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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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

This is the first time that King Louie, a character from The Jungle Book (1967), who was shown as a friendly character, has been changed to a mean antagonistic character after The Grand Duke from Cinderella (2015) and King Stefan in Maleficent (2014) The fourth character after these three is DuckTales (2017) season one, episode sixteen, "Day of the Only Child!", where Doofus Drake, who was also a friendly character in DuckTales (1987), was changed into an antagonistic character as well. See more »

Goofs

At mark 1:11:20 when Bill Murray's character Baloo is being climbed on by monkeys, you can hear his voice get noticeably closer to the microphone in the recording. 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 »

Connections

Version of The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bare Necessities
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Produced by Tracey Freeman
Performed by Bill Murray and Neel Sethi
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It's Good...You Can Trrrruuust in Meeee
23 April 2016 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

Favreau's Jungle Book is a marvel. With a Spielbergian sense of magical awe and reverent fear, it's a children's epic that not only stands-up to its legacy, but surpasses it. Giant snakeskins, intense animal battles, and daring escapes from ape kingdoms give the film a scope beyond the animated musical, all while keeping intact its persistent joy. Funny, jaw-dropping, thrilling, grand, and fun, it's an all-cylinders-go cinematic experience on every level. The story of a young man-cub raised by wolves and living amongst the animals of the jungle hasn't changed much, down to the talking beasts. Much like last year's Cinderella, they utilize nostalgia of the beloved product to dive deeper into the story without cynically dismissing it. On top of immersing us into the wilderness through meticulous attention to the smallest of details, the characters are drawn with much more depth. The bratty and paper-thin Mowgli of yesteryear is replaced by a boy with brains and motivation. Played with wide-eyed confidence by newcomer Sethi, we emotionally engage with his adventure. And he's not alone; all characters are given loving attention, specifically the foreboding presence of scary-cool bruiser Sheer Khan. The technical feat of creating photo-realistic animals that convincingly speak and emote is so impressive it feels like a benchmark in CGI. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say this is as groundbreaking and beautiful as any visual effects in years. Favreau and co. manage intense attention to accuracy without shoving it down our throats or overshadowing the story. At the end of the day, under all the computer data, there is a soulful and entertaining tale about life's bare necessity: individuality within community.


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