King Louie

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King Louie is a fictional orangutan who kidnaps Mowgli in Disney's 1967 animated musical adaptation of The Jungle Book. He does not appear in Rudyard Kipling's original book, as orangutans are not native to India. But the movie is "inspired by" rather than "based on" the Kipling stories. King Louie has been called an example of a racial stereotype in Disney movies.[1][2][3]

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  1. Bell, Elizabeth; Lynda Haas, Laura Sells (1995). From Mouse to Mermaid. Indiana University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-2532-0978-8. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. Pinsky, Mark I. (2004). The Gospel According to Disney. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-664-22591-9. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. Schiappa, Edward (2008). Beyond Representational Correctness. SUNY Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-7914-7423-5. Retrieved 2008-11-01.