The Jungle Book
This animated series is based on the classic book by Rudyard Kipling and tells of the adventures of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. With his best friends, a wise bear named Baloo, the panther Baghera, and the python Kaa, Mowgli learns to overcome adversity and survive in the jungle. This is particularly challenging with a tenacious enemy like Shere Khan, a Royal Bengal tiger. Mowgli also has to defend himself against a sneaky jackal and the Bandar-Log, or monkey people, who live in the forest treetops and pay no heed to the laws of the jungle.
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Rumble in the Jungle
December 16, 2011
While Mowgli and Mani are enjoying their time drumming away at logs in the jungle, all hell is breaking loose. Tabaqui is stuck in a well, Appu gets lost, there's something fishy going on at the Cold Lair and Shere Khan is determined to find Mowgli and make a fine meal out of him especially since he knows the rumble in the jungle is coming from Mowgli! But before he can get to Mowgli, he decides to save Tabaqui, after all he needed to ensure his trusted slave could lead him to the buffalo meat nearby. Shere Khan gets Mani first before he can get to the man cub!
Best in Class
October 28, 2011
Mowgli is jealous of Baloo's attention to Ponya. Tabaqui plays on this weakness not only to trap Mowgli but to lure Ponya into the Cold Lair, thereby delivering two meals to Shere Kahn. Baloo and Bagheera are worried about the missing pair, but even they are fooled when Tabaqui tells them he's seen Mowgli and Ponya on their way to the waterfalls. When Ponya gets attacked by the Bandar Log, Mowgli puts aside his jealousy and goes in to help her, only to get trapped inside the temple with Ponya. It is Mowgli's turn to trick the Bandar Log and the pair escape. The experience has banished all feelings of jealousy, ending with Ponya and Mowgli celebrating team work.
October 24, 2011
A baby monkey is missing and the Bandar Log think that Kaa has eaten it. Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera aren't too sure that he has, so when they find him sleeping and are unable to wake him, they hide him under some branches. Mowgli and Bagheera go off to hunt for the missing monkey leaving Baloo and Darzee to guard Kaa. Mowgli and Bagheera find the monkey hanging tangled from some vines, and underneath is Shere Kahn, just waiting for the monkey to drop down. Between them, Mowgli and Bagheera trick Shere Kahn and divert him to what he thinks is going to be a tastier dinner. The two friends arrive back just in time to save Baloo and Kaa from the very angry Bandar Log. The missing monkey is returned and Kaa wakes up....only to cough up a log!
October 21, 2011
Shere Kahn has kidnapped Mani from the Cold Lair. He will return the youngster once his parents have stolen Mowgli's pendant. When Mowgli goes to reclaim his stolen pendant from the Bandar Log, Shere Kahn will be waiting for him. Tabaqui is given the task of guarding Mani while Shere Kahn carries out his wicked plot. He almost succeeds in his mission to deal with the man-cub once and for all, but Mani escapes Tabaqui's clutches and enlists the elephants to assist him with Mowgli's rescue.
Small is Beautiful
October 17, 2011
Darzee wants to be brave and strong like the other big birds, but they don't think she is able to do this. Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera try to cheer her up and invite her to go along with them. When they get to the river they find that Jakala's son, Guzzleguts, has been kidnapped by the monkeys and they agree to help the crocodile find his son. Darzee finds the baby croc and dashes to get Mowgli, who climbs the cliffs and gets attacked by bees. It's Darzee to the rescue again when she summons Baloo and Bagheera to help. Mowgli reaches the hole where Guzzleguts is stuck and it's Darzee who gets into the small hole and brings out the scared little crocodile, thus proving that small can be beautiful.
Monster of Cold Lair
October 14, 2011
It's hard work hunting and Tabaqui is fed up. He hatches a plan to steal meat from Bagheera's meat store and hide it in the Cold Lairs. To keep the monkeys away he howls terribly and frightens them rigid. They are convinced there is a monster in the Cold Lair. Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera figure out who the culprit is and track Tabaqui down, warning him that he must never steal their meat again. Tabaqui is back to where he started.....hunting crows!
Baloo the King
October 10, 2011
Baloo gets hit on the head by a coconut and becomes convinced that he the King of the Jungle. Soon Baloo's delusions of grandeur start to get him into serious trouble so Mowgli plans to shock him back to reality by saying that Shere Kahn has challenged him to battle. The plan backfires when Shere Kahn issues a real challenge, which Baloo accepts. Mowgli decides that he must give himself up to Shere Kahn to stop this madness. Shere Kahn imprisons Mowgli then goes off to deal with Baloo. But Mowgli escapes and he and Bagheera help defeat the tiger. Baloo gets another bang on the head which brings him back to normality and brings peace back to the Jungle once more.
A Real Wolf
October 7, 2011
Once again Phaona is trying to get Mowgli ousted from the wolf pack, this time by saying that Mowgli tried to steal his prey. Akela decrees that Mowgli will have to take the Mist Valley test to prove he is a real wolf. This entails Mowgli finding things in the mist just by sight and smell. Phaona pairs up with Tabaqui and they try to ensure that Mowgli never comes out of Mist Valley alive, but their plan goes wrong when Tabaqui gets covered in biting black maggots and is discovered. Akela is furious with Phanoa and he then pronounces that Mowgli is now official A Real Wolf.
The Tooth of the Matter
October 3, 2011
There seems to be a strange and frightening monster at large in the jungle. It turns out to be Jakala, who is suffering from a terrible toothache. At the request of the baby crocodiles, Mowgli alleviates Jakala's pain by means of some 'ad hoc' dentistry. When Shere Kahn goes in search of Mowgli and corners him near the river, it looks as though it's the end for the man-cub. But Jakala is not too far away and decides that one good turn deserves another and he sees the rapacious tiger off.
Mowgli the Artist
September 30, 2011
Mowgli learns to paint and Darzee is so impressed she says that he'll soon be King of the Jungle. Tabaqui hears the gossip and tells Shere Kahn. Kahn threatens Mowgli but when he attacks he actually attacks the self portrait of Mowgli on the rock, loses his balance, humiliates himself and slopes off back to his lair. Everyone is most impressed and wants to have their portraits done too. Mowgli promises to do paintings of all the animals, but in the morning, when he is less tired.