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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 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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Trivia

A scene where Baloo scratches his back on a tree, mimicking a famous scene in The Jungle Book (1967), was filmed and appeared in some trailers. However, this scene is not in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

After Mowgli is stung by bees, his stings completely disappear when walking through the woods in the next shot. 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 end credits show a logo for Fantasound (at 1:45:13), the stereophonic sound system developed for Fantasia (1940), side by side with the Dolby Atmos logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Legos & Lions (2018) 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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Amazing visuals mixed in with great story telling.
3 May 2016 | by Genti22See all my reviews

The Jungle Book is a live-action/CGI fantasy film that retells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. Neel Sethi plays the main character, Mowgli in the movie. He is the only human being on screen and as his first ever role, this kid actor is truly magnificent. He is as good as any kid actor has ever been, even favorably compared to Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. The computer generated imagery is brilliant all throughout, definitely some of the best ever and the 3D is just mind blowing. In every single scene I kept getting surprised and thrilled at just how amazing the CGI and 3D were. I think the main reason as to why this movie worked it's because it also has a very good story line that's mixed in with the amazing visuals. Also, the voice actors are all perfectly cast. Especially Idris Elba as Shere Khan, who is truly haunting in every scene he's in. That was one well made and scary villain that Mowgli had to face. Jon Favreau did a fantastic work with this movie, cause really this story has been told many times before, and yet this movie feels fresh and interesting nonetheless. I'm glad that it's doing so well in Box Office because it completely deserves it. Movies like this must be appreciated so that they can inspire more great work, and maybe one day, even erase movies like Transformers.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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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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