Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Episode 155: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're getting straight down to the bare necessities. Yep, that's right, Josh and Gabe are headed to the jungle to talk about The Jungle Book, the 1967 animated classic with a jazz-loving bear, a stuffy panther, and a proper English tig--what's that? We did an episode on The Jungle Book 2 years ago? Then what is...oh, right, this episode's about the 1994 live-action adaptation directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, a young Lena Headey, and John Cleese! You remember that, don't you? Well, it turns out you should. There's notalking animals, no cheap CGI, and a good old-fashioned sense of adventure, as Josh and Gabe find out. Of course, since they're guest-less this week, there are tangents aplenty, including one in which Gabe reveals his true passion for the films of James Cameron. (Yes, really.) So get ready for another wild episode! Check it out now.