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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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)
Brighton Rose ...
Gray (voice)
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Young Wolf (voice)
Max Favreau ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Chloe Hechter ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Asher Blinkoff ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Knox Gagnon ...
Young Wolf (voice)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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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)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ending credits feature "The Jungle Book" in book form, that has the same cover design as the book seen in the opening credits of The Jungle Book (1967). It is, in fact, the original book prop, taken from Disney's archives, as mentioned in the "Making of" featurette. See more »

Goofs

The movie clearly depicts African-size elephants in the movie. While there are elephants in India, they tend to be rather smaller in size compared to African elephants.

Also, the wolves are not depicted accurately either as they posses dense fur compared to the real Indian wolves which, due to the heat, tend to have rather short fur. The wolves in the movie closely resemble Tibetan wolves. See more »

Quotes

Shere Khan: [playing with Akela's cubs after he killed Akela] I think they like me.
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Crazy Credits

The film ends on a shot of Mowgli, Bagheera, and Baloo resting on a tree branch which then transitions into a illustration from the exact same book of "The Jungle Book" that was featured in the opening of the original animated Disney film. It even is situated in front of the same blue curtain-like background. After it is briefly closed, it is then opened again as characters from the film, including a singing King Louie, dance to the song "I Wanna Be Like You" over the first part of the end credits. See more »


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Jungle Beat
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Written by George Bruns
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User Reviews

 
One of the best movie of the year!
3 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Did you read negative reviews? Do so, it's hilarious. The complains are: not funny (did you even read The Jungle Book?), violent (again - did you even read The Jungle Book?), no songs and dances (should I repeat?), "no soul" (oh, could you please give me a definition of "soul", there are thousands theologians dying to get one).

Just ignore that baseless rants and see the movie for yourself. And show your kids too - they would love it. Best visuals out there. THE BEST. Should that be me, the movie would take all Oscars in visual\sound presentation there are.

The plot is not exactly The Jungle Book (I mean book here). But again - it's hard to make one. No movie can exactly repeat the book. It's good, it fits the age it meant for, it's emotional and realistic in the same time.

Very, very impressive movie!


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King Louie not possible Ashleyavolpe
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