The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.Written by
Mowgli has a scar on the right side of his chest which is a "r" and also has a scar on his left shoulder which is a "k". This was a nod to author Rudyard Kipling. At 0:08:59, the scar on his right chest is just a large arcing slash, not a lower case "r". Were this an homage to Rudyard Kipling, then Jon Favreau would have pointed it out in the Blu-ray commentary. At 1:27:35, Shere Khan adds a backward slash (\) to the forward slash (/) scar on the right side of Mowgli's chest, and at 1:34:02, the scar on his chest has become a large X and the scar on his left shoulder is a small x. See more »
Mowgli is seen drinking from the waterhole, but in reality humans would die from drinking water in the wild as it would be filthy and would cause illnesses like chorea. Although there is clean water in the wild, the chances of Mowgli finding it would be slim, especially when miles away from a river. See more »
Many strange tales are told of this jungle, but none so strange as the tale of the cub we call Mowgli.
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The film ends with the Jungle Book storybook closing shut, in a parallel to The Jungle Book (1967) starting with this book opening. Part of the closing credits are seen within this book, with King Louie singing "I Wanna Be Like You" during the sequence. See more »
The boy Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised in the jungle by the female wolf Raksha with her cubs in the pack led by Akela. The panther Bagheera saved Mowgli when he was a baby and delivered him to Raksha. During the drought, the animals celebrate truce to drink water around the Peace Rock together, but the cruel tiger Shere Khan sees Mowgli and promises to kill him when the water return. Bagheera decides to guide Mowgli to a village on the outskirts of the woods, but they are attacked by Shere Khan during their journey. Mowgli flees but the anaconda Kaa attacks him; however the bear Baloo saves him and they become friends. But Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli and no animal is capable to stop him. What will happen to Mowgli?
"The Jungle Book" is an awesome film with fantastic CGI. It is impressive the interaction of Mowgli with the animals and the jungle. The wolf cubs are cute and the voice of Scarlett Johansson is mesmerizing. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil):"Mogli: O Menino Lobo" ("Mogli: The Boy Wolf")
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