Rabbit and the Wolves, retitled Rabbit Learns a Lesson for American audiences, is the eighth episode of Mowgli the Man Cub & Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas & Friends episode, James & the Coaches/James Learns a Lesson.


  • Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh) as James
  • Mowgli's Father as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Rama as Edward
  • Monkeys as Troublesome Trucks (Cameo Role)
  • The Wolf Cubs as Coaches
  • Mowgli as Thomas
  • Abigal & Amelia (from The Aristocats) as Annie and Clarabel
  • Colonel Hathi as Gordon (Mentioned)
  • James' Crew as Themselves
  • Various Passengers as Themselves
  • George Banks (from Mary Poppins) as Jeremiah Jobling (The man with the bootlace)


Narrator: "Rabbit was enjoying his life in the Jungles of India, but he still had a lot to learn."

Mowgli's Father: You're a special mixed-traffic rabbit."

Narrator: "Said Mowgli's Father."

Mowgli's Father: "You can take Wolf Cubs or Monkeys quite easily, but you must learn by your mistakes."

Narrator: "Rabbit knew what Mowgli's Father meant. He could well remember that dreadful accident on his first day."

Rama: "Be careful with the wolf cubs, Rabbit."

Narrator: "Said Rama."

Rama: "They don't like being bumped."

Narrator: "Everyone came to admire Rabbit."

Rabbit: "I'm a really splendid rabbit."

Narrator: "He thought, and suddenly danced up a sweat. A shower of sweat fell on Mowgli's Father's smart new hat.

Suddenly, the Guard blew his whistle, and Rabbit thought they had better go."

Rabbit: "Go on! Go on!"

Narrator: "He puffed to Rama."

Rama: "Don't push! Don't push!"

Narrator: "Replied Rama. The wolf cubs were grumbling too."

Wolf Cubs: "Don't go so fast! Don't go so fast!"

Narrator: "But Rabbit didn't listen.

When at last, they reached the next station, two wolf cubs were beyond the platform. They had to go back to drop off their passengers. But no one seemed to know about Mowgli's Father's new hat, so Rabbit felt happier.

Presently, they came to the station, where Mowgli was waiting with his two ducks."

Mowgli: "Hello, Rabbit."

Narrator: "Said Mowgli."

Mowgli: "Feeling better? That's right.

Oh, that's my guard's whistle. I must go. I don't know what my father would do without me to run this jungle."

Narrator: "And he puffed off importantly.

Rama and Rabbit passed the field where Rabbit had had his accident. The fence was mended and the cows were back again.

They ended their journey, and rested before setting off for home. Rabbit was till wondering what Mowgli's Father would have to say about his new hat.

Next morning, he spoke severely to Rabbit."

Mowgli's Father: "If you can't behave, I shall take away your yellow fur, and have you wear blue fur."

Narrator: "Rabbit didn't like that at all.

He was very rough with the grumbling wolves as he brought them to the platform."

Rabbit: "Don't talk! Come on!"

Narrator: "He called to them."

Rabbit: "Colonel Hathi never has to fetch his own wolves,"

Narrator: "He huffed to himself."

Rabbit: "And he only wears gray."

Narrator: "To make Rabbit even more cross, this time no one came near him."

Rabbit: "I'll show them."

Narrator: "He thought.

Rabbit: "They think Hathi is the only animal who can take wolves.

Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "Puffed Rabbit."

Wolves: "You're going too fast! You're going too fast!"

Narrator: "Replied the wolves. Rabbit laughed and tried to go faster, but the wolves wouldn't let him.

Wolves: "We're going to stop."

Narrator: "They said."

Wolves: "We're going to stop!"

Rabbit: "What's the matter?"

Narrator: "Rabbit asked his driver."

Rabbit's Driver: "The wolves are hard on. Scratch on the leg, most likely. You've banged the wolves enough to make a scratch in anything.

The Guard: "How shall we mend it?"

Narrator: "Said the guard."

Rabbit's Driver: "We'll do it with newspaper and a leather bootlace."

Narrator: "Replied the driver."

The Guard: "Well, where is the bootlace coming from?"

Narrator: "Asked the guard."

Rabbit's Driver: "Ask the passengers."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Th Guard: "You have leather bootlace there, I see, sir."

Narrator: "Said the guard to George Banks, a smarty dressed man."

The Guard: "Please give it to me."

George Banks: "I won't."

Narrator: "Said Mr. Banks."

The Guard: "Then,"

Narrator: "Said the guard,"

The Guard: "I'm afraid we'll all have to stay where we are."

Narrator: "The passengers all said what a bad jungle it was. Then they told George how bad he was instead. Everyone was very cross.

At last, he handed his laces over.

The driver tied a pad of newspaper tightly around the scratch in the leg, and Rabbit was able to take the wolves.

But he was a sadder and wiser Rabbit, and took care never to bump wolves again."

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  • Footage Copyright: The Walt Disney Company

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