6.5/10
55,451
498 user 113 critic

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli (original title)
Trailer
2:34 | Trailer
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)
Reviews
Popularity
3,208 ( 67)
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are characters who were only made for this movie: Bhoot, the albino wolf cub and Mowgli's best friend, and John Lockwood, the English hunter named after Kipling's father. However, the original book did feature a hunter named Buldeo. 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.
See more »

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 AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How I Spent My Vacation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Lori (Lullaby)
Written by Nitin Sawhney
Lyrics by Saroj Sawhney
Performed by Freida Pinto
See more »

User Reviews

 
Great
2 December 2018 | by nickdinicolaSee all my reviews

Andy Serkis had a fantastic dark take on the legend of Moglwi. Finally Netflix produced a good movie that strongly differs from Disney's version of Jungle Book.


105 of 159 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 498 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

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

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed