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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 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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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

Just like the 2016 Disney version, the elephants and monkeys never talk. In the original book, both talk. 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 »

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 PWN: Disney Reboots: PWN #37 (2019) See more »

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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Totally loved it!
7 December 2018 | by sharifahzahiraSee all my reviews

I had high hopes that this version of Mowgli would be something different than the Disney version. And after watching, all i can say is that the production team has done a terrific job!

Awesome storyline, awesome casting, awesome CGI and boy, Andy Serkis as the director, i must applaud! Loved Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett as Bagheera, Shere Khan and Kaa respectively. Rohan as Mowgli was very convincing. Just that i think I missed how the hunter came in the 1st place.

I'll watch it again absolutely.


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Language:

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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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