The Jungle Book

Trivia: The vultures at the end of the movie are meant to represent the Beatles, and are the same voices used for Yellow Submarine.

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.

Trivia: In a scene near the beginning of the movie, Mowgli is jumped on by his wolf family. The exact way they jump on him, lick him, and the way Mowgli wipes his face afterwards is identical to a scene in The Sword in the Stone when Wort is greeted by his dogs.

Trivia: Walt Disney died before the film's release. It was believed that if this film was a major commercial failure, Disney would stop making animated films. Fortunately, the film was a huge success.

Trivia: King Louie is largely an original character created by Disney; he doesn't appear in the "Jungle Book" anthologies, since orangutans aren't native to India.

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Continuity mistake: When all the elephants line up for inspection, Winifred is at the start of the line, and first for inspection. But in later shots, another elephant has suddenly appeared to her right. (00:15:40)

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Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I wanna stay with you.
Baloo: Certainly, you do.
Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think he will survive?
Baloo: "How do you think he will... " What do you mean how do you think he... He's with me, ain't he? And I'll learn him all I know.
Bagheera: Oh? That shouldn't take too long.

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Question: Why did Shanti lure Mowgli into the village at the end? What was her reason for doing so?

Answer: She was a young girl who was instantly smitten by Mowgli (and he with her) and encouraged him to come into the village, hoping he'd stay. It shows that Mowgli has made the decision to live with humans.

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