• United Kingdom
  • 1942
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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This Korda brothers film is the definitive version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of fables. Sabu stars as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who can communicate with all the beasts of the jungle, friend or foe, and who gradually reacclimates to civilization with the help of his long lost mother and a beautiful village girl. Deftly integrating real animals into its fanciful narrative, Jungle Book is a shimmering Technicolor feast, and was nominated for four Oscars, including best cinematography, art direction, special effects, and music.

Credits

DirectorZoltán Korda
ProducerAlexander Korda
From The Jungle Book byRudyard Kipling
Screenplay adaptation byLaurence Stallings
CinematographyLee Garmes and W. Howard Greene
Art directionJack Okey and J. McMillan Johnson
EditorWilliam Hornbeck
Special effectsLawrence Butler
MusicMiklós Rózsa

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 30: Sabu!

By Michael KoreskyNovember 29, 2011

It’s hard to imagine a movie role more perfectly suited to the actor playing it than Toomai in . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

10 Things I Learned: Sabu!

By Michael KoreskyDecember 20, 2011


Press Notes

Press Notes: Sabu!

December 14, 2011

“Viewers enchanted by The Thief of Bagdad will need little encouragement to sample more early . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_junglebook_fgthumb_thumbnail

Eclipse Series 30: Sabu!

By Michael KoreskyNovember 29, 2011

It’s hard to imagine a movie role more perfectly suited to the actor playing it than Toomai in . . . Read more »