• The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book

Release Date: April 15th, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2016

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

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

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Action , Children

Production Co: Fairview Entertainment

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Growing up, Charming, Friendship, Survival, Love, Cool, Quest, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Favreau’s Jungle Book is at its best in moments of visual splendor; when his camera pulls back to admire the sweep of the CGI foliage or yet another dazzling computer creation wanders into frame. Those images have a clarity that the rest of the movie often lacks. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even as the drama and its treatment become increasingly conventional and familiar as the film moves toward its patly (and arguably overly) audience-pleasing wrap-up, the exceptional visual quality and lifelike animal renditions remain stunning throughout. show more

  • 90
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Conjuring up a serving of visual magic is one thing, of course; bringing Kipling’s characters and narrative to life is another. show more

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Awards

Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Visual Effects