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The Adventures of Mowgli (1973)

Maugli (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 23 July 1981 (USA)
An adaptation of a classic tale about a boy raised in jungles by animals.

Director:

Roman Davydov (as R. Davidov)

Writers:

Leonid Belokurov (as L. Belokurov), Rudyard Kipling (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyusena Ovchinnikova ... Mother Raksha (voice)
Aleksandr Nazarov Aleksandr Nazarov ... Kaa (voice) (as a A. Nazarov)
Anatoliy Papanov ... Shere Khan (voice)
Sergey Martinson ... Tabaqui (voice)
Lyudmila Kasatkina ... Bagheera (voice)
Stepan Bubnov Stepan Bubnov ... Baloo (voice)
Lev Lyubetskiy ... Akela (voice) (as L. Lyubetsky)
Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy ... White Kobra (voice)
Yuriy Puzyryov ... Akela (voice)
Vladimir Ushakov Vladimir Ushakov ... Kaa (voice)
Oleg Vidov ... (voice)
Mariya Vinogradova ... Young Mowgli (voice)
Tamara Dmitrieva Tamara Dmitrieva ... (voice)
Klara Rumyanova ... Wolfy (voice)
Lev Shabarin Lev Shabarin ... Adult Mowgli (voice)
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Storyline

A small child gets into the jungle in a wolf family. The mother wolf Raksha liked him, and did not give him to tiger an ogre Sherkhan. Wolves nurtured and brought up a human cub, who was named Mowgli. But the family lives in a wolf pack that is governed by the law of the jungle. The flock council must decide whether Mowgli will live among the beasts or give it to Sherkhan, who wants to get his prey. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Adventures of Mowgli See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2002, the film was restored and reissued on DVD by the company "Krupniy Plan". See more »

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Features Maugli. Bitva (1970) See more »

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Classic Russian animation
19 August 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book will always be a childhood and personal favourite, it is an enormous amount of fun with terrific songs and great characters. Adaptation-wise though, this Russian animation is far more faithful to Rudyard Kipling's book and stands on its own feet wonderfully. The animation is wonderfully detailed and expansive, the colours are not as rich but they're still appealing and never ugly. The music fits very well and while atonal music has more appreciation than love with me it is very interesting and haunting rhythmically and melodically. The dialogue is thoughtful and very well-written, and the story is likewise always engaging, it has its heart and charm but any conflict is also done very convincingly. The voice acting is excellent, especially for Shere Kahn, the suave menace is done perfectly. It is indeed with the characterisation where Adventures of Mowgli(or Maugli) really shines, Bagheera steals the show though those who are familiar with and love the story will really appreciate how close in detail and spirit the characterisation is for all the characters, especially with Baloo. In conclusion, a classic Russian animation, if you love the book or Russian animation in general(both even as well) you'll find much to love with it. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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