Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.



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An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are. Written by Susan Southall <>

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From one of the greatest novels ever written comes a thrilling new motion picture classic. See more »

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Rated PG for action/violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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30 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)


$44,342,956 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The character of Tabaqui, played by Anirudh Agarwal, is based on an animal antagonist (an Indian jackal) from the original written works of Rudyard Kipling. See more »


The barrel on the burning wagon is labeled KEROSENE, but that is the American term, the correct British word is 'paraffin'. See more »


[first lines]
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Not bad of its kind
27 May 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Probably better for grownups than kids, who are likely to prefer the 1967 cartoon, of which this is essentially a live-action remake. Being Disney, it does not hew particularly close to the source material. But so what? It's a thundering good adventure, and Jason Scott Lee makes a terrific Mowgli. Just for fun, watch this and SQUANTO, with the equally good Adam Beach in the title role, as a double feature.

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