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The Jungle Book (2016)

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After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

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Baloo (voice)
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Bagheera (voice)
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Shere Khan (voice)
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Raksha (voice)
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Kaa (voice)
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Akela (voice)
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King Louie (voice)
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Ikki (voice)
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Gray (voice)
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Young Wolf (voice)
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The man-cub Mowgli flees The jungle after a threat from the Tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart. Written by Chris Woolley

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The legend will never be the same.


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Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril | See all certifications »

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15 April 2016 (USA)  »

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El libro de la selva  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$103,261,464 (USA) (15 April 2016)

Gross:

$363,995,937 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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Trivia

One of the treasures in King Louie's temple is the Genie's lamp from Aladdin (1992). See more »

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Despite being a Gigantopithecus King Louie closely resembles a male Boronean orangutan especially with the face as he has two large cheek pads. Of course there is no way to know if Gigantopithecus males did not have them also. See more »

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Bagheera: Many strange tales are told of this jungle, but none so strange as the tale of the cub we call Mowgli.
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A Movie is Made by Story, not Pictures, and this one Fails
1 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The scenery of this movie was very beautiful, as were all the animated characters, but the kid acting as the main actor was terrible and I am shocked at how they could choose someone like that. His monotonous expression and flat voice that conveyed no emotion ruined the movie, as did the meaningless plot. In one and a half hours, this movie was just random and meaningless, with important characters undeveloped. What's the point of remaking an old movie and not adding to it or at least making it fun to watch? The dialogues were extremely lame, especially the bear's. The names of all the animals and places were pronounced ridiculously, some in such a rubbish way, I'm surprised they couldn't consult an actual Indian to at least learn how to pronounce the words. I'm not sure how this movie became so famous, because it's so boring and unexciting. The snake appears for a few seconds and that's all. The monkey also appears briefly. No one is developed, not even Mowgli, and the bear does nothing to seem like he really loves him or anything. He's just selfish. What a rubbishly made thing.

*3/10*


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