The Jungle Book

June 18th, 2016


The Jungle Book

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An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Release Year: 2016

Rating: 8.3/10 (4,028 voted)

Critic's Score: 76/100

Director: Jon Favreau

Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Writers: Justin Marks, Rudyard Kipling

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 - Gray (voice)
Emjay Anthony - Young Wolf #1 (voice)
Max Favreau - Young Wolf #2 (voice)
Chloe Hechter - Young Wolf #3 (voice)
Asher Blinkoff - Young Wolf #4 (voice)
Knox Gagnon - Young Wolf #5 (voice)

Taglines: The legend will never be the same.


Official Website: Official Site | Official Site [Spain]

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 15 April 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

This is Bill Murray and Christopher Walken's first voice over job since Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) seven years prior and Kangaroo Jack (2003) 13 years prior, respectively. See more »


User Review


Rating: 9/10

The Jungle Book is a live-action adaptation of Disney's famous animated film, The Jungle Book(1967). It is also based on Rudyard Kipling's novel of the same name. Mowgli(Neel Sethi) has lived in the jungle, for as long as he can remember. In the jungle, he is raised by a pack of wolves, led by Akela(Giancarlo Esposito). A wolf named Raksha(Lupita Nyong'o), is the only mother he has ever known. He has an ally & a friend, in a panther named Bagheera(Ben Kingsley). When the treacherous tiger Shere Khan(Idris Elba), opposes to Mowgli staying in the jungle, Bagheera has to return the man-cub to the man village. While on their journey, Mowgli & Bagheera receive help from a grizzly bear, named Baloo(Bill Murray). Now, it is up to Bagheera & Baloo to take Mowgli to the man village, safe & sound.

The Jungle Book is a mind blowing film. It is the most gorgeous movie, I have ever seen. What's extremely fascinating is that, the whole environment in the film is CGI. The animals are also CGI & yet, they look extremely lifelike. The forest the movie is set in, looks breathtaking. Director Jon Favreau & the rest of the crew, have maintained the soul of the 1967 animated movie of the same name. Kudos to the visual effects team, for making a live-action adaptation of a movie like The Jungle Book. Don't worry. This film is not a carbon copy of the Disney animated original. Favreau adds many new elements to the film, that will keep you guessing right till the end. The set pieces of the movie, are its highlight. The 3D provides immersion & there are quite a few scenes, that will make you duck in your seats. The casting is flawless. Newcomer Neel Sethi is outstanding as Mowgli. Sethi doesn't just play Mowgli, he embodies the character. Bill Murray is hilarious & adorable as Baloo. Murray & Sethi's rendition of The Bare Necessities, is as good as the 1967 version of the same song. Ben Kingsley is awesome as Bagheera. Idris Elba is spectacular as Shere Khan. Elba's voice-over of the predatory antagonist, is menacing & flawless. Lupita Nyong'o is amazing as Raksha. Nyong'o gives an emotional & layered performance, as the voice of Mowgli's adoptive mother. Scarlett Johansson is excellent as Kaa. I liked Johansson's version of Kaa, much better than the '67 incarnation of the sneaky snake. Giancarlo Esposito is great as Akela. Christopher Walken is superb as King Louie. The Jungle Book is a must watch on the big screen, with your entire family. Go, relive this timeless tale.


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The Jungle Book

December 25th, 1994


The Jungle Book

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An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father...

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.8/10 (7,083 voted)

Director: Stephen Sommers

Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are.

Writers: Rudyard Kipling, Ron Yanover

Jason Scott Lee - Mowgli
Cary Elwes - Captain William Boone
Lena Headey - Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon
Sam Neill - Colonel Geofferey Brydon
John Cleese - Dr. Julien Plumford
Jason Flemyng - Lt. John Wilkins
Stefan Kalipha - Buldeo
Ron Donachie - Sgt. Harley
Anirudh Agarwal - Tabaqui (as Anirudh Agrawal)
Faran Tahir - Nathoo
Sean Naegeli - Mowgli, age 5
Joanna Wolff - Kitty Brydon, age 5
Liza Walker - Alice
Rachel Robertson - Rose
Natalie Morse - Margaret

Taglines: Born of men. Raised by animals. Destined for adventure.

Release Date: 25 December 1994

Filming Locations: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $44,342,956 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Blue screen was used for all of the moments where an actor is face to face with a big cat

Continuity: During the scene where Mowgli first enters the room of the stuffed animal heads William walks in with the elephant knife behind his back and the scene switches to him sitting down with his hands picking at his pants, the knife is gone, he never set it down or dropped it.

[first lines]
Colonel Brydon: Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and about fangs, and claws, and talons... but mostly, it is about love...

User Review

Such a great movie, very under rated

Rating: 10/10

One of my favorite childhood memories of all time, the live action Jungle Book, in 1967 we had a classic animated movie of the same title, it's a great movie, has fun music and terrific characters. When my family bought the movie The Jungle Book, I don't think they realized the surprise that we got when we just enjoyed watching this film. It's strange because this is made a little more for the grown up crowd vs. the children, but still I absolutely loved The Jungle Book and every time I see it, I admire it a little more for different reasons. The story, the setting, the actors, I don't know what it was about this film that I just love so much, but it holds a special place in my heart.

In the Victorian period, Mowgli is the five-year-old son of a wilderness guide who accompanies his father on a hunting trip in the jungles of their native India. Mowgli becomes close friends with a British girl named Kitty Brydon, whose father, Colonel Geoffrey Brydon, commissioned the hunt. When Shere Khan attacks the camp and kills Mowgli's father, the boy and the wolf are lost in the confusion and are left to fend for themselves. Bagheera finds them and leads Mowgli to the wolf pack. Mowgli is befriended by the animals of the jungle including Baloo the bear cub, and they develop an unspoken bond as the growing boy learns to survive. While in the wild, the Bander-Log steal the bracelet Kitty gave him. Years later, after growing to adulthood, Mowgli once again encounters Kitty, who still lives in India with her father and her arrogant and deceitful suitor, Captain William Boone. Kitty and Mowgli recognize each other, and while his powers of speech are rusty, Kitty reintroduces Mowgli to civilization with the help of Dr. Julius Plumford and Mowgli introduces Kitty to his friends in the jungle. However, after spending most of his life in the jungle, Mowgli does not feel at home among the rude and snobbish aristocrats who are friends with Kitty's family. He falls in love with Kitty, but wants to go back to the jungle and to be with his real family.

The Jungle Book is an incredibly good movie that I highly recommend. It has great laughs, like watching Mowgli learning how to becoming "civilized" in society with the help of Dr. Plumford and seeing how Plumford is also trying to learn from Mowgli how to be in touch with nature. I loved to love story between Mowgli and Kitty, it was so lovely and their kiss was one of those sappy moments that got a big "Awww!!!" from me. Then there's one of the saddest movie moments ever, when Baloo gets shot and Mowgli finds him and just lies with him crying, then Dr. Plumford reveals Baloo at the end of the movie and I cry in joy, they had me on so many rollar coaster rides of emotions. But seriously if you haven't seen this movie, I would recommend it very much, it's a very special film and deserves more recognition.



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