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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli (original title)
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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)
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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
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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

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He was an outcast... a survivor... a legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Tom Holland revealed that he auditioned for the role of Brother Wolf. He lost out to Jack Reynor. See more »

Goofs

The elephants shown in the film have big floppy ears indicating they are African but story is set in India SO they should have small ears. 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.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (2016) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Imperial March Op.32
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by Adrian Boult (as Sir Adrian Boult) and BBC Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Darker and grittier Jungle Book tale.
7 December 2018 | by Badsharkmoviefan_118See all my reviews

This is a much darker and grittier "Jungle Book" tale. Very much different from Disney's version. No song and dance musical numbers here. Not suited to children certainly not younger kids anyway.

It's different enough to Disney's version to make it worth watching. You don't feel like you're watching a cheap imitation.

The visuals are great but not quiet Disney great but expected from a lower budget. I don't feel the story was quiet as strong. A solid 7/10 (Jungle Book 9/10).


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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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