‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’: Netflix Release Date, Plot & Cast

Review Ethan / 2023-02-11 22:42:09

Netflix Original Mowgli, The Legend of the Jungle will be released on the 7th of Dezember. While there are many films to release over the holidays season, we’re really excited to watch Andy Serkis’ take on the classic story. Here’s What’s On Netflix’s preview for Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle.

Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle is based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel The Jungle Book. The film is not animated in cartoon style. Instead, it uses live action as well as CGI Motion Capture. This film is directed by Andy Serkis (the legendary motion capture actor), and it looks amazing.

The plot is it?

Although it may sound silly, you should be able to ask what the Jungle Book movies' plot is. But as Rudyard Kipling’s novel has been adapted in so many different ways it’s good to get a clear idea as to whether or not it follows the original novel or goes on its own narrative.

Like many adaptations of the tale, it follows Mowgli the orphan who is adopted by the Wolfpack. He is introduced to the Jungle lifestyle by Baloo, the Bear and the Black Panther Bagheera as he gets older. Mowgli is welcomed into the Jungle as an animal member, except the Shere Khan the terrifying tiger and Tabaqui the Hyena. Mowgli will need to confront his human roots and find shelter among the humans as the Jungle's dangers threaten Mowgli's life.

Which actor is part of the cast?

Star-studded voice talent actors are part of the movie's core cast. This is the core cast:

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen them before?
Mowgli Rohan Chand Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Bad Words, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Shere Khan Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange, Star Trek: Into Darkness
Bagheera Christian Bale The Dark Knight, American Hustle, The Fighter
Tabaqui Tom Hollander Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice, In the Loop
Kaa Cate Blanchett The Lord of The Rings, Thor: Ragnarok, Carol
Baloo Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Planet of the Apes
Akela Peter Mullen Trainspotting, Children of Men, Tyrannosaur
Nisha Naomie Harris Moonlight, 28 Days Later, Skyfall
Messua Freida Pinto Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals


Why is the film taking so long?

The production company responsible for this movie was Warner Brothers. The film had been in production since 2012. Many directors and producers were involved with its development. It was announced in early 2014 that Andy Serkis would direct the production and star as Baloo, the Bear.

Many cast members were announced during the summer of 2014. Over the months more casting was announced. It wasn’t until March 2015 that principal photography would begin. Post-production took a lot of time, which caused delays in ensuring the highest quality visual effects. The continued work on in post-production delayed the original October 2016 release date.

The working title of the movie was changed many times throughout its development. Finally, they chose Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The film would have been more successful if it had not been delayed, since Disney only released the live version in 2016. While the film was originally scheduled for release October 2016, it was delayed by Netflix's purchase of worldwide distribution rights. The release date was then changed again in July.

Andy Serkis as Baloo (Left) and Rohan Chand as Mowgli (Right)


The trailer was just released last week at the time this article was written. We can't wait to see it!

What is the date of release?

The 7th of Dec will see Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle released worldwide!

Do you feel excited about Mowgli Legend of the Jungle Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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