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The Jungle Book (2016)


Released:  Friday, April 15, 2016  
Length:  105 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Rating: The Jungle Book is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may not be suitable for children.

The Jungle Book Synopsis

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Chef,” “Iron Man,” “Elf”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the freespirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. 

The Jungle Book images are © Walt Disney Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Jungle Book 2 Greenlit by Disney  4/11/2016 4:22 PM EST
"The Jungle Book", which will be released Friday, has already had the greenlight given for a sequel. Disney is currently in talks with director Jon Favreau, as well as screenwriter Justin Marks.The film is expected to do quite well this weekend, and ... | Full Article

Win Complimentary Passes for two to a 3D Advance Screening of Di...  4/6/2016 11:44 AM EST
Walt Disney Pictures newest venture is turning their classic, animated movies into live action films.   Their latest release THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theaters on April 15, 2016, but South Floridians can win passes to a complimentary 3D Advance Screen... | Full Article

Bill Murray to Play Baloo in Disney's “The Jungle Book”  8/2/2014 5:10 PM EST
Veteran actor Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's The Jungle Book as the voice of Baloo. Disney recently announced that Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will play King Louie while Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, and the previously ... | Full Article

Physical Media: Blu-ray Review
Christopher Walken, who voices King Louie, the ape, is a far cry from the original Jungle Book. Walken was a brilliant choice to bring this re-invented character to life.
Full Review | Grade: B

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  • 3/30/2016 3:32 PM EST

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