FILMS

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Plot

Mowgli is a «man-cub (детёныш)» raised by (вопитан) the Indian wolf Raksha and her pack (стая), led by Akela, in an Indian jungle ever since (с тех самых пор как) he was brought (принесён) to them as an infant (младенец) by the black panther Bagheera. Bagheera trains Mowgli to learn the ways of the wolves, but the boy faces certain challenges (сталкивается с определёнными проблемами) and falls behind  (отстаёт от) his wolf siblings (братья и сёстры), while (в то время как) Akela objects to (против) him using human «tricks» (фокусы), like building tools (инструменты), instead of (вместо того чтобы) learning the ways of the pack.

One day, during the dry (сухой) season, the jungle animals gather (собираются) to drink the water that remains as part of a truce (перемирие, затишье, прекращение) during a drought (засуха) that enables the jungle’s wildlife to drink without fear of their predators (хищники). The truce is disrupted (прерывается) when a fire-scarred tiger named Shere Khan arrives, detecting Mowgli’s scent (запах) in the crowd. Consumed (поглощённый) by a vendetta (ровная месть, вендетта, месть) against humans for scarring (за то, что оставили шрам) him with fire, he threatens  (угрожает) to kill Mowgli at the end of the drought. After the drought ends, the wolves whether  (ли) or not they should keep (нужно оставить) Mowgli. Mowgli decides (решает) to leave the jungle for the safety (безопасность) of his pack. Bagheera volunteers to guide him to the nearby man-village.

On their way, Shere Khan ambushes (устраивать засаду) them, but Mowgli manages (удаётся) to escape  (сбежать). Later, Mowgli meets an enormous  (огромный)  python /ˈpʌɪθ(ə)n/ named Kaa, who hypnotizes him. While under her influence (под влиянием), Mowgli sees a vision (видение) of his father being killed by Shere Khan while protecting (защищая) him. Kaa tries (пытается) to devour (пожирать) Mowgli, but she is attacked by a brown bear named Baloo who rescues (спасает) the unconscious (в бессознании) Mowgli. Mowgli later awakens (просыпается) and gets some honey for Baloo as repayment (в качестве выплаты), with the two bonding (привязываются друг к другу) in the process. Mowgli agrees (соглашается) to stay with Baloo until the winter season arrives (прибывает). Meanwhile (тем временем) Shere Khan kills Akela and threatens the pack to lure  (выманить) Mowgli out.

Bagheera eventually (в конце концов) finds Mowgli and Baloo and is shocked that Mowgli has not joined (не присоединился к) the humans as he had agreed, but Baloo calms him down (успокаивает его) and persuades (убеждает) both of them (их оба) to sleep on it (подумать до утра/утро вечера мудрее). During the night, Mowgli finds a herd (стадо) of Indian elephants gathered (собрались) around a ditch (канава, ров) and uses vines  (лоза, виноградная лоза) to save their baby. Although (хотя) Baloo and Bagheera are impressed (впечатлены), Baloo realizes (понимает) that he cannot guarantee Mowgli’s safety (безопасность) after learning (после того, как узнал) that he is being hunted  (на него охотится) by Shere Khan. Baloo agrees to push Mowgli away (оттолкнуть) to get him to continue going to the man village.

Mowgli is kidnapped (похищен) by a gang (банда, шайка) of monkeys, who present (представляют) him to their leader, a giant ape (обезьяна) named King Louie. Assuming (полагая) that all humans can make «the red flower» (fire), King Louie offers  (предлагает) Mowgli protection (защиту) from Shere Khan in exchange (в замен) for it. As King Louie chases (преследует) Mowgli through his temple (храм), he informs Mowgli of Akela’s death. King Louie’s temple collapses (обваливается) on top of him.

Mowgli steals a lit torch (зажжёный факел) from the man village and heads back to the jungle, accidentally (случайно) starting a wildfire in the process. He faces (сталкиваться лицом к лицу c) Shere Khan.  He lures (заманивает) Shere Khan up a dead tree and onto a branch (ветка), which breaks under the tiger’s weight (вес), and Shere Khan falls into the fire to his death. Mowgli then puts out the fire.

Raksha becomes the new leader of the wolf pack. Mowgli decides to use his equipment and tricks for his own use. He found his true home with his wolf family, Baloo, and Bagheera.

DUMBO

Plot

In 1941, a flock of storks (аисты) deliver (доставляют) babies to circus (цирк) animals. All the mothers receive (получают) their parcels (посылки)  before departure (перед отправлениме) except (кроме) the elephant Mrs. Jumbo. During travel (во время путешествия), a lost (заблудившийся) stork brings her an elephant who, to the other elephants’ surprise, has huge (огромные) ears. Everybody laughs at him and he is given the nickname «Dumbo». Mrs. Jumbo treats (относится к) her child with all her maternal (материнской)  love. One day the circus ringmaster (инспектор манежа) locks her in a cage. The lone Dumbo is very upset. A small mouse named Timothy consoles  (утешает) Dumbo and vows (клянётся) to make him a star.

The ringmaster makes Dumbo the top of an elephant pyramid stunt (трюк). The performance (представление) fails (проваливается) as (так как) Dumbo trips over (спотыкается о) his ears and misses (промахивается) his target (цель). So (поэтому) the other (другие) elephants suffer (страдают от) various (различных) injuries (ушибов). Dumbo is made into a clown as a result, to the shame (к стыду) of the other elephants. Despite (несмотря на) his popularity and fame (слава), Dumbo dislikes (не нравится) this job (профессия/работа), and is now more miserable than ever (несчастнее чем когда либо). To cheer Dumbo up (чтобы поднять ему настроение), Timothy takes him to visit his imprisoned (заключенный в тюрьму) mother. The two are unable (не могут) to see each other face to face, and can only touch (докасаться) trunks (хоботы). On the way back, Dumbo cries and then starts to hiccup (икать), so Timothy takes him for a drink of water from a bucket (ведро) that has accidentally  (случайно) had a bottle of champagne spilled (пролить) into it by the clowns. As a result, Dumbo and Timothy both become drunk and have hallucinations of pink elephants.

The next morning, Dumbo and Timothy are awakened (их будят) by a group of crows (вороны) who are surprised to find an elephant sitting on the highest branches (ветви) of a tree. Dumbo managed (удалось) to fly here using his large ears as wings. Timothy persuades (убеждает) Dumbo to use (использовать) this gift (подарок). One of the crows gives Dumbo one of his feathers (перья) and convinces (убеждает) him that it carries (несёт) magic that will allow (позволят) him to fly. Back at the circus, Timothy offers (предлагает) to Dumbo to transform his clown act into a flying performance. As Dumbo unfolds (раскрывает) his ears, he loses (теряет) the feather and panics. Dumbo flies around the circus. A shocked audience looks at him in amazement (в удивлении). After this performance, Dumbo becomes (становится) a media sensation, Timothy becomes (становится) his manager and the new owner (владелец) of the circus, Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo are given (им дают) a private (личный) car (вагон) on the circus train.