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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Around one thousand remote jungle locations in India were photographed and used as reference in post-production. See more »

Goofs

For reasons unknown, the monkeys, buzzards, bees and little fox-like creatures are the only animals that do not speak at all. 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 castle logo shrinks into jungle foliage as the camera pulls back but the film title moves off-screen left as the camera adds pan right motion to its pullback, panning first to a Bambi scene and then to a jungle scene. 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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User Reviews

 
Think twice- you might not think that it will be more engaging than BvS!
7 April 2016 | by batboxSee all my reviews

It's not a bad movie and it's certainly watchable, but it's not very good either. If you love the original one you'll probably like this one too. It might be the best The Jungle Book out there, though, whatever that counts for. Usually Disney movies leave me feeling really good about myself and the world, this one left me with nothing. Btw, that awesome Bare Necessities music from the trailers isn't used in the movie until the very end for one small sequence. Major letdown. Also, the trailers showed every major frame in the movie. The theater was full of kids, though, and they laughed all the time, so they probably liked it a whole lot. 

Verdict: It was underwhelming and disappointing. Lame story, shallow characters. Cool end credits. Fun songs, cute digital animals. 6/10 for cool visuals and King Louie.

Final Verdict: It is just a one-time watch! In fact I will watch BvS in 4D instead of JB!


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