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.
The greatest journey is finding where you belong.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, some bloody images and thematic elements
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Did You Know?
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
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
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.
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
Referenced in PWN: Disney Reboots: PWN #37
Imperial March Op.32
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by Adrian Boult
(as Sir Adrian Boult) and BBC Symphony Orchestra
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