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The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
The film was adapted for the screen by Bayard Johnson and Matthew Horton. Mowgli is a year-old boy who has been raised deep in the jungle of India by his animal friends: the wolf pack, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the panther. Mowgli also has enemies in the jungle: Shere Khan , the vicious tiger who killed the boy's father; and the Bandar-log , monkeys that are hated by all other animals of the jungle. As Mowgli lies helplessly on the ground, Baloo, Bagheera, and the wolf pack arrive to rescue him. The next morning, Mowgli wakes up and goes hunting with the wolf pack. While hunting, he is spotted by Shere Khan. To escape, Mowgli runs and jumps into the nearby river and is quickly swept away by the swift current.
A man he is travelling with mentions Buldeo and Harrison decides to find him. When Harrison arrives at Buldeo's house, he informs Buldeo that he had seen a 'wolf boy' whom he would like to take back to his circus in America. Buldeo tells Harrison that his brother was murdered by a ferocious tiger many years ago and that his son, Mowgli was lost in the jungle. Buldeo believes that the boy Harrison is speaking of is none other than his nephew, Mowgli. Buldeo introduces Harrison to a snake charmer named Karait. Karait says that his python, Kaa will be able to track down the jungle boy.
The film was adapted for the screen by Bayard Johnson and Matthew Horton. Mowgli is saved by his friends: Baloo the bear, Grey Brother the wolf, and Bagheera the panther when they scare the two chimps away. Mowgli and Baloo play in a pond splashing with the elephants after the chimps leave. The next morning, Mowgli and Grey Wolf like hunters set off on a trail. Shere Khan walks away plotting to get revenge on Mowgli. Harrison Bill Campbell who's on a train in the jungle collects things. Chuchundra David Paul Francis is on the same train.
First published in , it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India , most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in , often under different titles. The film The Jungle Book used it as a source.