The Jungle Book (1967 film)

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The Jungle Book is a 1967 animated feature film in which Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Written by Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, and Vance Gerry, based on the 1894 book by Rudyard Kipling.
The jungle is JUMPIN'!


  • [after Bagheera tells Baloo that he is taking Mowgli back to the Man Village] Man Village? They'll ruin 'im! They'll make the man out of 'im!
  • [after Mowgli climbs on Baloo's butt and tickles him with his feet] No. No, no. No, no. Now, you're ticklin'.
  • [as he and Mowgli float down a river] Lemme tell you some'm, Li'l Britches: if you act like that bee acts, uh-uh. You're workin' too hard. And don't spend your time just lookin' around.... for something you want that can't be found.
  • [yanks a pouty Bagheera's foot as he smirks] Come on, Baggy! Get with the beat!
  • [furiously] Are you outta your mind?! I promised him that he could stay here in the jungle with me!
  • He's a dandy! [Playfully slaps Mowgli on the bottom which sends him rolling into a log and leaves him knocked out on the ground.]
  • [repeated line] You better believe it!


  • "Pawpaw".... Ha! Of all the silly gibberish.
  • Oh, no! It's Baloo! That shiftless, stupid jungle bum!
  • Now, come on! Up this tree. You'll be safer up there.
  • WHY, YOU...BIG...FRAUD! You...You-You-You four-flusher! I-I am fed up!
  • [laughing] Is that all the better you can climb?


  • [repeated line] Yeah, man!
  • [Responding to Bagheera] Yes, I want to stay in the jungle.
  • [to King Louie] But I dunno how to make fire.
  • You told me a lie, Kaa. You said I could trust you.
  • [angrily pushes Shere Khan's paw away] You don't scare me! I won't run from anyone!
  • [to Kaa] Oh, go away and leave me alone!


  • It's like you said, you can't trust anyone!
  • "Look me in the eye when I'm speaking to you!
  • Ss-say now, what have we here? [Giggles] It's a man-cub. A delis-ci-ous man-cub.
  • Just you wait 'til I get you in my coils!
  • I don't blame you. I'm not like those so-called fair-weather friends of yours. You can believe in me.
  • Oh, you have no idea. It's ss-simply terrible. I can't eat, I can't ss-sleep, so I sing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis. Let me show you how it works...
  • You have just made a ss-serious mistake, my friend. A very ss-stupid... miss-stake! Look at me in the eye when I'm speaking to you. Both eyes if you please. You have just ss-sealed your doom.


  • Kaa: [after Mowgli learns he has been deceived by the snake] If I never see that skinny little shrimp again, it will be too soon. [slithering away] Oh, my sacroiliac.
  • Shere Khan: [while Baloo holds his tail] Let go, you big oaf!
  • Mowgli: [angrily hitting Shere Khan's face with a stick] Take that, ya big bully!


Bagheera: [first lines; narrates] Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of the small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by the unfamiliar sound. [at the sound of a baby's cries, Bagheera stops at Baby Mowgli's boat] It was the sound that had never been heard before in this part of the jungle. [Bagheera looks at this boat with Baby Mowgli] It was a Man-Cub! If I had known how deeply I was to be involved, I would have obeyed my first impulse and walked away. [Bagheera turns back on this branch, but hears Baby Mowgli crying again, making him return. He looks down and sees Baby Mowgli, who looks at him playfully] This Man-Cub would have to have nourishment, and soon. It was many days' travel to the nearest Man Village, and without a mother's care, he would soon perish. Then, it occurred to me. The family of wolves I knew had been blessed with a litter of cubs. [the wolf pups play around their mother Raksha, Bagheera is looking at them from the bushes, Bagheera with Baby Mowgli watches from the bushes as the family of wolves walk into their lair and puts a baby boy right before the entrance. He goes back into the bushes, and waits, but finds out that nothing happens, so he carefully sneaks back over and pushes the basket with his paw. Baby Mowgli cries out in surprise and Bagheera, alarmed by this, runs away. The wolves come out and look at Baby Mowgli, and as Raksha smiles down at him, Baby Mowgli now giggles] I knew there'd be no problem with the mother, thanks to maternal instinct, but I wasn't so sure about Rama, the father. [Rama comes from the jungle, sniffs suspiciously at the baby Man-Cub, sees the smiling face of Raksha, looks at Baby Mowgli playing with the wolf pups again, and smiles, too, while "My Own Home" starts in the background as the wolves take Baby Mowgli into the wolf lair. Ten years later...] Ten times the rains had come and gone, and I often stopped by to see how Mowgli the Man-Cub was getting along. He was a favorite with all the young wolf cubs of the pack. [Mowgli howls; Raksha and the four young wolves came out of the cave; Grey Brother and Leah playfully tackle and lick Mowgli] No Man-Cub was ever happier. And yet...I knew that someday, he would have to go back to his own kind. [scene switches to Council Rock on the misty, moonlit night, with howling, as the Wolf Pack Elders meet at the council, and having the meeting about changing Mowgli's future of Shere Khan, the Tiger, who returns to their part of the Jungle to kill Mowgli and all of them trying to protect Mowgli] Then, one night, the Wolf Pack elders met at Council Rock, because Shere Khan, the tiger, had returned to their part of the jungle. This meeting had to change the Man-Cub's entire future.
Akela: Shere Khan will surely kill the boy, and all who try to protect him. Now, are we all in agreement as to what must be done? [wolves solemnly nod] Now, it is my unpleasant duty to tell the boy's father. Rama. Uh, come over here, please.
Rama: Yes, Akela?
Akela: The Council has reached its decision. The Man-Cub can no longer stay with the pack. He must leave at once.
Rama: [shocked] Leave?
Akela: I'm sorry, Rama. There is no other way.
Rama: But- But the Man-Cub is- Well, he's like my own son! Surely, he's entitled to the protection of the pack.
Akela: But, Rama, even the strength of the pack is no match for the tiger.
Rama: But the boy cannot survive alone in the jungle.
Bagheera: Akela, perhaps I can be of help.
Akela: You, Bagheera? How?
Bagheera: I know of a Man Village where he'll be safe. Mowgli and I have taken many walks into this jungle together, I'm sure he'll go with me.
Akela: So be it. Now, there's no time to lose. Good luck.

[Scene switches to Mowgli riding on Bagheera's back in the night]
Mowgli: Bagheera... [tiredly stretches] ...I’m gettin' a little sleepy. Shouldn't we start back home?
Bagheera: Mowgli, this time, we're not going back. I'm taking you to a Man Village.
Mowgli: But why?
Bagheera: Because Shere Khan has returned to this part of the jungle, and he has sworn to kill you.
Mowgli: Kill me? But why would he wanna do that?
Bagheera: He hates man, and Shere Khan is not going to allow you to grow up to become a man; just another hunter with a gun.
Mowgli: Aw, we'll just explain to him that I'd never do a thing like that.
Bagheera: Nonsense. No one explains anything to Shere Khan.
Mowgli: Well, maybe so, but I'm not afraid. And besides, I-
Bagheera: [interrupts] Now, that's enough. We'll spend the night here. Things will look better in the morning. Man-Cub? Man-Cub! Now, come on. Up this tree. You'll be safer up there.
Mowgli: Uh, I don't wanna go back to the man-village.
Bagheera: Go on. Up you go.
Mowgli: That limb way up there?
Bagheera: That's right. [Mowgli tries to climb the tree trunk but can't] [chuckles] Is that all the better you can climb?
Mowgli: [grunting] It's too big around! And besides, I don't have any claws!
[Bagheera helps and with some grunting, Mowgli scratches on Bagheera's back. Bagheera yelps, then Mowgli climbs back on Bagheera's back who gets Mowgli on the limb.]
Bagheera: Now, get some sleep. We've got a long journey ahead us tomorrow.
Mowgli: Uh, I wanna stay in the jungle.
Bagheera: [smirks] Huh? Heh, you wouldn't last one day. [yawns and lies down to sleep]
Mowgli: I'm not afraid. I-I can look after myself.
[Kaa the python then appears from the leaves, he smacks his lips when noticing Mowgli, looks towards Bagheera to see him sleeping. He then approaches Mowgli]
Kaa: S-SS-Say, now! [Mowgli looks up unimpressed, scowls at Kaa, and then rudely sticks his tongue out at him.] What have we here? [chuckles] It's the Man-Cub, the deeliss-ss-see-aws-ss-s Man-Cub.
Mowgli: [angrily pushing Kaa away] Oh, go away and leave me alone.
Bagheera: [sleepily] That's just what I should do, but I'm not. Now, now, now, please go to sleep, Man-cub!
[Kaa nods his head in agreement and begins to hypnotize Mowgli]
Kaa: [imitating Bagheera's sentence] Yes-ss-s, Man-Cub. [singing] Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep. [sings this as tuned from "Rock-a-Bye Baby"] Sleep, little Man-Cub, res-ss-st in peas-ss-se. [begins to wrap his coils around a hypnotized Mowgli] S-SS-Sleep. S-SS-Sleep.
Mowgli: [moaning] Ba-Ba-Ba-Bagheera?
[Kaa wraps his tail tightly around Mowgli's throat, choking Mowgli. Bagheera is still unaware at what's happening]
Bagheera: [sleepily] Oh, now, look, there's no use arguing anymore. Now, no more talk till morning.
[Kaa now completely has the fully hypnotized and smiling Mowgli wrapped around his coils]
Kaa: [chuckles] He won't be here in the morning.
Bagheera: [glances at Mowgli and Kaa] Huh? Oh, yes, he will, I- [suddenly realizes what is happening and fully wakes up, alarmed] KAA! HOLD IT, KAA! [just before Kaa is about to eat Mowgli, Bagheera angrily slaps Kaa's head onto another tree branch, and sends Kaa banging his head on it. This makes Mowgli fully conscious and released from Kaa's coils]
Kaa: Ohhh, my sinus-ss-s! [scowls at Bagheera and moves forward to him] You have just made a s-ss-serious mistake, my friend. A very, s-ss-stupid-
Bagheera: [nervously stammering] Now, Kaa, I was-
Kaa: -mis-ss-stake! [Bagheera looks Kaa in his left eye as Kaa begins to hypnotize him] Look me in the eye when I'm speaking to you.
Bagheera: No, please, Kaa...
Kaa: Both eyes, if you please. [hypnotizes the panther, who is now fully hypnotized and smiling] You have just s-ss-sealed your doom. [Mowgli pushes Kaa's coils off the branch with his feet, causing the snake to comically fall from the tree] Ooooh.
Mowgli: Look, Bagheera! [points at Kaa] Look. Bagheera! Wake up, Bagheera! [smacks both of his cheeks]
Bagheera: [is released from the hypnosis] Uh, duh, wha-?
Kaa: [slithering away, angrily] Just you wait till I get you in my coils! [suddenly stops because a knot on his tail gets stuck between a couple of bamboo stems]
Mowgli: [laughs playfully] Bagheera, he's got a knot on his tail.
Kaa: [mocking Mowgli, sarcastically] "Hee-hee-hee! He's got a knot on his tail." [pulls, and tugs, but frees his tail, that causes his whole body to come together like an accordion, then mad by this, Kaa crawls away now with his bent coils] Ooooh, this is going to slow down my s-ss-slithering.
[Mowgli laughs playfully, but stops as Bagheera glares at him]
Bagheera: [smirks] So, you can look out for yourself, can you? Heh. So, you wanna stay in the jungle, do you?
Mowgli: Yes. I wanna stay in the jungle!
Bagheera: [annoyed] D'oh! N-N-Now, for the last time... [angrily snaps and both half-smirks on the right and half-smiles on the left] ...go to sleep! [Mowgli pouts as he tries to get some sleep] Man-Cub, heh! Man-Cub. Ah.
[They finally go to sleep and settle down for the night]

[Hathi and the other elephants are marching through the jungle by the tree that Bagheera and Mowgli are sleeping on]
Mowgli: [waking up, sees the elephants] The parade!
Bagheera: Oh no. It’s the dawn patrol again.
Elephants: Hup, two, three, four/Keep it up, two, three, four/Hup, two, three, four/Keep it up, two, three, four. [Mowgli climes down the tree]
Hathi: Company, sound off!
Elephants: Oh, the aim of our patrol/
Elephant: Is a question rather droll/
Elephants: For to march and drill over field and hill. [they trumpet with their trunks]
Hathi: [tapping his trunk with the bamboo stick] Is a military goal!
Elephants: Is a military goal! [Mowgli comes out of the bushes as Hathi and the other elephants march by] Hup, two, three, four/Dress it up, two, three, four/By the ranks or single file/Over every jungle mile [Mowgli sees Hathi Jr. pass by]/Oh, we stamp and crush through the underbrush/ [Hathi Jr. trumpets ]
Hathi Jr.: In the "miritaly" style!
Elephants: In the military style!
Mowgli: [to Jr.] Hello. What are you doing?
Junior: Shh. Drilling.
Mowgli: [whispering] Can I do it, too?
Junior: Sure! Just do what I do. But don't talk in ranks. It's against "regalations".

[Mowgli walks up behind Hathi Jr. and pretends to walk like him. Hathi Jr. turns around.]

Hathi: To the rear, march!
[Mowgli is now facing Jr.]
Hathi Jr.: The other way! Turn around! [Mowgli turns around]
Hathi: Hup, two, three, four/Keep it up, two, three, four. To the rear, ho!
[Hathi Jr. turns around while Mowgli keeps marching to the right. He then realizes that Jr. stopped and runs into him.]
Hathi: Company, halt!
Hathi Jr.: That means "stop!"

[During the inspection of the Jungle Patrol]
Col. Hathi: Company, left face! [elephants turn around in a military fashion]
Winifred: March, march, march. My feet are killing me.
Elephant 1: [whispers] I’m puttin' in for a transfer to another herd.
Col. Hathi: Silence in the ranks! [walks around the rank] Dress up that line. [elephants raise their rears, as he hits Winifred's rear with his cane, she raises her rear and yelps] Pull it in, Winifred. [walks back to front] Inspection, arms!
[Elephants stick their trunks out]
Hathi Jr.: [to Mowgli] Stick your nose out.
Mowgli: [lifts his head up] Like this?
Hathi Jr.: That's right.
Col. Hathi: [looking closely at a recruit’s trunk] Tsk, tsk, tsk. A dusty muzzle. [to elephant in question] Soldier, remember, in battle, that trunk can save your life. [taps trunk with cane] Take good care of it, my man.
Elephant 2: Yes, sir!
Col. Hathi: Very good. Carry on. [the next recruit has dirty tusks and is lazily chewing on some vegetation until the Colonel clears his throat in serious annoyance. The recruit stops chewing and stands to attention as soon as the Colonel speaks to him] Let's have a little more spit and polish on those bayonets. [taps tusk with cane]
Elephant 3: Yes, sir!
Col. Hathi: Esprit de corps! That's the way that I earned my commission in the Mahajarah's 5th Pachyderm Brigade. Back in '88, it was - Or was it?
Winifred: [whispering to another elephant] Here it comes. The "Victoria Cross" bit again.
Col. Hathi: It was then I received the Victoria Cross, for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. [chuckles] Those were the days. Discipline! Discipline was the thing! [leans on his bamboo cane] It builds character and all that sort of thing, you know. [his cane snaps in half as he leans on it] Oh. Uh, where was I? Oh, yes. Inspection. [the next recruit is a rough-looking elephant with bent tusks and a black eye] Well, very good. [the next recruit is an elephant with a goofy-looking grin across his face] Wipe off that silly grin, soldier! This is the army. [the elephant's smile droops into a sad frown, making his tusks droop. The next recruit is focused on a fly buzzing around his face which lands on his trunk] Ahem. [swats the fly with his cane] Eyes front. [next, the lieutenant, with a mop of hair] Tsk, tsk, tsk. Lieutenant, that haircut is not regulation. [messes the hair up] Rather on the gaudy side, don't you think? [swipes his cane across, giving the lieutenant a military-style flat-topped haircut] There. That's better. [looks to the left] And as for you- [realizes that he's talking to his son Hathi Jr. and looks down] Oh, there you are. [chuckles] Let's keep those heels together, shall we, son?
Junior: Okay, Pop...sir!
Col. Hathi: Yes, that's better. [turns to Mowgli] Well, a new recruit, eh? [chuckles and pokes Mowgli's nose with his cane] I say, what happened to your trunk?
Mowgli: Hey! Stop that!
Col. Hathi: [gasps, sputters] A Man-Cub! [angrily picking up Mowgli with his trunk] Oh, this is treason! Sabotage! I'll have no Man-Cub in my jungle! [angrily puts him down on ground]
Mowgli: It’s not your jungle!
Bagheera: [arrives] Hold it. Hold it! I can explain, Hathi.
Col. Hathi: Colonel Hathi, if you please, sir.
Bagheera: Oh, yes, yes. Colonel Hathi. The Man-Cub is with me. I'm taking him back to the Man Village.
Col. Hathi: To stay?
Bagheera: You have the word of Bagheera.
Col. Hathi: Good. And remember, an elephant never forgets. [mumbling while Mowgli crosses his arms and frowns at him] Heh. I don't know what the army's coming to these days. These young whippersnappers, who do they think they are? [clears throat; all the elephants are dozing by now, but wake up as soon as Hathi commands] Let's get on with it. Right face! [the elephants turn left, but got bumped into each other] FORWARD, MARCH!
[The elephants began to march forward]
Winifred: Dear, haven't you forgotten something?
Col. Hathi: Nonsense, Winifred, old girl. An elephant never forgets.
Winifred: [about Hathi Jr.] Well, you just forgot our son.
Col. Hathi: [realizes something he forgot of what will happen to Junior] Uh, uh, son-Son?! [stammers] SON! [turns to see Hathi Jr. playing with Mowgli] Oh, yes, yes, yes, quite right! [chuckles] To the rear, march!
[The elephants turn right to follow Colonel Hathi, who looks for Hathi Jr. still playing with Mowgli, only to bump into each other again]
Hathi Jr.: [to Mowgli] When I grow up, I'm gonna be a Colonel. Just like my-
Col. Hathi: [angrily picking up Junior with his trunk] If I told you once, I've told you a thousand times-!
Hathi Jr.: [seeing other elephants marching into Hathi's rear] Pop! Look out!
[A spectacular crash of the elephants takes place]
Hathi Jr.: [to his father] Gee, Pop. You forgot to say "halt".
Mowgli: [laughing, then whispers to Bagheera on Colonel Hathi] He said that an elephant never forgets. [laughs hysterically again and stops as Bagheera glares at him]
Bagheera: [smirks] It's not funny. Now, let's get out of here before anything else happens.
[Bagheera and Mowgli leave through the jungle]
Mowgli: Bagheera, where are we going?
Bagheera: D'oh. You're going back to the Man Village right now!
Mowgli: I'm not going!
Bagheera: [losing his patience] Oh, yes, you are!
Mowgli: [grabbing hold of a tree] I'm stayin' right here!
Bagheera: You're going if I have to drag you every step of the way! [angrily grabs Mowgli by the loincloth with his teeth, and tries to tug him away from the tree, but fails when Mowgli refuses to let go] Let go, you!
Mowgli: You let go of me!
[Mowgli kicks Bagheera in the face. Bagheera pulls so hard that he loses his grip and falls backward into the river. He tries to get out of the water, but accidentally hits his head on a log]
Bagheera: [angrily] Oh, that does it! I've had it, Man-cub. From now on, you're on your own. Alone!
Mowgli: Don't worry about me.
[Bagheera leaves and Mowgli walks aimlessly for a while]
Bagheera: [still walking away] Ah. Foolish, Man-Cub.

[As Mowgli sits down near some rock with his head low until he hears sounds from nearby bushes. Baloo the Bear appears comes in]
Baloo: [scat-singing] ♪ Doo-bee doo-bee doo-bee dee-doo. Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-do, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-do, I mean a doo-be doo-bee doo-be, doo-be doo-bee doo. And with- ♪ [stops singing; sees Mowgli] Well, now. [chuckles] What have we here? [sniffs Mowgli's hair and gets Mowgli really annoyed uncover his head down] Hmm. Hey! What a funny little bit of a- [Mowgli angrily slaps him in his nose] Oh!
Mowgli: Go away!
Baloo: Oh, boy! I've seen everything in these woods. Ooh, what have I run on? What a pretty thing this is!
Mowgli: Leave me alone.
Baloo: Well, now. [pats on Mowgli's back] That's pretty big talk, little britches.
Mowgli: I'm big enough. [starts hitting Baloo in the tummy repeatedly]
Baloo: [unimpressed] Ha-ha...tsk-tsk-tsk. Pitiful. Hey, kid, you need help, an ol' Baloo's gonna learn you to fight like a bear. Now, come on, I'm gonna show you. Grrr! [starts to dance around and Mowgli too, mimicking Baloo's move] Ha-ha! Yeah. All right now kid, loosen up, get real loose, then start to weave, weave a little, now move, that's it. Now give me a big bear growl, scare me! [Mowgli makes a barely audible growl] Tsk-tsk-tsk. Oh, boy. I'm talkin' about like a big bear! [makes a loud growl that rocks the jungle]
Bagheera: [stops and hears the growl] He's in trouble. Why, I-I shouldn't have left him alone! [runs back to Mowgli]
Mowgli: [angrily growls at Baloo] Grrr.
Baloo: [anger roars loudly] GRRR!
Mowgli: Grrr!
Baloo: A big one, right from the toes.
Mowgli: How's that?
[Bagheera arrives and sees Baloo is dance fighting with Mowgli]
Mowgli: [off in the distance] Grrr!
Baloo: [off-screen; laughs] Ya, you're gettin’ it, kid!
Bagheera: [annoyed] Oh, no! It's Baloo! That shiftless stupid jungle bum!
[Baloo and Mowgli dance around again]
Baloo: Weave about, now look for an opening. Keep movin', keep- [Mowgli takes some swings at Baloo's nose but misses; laughs] Yeah, you're gettin' it, kid! [chuckles] Come on, that's it! [chuckles] He's a dandy! [playfully slaps Mowgli on the bottom which sends him rolling towards a log that leaves him knocked out on the ground]
Bagheera: [chuckles] Fine teacher you are, Old Iron Paws.
Baloo: Oh, thanks, Bagheera.
Bagheera: Yeah, tell me, tell me. After you knock your pupil senseless, how do you expect him to remember the lesson, hmm?
[Mowgli at this time already came to and sits on the ground, shaking head]
Baloo: Well, I...I, uh. Well, I didn't mean to...lay it on him so hard.
Mowgli: [gets up and walks back to Baloo, though kinda unsteadily] I'm not hurt. I'm all right! I'm a lot tougher than some people think.
Baloo: You better believe it! Now let's go once more. Now, I want you to keep circlin' or I'm gonna knock your roof in again, you better keep movin'- [Mowgli hits Baloo in his lower jaw] Ooph! Hey! Right on the button! [playfully falls down. Mowgli climbs on his butt, occasionally tickling him with his feet; laughing] No. No, no. No, no. Now, you're ticklin'. [chuckling happily; Mowgli starts tickling him deliberately] Oh, no, no, no, no. No, we don't do that here, the chat - Oh, no, you're ticklin', I-I can't stand tick- [chuckling playfully hysterically] Help! Bagheera!
Bagheera: Oh, boy. That's all he needs. More confidence.
Mowgli: Give up, Baloo?!
Baloo: I give up, I told ya! [chuckles] Ooh, I give- [Mowgli stops tickling him] Hey. [chuckles] You know somethin'? You're all right, kid. What do they call you?
Bagheera: Mowgli. And he's going back to the Man Village right now.
Baloo: [shocked] Man Village? They'll ruin 'im! They'll make a man out of 'im!
Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I wanna stay here with you!
Baloo: Certainly ya do.
Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think he will survive?
Baloo: [mocking Bagheera, sarcastically] "How do you think he will..." What do you mean "How do you think he..." He's with me, ain' he? And I'll learn ‘im all I know.
Bagheera: Oh? That shouldn't take too long.
Baloo: [glares at Bagheera and then turns to Mowgli at the beginning of "The Bare Necessities"] Look, now it's like this, little britches. All ya gotta do is... [singing] ♪ Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife. I mean the Bare Necessities! Ol' Mother Nature's recipes, that bring the Bare Necessities of life. Wherever I wander, wherever I roam. I couldn't be fonder of my big home. The bees are buzzin' in the tree to make some honey just for me. When you look under the rocks and plants, and take a glance at the fancy ants. Then maybe try a few... ♪ [lifts up a rock and licks the ground to eat some ants]
Mowgli: You eat ants?
Baloo: [laughs] You better believe it. And you're gonna love the way they tickle.
[he lets go of the rock which almost falls on Mowgli]
Bagheera: [stammers] MOWGLI, LOOK OUT!
Baloo: [singing] ♪ The Bare Necessities of life will come to you. ♪
Mowgli: [trying to catch an ant as it crawls up his arm] But when?
Baloo: [singing] ♪ They'll come to you. Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife. I mean the Bare Necessities! That's why a bear can rest at ease with just the Bare Necessities of life. Now when you pick a pawpaw, or a prickly pear... ♪
Mowgli: [pricks his finger on a pointy fruit] Ow!
Baloo: [continue singing] ♪ ...and you prick a raw paw. Well, next time, beware! Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw. When you pick a pear try to use the claw. [swallows all the fruit in his paw] But, you don't need to use the claw. When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw. [throws Mowgli a big fruit which sends him flying backwards] Have I given you a clue? ♪
Mowgli: Golly, thanks, Baloo!
Bagheera: "Pawpaw"...Ha! Of all the silly gibberish.
Baloo: [yanks a pouty Bagheera's foot as he smirks] Come on, Baggy! Get with the beat! [singing] ♪ The Bare Necessities of life will come to you. ♪
Mowgli: [singing] ♪ They'll come to me! ♪
Baloo: [singing] ♪ They'll come to you. ♪ [music from the song goes on through the whole following scratching scene] How 'bout scratchin' that old left shoulder while you're up there, Mowgli? [Mowgli scratches his back] Now just a hair lower. There, right there. That's it. Ahh... This is beautiful. That's good. Kid, we've got to get to a tree, this calls for some big scratch.
Mowgli: [laughs] You're lots of fun, Baloo!
Baloo: [now scratching against the tree] Right on it. Yeah. That's delicious. Ahh...ooh! Just a little bit- Mm...yeah...ha-ha! Ooh! [pulls tree from the ground, and scratches by its trunk with the back to his chest] Mm...mmm...ha-ha...ooh. Yeah. [satisfied, lets himself fall into a river] Oh, man, this is really livin'. [floats in a river] So just try and relax. Yeah. [Mowgli gets on his tummy] Cool it. Fall apart in my backyard. [He and Mowgli float down a river] 'Cause lemme tell you some'm, Li'l Britches: if you act like that bee acts, uh-uh. You're workin’ too hard. And don't spend your time just lookin’ around...for something you want that can't be found. [singing] ♪ When you find out you can live without it and go along not thinkin' about it. And I'll tell you somethin' true. The Bare Necessities of life will come to you. ♪
Bagheera: [annoyed, and turns walks away] Ahh...I give up. Well, I hope his luck holds out.
Baloo: Mowgli, how 'bout you singing?
Baloo and Mowgli: [singing] ♪ Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife. ♪ [the monkeys see Mowgli and Baloo are singing and floating down the river] ♪ I mean the Bare Necessities! That's why a bear can rest at ease with just the Bare Necessities of life. ♪
Baloo: Yeah!
Baloo and Mowgli: [singing] ♪ It's just the Bare Necessities of life. ♪
Mowgli: Yeah, man!
Baloo: [laughing] Beautiful! That's real jungle harmony.
Mowgli: [smiles] I like being a bear.
Baloo: [smiles] That's my boy. And you're gonna make one swell bear. Why, you even sing like one!

[Unbeknownst to Baloo, Monkeys replace Mowgli with another monkey]
Baloo: Hey, Mowgli, how 'bout you flickin' that old mean fly off of your...papa bear's nose? [monkey hits Baloo with a stick] OUCH! [chuckling] Boy, when you flick a fly, you really- [finally, he opens his eyes wide, shocked, when he mistakes a monkey to be Mowgli and angrily swipes a paw at the monkey] Why, you, flat-nosed, little eyed, flaky creep!
Mowgli: [angrily held in the branches above] HEY! LET GO OF ME!!
Baloo: Take your flea-pickin' hands off of my man-cub!
Monkey 1: Come on and get him, champ!
Monkey 2: He ain't no champ, he's a chump!
Mowgli: [swinging by Monkey] Baloo!
Monkey 3: Yeah! Ha-ha! A big hothead!
Baloo: [tries to get out of water] Okay, you guys asked for it, I'll-- Oof! [falls into water]
Monkey 4: That'll cool him off! [laughs crazily]
Baloo: [gets out of water, attempts to chase the monkeys] Give me back my Man-Cub!
Monkey 2: There he is! Come and get him!
[Baloo hits a tree and falls down flat]
Monkey 3: [points at Baloo] That's how a bear can rest at ease!
Monkey 5: Here's some bare necessities! [the monkeys throw fruits at Baloo]
Baloo: Now, just try that again you-- [a Mango is thrown at him and smashes on his face]
Monkey 6: What's that you hit him with, son?
Monkey 7: [about Baloo] That was a bare necessity!
Baloo: [Monkeys kidnap Mowgli] Look Monkey, you turn him loose, or I'll jerk a knot in your tail!
Monkey 1: We give up, here he comes!
Mowgli: [flying all over] Whoa! Baloo, catch me! Baloo!
Monkey 7: Back up, back up! Faster, faster, faster!
[Baloo trips and falls off the cliff]
Monkey 4: A rolling bear gathers no hair!
[The rock hits Baloo's head]
Mowgli: [the monkeys have carried him away] Baloo! Help me! BALOO, THEY'RE CARRYING ME AWAY!!!
[After the monkeys have kidnapped Mowgli]
Baloo: Bagheera! [cut to Bagheera] [off in the distance] BAGHEERAAA!!!!
Bagheera: [turns around as he hears Baloo yelling his name a mile away and smiles knowingly] Well, it's happened. It took a little longer than I thought, but it's happened. [starts running back toward Baloo, who's struggling to climb up the cliff. He reaches the cliff]
Baloo: [on the edge, screaming loudly in Bagheera's face] BAAA-GHEE-RAH!!!!! [the sound leaves Bagheera shaken. He then realizes that Bagheera is in front of him] Oh, you heard me, huh?
Bagheera: Mowgli? Mowgli? All right, what happened? Where's Mowgli?
Baloo: They ambushed me; thousands of 'em! I jabbed with my left, then I swung with the right, and then I let--!
Bagheera: Oh, for the last time! What happened to Mowgli?!
Baloo: Like I told ya; them mangy monkeys carried him off!
Bagheera: [Realizes what's happening] The Ancient Ruins. Oh, I hate to think what'll happen when he meets that King of theirs.

[Cut to The Ancient Ruins]
King Louie: [scat-singing] ♪ Ding ding lo-la diddly-o zing boing. Sca-be-do, hoo-be-do, zee-bo do-zeb. Diddly-doo dee-hoy. [shoots the banana, and then he put the peel on his head] I wanna be a man-man one or-rang-a-tang tang jango. ♪
[The monkey minions kidnap Mowgli and deliver him to King Louie]
Monkey 1: Ha-ha! We got him, King Louie!
Monkey 5: Man, we got him, we got him!
King Louie: Ha-ha-ha! So, you're the Man-Cub? [rolls his eyes] Crazy.
Mowgli: I'm not as crazy as you are. [to the monkeys angrily] Put me down! [when a monkey let us go of his ankles, he lands flat on his face, angrily shaking a fist at the monkey] You cut that out!
King Louie: [picks up Mowgli by his loincloth] Cool it, boy, and unwind yourself. [scat-sings to himself; Mowgli furiously punches the air] Now, c'mon, let's shake, Cousin. [grabs Mowgli's hand and shakes it]
Mowgli: What do ya want m-me for?!
King Louie: Word has grabbed my royal ear... [opens Mowgli's mouth] Have a banana. [shoots the banana into Mowgli's mouth] ...that you wanna stay in the jungle.
Mowgli: [mouth full; impressed] Stay in the jungle? I sure do.
King Louie: Good. And ol' King Louie... [scats, then indicates himself with all of his pointy fingers] That's me. ...can fix it for ya. [holds up 3 of his fingers] Have 2 bananas. [shoots the banana pair into Mowgli's mouth] Have we got a deal?
Mowgli: [mouth full of bananas] Yes, sir. I'll do a- [swallows] I'll do anything to stay in the jungle.
King Louie: Well, then, I'll lay it on the line for ya. [Begins singing "I Wanna Be Like You"] ♪ Now, I'm the king of the swingers, whoa. The jungle V.I.P. I've reached the top and had to stop, and that's what's botherin' me. I wanna be a man, Man-Cub, and stroll right into town. And be just like the other men, I'm tired of monkeyin' around. Oh, oobie-doo, I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo. I wanna walk like you, talk like you, too-hoo-hoo! You see, it's true-hoo-hoo, an ape like me-e-e-e. Can learn to be human too! ♪ [makes sounds as if playing a horn, the servant monkey named Flunkey, too, also makes horn noises, as Louie annoyed, turns to Flunkey] Wha-? [Flunkey is still making horn noises and King Louie shoos him away. Flunkey clears his throat; then scat-noises makes Louie as if saying, "Ow!", causing him to cover his ears, but dodges when he angrily swipes Flunkey off the other top side of the stone. Flunkey plays a leaf like a guitar, whistling. King Louie tries to steal the spotlight and gets thwarted a few times. Louie now uses the leaf to stop Flunkey from whistling. King Louie, scat-dancing himself uses his arms like a jump rope. Monkeys applaud]
Mowgli: [laughs happily applaud] Gee, cousin Louie, you're doin' real good!
King Louie: Now, here's your part of the deal, cuz. Lay the secret on me of man's red fire.
Mowgli: But I don't know how to make fire?!
King Louie: [singing] ♪ Now don't try to kid me, Man-Cub. I made a deal with you; what I desire is man's red fire to make my dream come true. Now give me the secret, Man-Cub. Come on, clue me what to do. Give me the power of man's red flower, so I can be like you. ♪
Bagheera: [eavesdropping] Fire?! So, that's what that scoundrel's after.
Baloo: I'll tear 'im limb from limb! I'll beat 'im up! I'll-I'll- [starts dancin' to the music] Yeah. Well, man, what a beat.
Bagheera: Will you stop that silly beat business and listen?! This will take brains, not brawn.
Baloo: You better believe it, and I'm loaded with both!
Bagheera: Would you listen?!
Baloo: Oh, yeah, yeah. [distracted, begins sneaking off into the music]
Bagheera: Now, while you create a disturbance, I'll rescue Mowgli. Got that?
Baloo: [dancing away] I'm gone, man. Solid gone!
Bagheera: [alarmed] NOT YET, BALOO!
[Baloo emerges from the door Bagheera was standing on the other side of, in disguise and absent-mindedly hits him with it]
Baloo: [scatting] HEY! De-zop-ba-ronie Hap-da-dee-ba-lat Da-dat-dat-non. Hey, a-baby-dot-doo Zaba-doo-doo-day-doo-bop Doo-boo-doo-day, ze-bonz Za-bop-bop-bobby.
King Louie: Za-bah-doo-dee!
Baloo: Well, a-ree-bah-naza.
King Louie: He-beh-do-beh-doy.
Baloo: Well, a-lah-bah-zini.
King Louie: Wadahlabat-boodalabat.
Baloo: Seebahlalat-dodie.
King Louie: Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Baloo: Well, a-ha ha ha ha.
King Louie: Rrrrahr-rrrahr!
Baloo: Gettin' mad, baby!
Monkey: Hall-owallo-a-la la
Baloo: Mahata alottado
Monkey: Hodolata-deetle-do
Baloo: Do-zootle-dot-dot-dot-dot-dot
King Louie: Gingle do doot do do do doot
Baloo: Zeep-i-doo-da hab a daah
King Louie: [singing] ♪ You hoo hoo! (Oop-dee-wee) I wanna be like you-u-u! (Hop-dee-doo-bee-do-bow) ♪
All: [singing] ♪ I wanna walk like you! (Cheep) Talk like you (Cheep) To-o-oo! (Wee-bee-dee-bee-dee-boo) You'll see it's tru-u-ue! (Shoo-be-doo) Someone like me-e-e... (Scooby-doo-bee-doo-bee) ♪
Flunkey: [singing] ♪ Can learn to be Like someone like me! ♪
Baloo: Take me home, daddy!
Baloo and King Louie: [singing] ♪ Can learn to be like someone like you. ♪
King Louie: One more time! [slaps Baloo on the back]
Baloo: [his disguise falls apart] Yeah! [singing] ♪ Can learn to be like someone like me! ♪ [as he scats, he slowly realizes the ruse has been exposed; stunned] Man!
Monkey 1: It's Baloo, the bear!
Monkey 2: Yeah, that's him! How'd that square get in here?!
Mowgli: Baloo! It's you!
[Baloo grabs Mowgli for running, but rushes by a monkey, who grabs Mowgli, Baloo stops, Mowgli angrily hitting the Monkey's head, King Louie grabs him, Baloo also grabs Mowgli while he angrily hits Louie's head on the ground. Now, another monkey swipes Mowgli, the second monkey stops, Bagheera ferociously roars and swipes at the monkey, Baloo uses a log, getting ready to hit another monkey, monkey misses, he hits Bagheera on the ground. Now the Ancient Ruins are breaking apart. Louie, shocked, sees this and almost falls; he runs back to lift up the temple, as Baloo gets a scheming idea and starts tickling Louie on his chest, causing him to laugh. The monkeys pushes Baloo with the statue pole, then Louie. This results in the destruction of the Ancient Ruins. Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli escape from King Louie and company]
Baloo: Whew! [laughs] Man, that's what I call a swingin' party!

[Cut to night; Mowgli is sleeping while Bagheera is having a conversation with Baloo]
Bagheera: And furthermore, Baloo, Mowgli seems to have man's ability to get into trouble, and your influence hasn't been exactly--
Baloo: Shh! Keep it down. You're gonna wake Little Buddy.
Bagheera: Ohh!
Baloo: Well, he's had a big day. It was a real sockaroo. You know, it ain't easy learnin' to be like me.
Bagheera: Puh! A disgraceful performance; Associating with those undesirable, scatterbrained apes. Huh. I hope Mowgli learned something from that experience.
Mowgli: [sighs, talks in his sleep] Scooby-dooby-dooby-doo.
Baloo: Ha-ha. That's my boy.
Bagheera: Oh, nonsense. [Baloo puts leaves under Mowgli's head] Baloo? Over here. I'd like to have a word with you.
Baloo: A word? You gonna talk some more? [yawns] All right, what's up, Bagheera?
Bagheera: Baloo, the Man-Cub must go back to the Man Village. [Baloo eats some grapes from a tree] The jungle is not the place for him.
Baloo: I grew up in the jungle. [eats some more grapes] Take a look at me.
Bagheera: Yes, just look at yourself. Look at that eye.
Baloo: [looks himself in the river and sees that he has a black eye] Yeah. It's beautiful, ain't it?
Bagheera: Frankly, you're a disreputable sight.
Baloo: Well, you don't look exactly like a basket of fruit, yourself.
Bagheera: [looks himself in the river and sees that he also has a black eye] D'oh! [clears his throat] Baloo, you can't adopt Mowgli as your son.
Baloo: Why not?
Bagheera: H-How can I put it? [Baloo eats a handful of grapes] Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. [Baloo shrugs] You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Baloo: I don't know. [chuckling] Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me. [elbows Bagheera and chuckles]
Bagheera: [annoyed] Baloo, y-y-you've got to be serious about this.
Baloo: [seriously] Oh, stop worryin', Baggy. Stop worryin', I'll take care of him.
Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?
Baloo: Can't a guy make one mistake?
Bagheera: Not in the jungle. And another thing. Sooner or later, Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.
Baloo: [suddenly very shocked] The tiger? What's he got against the kid?
Bagheera: He hates man with a vengeance, you know that! Because he fears Man's gun and Man's fire.
Baloo: But little Mowgli don't have those things.
Bagheera: Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he's young and helpless. [raises a paw at Baloo] Just one swipe, and--!
Baloo: [concerned] Oh! Well-- Well, what are we gonna do?
Bagheera: [seeing that Baloo is now just as worried about Mowgli as he is] We'll do what's best for the boy.
Baloo: You better believe it. You name it, and I'll do it.
Bagheera: Good. Then make Mowgli go to the Man Village.
Baloo: [angrily] Are you out of your mind?! I promised him that he could stay here in the jungle with me!
Bagheera: Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger. So, it's up to you.
Baloo: Why me?!
Bagheera: B-B-B-Because he won't listen to me!
Baloo: [humbled] But I love that kid. [sniffles] I love him like he was my own cub.
Bagheera: Then think of what's best for Mowgli, and not yourself.
Baloo: But-- Well, can't-- Well, can't I wait until morning? [the sun is now starting to rise]
Bagheera: It's morning now. Go on, Baloo.
[An emotional Baloo sighs and walks toward Mowgli before looking back at Bagheera with a choked-up facial expression. Bagheera understands that it's really hard for him, but Bagheera urges him with a nod]
Baloo: [sighs; he isn't sure how to tell Mowgli the difficult truth] Oh, boy. Mowgli? Mowgli. Um, it's time to get up.
Mowgli: [wakes up with a yawn] Oh, hi, Baloo.
Baloo: Hi. Hey, rub that old sleep outta your eyes. You and me, uh, we got a long walk ahead of us.
Mowgli: [not really noticing that Baloo is now looking melancholy] Swell! Gee, we'll have lots of fun together!
Baloo: [sadly] Sure, yeah. Yeah. Um...all right, let's hit the trail, kid. See ya 'round, uh, Bagheera.
Mowgli: Well, good-bye, Bagheera. Me and Baloo, we've got things to do.
Bagheera: Goodbye, Man-Cub. And good luck.
Mowgli: Come on, Baloo. [imitating Baloo's sentence about "The Bare Necessities"] All we've gotta do is... [singing] ♪ Look for the Bare Necessities, some good ol' Bare Necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife. I mean the Bare Necessities! That's way a bear can rest at ease, with just the Bare Necessities of life. ♪ [throw the banana to Baloo] Yeah! [singing] ♪ I'll live here in the Jungle all my life! ♪ Yeah, man! I like bein’ a bear. [Baloo looks worried holding the banana] Where are we goin', Baloo?
Baloo: [throws the banana away] Well, uh, it's,, it's sorta new and, uh-
Mowgli: [holding Baloo's paw] Oh, I don't care, as long as I'm with you.
Baloo: Mowgli, uh, look, buddy, uh, there's somethin' I gotta tell ya.
Mowgli: [chasing a butterfly] Tell me what, Baloo?
Baloo: [sighs; rubbing his neck, and scratches his chest] Oh, gee whiz. Now, how did ol' Baggy put it's? [happily realizes what will Bagheera said] Um, uh, Mowgli...Ha! You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Mowgli: [chuckles] Gee, I don't even know what you're talking about. [jumps, and tries to catch a butterfly, but misses]
Baloo: Mowgli, don't you realize that you're human?
Mowgli: I'm not anymore, Baloo. I'm a bear like you!
Baloo: [nervously] Little buddy, look. Listen to me.
Mowgli: [playful fighting Baloo] Come on! Come on, Baloo!
Baloo: Now, Mowgli, stop it now, now hold still. [grabs Mowgli's hands] I wa-I wanna tell you something. Now listen to me!
Mowgli: What's the matter, ol' papa bear?
Baloo: [concerned] Look, Mowgli, I've been tryna tell ya, I've been tryin' all morning to tell ya. I've got to take you back to the Man Village! [holds Mowgli]
Mowgli: [shocked, alarmed] The Man Village?!
Baloo: Now look, kid, I can explain--
Mowgli: But-- But you said we were partners.
Baloo: Now believe me, kid, I-I-I--
Mowgli: You're just like, like old Bagheera!
Baloo: [losing his patience] Now, just a minute! That's goin' too far! [Mowgli runs off in the opposite direction] Hey, Mowgli! Where you goin'?! [worried, runs, and chases Mowgli] Wait a minute! Stop! Wait! Wait! Listen to ol' Baloo! Mowgli? Mowgli? Mowgli! [Mowgli flees, Baloo feeling hurt and betrayed by him] Mowgli! Mowgli!
Bagheera: [runs up to Baloo after hearing him calling for Mowgli] N-N-Now, what's happened?!
Baloo: Well, you're, you're-- You're not gonna believe me, Bagheera, but look. Now, I used the same words you did, and he ran out on me!
Bagheera: [stammering] W-Well, don't just stand there! Let's separate; W-We've got to find him! [runs off in the opposite direction]
Baloo: Oh, if anything happens to that little guy, I'll never forgive myself. I gotta find him. Mowgli! Mowgli!

[Shere Khan the Tiger appears, prowling in the grass. He comes close to a deer grazing, lies down ready to pounce, but is interrupted when Colonel Hathi and the other elephants trumpet as the deer runs away]
Elephants: [marching and singing] ♪ Hup, two, three, four! Hup, two, three, four! Keep it up, two, three! ♪
Shere Khan: [annoyed] What beastly luck! Confound that ridiculous Colonel Hathi!

[Col. Hathi and the Jungle Patrol are marching]
Bagheera: Stop! Wait a minute. [bellows] HAAAAAAALT!
[The Jungle Patrol abruptly stops]
Col. Hathi: [As the other elephants bump into the back of him] Oh! Oh! [Turns to the herd, annoyed] Who said, "Halt!"?! I give the commands around here! Now, speak up. Who was it?
Bagheera: Oh, it was me, Colonel.
Col. Hathi: What do you mean, sir? Taking over my command? Highly irregular, you know.
Bagheera: Oh, Colonel, I'm sorry, but, but I need your help.
[Shere Khan is seen spying on them and eavesdropping]
Col. Hathi: Oh, absolutely impossible! We're on a cross-country march!
Bagheera: But it's an emergency, Colonel. The Man-Cub must be found.
Col. Hathi: Man-Cub? What Man-Cub?
Shere Khan: [cocks his left ear while eavesdropping their private chat from afar] How interesting.
Bagheera: The one who I was taking to the Man Village.
Col. Hathi: Good. That's where he belongs. Now, sir, if you don't mind, we'd like to get on with the march.
Bagheera: No, no-no, you-you don't understand, Hathi. He is lost. He ran away.
Shere Khan: How delightful.
Col. Hathi: Well, it serves the whippersnapper right.
Bagheera: But, but Shere Khan, the Tiger, he's sure to pick up the Man-Cub's trail.
[Shere Khan nods his head, agreeing with Bagheera]
Col. Hathi: [laughs] Shere Khan. Nonsense, old boy. Shere Khan isn't within miles from here. [Shere Khan shakes his head in disagreement, and chuckles evilly as if to say "That's what you think"] Oh, sorry, Bagheera. Fortunes of war, and all that sort of thing, you know.
Winifred: [angrily storms towards Hathi, with Hathi Jr. following her] This has gone far enough. Far enough! [to Hathi] Now, just a minute, you pompous old windbag!
Col. Hathi: Winifred! What are you doing out of ranks?
Winifred: Never mind. [indicating Hathi Jr.] How would you like to have our boy lost and alone in the jungle?
Col. Hathi: Our son? Alone? But, Winifred, old girl, that's an entirely different matter!
Winifred: Huh!
Col. Hathi: [proudly] Different, entirely.
Winifred: That little boy is no different than our own son. Now, you help find him, or I'm taking over command!
Col. Hathi: WHAT?! A female leading my herd?! Utterly preposterous!
Hathi Jr.: Pop, the Man-Cub and I are friends. He'll get hurt if we don't find him. Please, Pop, sir? Please?
Col. Hathi: [smiles] Now, don't you worry, son. Your father had a plan in mind all the time.
Winifred: [scoffs; smirks, sarcastically] Sure you did.
Col. Hathi: [gets shocked at Winifred's sarcasm, but regains composure, and clears throat] Troopers! Company, left face! [the elephants turn around in a military fashion] Volunteers for a special mission will step one pace forward. [the elephants step back; Elephant #3 is still chewing, but stops and backs up; Hathi sees the elephants and chuckles] That's what I like to see; Devotion to duty. Now, you volunteers will find the lost Man-Cub.
Bagheera: Oh, thank you, Colonel. Now, there's no time to lose. [leaves]
Col. Hathi: Yes, yes. [to Bugler] Uh, Bugler, when the Man-Cub is sighted, you will sound your trumpet 3 times.
Bugler Elephant: Yes, sir. [trumpets loudly, hoping to see Mowgli being found, but has his trunk covered by Hathi, who abruptly stops him by using his trunk to cover his trunk in shock]
Col. Hathi: Shh! Not now, soldier.
Bugler Elephant: [nasally] Sorry, sir.
Col. Hathi: [to Lieutenant] Lieutenant, our strategy shall be the element of surprise. [whispers] You will take one squad, and cover the right flank.
Lieutenant: [whispers] Yes, sir.
Col. Hathi: [whispers] And I shall take the other squad on the left flank. Very well. [bellows] COMPANYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! [bellow echoes] FORWARD, MARCH!
[Hathi and the elephants march away headed to the trees and they knock the trees down on the ground]
Shere Khan: Element of surprise? Ho. I say. [chortles] And now, for my rendezvous with the little lost Man-Cub.

[Mowgli walking aimlessly alone in the Jungle. Kaa picks Mowgli with his tail from the ground and raises to the branch he is on]
Mowgli: [surprised] Kaa! It's you!
Kaa: Yesss, Man-Cub, so nice to see you again. [hiss-laughs]
Mowgli: [angrily pushing Kaa away again] Oh, go away. Leave me alone.
Kaa: [trying to get Mowgli to his hypnosis look into his eyes] Let me look at you. [Mowgli turns away from Kaa's eyes] You don't want me to look at you? [turns Mowgli's head] Then you look at me. [hypnotizes Mowgli with his eyes, and looks away]
Mowgli: No, sir. [Kaa wrap his tail to him] I know what you're trying to do, Kaa!
Kaa: You do? Uh, I don't trust me?
Mowgli: No.
Kaa: Then there's nothing I can do to help.
Mowgli: [untied Kaa's tail with his leg] You want to help me?
Kaa: [sneaks Mowgli behind, and now waving agreement] Ss-certainly. I can see to it that you never have to leave this jungle.
Mowgli: How could you do that?
Kaa: Hmm? Oh, I have my own ss-subtle little ways. [chuckles] But first, you must trust me. [stares at Mowgli with his eyes]
Mowgli: I don't trust anyone anymore.
Kaa: [now struggles with his coils to push Mowgli off his head] I don't blame you. I'm not like those so-called fair-weather friends of yours. You can believe in me. [finally gets to see into Mowgli's eyes long enough to hypnotize the mancub; singing] ♪ Trust in me. Just in me. Shut your eyes. And trust in me. ♪ [hold Mowgli's forehead with his tail] Hold still, please. [singing] ♪ You can sleep. Safe and sound. Knowing around. Slip into silent slumber. Sail on a silver mist. Slowly and surely your senses. Will cease to resist. ♪ [Mowgli snores while standing on his head on the tip of his tail] You're snoring.
Mowgli: [half-asleep] S-s-s-sorry.
Kaa: [singing] ♪ Trust in me, and just in me. [has Mowgli wrapped in his coils as Shere Khan appears below and listens] Shut your eyes, and trust in me. ♪ [Shere Khan arrives and pulls Kaa's tail like ringing a doorbell] Mm? [annoyed] Ooh, now what? [politely] I'll be right down. [gets down from the tree almost completely] Yes? Yes? Who is it?
Shere Khan: It's me, Shere Khan. Uh, I'd like a word with you, if you don't mind.
Kaa: Shere Khan. What a surprise.
Shere Khan: Yes, isn't it? I just dropped by. Uh, forgive me if I've interrupted anything.
Kaa: Oh, no, no. Nothing at all.
Shere Khan: [as his claws pop out from his paw, he drums on the ground with them] I thought perhaps that you were entertaining someone up there in your coils.
Kaa: Coils? Someone? Oh, no. I was just curling up for my siesta.
Shere Khan: But you were singing to someone. [grabs hold of Kaa's throat] Who is it, Kaa?
Kaa: [choking like mad] Uh, who? [coughs] Oh, no. No. I was just...singing to myself.
Shere Khan: Indeed.
Kaa: Yes. You see, I have... [gulps] ...trouble with my sssinuses.
Shere Khan: What a pity. [releases Kaa's neck and gently pins him to the ground]
Kaa: Oh, you have no idea. It's simply terrible. I can't eat. I can't sssleep. So, I sssing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis? [smiles deviously, brings his head close to Shere Khan's face] Let me show you how it works. [uses his hypnosis technique with his eyes] ♪ Truuuust in me- ♪
Shere Khan: [pushes Kaa away and pins his head to the ground, unaffected] Oh, no, I can't be bothered with that. I have no time for that sort of nonsense.
Kaa: SS-S-Some other time? Perhaps?
Shere Khan: Perhaps. But at the moment, I'm searching for a Man-Cub.
Kaa: Man-Cub? What Man-Cub?
Shere Khan: The one who's lost. Now, where do you suppose he could be?
Kaa: Search me. [closes his mouth for telling Shere Khan to search Mowgli on his tentacles]
Shere Khan: That's an excellent idea. [chuckles] I'm sure that you wouldn't mind showing me your coils, would you, Kaa?
Kaa: Certainly not. [lowers his tail] Nothing here...and nothing in here. [as his tail points to his mouth open, Shere Khan hears Mowgli snoring. Alarmed, he starts snorting and coughs] My sinuses.
Shere Khan: Hmm. Indeed. And now, how about the middle?
Kaa: The middle? Oh, the middle. [lowering the middle leaving Mowgli on the tree trunk spinning around and showing Shere Khan the middle of his coils and then getting tickled] Absolutely nothing in the middle.
Shere Khan: Hmm. Really? Well, if you do just happen to see the Man-Cub, you will inform me first. Understand? [scratching Kaa's neck gently]
Kaa: [gulps] I get the point. [spinning himself into a bow with his head on top] Cross my heart, hope to die.
Shere Khan: Good show. And now, I must continue my search for the helpless little lad. [leaves]
Kaa: [to himself] Ooh, who does he think he's fooling? "The helpless little lad." Ooooh, he gives me the sh-sh-sh-shivers. [his shivering unintentionally wakes up Mowgli] Picking on that poor, little, helpless boy. [sighs, but smiles] Oh, yes. Poor, little, helpless boy. [Mowgli angrily pushes the rest of him off the branches and sends him falling comically to the ground yet again, in the same exact manner] Ooh!
Mowgli: [angrily climbs down the tree] You told me a lie, Kaa! You said that I could trust you!
Kaa: It's like you said; you can't trust anyone! [tries to strike Mowgli, only to again be caught in by a knot in his tail; when he pulls it out, his body comes back like an accordion, just in time for him to cast a look at Mowgli, who runs away] If I never see that s-ss-skinny little shrimp again, it will be too s-s-s-soon. [slithers away again with his bent coils] Ooh, my s-s-s-sacroiliac.

[The Vultures are sitting on a dead tree]
Buzzy: [yawns] Hey, Flaps. What we gonna do?
Flaps: I don't know. What'cha wanna do?
Ziggy: I've got it! Let's flap over to the east side of the jungle. They've always got a bit of action, a bit of a swingin' scene, all right!
Buzzy: Aw, come off it. Things are right dead all over.
Ziggy: You mean that you wish they were!
[They all laugh, except for Dizzy]
Dizzy: [seriously] Very funny.
Buzzy: Okay. So, what we gonna do?
Flaps: I don't know. What'cha wanna do?
Buzzy: Look, Flaps. First, I say, "What we gonna do?" Then you say, "I don't know. What'cha wanna do?" Then I say, "What we gonna do?" Then you say, "What'cha wanna do?" "What we gonna do? What you want..." Let's do something!
Flaps: Okay. What'cha wanna do?
Buzzy: [annoyed] Oh, blimey. There you go again, the same notes again!
Ziggy: I've got it! This time, I've really got it!
Buzzy: So, you got it. So, what we gonna do?
Dizzy: [spots Mowgli approaching] Hold it, lads. Look. Look what's coming our way.
Flaps: Hey, what in the world is that?
Ziggy: What a crazy-looking bunch of bones.
Dizzy: Yeah, and they're all walking about by themselves.
[They all laugh and look at Mowgli who sits down on a stone]
Buzzy: So, what are we gonna do?
Flaps: I don't know. Hey, now, don't start that again!
Ziggy: [pushing the others off the tree] C'mon, lads, c'mon. Let's have some fun with this little fella. This little bloke, eh?
[They all fly down to Mowgli]
Flaps: [feeling Mowgli's legs] Blimey! He's got legs like a stork, he has.
Buzzy: Like a stork, [chuckles] but he ain't got no feathers, he ain't.
[Vultures laugh]
Mowgli: [feeling hurt when he hears] Go ahead. Laugh. I don't care. [walks away]
Dizzy: What's wrong with him?
Flaps: I think we overdid it.
Dizzy: We were just having a bit of fun, that's all.
Buzzy: Aw, just look at him. What a poor little fella. You know, he must be down on his luck.
Dizzy: Yeah, or he wouldn't be in our neighborhood.
Buzzy: [tries to catch up Mowgli] Hey, new kid! Wait a minute! Hey!
Mowgli: [sadly] Just leave me alone.
Buzzy: Oh, come on, what's wrong? Y'know, you look like you haven't got a friend in the world.
Mowgli: I haven't.
Dizzy: [indicating Mowgli's parents] Haven't you got a mother or a father?
Mowgli: No. Nobody wants me around.
Buzzy: Yeah, we know how you feel.
Dizzy: Nobody wants us around, either.
Buzzy: Oh, we may look a bit shabby, but we've got hearts.
Dizzy: And feelings, too.
Buzzy: [smiles] And just to prove it to you, we're gonna let you join our little group.
Flaps: [honored] Kid, we'd like to make you an honorary vulture.
Mowgli: Thanks, but I-I'd rather be on my own alone.
Buzzy: Uh, now look, kid, everybody's got to have friends. [to vultures] Hey, fellas, are we his friends?
[Begins singing "That's what friends are for"]
Flaps, Dizzy, Ziggy: [singing] ♪ We're your friends. We're your friends. We're your friends to the bitter end. ♪
Buzzy: [singing] ♪ The bitter end... ♪
Flaps: [singing] ♪ When you're alone... ♪
Buzzy, Dizzy, Ziggy: [singing] ♪ When you're alone... ♪
Flaps: [singing] ♪ Who comes around? ♪
Buzzy, Dizzy, Ziggy: [singing] ♪ Who comes around? ♪
Flaps: [singing] ♪ To pluck you up... ♪
Dizzy and Ziggy: [singing] ♪ To pluck you up... ♪
Buzzy: [lifts Mowgli's chin, but almost smiles] Give us a smile.
Flaps: [singing] ♪ When you are down... ♪
Buzzy, Ziggy, Dizzy: [singing] ♪ When you are down... ♪
Flaps: [singing] ♪ And you are... ♪
Flaps, Ziggy, Dizzy: [singing] ♪ Outside looking in, who's there to open the door? ♪
Buzzy: [pushing Mowgli around to the vultures] Come on, kid, we need a tenor.
Flaps, Ziggy, Dizzy: [singing] ♪ That's what friends are for. Who's always eager to extend? [Mowgli smiles] A friendly claw. [vultures shaking Mowgli's hands with the feet talons] That's what friends are for. And when you're lost, in dire need. Who's at your side? At lightning speed. [Shere Khan hears them] We're friends of every creature. Comin' down the pike. In fact, we never met an animal, we didn't like. ♪
Buzzy: [laughs] You take it, kid.
Vultures with Mowgli: [singing] ♪ Didn't like... ♪
Buzzy: [singing] ♪ So you can see... ♪
Ziggy: [singing] ♪ Can see. ♪
Buzzy: [singing] ♪ We're friends... ♪
Ziggy, Dizzy: [singing] ♪ We're friends... ♪
Buzzy: [singing] ♪ We're friends in need... ♪
Ziggy, Dizzy, Flaps: [singing] ♪ Friends in need... ♪
Buzzy: [singing] ♪ And friends indeed. Friends indeed... ♪ [various a-capella] Take it easy, lads, steady, steady.
Ziggy, Dizzy, Flaps: [singing] ♪ You're staying in the jungle... ♪
Buzzy: W-W-Watch it!
Buzzy, Flaps, Ziggy, Dizzy: [singing] ♪ Forevermore. ♪
Buzzy: [still singing] ♪ M-More. ♪
Shere Khan: [low-pitched singing; the Vultures get scared hiding on Mowgli's side] ♪ That's what frien-en-ends...are...for. ♪ [applauds] Bravo. Bravo. An extraordinary performance. [smiles evilly] And thank you for detaining my victim.
Flaps: Uh, d-don't mention it... [gulps] ...Your Highness.
Shere Khan: [chuckles] Boo!
[The Vultures get scared of Shere Khan]
Dizzy: Let's get out of here!
Buzzy: Give me room! Gangway! [to Mowgli] Run, friend! Run!
Mowgli: Run? Why should I run?
Shere Khan: Why should you run? Could it be possible that you don't know who I am?
Mowgli: I know you, all right. You're Shere Khan.
Shere Khan: Precisely. [pops his claws out of his right paw] Then you should also know that everyone runs from Shere Khan. [pokes Mowgli's chin with his right paw]
Mowgli: [angrily pushes Shere Khan's paw away] You don't scare me! I won't run from anyone!
Shere Khan: Ah, you have spirit for one so small. And such spirit is deserving of a sporting chance. Now, I'm going to close my eyes, and count to 10. It makes the chase more interesting...for me. 1... [Mowgli looks for something to defend himself with as Shere Khan continues counting] ...2... [Mowgli spots something and goes over to retrieve it] ...3... [as Mowgli picks up a stick, Shere Khan begins to suspect something] ...4... [Mowgli prepares to defend himself] You're trying my patience. [counts faster just as Baloo arrives] 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! [Shere Khan leaps at Mowgli with a loud roar, Mowgli loses all of his nerve at the sight of this fearsome creature; Shere Khan almost catches Mowgli until Baloo grabs him by the tail]
Baloo: Run, Mowgli, run!
Shere Khan: Let go, you big oaf!
Baloo: [scared] Ooh! Take it easy! Take it-Ooh! H-Hold it! Hold it! Whoa! Slow down! [Shere Khan tries to bite him] Whoa! Yeow! Whoa! Slow! Easy, now! Ooh! Whoa, whoa, easy!
Buzzy: He's got a tiger by the tail, he has.
Dizzy: And he'd better hang on, too.
[Baloo hides beside a tree, hoping to avoid getting eaten, but fails when Shere Khan bites him in the butt]
Baloo: [screams in agony] YEOW!!!
Mowgli: [angrily hits Shere Khan with a thick twig in retaliation] Take that, you big bully!
Flaps: Let 'im have it again, kid! Hit 'im again, kid! Go on!
Mowgli: [starts to flee as Shere Khan chases him, but is no match for Baloo, who grabs Shere Khan's tail] Baloo! Help me!
Baloo: [he hangs over a tree branch, shocked, and turns around to Shere Khan chases Mowgli] OOOH!!! [stammers] Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh! [as Mowgli runs, Shere Khan roars, and gives Baloo a bumpy slide on the ground] Somebody, do somethin' with that kid!
Ziggy: Come on, lads!
[Flaps and Ziggy have just saved Mowgli]
Buzzy: He's safe now! [laughs] You can let go, Baloo.
Baloo: Are you kiddin'?! There's teeth on the other end!
[Baloo hangs over a branch to hold Shere Khan back but pulls too hard and they are sent flying backward. Shere Khan gets Baloo on the ground before him and violently throws Baloo on the ground and goes to attack him]
Shere Khan: I’ll kill you for this. [starts attacking Baloo]
Mowgli: [Flaps and Buzzy are holding him] Let go! Baloo needs help!
[Suddenly, when a thunderclap is heard, lightning strikes a tree, splitting it in half and catches fire]
Buzzy: Fire! That's the only thing that Ol' Stripes is afraid of.
Flaps: You get the fire; we'll do the rest.
[As Mowgli picks up a fire branch, Shere Khan violently knocks Baloo out]
Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps & Ziggy: CHARGE! [hover over Shere Khan and laugh]
Flaps: Punch and blow!
Shere Khan: Stay out of this, you mangy fools!
Buzzy: Yeah, yeah! [ducks during Shere Khan's attack] Missed me a mile, he did! [vultures laugh, Mowgli try to get the fire branch, Flaps pulls one of Shere Khan's whiskers] Yeah, pull his blinkin' whiskers!
Flaps: He's a bloomin' pussycat, he is!
[Mowgli takes a burning branch and bravely ties it to Shere Khan's tail]
Dizzy: Look behind you, chum.
[Shere Khan gasps in horror, he roars with pain, getting burnt by the fire on every step, and flees away]
Buzzy: Well, that was the last of him.
[They vultures laughs]
Ziggy: Old Stripes took off like a flaming comet, he did.
Buzzy: Well, come on, let's go congratulate our friend.
Dizzy: [approaching] Hold it, fellas. Now's not the time for it. Look.
[They see as Mowgli walks to Baloo, who was knocked unconscious]
Mowgli: [thinking he died] Baloo? Baloo, get up. Oh, please, get up. Oh.
Bagheera: [appears, sadly] Mowgli, try to understand.
Mowgli: Bagheera, what's the matter with him?
Bagheera: You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.
Mowgli: Y-You don't mean--? Oh, no. Baloo.
[The vultures are sad]
Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli: [quotes John 15:13 from the Holy Bible] "Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend." [as the panther speaks, Baloo opens his eyes, alive and well] When great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: Our friend, Baloo the Bear.
Baloo: [sniffling] He's crackin' me up.
Bagheera: The memory of Baloo's sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.
Baloo: Beautiful.
Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.
Baloo: [still sniffling] I wish that my mother could've heard this.
Bagheera: It's best we leave now. Come along, Man-Cub.
Baloo: Hey, don't stop now, Baggy, you're doin' great! There's more! Lots more!
Bagheera: [sees Baloo still alive and is furious] WHY, YOU...BIG...FRAUD! [the vultures and Mowgli are surprised and happy to see Baloo alive] You...You-You-You four-flusher! I-I am fed up!
Mowgli: [happily hugs Baloo] Baloo! You're all right!
Baloo: [laughs] Who, me? Sure, I am! Never felt...better.
[Vultures laugh happily]
Mowgli: [laughs in relief] You sure had us worried.
Baloo: Aw, I was just takin' 5. Y'know, playin' it cool. Heh! Yeah, but he was too easy.
Mowgli: Good ol' Papa Bear!
Dizzy: It's going to be a bit dull without that little bloke, isn't it?
Buzzy: Yeah. So, what are we gonna do?
Flaps: I don't know. Hey, now don't start that again!

[After defeating Shere Khan, Baloo, Mowgli and Bagheera are walking]
Baloo: Hey, Baggy, too bad you missed the action. You should have seen how I made a sucker out ol' stripes with that left up in his face. [fists Bagheera's face] "Boom, boom," I was givin’ him wham! [to Mowgli] You wanna know somethin'? We're good sparring partners.
Mowgli: [imitating Baloo's sentence] You better believe it!
Baloo: Yes, sir! [hugging Mowgli] Nothin’ that nobody is ever gonna come between us again.
[Then they hear someone singing in a distance]
Shanti: ♪ My own home. My own home. My own home. My own home. ♪
Mowgli: [sees the girl Shanti from the Man Village for the first time] Look. What's that?
Bagheera: Oh, it's the Man Village.
Mowgli: No, no. [about Shanti] I mean that.
Baloo: Forget about those. They ain't nothin' but trouble.
Mowgli: [moving closer] Just a minute. I've never seen one before.
Baloo: So you've seen one. So let's go.
Mowgli: [begins climbing the tree] I'll be right back. I want a better look.
Baloo: Mowgli, wait a minute!
Bagheera: Ah, Baloo. Let him have a better look.
[Mowgli watches as Shanti collects water with the pot]
Shanti: [singing] ♪ Father's hunting in the forest, Mother's cooking in the home, I must go to fetch the water, till the day that I am grown. Till I'm grown, till I'm grown. I must go to fetch the water, till the day that I am grown. ♪ [sees Mowgli in the reflection, looks up and smiles at him. Mowgli half smiles, but he falls into the pond, causing her to giggle. He scrambles into the bush, and Baloo looks furiously at her] ♪ Then I will have a handsome husband, and a daughter of my own. Then I'll send her to fetch the water, I'll be cooking in the home. [humming as Mowgli begins to follow her] Then I'll send her to fetch the water, I'll be cooking in the home. ♪ [drops her pot of water purposefully, pretending to do it by accident, and it rolls towards Mowgli]
Baloo: She did that on purpose!
Bagheera: [smiling] Obviously.
[Mowgli collects water for her and tries to give it back to her. Shanti, while looking at him with a smile, heads back to the Man Village. Mowgli follows her while carrying the pot of water on his head, avoiding tipping it over. He stands by the gates, and looks at Baloo and Bagheera in the jungle]
Baloo: [concerned] Mowgli. Come back. Come back!
Bagheera: [encouragingly] Go on. Go on.
[Having a hard time choosing, Mowgli, looks at Shanti, smiling. She heads back home. Mowgli starts to fall in love with her, looks at his friends with a shrug, and enters the Man Village for the first time; last lines]
Baloo: [stunned] He's hooked.
Bagheera: [smiles] Ah, it was inevitable, Baloo. The boy couldn't help himself. It was bound to happen. Mowgli is where he belongs now.
Baloo: [resigned] Yeah. I guess you're right. [smiles] But I still think that he'd have made one swell bear. [inhales] Well, c'mon, Baggy, buddy. Let's get back to where we belong, and get with the beat. [singing] ♪ Look for the Bare Necessities, the simple Bare Necessities. ♪
Bagheera: [singing] ♪ Forget about your worries and your strife. ♪
Both: [singing] ♪ I mean the Bare Necessities! Ol' Mother Nature's recipes, that bring the Bare Necessities of life! ♪
[Both of them walk off into the sunset and the film ends.]