Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dec 22: Maugli - The Russian Jungle Book [Updated]

If you know me personally, then you are probably aware of my interest in all things Jungle Book. Although as a film critic I could give you a whole list of things that are wrong with Walt Disney's 1967 version of the book it all just doesn't matter to me; I adore it, no matter what.

For this post however, I have chosen some screenshots from Maugli, the Russian series by Roman Davydov. Made between 1966 and 1971 as a five-part series, it was assembled into a 95 minute feature (1973). At the same time, there was also a charming Russian version of Winnie the Pooh.

 Many of the animals have different eye colors that are constant throughout the picture.
Which of the colors A-E correspond with the eyes of the following characters 1-5?
(For example: 1A, 2B,...)

1. Baloo


2. Father Wolf


3. Tabaqui


4. Bagheera


5. Rama, the bull


A                 B                 C                 D                 E 

The correct answer is: 1B, 2D, 3E, 4A, 5C
I'm quite impressed by Soriah's answer which reveals her thinking to be totally correct. Here are the original pictures then:


sunny kharbanda said...

I had no idea there was a Russian Jungle Book! Love those tree designs.

Here's my guess- 1B 2E 3A 4D 5C

Urwen said...

1)d 2)b 3)a 4)d 5)c

Aaron said...

1 B
2 E
3 D
4 A
5 C

Soriah said...

1B, 2D, 3E, 4A, 5B.

I had some fun with this one. I tried to match the eye color to the personality of the animals. (Or rather what I assume the animals are like). Baloo was always friendly in every adaptation of the jungle book I've seen. So blue eyes would be nice and not scary at all.

At first I thought the wolf was evil but then I read his name, "Father" wolf. He's probably stern but not entirely evil. Green is a nice color for a wolf's eyes.

Tabaqui looks a little goofy, but it could be just the screen cap. Pink maybe be a girlish color but it could also be funny color too.

Bagheera, the panther, would have yellow eyes. Because cat's in cartoons always have striking yellow eyes.

And Rama's a Bull. Aren't they always seeing red? :)