This side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison of the two most prominent Disney adaptations of the Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling is intended to illustration the different choices made by two groups of filmmakers adapting the same work.


The Jungle Book (1967)

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Story by Larry Clemmons & Ralph Wright & Ken Anderson & Vance Gerry
Inspired by the "Mowgli" stories by Rudyard Kipling


The Jungle Book (2016)

Directed by Jon Favreau
Screenplay by Justin Marks
Based on the books by Rudyard Kipling
Cinematography by Bill Pope
Production Design by Christopher Glass



Embossed cover of first edition with artwork by John Lockwood Kipling