The Jungle Book 2 (Special Edition) is out and a hit with little
kids. This is one movie both my four year and eight year old can enjoy together without too much
fighting. They both loved the classic original Jungle Book with those great songs by Louis Prima.
This one includes the same characters and a reprise of the song “The Bare necessities,” as well as
the modern hit, “I Want to be Like You” by Smash Mouth.
With the voices of John Goodman and
Haley Joel Osment, Jungle Book 2 is a good movie for young kids. Though there are some scary parts,
even two-year-olds can watch this movie without too much anxiety. As an adult, I didn’t enjoy this
one as much the original, but for the kids it was fine and there is some comfort in re-discovering
the old characters.
Additionally, while I was underwhelmed by the two included video games
(using your DVD player’s remote), my son was enthralled with the idea. He made me continue to try to
play them for longer than they were worth given old and slow technology.
The GreatDad Jungle Book 2 Contest
We have three copies
of this DVD available to a movie buff who can identify the voice of Baloo in the 1967 original Jungle
Book. Just send your answers to Paul @ GreatDad . com (a couple extra spaces in there to stymie the
spammers.) Good luck. If more than three correct entries, we’ll draw a name on June 28.