Mowgli is a boy without a home. He lives among animals, but he senses that he doesn’t fully belong. He looks human, but he certainly doesn’t act like the people who live in the nearby village.
“Even you must know that you are unusual,” the python Kaa tells him. “Not quite a wolf, not quite a man.”
Mowgli’s parents were killed when he was a baby, and he was then raised by a group of friendly animals, including a black panthers and wolves.
Perhaps Mowgli does belong among humans, but how will he adapt? He walks on all fours. He eats raw meat. And he hasn’t had a bath in, well ... ever.
The live-action movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (PG-13) is now streaming on Netflix, continuing the tale from the classic story The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
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