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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett are all in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Idris Elba, who was Shere Khan (voice) in The Jungle Book (2016), played the character of Heimdall in Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Andy Serkis played the character of Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther (2018). Benedict Cumberbatch plays the character Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Cate Blanchett plays the character Hela in Thor: Ragnarok (2017). See more »

Goofs

Some of the wolves, such as Grey Brother, have blue eyes. In reality, wolves' eyes can be yellow, orange, brown or even pale green, but not blue. 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).

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Soundtracks

Changes Reprise
Written and Produced by Nitin Sawhney
Performed by Kara Marni and Nicki Wells
Kara Marni appears courtesy of First Access Entertainment
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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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