thread: 2007-01-19 : The Jungle Books
On 2007-01-19, Vincent wrote:
Did I say here already? I guess I didn’t. There’s a pair of stories, “Kaa’s Hunting” and “Letting in the Jungle.” Mowgli’s relationship with Bagheera really struck me in “Kaa’s Hunting” when I read the 1st book a few years ago. I kept going back to it in my mind. But then reading its fulfillment in “Letting in the Jungle” - damn.
The animated “Riki Tiki Tavi” is fine. It sticks close to the story - the dialogue might even be word-for-word. Is it my imagination that Orson Welles did the voice over? Anyway it’s worth putting on if you have a couple of kids to entertain, but of course it doesn’t do Kipling’s language any kind of justice.
Look at that, it was Orson Welles, and Chuck Jones directed it.