A small child gets into the jungle in a wolf family. The mother wolf Raksha liked him, and did not give him to tiger an ogre Sherkhan. Wolves nurtured and brought up a human cub, who was named Mowgli. But the family lives in a wolf pack that is governed by the law of the jungle. The flock council must decide whether Mowgli will live among the beasts or give it to Sherkhan, who wants to get his prey.Written by
"Mowgli" is far truer to the spirit of Kipling's story than the singsong Disney version (incidentally, there are no songs to speak of in this one). Animation is rather unusual, with rather sweeping strokes and not a lot of color detail, but very detailed movements. I for one love watching Bagheera (who is female here for grammatical reasons), and Tabaqui is also a treat. It's always been hard to stop an episode of "Mowgli" in between, especially the Red Dog episode always has me sitting on the edge of the seat.
This is a classic that every Russian child since 1967 grew up with and I keep returning to it. One of the best in Russian animation, and that means something.
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