Mix Jungle Book animation with real-life footage of animals and you’ve got a format that ideally blends entertainment and information for children aged 6 to 10. In each episode, animated Mowgli and his Jungle Book friends discuss one of their favorite topics: animals! They serve as the show’s anchors and provide the wrap-around elements for the documentary footage of the animals featured in short, non-fiction parts.

Each episode of the show has one main topic. All short documentary films refer to this topic, such as a country, region or species; it can also be an overlapping theme like “jumpers”: Who jumps higher, a frog or a kangaroo? The short “Fun Facts” clips featuring surprising information on the animal world also help structure the show. In addition, the format also offers many possibilities for interaction with young audiences.