"Maugli. Pokhishchenie" is the second of five 20-minute animated films by Roman Davydov and Leonid Belokurov and came out a year after the first. The two give us the Soviet approach on the famous Kipling work and the time when this came out can be described as the Golden Age of Soviet animation which happened 2-3 decades later than the American. In this one, which runs 20 minutes again just like the first, Mowgli was accepted by the jungle animals and protected from some natural enemies. He becomes a boy and Bagheera and Baloo become his closest friends. We see him adjust (sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much) to life in the jungle and the most interesting addition is Kaa, a snake that possesses the talent of hypnotizing his enemies. A successful continuation after the first. I recommend it.
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