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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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Mowgli director, producer, and star Andy Serkis shares exclusive insight on his adaptation of The Jungle Book.

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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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Witness the darkest telling of the beloved masterpiece. 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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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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally set for a October 19th, 2018 wide release, before selling to Netflix only a few months before the release date. Netflix set the new date for the following year. The motive behind this unprecedentedly large Netflix acquisition is probably best explained by the unexpectedly poor reaction the movie would have had, had it undergone an ordinary cinema release, being unfairly tainted as it was by the hugely popular 2016 Disney version of the story. However, on November 8th, 2018 Netflix announced that the film will remain as a 2018 release, for November 29th in select theatres in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London. The following week, the streaming service will debut the film globally on December 7th, with additional theatrical screenings expanded in the U.S. and the U.K. 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 »


Soundtracks

Lori (Lullaby)
Written by Nitin Sawhney
Lyrics by Saroj Sawhney
Performed by Freida Pinto
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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.


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