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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.

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Baloo (voice)
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Bagheera (voice)
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Shere Khan (voice)
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Raksha (voice)
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Kaa (voice)
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Akela (voice)
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King Louie (voice)
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Ikki (voice)
Brighton Rose ...
Gray (voice)
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Young Wolf (voice)
Max Favreau ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Chloe Hechter ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Asher Blinkoff ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Knox Gagnon ...
Young Wolf (voice)
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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.


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Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril | See all certifications »

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15 April 2016 (USA)  »

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El libro de la selva  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$103,261,464 (USA) (17 April 2016)

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$364,001,123 (USA)
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Trivia

The actor who plays Mowgli, Neel Sethi was born in 2003, the same year that The Jungle Book (1967)'s theatrical sequel The Jungle Book 2 (2003) was released. See more »

Goofs

The movie clearly depicts African-size elephants in the movie. While there are elephants in India, they tend to be rather smaller in size compared to African elephants.

Also, the wolves are not depicted accurately either as they posses dense fur compared to the real Indian wolves which, due to the heat, tend to have rather short fur. The wolves in the movie closely resemble Tibetan wolves. 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 film ends with the Jungle Book storybook closing shut, in a parallel to The Jungle Book (1967) starting with this book opening. Part of the closing credits are seen within this book, with King Louie singing "I Wanna Be Like You" during the sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) 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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This is awesome
5 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've never been a fan of the original Jungle Book movie, but I did grow up watching it, and I did like it. This remake is (in my opinion) Disney's best remake so far.

The animation and the scenery is basically a new age in CGI. Not only are there CGI characters and creatures now, but locations too. The entire jungle looks absolutely real, yet it's not, and that's the great thing about it.

The characters themselves were pretty cool. I didn't care for Mowgli in the original movie, but this movie got me liking him. He's brave, not as bratty, and he's pretty inventive. Bagheera is as stern and careful as ever except that he's also got the action his book counterpart had had. And I like Baloo's character here, having a bit more of a self-serving trait his older counterparts never had but eventually becoming a nice guy. And that's the main characters. The wolves got more screen time, Kaa got a lot more dangerous (though she doesn't have as much screen time, which is my only complaint in this movie), King Louie is more sinister and less comical, and Shere Khan is a flat-out beast.

I'm also glad that they brought back three songs I enjoyed as a kid. I really liked Bare Necessities, and I've also started singing this version of I Wanna Be Like You. Trust In Me made me feel like Kaa was in a spy movie.

So on a scale from one to ten, I'd give it a perfect score: 10/10. It's an epic movie, and I highly recommend seeing this movie.


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