The Jungle Book

Corrected entry: Some of the monkeys have prehensile tails. No Old World monkeys possess this trait, only some species of New World monkeys.

Correction: And no monkeys, in our universe, can speak like they do in this cartoon universe.

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Corrected entry: 'Now when you pick a pawpaw, or a prickly pear' is a line from 'Bare Necessities.' It doesn't work though, as neither pawpaws or prickly pears are native to India, where the film is set.

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Correction: Neither are any bears except the sloth bear, which is nowhere near as big as Baloo.

Corrected entry: After Baloo and the Bagheera save Mowgli from King Louie you can see that Baloo and Bagheera both have a bruise on their eyes. Baloo has one on his left eye but when he looks at his reflection in he water the bruise jumps to his right eye, the reflection is reversed.

Correction: It's not a reflection; the viewer is looking up at Baloo and Bagheera through the water. That's why neither Baloo's bruise (left eye) nor Bagheera's (right eye) is reversed. Ditto the position of the characters; if it were a reflection, Bagheera would appear to be on the other side of Baloo.

Deliberate mistake: After Baloo and Bagheera escape from the monkeys, they both have a black eye. However, during their conversation by the water, between shots their black eyes vanish. [This is a Disney tradition, but still a mistake.]

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Baloo: You better believe it.

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Trivia: The music for Kaa's song "Trust in Me" was taken from an unused Sherman Brothers song "Land of the Sand", originally written for Mary Poppins.

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Question: Since Bagheera knows where the village is, why not just take infant Mowgli there and save everyone a lot of trouble?

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Answer: The animals considered man a strange creature and did not understand their ways, like wearing clothes and shoes. They were scared when Mowgli brought them fire. They only knew jungle ways, they figured the humans would eat him, like any small creature left on his own. Plus they knew man as a hunter and killer.

Answer: He does say in the beginning of the movie that a village wasn't close by he knew where it was but it would have taken him several days to get the baby there. Plus the baby was going to need nourishment, or he would have died.

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