Rudyard Kipling's stories of Mowgli, the boy reared by wolves, are transformed by Disney's live-action adaptation into an old-fashioned adventure film more closely resembling the pulp novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Stunning production design, smart pacing, and a well-handled romantic
angle make for a seamless, if undemanding, entertainment.
Lost in the Indian jungle during a British officer's safari, Mowgli, the five-year-old son of the party's Indian guide, is adopted and raised by a pack of wolves. He grows to manhood in the company of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. One day, while chasing monkeys, Mowgli (Jason Scott
Lee) discovers a lost ancien...