This isn't Disney's "Jungle Book", it's Rudyard Kipling's. I loved Kipling's book as a kid and read it avidly, so much so that I, too, wanted to live in the jungle, with bears, wolves and panthers as my brothers. As a grown-up, I can now see the class struggle going on within the pages of Kipling's jungle opus, and even feel a bit sorry for Shere Khan (he was born lame, after all, which is why he became a man-eater), but my fascination still endures, so I created this tribute, which I've named "Savage". Hope you like it!
Was very impressed by the book also. It was one of most important books of my childhood. Its very nice to see artists of 21th century till paying tribute to such wonderful masterpieces of literature. Happy to hear that Im not the only one who was not completely "wheaned" on Disney)
Yeah, Disney's Jungle Book is an entirely different animal (so to speak) than Kipling's. It's not bad, it's just different. It seems that Walt wanted a much lighter, more humorous approach for the story, and it worked as a family animated film. But it's a far cry from Kipling's dark tale.