middle of his coils and then getting tickled] Absolutely nothing in the middle!

Shere Khan:
Hmm. Really? Well, if you do just happen to see the Man-cub, you will inform me first. Understand? (scrathing Kaa's neck gently)

Kaa:
I-I-I-I get the point. [spinning himself into a bow with his head on top] Cross my heart, hope to die.

Shere Khan:
Good show. And now, I must continue my search for the helpless little lad.

Kaa:
Ooh, who does he think he's fooling? "The helpless little lad"... ooooh, he gives me the shhhhhhivers. [Kaa's shivering wakes up Mowgli] Picking on that poor, little, helpless boy. [smiling] Oh yes... poor, little, helpless boy...

[Mowgli pushes the rest of Kaa off the branches and sends him falling to the ground (again)]

Mowgli:
[climbs down the tree] You told me a lie, Kaa! You said I could trust you!

Kaa:
It's like you sssaid: you can't trusssst anyone! [tries to strike Mowgli, only to caught in by a knot in his tail; when he pulls it out, his body comes back like an accordion] If I never see that ssskinny little shrimp again, it will be too soon. My poor sssacriliac.

[As Mowgli tearfully mourns Baloo]

Bagheera:
Mowgli, try to understand.

Mowgli:
Bagheera, what's the matter with him?

Bagheera:
You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.

Mowgli:
Y-you don't mean.... Oh, no. Baloo.

Bagheera:
Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli: "Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend." [As the panther speaks, Baloo opens his eyes.] When great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: our friend, Baloo the Bear.

Baloo:
[sniffling] He's cracking me up.

Bagheera:
The memory of Baloo's sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.

Baloo:
Beautiful.

Bagheera:
This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.

Baloo:
[still sniffling] I wish my mother could have heard this.

Bagheera:
It's best we leave now. Come along, man-cub.

Baloo:
...Hey, don't stop now, Baggie, you're doing great! There's more! Lots more!

Bagheera:
[sees Baloo still alive and explodes] WHY, YOU.... BIG.... FRAUD!!!! You, you-you-you four-flusher, you! I'm fed up...!

Mowgli:
Baloo! You're all right! [hugs him]

Baloo:
Who, me? Sure, I am! Never felt.... better.

Vultures:
[laughing happily]

Mowgli:
You sure had us worried.

Baloo:
Aw, I was just taking five. Y'know, playin' it cool. Eh, but he was too easy.

Mowgli:
C'mon, Baloo. Let's go home.

Dizzy:
It's going to be a bit dull without that little bloke, isn't it?

Buzzie:
Yeah. So what are we gonna do?

Flaps:
I dunno--Hey, now don't start that again!

Bagheera:
Baloo! Over here. I like to have a word with you.

Baloo:
A word? You gonna talk some more? [yawns] All right! What's up, Bagheera?

Bagheera:
Baloo, the Man-cub must go back to the Man Village. The jungle is not the place for him.

[Baloo eats some grapes from a tree]

Baloo:
I grew up in the jungle. Take a look at me!

Bagheera:
Yes, just look at yourself! Look at that eye!

[Baloo looks himself in the river and sees his black eye.]

Baloo:
Yeah. It's beautiful, ain't it?

Bagheera:
Frankly, you're a disreputable sight.

Baloo:
Well, you don't look exactly like a basket of fruit yourself.

[Bagheera also looks himself in the river and sees his black eye.]

Bagheera:
D'oh! [clears his throat] Baloo, you can't adopt Mowgli as your son.

Baloo:
Why not?

Bagheera:
Uh.... How can I put it?

[Baloo eats a handful of grapes]

Bagheera:
Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?

Baloo:
[chuckling] I don't know. Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me!

Bagheera:
[flustered] Baloo, y-y-you've got to be serious about--

Baloo:
Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Quit worrying! I'll take care of him.

Bagheera:
Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him?

Baloo:
Can't a guy make one mistake?

Bagheera:
Not in the jungle! And another thing: Sooner or later, Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.

Baloo:
[suddenly very serious] The tiger?! What's he got against the kid?

Bagheera:
He hates man with a vengenance. You know that! Because he fears man's gun and man's fire.

Baloo:
But little Mowgli don't have those things!

Bagheera:
And Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he's young and helpless. Just one swipe.

Baloo:
Oh! Well, well what are we gonna do?

Bagheera:
Well, we do what's best for the boy.

Baloo:
You better believe it. You name it, and I'll do it.

Bagheera:
Good! Then make Mowgli go to the man-village.

Baloo:
[now angry] Are you outta your mind?! I promised him he could stay here in the jungle with me!

Bagheera:
Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger! So, it's up to you.

Baloo:
Why me?!

Bagheera:
B-b-because he won't listen to me!

Baloo:
[humbled] But I love that kid. I love him like he was my own cub.

Bagheera:
Then, think of what's best for Mowgli and not yourself.

Baloo:
Well, c... Well, can't I wait until morning?

Bagheera:
It's morning now. Go on, Baloo.

Bagheera:
[first lines] Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound. [At the sound of a baby's cries, Bagheera stopped at Baby Mowgli's boat] It was a sound that had never been heard before in this part of the jungle. [Bagheera looks at the boat with Baby Mowgli] It was a man-cub! If I had known how deeply I was to be involved, I would have obeyed my first impulse and walked away. [Bagheera turns back on the branch, but Baby Mowgli cries again, making him return. He looks down and Baby Mowgli looks at him playfully] This man-cub would have to have nourishment, and soon. It was many days' travel to the nearest man-village, and without a mother's care, he would soon perish. Then it occurred to me. A family of wolves I knew had been blessed with a litter of cubs. [the wolf pups play around their mother Raksha, Bagheera is looking at them from bushes, Bagheera with Baby Mowgli watches from the bushes as the family of wolves walk into their lair and puts the baby boy right before the entrance. He goes back into the bushes and waits, but nothing happens, so he carefully sneaks back over and pushes the basket with his paw. He rushes away again as the baby cries out in surprise. The wolves come out and look at Baby Mowgli, and Raksha smiles down at him] I knew there'd be no problem with the mother, thanks to maternal instinct, but I wasn't so sure about Rama, the father. [Rama comes from the jungle, sniffs suspiciously at the baby Man-cub, sees the smiling face of Raksha, looks at Baby Mowgli playing with the wolf pups again, and smiles, too, and "My Own Home" starts in the background as the wolves take Baby Mowgli into the wolf lair. Ten years later] Ten times the rains had come and gone, and I often stopped by to see how Mowgli the man-cub was getting along. He was a favorite with all the young wolf cubs of the pack. [Mowgli howls; Raksha and the four young wolves came out of the cave; Grey Brother and Leah playfully tackle and lick Mowgli] No man-cub was ever happier. And yet...I knew that someday, he would have to go back to his own kind. [scene switches to Council Rock on a misty, moonlit night, with howling] Then, one night, the wolf pack elders met at Council Rock, because Shere Khan, the tiger, had returned to their part of the jungle. This meeting had to change the man-cub's entire future.

Akela:
Shere Khan will surely kill the boy, and all who try to protect him. Now, are we all in agreement as to what must be done? [wolves solemnly nod] Now, it is my unpleasant duty to tell the boy's father. Rama! Come over here, please.

Rama:
Yes, Akela?

Akela:
The council has reached its decision. The man-cub cannot stay with the pack. He must leave immediately.

Rama:
[shocked] Leave?

Akela:
I'm sorry, Rama, but there is no other way.

Rama:
But-- But the man-cub is-- Well, he's like my own son! Surely he's entitled to the protection of the pack?

Akela:
But Rama, even the strength of the pack is no match for the tiger.

Rama:
But the boy cannot survive alone in the jungle.

Bagheera:
Akela, perhaps I can be of help.

Akela:
You, Bagheera? How?

Bagheera:
I know of a Man Village where he'll be safe. Mowgli and I have taken many walks into this jungle together, so I'm sure he'll go with me.

Akela:
So be it. Now, there's no time to lose. Good luck.

[scene switches to Bagheera and Mowgli at night]

Mowgli:
Bagheera... [tiredly stretches] ...I’m gettin' a little sleepy. Shouldn't we start back home?

Bagheera:
Mowgli, this time, we're not going back. I'm taking you to a Man Village.

Mowgli:
But why?

Bagheera:
Because Shere Khan has returned to this part of the jungle. And he has sworn to kill you.

Mowgli:
Kill me?! But why would he want to do that?

Bagheera:
He hates men. And Shere Khan is not going to allow you to grow up to become a man: just another hunter with a gun.

Mowgli:
Aw, we'll just explain to him that I'd never do a thing like that.

Bagheera:
Nonsense. No one explains anything to Shere Khan.

Mowgli:
Well, maybe so, but I'm not afraid. And besides, I--

Bagheera:
Now, that's enough! We'll spend the night here. Things will look better in the morning.

Bagheera:
And furthermore, Mowgli seems to have man's ability to get into trouble, and your influence hasn't been exactly--

Baloo:
Shhh! Keep it down, you're going to wake up little buddy. Well, he's had a big day, it was a real sockaroo. You know it ain't easy learning to be like me.

Bagheera:
Pah! A disgraceful performance. Associating with those undesirable, scatterbrained apes. Huh. I hope he learned something from that experience.

Mowgli:
[sighs, singing in his sleep] Scooby-dooby, dooby-doo.

Baloo:
Ha, ha. That's my boy.

Bagheera:
Oh, nonsense. [Baloo puts leaves under Mowgli's head.] Baloo? Get over here. I'd like to have a word with you.

Baloo:
A word? You going to talk some more? [yawns] All right, what's up, Bagheera?

Bagheera:
Baloo, the Man-cub must go back to the Man Village. The jungle is not the place for him.

[Baloo eats some grapes from a tree]

Baloo:
I grew up in the jungle. Take a look at me.

Bagheera:
Yes, just look at yourself. Look at that eye.

[Baloo looks himself in the river and sees that he has a black eye.]

Baloo:
Yeah. It's beautiful, ain't it?

Bagheera:
Frankly, you're a disreputable sight.

Baloo:
Well, you don't look exactly like a basket of fruit yourself.

[Bagheera looks himself in the river and sees that he, too, has a black eye.]

Bagheera:
D'oh! [clears his throat] Baloo, you can't adopt Mowgli as your son.

Baloo:
Why not?

Bagheera:
Uh.... How can I put it? [Baloo eats a handful of grapes] Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?

Baloo:
I don't know. [chuckling] Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me!

Bagheera:
[flustered] Baloo, y-y-you've got to be serious about this--

Baloo:
[seriously] Oh, stop worrying, Baggy. Stop worrying, I'll take care of him.

Bagheera:
Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?

Baloo:
Can a guy make one mistake?

Bagheera:
Not in the jungle. And another thing: Sooner or later, Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.

Baloo:
[suddenly very shocked] The tiger? What's he got against the kid?

Bagheera:
He hates man with a vengeance, you know that! Because he fears man's gun and man's fire.

Baloo:
But little Mowgli don't have those things.

Bagheera:
Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he remains young and helpless. [raises a paw at Baloo] Just one swipe!

Baloo:
No! Well, well, what are we going to do?

Bagheera:
[seeing that Baloo is now just as worried about Mowgli as he is] We'll do what's best for the boy.

Baloo:
You better believe it. You name it, and I'll do it.

Bagheera:
Good. Then make Mowgli go to the man-village.

Baloo:
[furiously] Are you outta your mind?! I promised him he could stay here in the jungle with me!

Bagheera:
Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger. So it's up to you.

Baloo:
Why me?!

Bagheera:
Be-because he won't listen to me!

Baloo:
[humbled] But I love that kid. [sniffles] I loved him like he was my own cub.

Bagheera:
Then think of what's best for Mowgli, and not yourself.

Baloo:
But-- Well, can't-- Well, can I wait until morning?

Bagheera:
It's morning now. Go on, Baloo.

[An emotional Baloo sighs and walks towards Mowgli before looking back at Bagheera with a choked-up facial expression. Bagheera understands that it's really hard for him, but he urges him with a nod.]

Baloo:
[sighs; he isn't sure how to tell Mowgli the difficult truth] Oh, boy. Mowgli? Mowgli. Um, it's time to get up.

Mowgli:
[wakes up with a yawn] Oh, hi, Baloo.

Baloo:
Hi. Hey, rub that old sleep outta your eyes. You and me... We got a long walk ahead of us.

Mowgli:
[not really noticing that Baloo is now looking melancholy] Swell! Gee we'll have lots of fun together!

Baloo:
[sadly] Sure, yeah. Yeah. All right, let's hit the trail, kid. See you around, Bagheera.

Mowgli:
Well, good-bye Bagheera. Me and Baloo, we've got things to do.

Bagheera:
Goodbye, man-cub. Good luck.

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