The Jungle Book (1967/2016) / Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

This side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison of three adaptations of the Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling is intended to illustration the different choices made by two groups of filmmakers adapting the same written 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

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Directed by Andy Serkis
Screenplay by Callie Kloves
Based in the stories of Rudyard Kipling
Cinematography by Michael Seresin
Production Design by Gary Freeman



Embossed cover of first edition with artwork by John Lockwood Kipling

The Jungle Book (1967/2016)