The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book Overview

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Who Stars in The Jungle Book

Neel Sethi

Neel Sethi

Bill Murray
Baloo (voice)

Bill Murray

Ben Kingsley
Bagheera (voice)

Ben Kingsley

Idris Elba
Shere Khan (voice)

Idris Elba

Scarlett Johansson
Kaa (voice)

Scarlett Johansson

Christopher Walken
King Louie (voice)

Christopher Walken


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Review for The Jungle Book

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

This is without a doubt a very good family movie. Many people seem to compare it unfavorably with the “original” animated movie from Walt Disney. To me these are quite different movies and should not really be compared. I have not read the book but I have a feeling that this movie follows the book more closely. It is a wee bit darker, more serious and incredibly beautiful to watch. I quite liked the original jungle book movie. It was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I am therefore quite happy that this was not just a “dumb” remake with modern CGI and that I quite liked this take of the classic story. This movie is, as I wrote, much more serious and a wee bit darker. It is less of a children’s movie than the original. The wolves are getting much more time in this movie which is good. Mowgli’s opponents are also much less comical and much more sinister. Kaa is a beastly snake with no remorse, King Louie is a huge, scheming, and tyrannical ape King and finally Shere Khan is a ruthless, human hating, tiger that kills anyone or anything that stands in his way. The CGI is top notch as far as I am concerned. The jungle scenery is absolutely stunning and it is really worth watching the movie just for the scenery. Combined with a classic adventure story that is not half bad makes for a really a good movie. I was definitely positively surprised by this movie. For me it is a big success.

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Walt Disney Pictures

Fairview Entertainment

Moving Picture Company



Release Date

Original Language

1 hr 46 mins

$ 175,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 966,550,600.00 (USA)

$ 791,550,600.00 (Estimated in USA)


Adventure Drama Family Fantasy Animation

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