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The Jungle Book: A journey of self-discovery

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Mowgli is on a journey of self-discovery in ‘The Jungle Book’.

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.

The Jungle Book is an American fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film of the same name, The Jungle Book is a live-action/CGI film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy.

The film introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and also features the voices of Academy Award nominee Bill Murray, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.