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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.

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writers:

Justin Marks (screenplay by), Rudyard Kipling (based on the books by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neel Sethi ... Mowgli
Bill Murray ... Baloo (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Bagheera (voice)
Idris Elba ... Shere Khan (voice)
Lupita Nyong'o ... Raksha (voice)
Scarlett Johansson ... Kaa (voice)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Akela (voice)
Christopher Walken ... King Louie (voice)
Garry Shandling ... Ikki (voice)
Brighton Rose Brighton Rose ... Gray (voice)
Emjay Anthony ... Young Wolf (voice)
Max Favreau Max Favreau ... Young Wolf (voice)
Chloe Hechter Chloe Hechter ... Young Wolf (voice)
Asher Blinkoff Asher Blinkoff ... Young Wolf (voice)
Knox Gagnon 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 Chris Woolley

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The legend will never be the same.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Book See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$103,261,464, 17 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$364,001,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$966,550,600
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mowgli has a scar on the right side of his chest which is a "r" and also has a scar on his left shoulder which is a "k". This was a nod to author Rudyard Kipling. At 0:08:59, the scar on his right chest is just a large arcing slash, not a lower case "r". Were this an homage to Rudyard Kipling, then Jon Favreau would have pointed it out in the Blu-ray commentary. At 1:27:35, Shere Khan adds a backward slash (\) to the forward slash (/) scar on the right side of Mowgli's chest, and at 1:34:02, the scar on his chest has become a large X and the scar on his left shoulder is a small x. See more »

Goofs

Mowgli is seen drinking from the waterhole, but in reality humans would die from drinking water in the wild as it would be filthy and would cause illnesses like chorea. Although there is clean water in the wild, the chances of Mowgli finding it would be slim, especially when miles away from a river. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The film ends with the Jungle Book storybook closing shut, in a parallel to The Jungle Book (1967) starting with this book opening. Part of the closing credits are seen within this book, with King Louie singing "I Wanna Be Like You" during the sequence. See more »

Connections

Version of Viidakkokirja (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Like You (2016)
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Additional new lyrics by Richard M. Sherman
Produced by Tracey Freeman
Performed by Christopher Walken
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Awesome Film
19 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The boy Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised in the jungle by the female wolf Raksha with her cubs in the pack led by Akela. The panther Bagheera saved Mowgli when he was a baby and delivered him to Raksha. During the drought, the animals celebrate truce to drink water around the Peace Rock together, but the cruel tiger Shere Khan sees Mowgli and promises to kill him when the water return. Bagheera decides to guide Mowgli to a village on the outskirts of the woods, but they are attacked by Shere Khan during their journey. Mowgli flees but the anaconda Kaa attacks him; however the bear Baloo saves him and they become friends. But Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli and no animal is capable to stop him. What will happen to Mowgli?

"The Jungle Book" is an awesome film with fantastic CGI. It is impressive the interaction of Mowgli with the animals and the jungle. The wolf cubs are cute and the voice of Scarlett Johansson is mesmerizing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil):"Mogli: O Menino Lobo" ("Mogli: The Boy Wolf")


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