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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 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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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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Trivia

In the 1980s, the animation film was produced in the USSR on VHS videotapes with the publication "Video program of the USSR State Goskino". See more »

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Version of Viidakkokirja (2005) See more »

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Simply amazing!
8 March 2010 | by vawlkee_2000See all my reviews

I grew up on Disney's version of Jungle Book. Soyuzmultfilm had done an earlier version of this tale but this version is a stunner! By this time (1973) the quality of Soyuzmultfilm's animation was definitely on the decline. Where this film shines is it's emphasis on character. Baloo looked like an "Asian" bear would and Bagherra as a female??! They really did their homework on this one. Whenever Bagherra appears on screen SHE steals the show, looking for all the world like a piece of living art from the deco era. The voice work was superb as would be expected from Soyuzmultfilm. Anatoly Popanov voiced Shere Khan and sounded a hell of a lot better than did George Saunders. Popanov was best know in "Russia" for his voice work in the famous "Nu Pogodi" series, as a lecherous wolf. The atonal music added real depth and atmosphere. I could go on and on - but not enough space. Not to be missed! See the Russian version.


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