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Shere Khan, The Jungle Book (2)
Shere Khan (originally voiced by George Sanders and Tony Jay, currently voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is a tiger and the main antagonist of the 1967 Disney movie The Jungle Book. Shere Khan is the menace of the jungle, beginning (like most Disney villains) as a sort of elegant evil, and eventually going savage at the end of the movie. Khan has a hatred for humans, and seeks to kill Mowgli solely for that reason. He has competition from Kaa, who at one point tries to hide the man-cub (whom he has hypnotized into his clutches) from him while talking to Shere Khan. Shere Khan and Mowgli eventually have a showdown, with the vultures and Baloo helping out and Baloo getting scratched up in the process. But Mowgli beats the tiger by tying a flaming stick to his tail, and the big pussy cat's afraid of fire, so he runs away. He returns with a vengeance in 2003's The Jungle Book 2, but this time he's killed. He would return to get revenge thanks to his enemy allies, including Bowser Koopa, Set the God of Chaos, and Lucifer the Devil.


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  • Shere Khan will face off with the Bugs and Daffy's Adventures team in Bugs and Daffy's Adventures of The Jungle Book . He and Kaa will fight them again in Bugs and Daffy's American Tail, Bugs, Daffy, and Fievel Go West, and Bugs and Daffy's Adventures of Fantasmic!
  • Shere Khan will become Jeffrey's enemy in Jeffrey & Friends' Adventures of The Jungle Book.
  • Shere Khan will become Juniper Lee's enemy in the Juniper Lee's Adventures Series episode Animal Alcatraz.
  • Shere Khan will become Aaron's enemy in Aaron's Adventures in The Jungle Book
  • Shere Khan will become Arik's enemy in Arik's Adventures in The Jungle Book
  • Online sensation The Nostalgia Critic placed him at number 8 on his Top 11 Greatest Disney Villains.
  • In the original story, Shere Khan was born under the name Lungrai. The name means 'lame one', mainly he was crippled when he was born, and called himself Shere Khan. He also has a henchman called Tabahki, a jackal.
  • His name in the language of the jungle translates to 'King of Tigers'.