Hormones are such a drag

It is as the impish, inquisitive hero of the earlier film, with a mop of unruly black hair, that most audiences know Mowgli. His chirpy tones were provided by the son of the film’s director, Wolfgang Reitherman. Bruce Reitherman was 12 when he was drafted in at the 11th hour after the original Mowgli’s voice broke during the four-year production.

7 thoughts on “Hormones are such a drag”

  1. For such a classic film it’s weird that I only ever saw it for the first time on TV a couple of months ago.

  2. Uh, no. Cut the “11th hour” dramatics. They’d have spent a year in post-production after the live action shots.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    When we lived in the mountains of Cyprus our son was sent a VHS tape of the original film for Christmas. He’d worn it out by the end of January and 25 years on I still remember every word of the dialogue.

    Great film, though, and we will be going to see this version.

  4. Most animations use women to voice children’s roles. Hence Bart Simpson having the same voice for the last 25 years.

  5. For animated films they record all the dialog first and then draw the pictures to match it. Although if you spend four years on it I can imagine you might want to rejig some scenes years after the initial recording. And the only thing Jungle Book means to me is silky voiced George Sanders as Shere Khan.

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