Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli (original title)
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In theaters December 7.

A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.


Andy Serkis


Rudyard Kipling (based on the novel by), Callie Kloves (screenplay)
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Production Notes from IMDbPro

Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 22 May 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Shere Khan
Christian Bale ... Bagheera
Tom Hollander ... Tabaqui
Cate Blanchett ... Kaa (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Baloo
Peter Mullan ... Akela
Naomie Harris ... Nisha
Freida Pinto ... Messua
Jack Reynor ... Brother Wolf
Rohan Chand ... Mowgli
Eddie Marsan ... Vihaan
Matthew Rhys ... John Lockwood
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Bhoot
Georgie Farmer ... Wolf Cub
Josh Jefferies ... Elder Pre


The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a black panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except for one; the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. Written by bockalonge

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The Greatest Journey is Finding Where You Belong See more »


Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence including bloody images, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Book: Origins See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was originally set for a October 19th, 2018 wide release, before selling to Netflix only a few months before the release date. Netflix set the new date for the following year. The motive behind this unprecedentedly large Netflix acquisition is probably best explained by the unexpectedly poor reaction the movie would have had, had it undergone an ordinary cinema release, being unfairly tainted as it was by the hugely popular 2016 Disney version of the story. However, on November 8th, 2018 Netflix announced that the film will remain as a 2018 release, for November 29th in select theatres in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London. The following week, the streaming service will debut the film globally on December 7th, with additional theatrical screenings expanded in the U.S. and the U.K. See more »


[from trailer, before a race with the other wolves]
Mowgli: What happens if you fail?
Baloo: You don't JOIN THE PACK!
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How I Spent My Vacation (2018) See more »

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