In 1967 a series of theatrical shorts were produced in the Soviet Union adapting Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. Eventually the shorts were combined into a full length film called “Mowgli”.
Soviet animation is totally unique, having developed entirely separate from Western “Disney” inspired animation. Having developed from stop motion originally, Soviet animation is much more accommodating to experimental styles and media blending. I feel this is the greatest adaptation of the story ever put to film, as well as being a truly unique visual spectacle.