Okay, I saw
's blank Jungle Book recast meme here
and I thought I ought to give this a shot, since I'm planning a Jungle Book fanmake in honor of the 2016 live-action reimagining released a few months back. So... Let's dive in, shall we?Janja (The Lion Guard) as Shere Khan
No lie, literally any villain could've easily gotten this role. Even Scar of The Lion King fame would have this role hook, line and sinker. However, I figured Janja was a perfect fit on account of who would be playing Mowgli. Janja the Hyena, much like Shere Khan, is a very ruthless and cunning villain, not to mention very intelligent. But while he is so, Janja is also, for lack of better word, a coward behind his personality and turns tail when faced with a fair fight. Princess Luna (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) as Bagheera
While Luna is a stern and no-nonsense princess on the surface, she is a very caring Alicorn when you take the time to know her. Much like Bagheera can be to Mowgli. Both are very stern, but at the end of the day care for those they know.Nagini (Harry Potter; voiced by Angelina Jolie) as Kaa
Okay, I ran out of ideas when I was casting for this role. So I decided on going with a villainous snake I knew.Tiger (An American Tail series) as Baloo
Not necessarily the first choice I had in mind for Baloo. But then, I remembered that Tiger is a pretty easygoing feline and can be really tough and aggressive if absolutely necessary. Plus, call it a bonus because of who I cast as Mowgli, given they're the best of friends. Fievel Mousekewitz (An American Tail series) as Mowgli
Okay, I know it would make more sense to cast a human as Mowgli. But bare with me on this since I have a twist in mind for the mice (who'll be replacing the humans) in which they're more evolved in terms of intelligence- Think The Secret of NIMH- and also height so they (and Fievel) aren't completely dwarfed by the more "feral" animals.
Also, look at it from a character standpoint. Much like Mowgli, Fievel is a very smart kid and brave kid for his age. However, both tend to bite off more than they can chew, especially when it comes to staring danger directly in the face. Plus, you can thank
's pic here,
, for the thought of Fievel and Tiger as Mowgli and Baloo respectively. Leonard (The Angry Birds Movie) as King Louie
Again, I ran out of ideas for this role. But... Leonard is a king and his subjects are rather troublesome, much like Louie and the Bandar-Log.Kermit the Frog (The Muppets) as Colonel Hathi
This is probably even more of a headscratcher to you than Fievel as Mowgli, but if you think about it, it makes good sense. The Muppets are usually always screwing things up and it is usually frustrating for poor Kermit, who isn't always the most patient frog on the planet. Not to mention Hathi is pretty no-nonsense. But then again, what type of colonel isn't no-nonsense?
But anyways, what do you guys think?
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