6.7/10
18,536
289 user 78 critic

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli (original title)
PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama | 7 December 2018 (USA)
Trailer
2:34 | Trailer
A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Director:

Andy Serkis

Writers:

Callie Kloves (screenplay by), Rudyard Kipling (based on the stories of)
Reviews
Popularity
10 ( 41)

'Mowgli' Trailer Commentary With Andy Serkis

Mowgli director, producer, and star Andy Serkis shares exclusive insight on his adaptation of The Jungle Book.

Watch now

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Bagheera (voice)
Cate Blanchett ... Kaa (voice)
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Shere Khan (voice)
Naomie Harris ... Nisha (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Baloo (voice)
Peter Mullan ... Akela (voice)
Jack Reynor ... Brother Wolf (voice)
Eddie Marsan ... Vihaan (voice)
Tom Hollander ... Tabaqui (voice)
Matthew Rhys ... Lockwood
Freida Pinto ... Messua
Rohan Chand ... Mowgli
Keveshan Pillay Keveshan Pillay ... Herding Boy
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Bhoot (voice)
Moonsamy Narasigadu Moonsamy Narasigadu ... Village Man
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

netflix | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The greatest journey is finding where you belong. See more »

Genres:

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Book: Origins See more »

Filming Locations:

Durban, South Africa See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are characters who were only made for this movie: Bhoot, the albino wolf cub and Mowgli's best friend, and John Lockwood, the English hunter named after Kipling's father. However, the original book did feature a hunter named Buldeo. See more »

Goofs

Bhoot is described as an albino, but he has blue eyes. Albinism is a complete lack of pigment, meaning albinos have pink eyes. A white individual with blue eyes (as seen in white tigers) is caused by a partial lack of pigment called leucism. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kaa: [narrates] I am the jungle's eyes. I can see the past, and the future. It is I, Kaa, who witnessed the coming of man. And the jungle trying to survive. I saw chaos and darkness come to our lands. I saw the tiger, Shere Khan, killing man, and breaking the jungle's ancient law. And then, one fateful night, I saw the jungle place its hopes into the hands of a small creature, the like of which it had never seen before.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros logo is shaded tropical green and yellow (jungle colors).

It briefly appears through Kaa's scales, which fits with Kaa as the narrator of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Lori (Lullaby)
Written by Nitin Sawhney
Lyrics by Saroj Sawhney
Performed by Nicki Wells
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Disney take note
7 December 2018 | by iammcgaleSee all my reviews

15 minutes into this movie and Benedict Cumbebatch puts Idris Elba's Shere Khan too shame. This is a very different take on the Kipling and is better of for being different. I do think it's a pity WBs chose not to release this in theatres but being a Netflix release will reach far more people. I highly recommend this movie.


130 of 171 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 289 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed