Motion capture and live action are combined in this story of the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand
), raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis
) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale
), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch
But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.