- First of all, the title is Jungle Book, so you're already walking a thin line. Second, the jive talking ape
(King Louie) was voiced by a white man. Finally that ape says, " "I want to be like you. Oh, yes, it's true. I want to walk like you, talk like you do. ... An ape like me can learn to be human, too."
- The portrayal of Arabs in this film as barbaric savages outraged Arab-Americans when this film was released. The original lyrics of the opening song Arabian nights, "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face. It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." were changed when the film was released for home video, "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense, It's barbaric but hey, it's home"
It's a good thing recent historical events have changed American's perceptions of Arabs and Arab-Americans and they are no longer portrayed as barbaric. Unless you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck.
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