Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (also known as The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli) is a Japanese anime adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s original collection of stories, The Jungle Book. It aired in 1989, and consists of a total of 52 episodes.
The series, a compromise between the original Mowgli stories and the Walt Disney version, received international acclaim and was aired in different countries around the world. It was especially popular in India, where it was dubbed in Hindi. The Indian version featured an original Hindi-Urdu opening song, “Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai”, with lyrics by Gulzar, which became popular in India, with a version of the song later used for the Indian release of Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016).
Mowgli is a “man-cub” (human child) who was raised by Akela’s pack. He grows up in the jungle with Baloo, Kaa and Bagheera while ending up having to deal with the plots of Shere Khan and Tabaqui.