The events of the movie could really happen any time in the past 1000 years. I looked at the books for a mention of technology that would help place the events in time..
Tiger, Tiger recounts the events that happen after Mowgli enters the human village. In it is mentioned a musket.
It was the village club, and the head-man and the watchman and the
Sometimes, people have the same idea at the same time. A few notable times this has happened:
Tombstone and Wyatt Earp
Antz and A Bugs Life
Mission To Mars and Red Planet
The Abyss and Deep Star Six and Leviathan
1492: Conquest of Paradise and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman
Armageddon and Deep Impact
All the locations in the movie are CGI. Favreau mentions this while answering questions on twitter.
@MonkeyBoy1138 How many of the locations were real, and how many are
cgi? They’re looking pretty authentic.
Jon Favreau: None are real. All are CGI. The whole movie was shot in
downtown LA. … Mowgli floating down the river on Baloo’s belly singing
This is a case of what is known as "Twin Films". I'm not sure who coined the phrase exactly but there is a Wikipedia article which details some of the reasons that twin films are made and there is also a pretty comprehensive list of examples.
Some possible reasons that twin films occur as mentioned in the article are:
Two or more production ...
Because Walt Disney himself felt it would be better and audiences wouldn't sympathize with a snake being a good guy.
Kaa appears in the 1967 animated adaptation by Walt Disney
Productions. This version of Kaa is recast as an antagonist, as Walt
Disney felt audiences would not sympathize with a snake character.
this followed the ...
According to Screenrant, it's Andy Serkis' Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
Andy Serkis' Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is now available on Netflix,
and it will undoubtedly be compared to Disney's live-action Jungle
Book movie, which was directed by Jon Favreau. Several years ago,
Serkis aimed to tell the definitive version of Mowgli's story, a
Yes. Jungle Book director Jon Favreau confirmed it in an interview once they got around to the subject of casting and Christopher Walken. He intentionally replaced another prop with it for this homage:
Interviewer: Loved the cowbell reference by the way. So meta!
Favreau: Did you catch it? I'm so glad it's in there. That was an on-set discovery. That was a ...
Source Independent UK :
Interview of Neel Sethi (Mowgli) :
Sethi(Mowgli) tells an anecdote from filming his favourite scene, when Mowgli is sat on Baloo’s chest, swimming down a river and singing the “Bare Necessities”.
“It is a real scene," he says. "There’s a lump of Styrofoam with a
piece of carpet on top. It kinda looks like Baloo, which is ...
Regarding the "previous adaptations", all previous films have portrayed Kaa as a villain, for the simple reason of how people tend to view snakes. This is a significant deviation from the book.
The book shows Mowgli's growth from childhood to adulthood over roughly 15 years, whereas any film can only show a short period. The animals all provide various ...
Firstly, Kaa is a male character but the reason for portraying Kaa as a she is, from IMDb trivia,
This is the first time that Kaa the Snake is portrayed as a female, rather than a male. Jon Favreau said the change was a deliberate one, as he felt there were too many male characters in The Jungle Book (1967).
The reason for attacking Mowgli is because ...
It is plausible that Shere Khan did not know that Mowgli was living with the wolves before the truce. When Khan arrives at Peace Rock he references a new smell (talking about Mowgli), and many of the other animals are shocked to see a mancub in the jungle. Animals probably kept to themselves as much as possible in non-peace times to avoid getting eaten and ...
Since the cave is not in the book, my guess is it was used by the movie writers as a more dramatic way to get Mowgli to the wolves, and show the danger of Shere khan. My thought from the movie was they were meant to have been traveling from one village to another, and made their campsite in the cave for the night. That is just a guess, but I think it stands ...
It is unclear whether Kaa survived the attack, but in my opinion, I don't think Baloo killed Kaa, because Kaa is heard singing her song "Trust in me" in the end credits, so my guess is, she survived the fight. I also found this on this source:
Kaa isn't seen again for the rest of the film; it is unknown if Baloo
killed her or she went away and never ...
Shere Kahn has been away from this part of the jungle, and is not aware of the man-cub.
Shift your hunting ground for a few years, and everyone forgets how it all works
This implies that he has only just returned to this area, presumably looking for water due to the drought.
Until the film (or at least the soundtrack) are released on the 14th, it's impossible to know for certain. Amazon (and other sites) are offering presale on the soundtrack but they do not have a track listing yet.
So far, IMDb lists the following songs on their trivia "Soundtracks" page, which were common to the original film:
The Bare Necessities - two ...