Jungle Book (1942)

DVD Release: December 9, 2008
Jungle Book (1942)


A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.

Dove Review

“Jungle Book” is a wonderful display of jungle life and animals, and their interaction with human beings. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking and awesome.

Mowgli (played by Sabu) is a boy that was raised by a pack of wolves after being lost in the jungle. He makes his way back to the village and finds his real mother, who helps him learn how to behave in society. But he never forgets his roots and he makes a journey back to the jungle to live and to once again reside with the animals.

This is a fun adventure, filled with jungle animals and action. Due to some violence, we are awarding the film our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages 12-plus. You will see how the animals and people live with the “bare necessities!”

Content Description

Sex: None.
Language: Fool-1.
Violence: Wolves fight each other; a tiger jumps on man and kills him but no blood is seen; a boy throws stones at a tiger; boy fights tiger in water and kills tiger with knife—some blood is shown; a black panther jumps on man; men grab boy, tie him up and whip him; some blood and stripe marks are seen on boy; man hits another man with stick; man kills other man for treasure; men fight and man falls into river and is taken by a crocodile.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: Shirtless man and shirtless boy; shirtless boy seen in shadows, possibly naked but not shown; woman's bare midriff.
Other: A comment that we are "cousins to the monkeys"; a boy that has never seen fire before touches the fire with his hand and is burned; men worship boy as they think he has powers to turn himself into other creatures.


Company: Film Detective, LLC
Writer: Laurence Stallings, Rudyard Kipling
Director: Zoltan Korda
Producer: Alexander Korda
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 105 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter