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Mowgli's Brothers (1976)

A feral child raised by jungle wolves must eventually assert his humanity to save his wolf parents from a tiger's malevolent influence on his pack.


Chuck Jones, Hal Ambro (co-director)


Rudyard Kipling (story), Chuck Jones




Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Narrator / Mowgli / Father Wolf / Shere Khan / Bagheera the Panter / Baloo the Bear / Akela / Tabaqui the Jackal (voice)
June Foray ... Mother Wolf (voice)


A family of wolves find a lost child near their cave and keep him as their own. He now becomes one of the wolves. When Akeelah, leader of the wolves, grows weak and old, evil Siberian tiger Shere Kahn attempts to win the wolves over to his side. But mowgli and his friends try to find out a way to scare the tiger off. Written by Finnur

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Bagheera the Panther: Little Brother, how often have I told you that Shere Khan is your enemy?
Mowgli: [yawns] As many times as there are nuts on that palm. What of it? I am sleepy Bagheera, and Shere Khan is all long tail, and loud talk.
Bagheera the Panther: [smacks Mowgli] Shere Khan is all long teeth, and long memory.
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Follows Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) See more »

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THE Best Mowgli adaptation
11 May 2011 | by philliseSee all my reviews

THIS is the the best adaptation of Mowglie's Brothers. It follows the original almost exactly, with two added scenes of Mowgli dressing up in sheets to scar Tabaqui, and dropping a melon on Shere Khan.

this got me to read all of the Jungle Book stories as a young child. As far as Shere Khan being white, I always thought he was supposed to be, and looked for some reference to that in the books. In "Tiger! Tiger!" the villagers DO think SHere Khan is a ghost, but it's because of his lameness, the same as "wicked old money lender, who passed away some years ago." If he were white it would have only increased their superstitions, but what I think happened was this: Chuck Jones considered doing more adaptations of Kipling; and since it wouldn't animate well to show a limping tiger, he decided on another reason the villagers believed he was a ghost--namely making him white. Unfortunately, "Tiger! Tiger!" never got made.

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11 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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