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 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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The greatest journey is finding where you belong. 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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Released the same year that The Grinch (2018) also starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan) as the titular character, unlike this film in which hes the antagonist, in The Grinch, he is more of an Anti-Hero. See more »

Goofs

Just as in the Disney remake, the name Akela is incorrectly pronounced "ah-KEE-la" in this film. The correct pronunciation is "ah-KAY-la" (it's an Indian word meaning "alone"). See more »

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[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 PWN: Disney Reboots: PWN #37 (2019) 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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Unique and enjoyable.
9 July 2019 | by Endless_01See all my reviews

I am not a very related person to the original works of the Jungle Book, however I believe that this adaptation works as a good form of entertainment expressed in a unique and daring way. It is a film with dark and realistic tones that shows us hard moments to chew and with violent moments and personifications of bloody villains. It is not a gore work, no, but it is a film that manages to manifest itself in a more mature and complete way through a graphic and realistic presentation of wildlife. Obviously, the animals talk and that is not realistic, but it works in the field of the narration of this film, that's what it's all about.

Mowgli is presented with a strong structure and excellent animation works, although somewhat rough at certain moments and slightly inferior to the previous live-action, however, it makes a solid work with special effects and the performance of voices is especially good from all the characters (actors) within the film. The plot is interesting and simple enough to follow with attention and shows us unique and dynamic characters that captivate our eyes and ears. It is an entertaining film, with great potential, perhaps could have been more dramatic or intense, taking a narrative more focused on the evolution of Mowgli as a man, but the film still manages to remain stable with a simple and entertaining premise, as good adaptation, that I do not know, but as a film, it is.


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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 »

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