Jumanji, one of the most unique--and dangerous--board games ever, falls into the hands of the curious teen, Alan Parrish, in 1969. Mysterious and magical, the game strands the unsuspecting boy in the lush, savage forests of a mythical realm. Nearly three decades later, the game releases him before the awed eyes of the young orphaned siblings, Judy and Peter Shepherd. Now, the wild and incessant beat of the jungle's tribal drums is calling for the now-adult Alan and the other hesitant players, as the one who rolls the dice must never leave undone what the roll has started. Has anyone ever escaped from the game and Jumanji's formidable foes?Written by
The music heard on the radio while Van Pelt is in the gun shop (the Mexican national anthem in the U.S. release) is from a Berliner Gramophone disc record performed by John Philip Sousa's Band, recorded April 7, 1898. See more »
When Young Alan heads down the stairs of the factory to go face the bullies, he turns to look at the machine after Carl's shoe breaks it, and two ladies walk up the stairs. The shot cuts to Samuel demanding who is responsible, and when it cuts back to Alan, the same ladies walk up the stairs again. See more »
"Need a hand? Well, you just wait / We'll help you out... we each have eight."
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There are no opening credits other than the title. See more »
At the end of the film, Alan and Sarah give Judy and Peter a Christmas gift. In the theatrical version, the kids open their gifts up to reveal new sneakers named "Jumanjis" See more »
Not for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library.
The hauntingly beautiful illustrations of the children's book are animated in this unique adventure for the entire family. Artistic at each turn this movie is probably not meant for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library. At least one reviewer could not understand why the computer images were not as "realistic" as in other computer generated animated films. That would be like asking why Roger Rabbit does not look like a real rabbit. They are not supposed to be real. The characters of Jumanji have literally popped out of the children's illustrations full of life and imagination. Similar to Roger Rabbit it meshes two different worlds together. Have fun. Read the book. Watch the movie. Play the game.
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