Gaelic adaptation of the Jungle Book

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A new animated series based on of one of the enduring classics of children’s literature, ‘Leabhar na Dluth-Choille: The Jungle Book’ is coming to BBC ALBA.

Rudyard Kipling’s tale of Mowgli and his exciting life in the Indian jungle has been loved by children and adults alike ever since its publication in 1894, and now viewers will once again be able to enjoy the delights of this firm favourite in a new adaptation showing on BBC ALBA from Monday 23rd April.

This CGI animation brings to life Kipling’s most beloved friends from the jungle. The producers, Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment have used a combination of beautifully drawn characters, wild animals and stunning locations – tropical forests, ruins of Indian royal forts, temples, waterfalls and the Waingunga River - to create a beautiful adaptation.

The series explores the thrilling escapades of abandoned ‘man cub’ Mowgli and his animal friends in the jungles of central India, where he encounters unforgettable characters such as Bagheera, the graceful black panther, and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes.

It will also portray Mowgli’s journey to the village where he originally came from and will have stories of his encounters with humans. In his jungle world Mowgli learns to survive against the odds, fight for his friends and overcome his enemies.

Margaret Cameron, Channel Editor for BBC ALBA, said: “The Jungle Book is a firm favourite with children and it is extremely exciting to have the chance to bring this new animated adaptation to Gaelic audiences. With lots of drama, adventure, fun and emotion, the series is sure to provide entertainment for all the family.”

It will be broadcast on BBC ALBA weekly from Monday 23th April at 6.40pm, and repeated on Fridays from the 27th April at 5.40pm.