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The Jungle Book Movie Review

Did you hear? The Jungle Book is out on BluRay and dvd now! So make sure you run out and get yours. Disney brought me out on an all expenses paid trip to bring you these fun tidbits from the Jungle Book release! I have to admit that the Jungle Book is a favorite classic of mine. I have loved it since sharing the vhs with my first born son. We constantly sang “Bear Necessities.” Such a lovely memory we have shared over this movie. Wondering what we thought of this movie? Check out our Jungle Book Movie Review.

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First thing you notice as your watching this movie is that the fact that it is CGI completely disappears. You are so taken with the story and the scenery that you forget that what you’re watching was produced on one studio lot. It was not filmed in the Jungle or anywhere else. The scenery is stunning. The storyline kept me interested right up until it was over. Then I was able to watch all those fun bonus features too. My entire family sat in the living room watching it. That’s unusual for us watching a movie. Usually one of us does get bored and decides to do something else and leave the room. My 10 year old enjoyed it. My 13 year old enjoyed it. My 19 year old enjoyed it (probably the most because of his love for the other movie) and even my hubby and I loved it. So if you’re looking for a good movie to watch run out and pick this one up. It’s a great family movie.

Check out the Jungle Book trailer video!

 

 

And now the Bonus features on the Jungle Book

The first bonus feature you can view is how the Jungle Book was reimagined. You get to discover the subtle nuances that made this film different from the original. Fun things like how they redid the Disney castle in the beginning of the show. It’s not done using new technology. It was done using the old technology.

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I am Mowgli introduces you to Neel Sethi. He’s a new actor who had never done any acting much less acting with CGI. Jon Favreau made the decision to use puppets to help Neel act. A lot of experienced actors can act with a tennis ball on a stick for help in where to look. But since this was Neel’s first time Jon felt he would get a better reaction using the puppets. He was spot on! You’ll learn much more about Neel and his acting in this feature.

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King Louie’s Temple Layer by Layer gives us a fun look at how the “I wan’na Be Like You” was made. I personally love that song. Christopher Walken really brought this character to life. It’s really interesting to see the behind the scenes of what they had to do to bring the scenes to life.

There’s a fun bonus feature with Bill Murray and the making of Bear Necessities that you won’t want to miss either. They made it in New Orleans!

The last bonus feature is an audio commentary with director Jon Favreau. This was one of my favorites. Seeing what Jon had envisioned come to life was epic. He’s the real deal. If I could interview one person it would be him. I’d love to pick his brain.

So now that you know how cool the bonus features and the movie is make sure you pick up the Jungle Book today on bluray and dvd.

The Jungle Book trailer and movie info

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THE JUNGLE BOOK is out on DVD today and BluRay has just been released today!

 

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

 

Genre:                                                  Live-Action/Action-Adventure

Rating:                                                  TBD                             

U.S. Release Date:                                April 15, 2016

 

Cast:                                                    Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken,

Director:                                               Jon Favreau

Producers:                                            Jon Favreau, Brigham Taylor

Screenplay by:                                      Justin Marks

 

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), 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 free-spirited 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 Johansson), 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 wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

Notes:

  • Neel Sethi, now 11, was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub.
  • The all-star voice cast includes Oscar®-winners Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), as well as Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”), Idris Elba (“Star Trek Beyond”), Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad’).
  • Rudyard Kipling penned the collection of short stories, “The Jungle Book,” in the early 1890s from his home in Vermont.
  • State-of-the-art technology is behind larger-than-life jungle creatures that join Neel Sethi’s Mowgli on screen in an all-new, immersive, jaw-dropping viewing experience.

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OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), 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 free-spirited 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 Johansson), 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 wild adventure swings into your home on BluRay now!

Don’t forget to check out my other Jungle Book posts! Behind the scenes of the Jungle Book, The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau. Check out my Pete’s Dragon Event posts too! Pete’s Dragon trailers and my trip itinerary, coloring sheets, and mazes, dot to dot and other fun printable sheets My red Carpet experience and my movie review too! My Bryce Dallas Howard interview too!

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