Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

Jungle 2 Jungle poster

Walt Disney Pictures
Starring:
 Tim Allen, Sam Huntington
Directed by: John Pasquin

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A remake of the French film Un indien dans la ville. Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen) finds out he has a teenaged son living among a South American tribe and brings the boy named Mimi-Siku (Sam Huntington) to New York City for a visit.

Featured Feline: Michael’s fiancee Charlotte (Lolita Davidovich), a fashion designer, owns a white Persian cat named Coco. Coco is first seen sleeping on the couch at a party thrown by Charlotte.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat sleeping on couch

Charlotte picks up Coco to take her into the kitchen to feed.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich picking up Coco white Persian cat with Fiona Carole Shelley

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat eating from bowl

Charlotte’s friend, Fiona (Carole Shelley), enters the kitchen to find out what they’re having to eat. Mimi-Siku suggests eating the cat. Naturally Charlotte is against this. Fiona and the party guests are later shocked to find Mimi-Siku crouched on the counter eating the cat’s food.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich with Coco white Persian cat and Fiona Carole Shelley and Michael Tim Allen

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich taking Coco white Persian cat away from Mimi-Siku Sam Huntington with Michael Tim Allen

As if this weren’t enough, Michael makes a point of telling Mimi-Siku not to eat the cat the next morning at breakfast.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Mimi Siki Sam Huntington lifts Coco white Persian cat onto counter

Jungle 2 Jungle - Mimi Siki Sam Huntington petting Coco white Persian cat

In a later scene, Michael is home with Charlotte when she leaves the room. He decides to try Mimi-Siku’s blowgun and accidentally ends up shooting a dart into Coco.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat on table near Charlotte Lolita Davidovich and Michael Tim Allen

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat hit by dart

The dart puts Coco to sleep.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat hit by blowgun dart shot by Michael Tim Allen animated gif

During this scene, Coco is represented by a stuffed cat made to looking like the sedated Persian. Michael picks up the limp “animal” and tries to revive her with no luck. He finally just throws her behind the island in the kitchen.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen holding up fake limp Coco white Persian cat

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen with fake limp Coco white Persian cat

The next morning the cat is fine and Michael comments on how Coco slept like a log that night.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen sitting on couch with Coco white Persian cat

It should be noted that the translation of Mimi-Siku, which the boy picked for his own name, is cat pee. Or maybe that shouldn’t be noted.

Final Mewsings: Coco was lucky to sleep during this movie!


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