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Professor Hickman MUS 468 The Jungle Book The Jungle Book, released in 1967 by Walt Disney, explores the aspect of an adventurous life in the jungle combined with music. Taking place in an dense Indian sub tropical rain forest, the plot is focused around a child, Mowgli, who was abandoned in forest as an infant. Found by a panther by the name of Bagheera, Bagheera takes the baby to a family of wolves which the mother just had pups. Mowgli soon became part of the family and developed a strong relationship with his wolf siblings and parents. However, as Mowgli grew older, certain animals, especially Shere Khan the tiger, saw the “man cub” as a threat. Khan was afraid that this boy would become a dangerous man who hunt the animals in the forest. Khan threatened to kill the boy and any animal who tried to stop him unless the boy was returned to the village of his own human kind. Afraid for his safety and realizing the human does not belong in the jungle with other animals, Bagheera makes a wise decision to take Mowgli back to a nearby man-village. However, growing up and having spent his entire life in the jungle, it was the only home he knew of and was extremely reluctant to follow Bagheera to the man village. During their travels from the jungle to the village, Mowgli runs off and meets new animals, some of which were friendly while others were less welcoming. On the journey, Mowgli befriends Baloo the bear, herd of elephants, and a few vultures, but he runs into trouble with Kaa, the hypnotizing snake, a shrewdness of vexatious apes led by King Louie of the Apes, and finally when confronted by Shere Khan. The travel out of the jungle was no easy task for the boy, but with the help of Bagheera and Baloo, Mowgli made it to the edge of the jungle and the man village. Still reluctant to leave the forest, Mowgli continues to argue with his panther and bear caretakers, but he soon
spots a young attractive girl by the edge of the river filling up a water jug. Shy but interested,

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