The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling | Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.
In the second episode, they venture off into the jungle to learn the laws of nature as they discuss Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 book called The Jungle Book. It’s a collection of fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. A principal character is the boy or “man-cub” Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Other characters include Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear.
This book has been adapted more that 30 times into various movies and TV shows, especially by Disney, but today, “few” have read the original source material.
Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about Rudyard’s inspiration for writing it, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted versions including the Soviet Union ones. Whether your watching or just listening, sit back and enjoy the bare necessities of all things Mowgli!
Also, enjoy Marisa and Phil’s movie dissection of the 2016 version of The Jungle Book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELrn_fUy5tU
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