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The Adventures of Mowgli (1973)

Maugli (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 23 July 1981 (USA)
An adaptation of a classic tale about a boy raised in jungles by animals.

Director:

Roman Davydov (as R. Davidov)

Writers:

Leonid Belokurov (as L. Belokurov), Rudyard Kipling (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyusena Ovchinnikova ... Mother Raksha (voice)
Aleksandr Nazarov Aleksandr Nazarov ... Kaa (voice) (as a A. Nazarov)
Anatoliy Papanov ... Shere Khan (voice)
Sergey Martinson ... Tabaqui (voice)
Lyudmila Kasatkina ... Bagheera (voice)
Stepan Bubnov Stepan Bubnov ... Baloo (voice)
Lev Lyubetskiy ... Akela (voice) (as L. Lyubetsky)
Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy ... White Kobra (voice)
Yuriy Puzyryov ... Akela (voice)
Vladimir Ushakov Vladimir Ushakov ... Kaa (voice)
Oleg Vidov ... (voice)
Mariya Vinogradova ... Young Mowgli (voice)
Tamara Dmitrieva Tamara Dmitrieva ... (voice)
Klara Rumyanova ... Wolfy (voice)
Lev Shabarin Lev Shabarin ... Adult Mowgli (voice)
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Storyline

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 Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Trivia

The screening did not include episodes with human characters, such as Baldeo and Messua. See more »

Connections

Version of Jungleboek (1992) See more »

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A Classic
2 October 2007 | by Saaska PSee all my reviews

"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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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Adventures of Mowgli See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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