Who did the best portrayal of Mowgli from "The Jungle Book"?

by dgranger | created - 15 Jun 2016 | updated - 02 Jan 2017 | Public

Now that Disney's Live action/CGI animated remake of "The Jungle Book" has ended it's run in the theaters, it is time to ask who was the best at portraying the central character of Mowgli in any type of version of "The Jungle Book". Discuss it here.

1. Sabu

Actor | Arabian Nights

Sabu Dastagir (or Selar Shaik Sabu, depending on your resource) was born on January 27, 1924, in the little town of Mysore, India, which is nestled in the jungles of Karapur. The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town, the young stable boy learned responsibility...

Jungle Book (1942) - USA

2. Bruce Reitherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Bruce Reitherman was born on September 15, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA as Bruce Phillip Reitherman. He is a cinematographer, known for The Jungle Book (1967), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and The Living Edens (1997).

The Jungle Book (1967) - USA Disney's animated version.

3. Mariya Vinogradova

Actress | Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

Mariya Vinogradova is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (5.05.1988). She graduated from the acting department of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (1943, the workshop of G.L. Roshal). Since 1940 - was shot at the studio "Soyuzdetfilm." In 1945-1991 - she was an actress of Theater Studio. In...

Maugli. Pokhishchenie (1968) - a short Soviet animated version.

"Maugli. Poslednyaya okhota Akely" (1969), "Maugli. Bitva" (1970), and "Maugli. Vozvrashchenie k lyudyam" (1971) - Soviet animated shorts version.

5. Joe A. Giamalva

Producer | An Evening with the Golddiggers

Joe A. Giamalva is known for his work on An Evening with the Golddiggers (2009), Land of the Lost (1974) and The Magical World of Disney (1954).

"Disney On Parade" (1971)

6. Ian James Corlett

Actor | Dragon Ball Z

Ian James Corlett was born on August 29, 1962 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Dragon Ball Z (1996), Sausage Party (2016) and Beast Wars: Transformers (1996).

"Adventures of Mowgli" (1973) a feature length Soviet animated version. BTW, all the Soviet animated versions mention on this list for Lev Shabarin and Mariya Vinogradova were by the same director - Roman Davydov (1913–1988)

7. Cathy Weseluck

Actress | My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Cathy Weseluck was born on August 21, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013).

As young Mowgli in "Adventures of Mowgli" (1973)

8. Roddy McDowall

Actor | Fright Night

Roddy McDowall was born in Herne Hill, London, England, to Winifriede Lucinda (Corcoran), an Irish-born aspiring actress, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman. Roddy was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), ...

"Mowgli's Brothers" (1976) USA animated TV version by director Chuck Jones.

9. Jeannie Elias

Actress | Over the Hedge

Jeannie Elias was born on August 23, 1954 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Over the Hedge (2006), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and Jak X: Combat Racing (2005).

"Jungle Book" (1990) - animated video short.

10. Issei Futamata

Actor | Akira

Issei Futamata was born on March 15, 1955 in Aomori, Japan as Kazunari Futamata. He is an actor, known for Akira (1988), Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989) and Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993).

"The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli" - Japanese animated TV series (1989 - 1990)

11. Urara Takano

Actress | Sakura taisen: Katsudou shashin

Urara Takano was born on August 16, 1961 in Togane, Japan as Hisako Takayama. She is an actress, known for Sakura Wars (2001), Sakura taisen (1996) and Beyblade (2001).

"The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli" - Japanese animated TV series (1989 - 1990)

12. Julian Bailey

Actor | Dark Phoenix

Julian Bailey is a Canadian-British actor, who first became well known to television fans for his portrayal of 'P.O. Ronald Zuger', in the popular American television series, 'NCIS' (episode 1.04, 'The Immortals'). Bailey shared the screen with Yvonne Strahovski in the 2018 feature film, 'He's Out ...

"The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli" - Japanese animated TV series (1989 - 1990)

13. Dieter Claeys

Actor | Jungleboek

Dieter Claeys is an actor, known for Jungleboek (1992).

"Jungleboek" - a Belgium (in the Dutch language) TV series (1992)

14. Bert Cosemans

Actor | Binnenstebuiten

Bert Cosemans was born on August 18, 1966 in Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Binnenstebuiten (2013), Amika (2008) and Flikken (1999). He has been married to Marijke Hofkens since August 2, 2004. They have two children.

"Jungleboek" - a Belgium (in the Dutch language) TV series (1992) One episode

15. Jason Scott Lee

Actor | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. His ...

"The Jungle Book" (1994) - USA Disney's first live version.

16. Sean Naegeli

Actor | The Jungle Book

Sean Naegeli is an actor, known for The Jungle Book (1994), New York Undercover (1994) and Second Noah (1996).

The young Mowgli in "The Jungle Book" (1994) - USA Disney's first live version. He is the young child holding onto Bagheera's tail in the picture.

17. Jamie Williams

Actor | The Waterboy

Born in Florida, 23rd October 1985. Made his first big screen debut in "The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo" at age 10 during the production of this movie (in 1996) and received the "Award of excellence - Most Promising Young Male Newcomer". After this movie, he appeared in several other ...

"The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo" (1997) - USA

18. Antonio Baker

Actor | Jungle Book: Lost Treasure

Antonio Baker was born on July 2, 1980 in San Jose, Costa Rica as Anthony R. Baker. He is an actor, known for Jungle Book: Lost Treasure (1998), Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book (1998) and El barrio (1997).

"Jungle Book: Lost Treasure" (1998) USA

"Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book " - USA TV series (1998 - ?)

20. Brandon Baker

Actor | One World

At 12 years old, Brandon landed his first big break with the starring role of "Mowgli" in Walt Disney's "Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story." It went straight to video and is still being shown domestically as well as foreign. That same year, 1997, he filmed the Disney Channel movie "P.U.N.K.S." where he ...

"The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)" - USA Disney again with a live action version.

21. Ryan Taylor Lopez

Director | Shadow Boxing

Ryan Taylor Lopez is known for his work on Shadow Boxing (2016), The Lion's Brood and Shell Game (2015).

“ As young Mowgli in "The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)" - USA Disney again with a live action version.”

22. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

"The Jungle Book 2" (2003) - USA Disney's animated sequal to the 1967 film.

23. Emma Tate

Actress | Flushed Away

Emma Tate was born on October 30, 1971 in London, England. She is known for her work on Flushed Away (2006), Hellboy (2019) and Captain Scarlet (2005).

"The Jungle Book: Return 2 the Jungle" (2013) - USA, a CGI animated feature length video movie. And "The Jungle Book" India, Germany and France CGI animated TV series (2010, 2012, 2015).

24. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

In the "Batman Forever 21" (Aug 2014) episode of tv series "Robot Chicken" USA.

25. Neel Sethi

Actor | The Jungle Book

Indian-American Neel Sethi was born on December 22, 2003, in New York City. He is a child actor who landed a break-out role as Mowgli in John Favreau's 2016 live-action version of the classic tale 'The Jungle Book'. He also starred in the short film 'Diwali' (2013).

He was selected for the role of ...

"The Jungle Book" (2016) - USA Disney's 2016 Live action/CGI remake of the 1967 film.

26. Kendrick Reyes

Actor | The Jungle Book

Kendrick Reyes is an actor, known for The Jungle Book (2016).

Baby toddler Mowgli in "The Jungle Book" (2016) - USA Disney's 2016 Live action/CGI remake of the 1967 film.

27. Rohan Chand

Actor | Mowgli

Rohan Chand was born in New York City.

At the age of 6, while playing little league baseball, he caught the eye of a prominent New York-based casting director that cast him in the role of Adam Sandler's adopted son in Jack and Jill (2011). Rohan embraced every aspect of his new career, and his ...

Even though it is not out yet, let's get this one so that it will be included in this poll when it does get released. "Jungle Book" (October 2018) USA.

"Mythos Wolfskind - Mogli und die wilden Kinder" (2016) - a German documentary film featuring re-enactments.

29. Tony Ail

Actor | MacGyver

Tony Ail is an actor, known for MacGyver (1985), Snow White (1995) and Camp Candy (1989).

Probably Mowgli in "Jungle Book" (1995) video. The voice cast wasn't identified with certian roles on the IMDb page.

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