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Jungle Book 2, The

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Source: Catholic News Service

Fun-filled sequel to the 1967 animated classic about Mowgli (voice of Haley Joel Osment), a boy raised in the wild who must choose between life in a "man-village" and his jungle friends, including the lovable bear, Baloo (voice of John Goodman). While the new film lacks the originality and enduring appeal of its precursor, director Steve Trenbirth combines cutting-edge animation and a jazzy score to create a charming tale of friendship and family. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-I -- general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G -- general audiences.

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