Following its fairly successful February theatrical release, Disney’s The Jungle Book 2 lands on DVD and VHS today. The Buena Vista Home Ent. release retails for $29.99 DVD and $24.99 VHS and promises to deliver much more than just the bare necessities.
In The Jungle Book 2, wild child Mowgli (Haley Joel Osment) lives in the village with humans but longs to see his bear buddy, Baloo (John Goodman). When he sneaks away to the jungle, the villainous tiger, Shere Kahn (Tony Jay), sees his opportunity to take revenge and the chase is on. The sequel was was written by Karl Geurs and directed by Steve Trenbirth. Christopher Chase and Mary Thorne produced.
DVD extra features include a behind-the-scenes featurette titled The Legacy of The Jungle Book, a synopsis of Walt Disney’s original The Jungle Book, Mowgli’s Jungle Ruins Maze set-top game, Disney’s song selection, deleted musical sequences with filmmaker introductions, and music videos for W-I-L-D, Jungle Rhythm and Smash Mouth’s I Wanna Be Like You.
Also arriving on home video today is Miramax’s critically acclaimed biopic Frida, starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton, Antonio Banderas and Ashley Judd. The film features a dream sequence with stop-motion animation by accomplished cult favorites the Brothers Quay. Extra features on the two-disc DVD set include a behind-the-scenes look at the effects hosted by the Quays. The title lists for $29.99 DVD.