Mowgli

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  1. Bill007

    Bill007 Mouseketeer

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    Has anyone else seen the previews for Mowgli, the new film coming out later this year, I believe by Warner Bros.? It looks pretty interesting but I can't believe it will compare to the recent live action Jungle Book. It takes the story in a whole new direction so I will be eager to see it. I just can't see though how it will do very well following so closely on the heels of The Jungle Book.
     
  2. Meglen

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    Looks way better than the disney one imo
     
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  4. firefly_ris

    firefly_ris DIS Veteran

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    Looks pretty interesting to me -- and from what I understand follows themes/storylines from the book more closely.
     
  5. supernova

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    Second version that has Kaa as a female snake. Poor Sterling Holloway... unless it was a "she" in the original book?
     
  6. firefly_ris

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    Kaa was male in the book, but he was not an antagonist.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaa
     
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    I'm curious to see the interpretation. I still remember the moment as a child when I noticed Kipling's name on the screen and realized the movies I loved were books too. Barrie & Kipling became immediate loves. I enjoy seeing so many takes on them!

    This was one of the things that confused me most when I read the book- why Disney chose to make such a strong character a dopey mean snake with sinus problems. Honestly haven't met many people who are even aware.
     
  8. old lady

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    Maybe because most Western audiences hate snakes and considered them evil while in Indian culture, some aren't.
     

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