11 Facts About Mowgli


Mowgli is a fictional character and the protagonist of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book stories.

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Mowgli stories, including "In the Rukh", were first collected in chronological order in one volume as The Works of Rudyard Kipling Volume VII: The Jungle Book, and subsequently in All the Mowgli Stories .

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Mowgli grows up with the pack, hunting with his brother wolves.

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In later stories in The Jungle Book's sequel, The Second Jungle Book, Mowgli learns that the villagers are planning to kill Messua and her husband for harboring him.

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Later, Mowgli finds and then discards an ancient treasure, not realising it is so valuable that men would kill to own it.

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Mowgli has been cited as a major influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs who created and developed the character Tarzan.

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Mowgli was an influence for a number of other "wild boy" characters.

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Mi Hermano Lobo by Rafael Jaime is a short self published Mexican memoir written in Spanish in which the author details the deep emotional and physical impact Disney's animated version of Mowgli had during his lonely early childhood years as a symbolic "surrogate twin brother" figure and role model after learning about his real twin brother's death one day after their preterm birth.

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Feral Dreams: Mowgli and his Mothers by Stephen Alter is a novel which describes Mowgli's harrowing process in trying to adapt to civilization and his coming of age within the walls of an orphanage located in the Gangetic Plain and run by Miss Cranston, an American missionary who christens him Daniel.

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Mowgli was played by Neel Sethi and by Kendrick Reyes as a toddler in the Disney live-action reimagination, which was released in 3D in April 2016.

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Mowgli was played by Rohan Chand in the Netflix movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, released on November 29,2018.

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