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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Unlike The Jungle Book (1967) and The Jungle Book 2 (2003), Shere Khan and Kaa, despite both being villains, never interacted with each other in this movie. The wolves have a larger part in this movie unlike their minor role in The Jungle Book (1967) (and their absence in the sequel The Jungle Book 2 (2003)). As for Baloo and Bagheera, they both argued frequently in the animated movies, while in this movie, they have a closer friendship. See more »

Goofs

Bandar-log ("monkey-people") is incorrectly pronounced in the film. The correct pronunciation of "log" is "logue", to rhyme with "vogue". 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 Disney logo has a hand-drawn animated design and resembles the 1960s Disney logo, to homage The Jungle Book (1967)'s era. The logo features Disneyland attractions of the 1960s: the Mark Twain Riverboat, the King Arthur Carrousel, the Casey Jr Circus Train, the Matterhorn, the Main Street USA, and the Jungle Cruise riverboat/landmarks. See more »

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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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My childhood was awesome
8 April 2016 | by alexstephen07See all my reviews

The Jungle Book in every way is an awesome movie.I'm from kerala. 15-17 years ago my friends watched TV serials of Mowgli. I didn't because I don't have TV. I only read comics of Jungle Book. When I see the movie... What did I tell guys,, Oh my god.. I was in another world of 2 hours. The animals and jungle are very realistic. The little Mowgli is so cute. And that one is completely CGI. When I watched Life of Pie the tiger in that movie is amazing and realistic .But Sher-Khan (The Tiger) is very frightening and more realistic in this movie. I am giving 10 out of 10 because I really wanted to see this type of movie.The music in this movie by John Debney and directed by the director of Iron Man.


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