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The Jungle Book Movie Review #JungleBook


Jungle Book is a classic tale based on the Walt Disney’s greatest masterpiece, the animated musical that was recorded back in 1967. The musical was based on the Kipling’s tales which is a story of “man cub” who was brought up by the wolves in a jungle and many other species took care of him including the bear and the panther.


The story revolves around the threat of the Bengal tiger known as Shere Khan, who alerts the animals of the jungle that all humans are dangerous. Shere Khan gives threat to Mowgli as the tiger believes that he can be a danger for him and the other species, so Mowgli finds that he is no longer welcome in the jungle because Shere Khan promises to remove from Jungle what he sees as a threat. Forced to leave the place which according to him is his only home, he begins a captivating journey of self-discovery. The animals that assist Mowgli in his journey include a panther with the name of Bagheera and a bear with the name of Baloo. Bagheera and Baloo stay with him throughout the journey and guide him. On his journey; he sees and communicates with many other species in which he has no interest, including a snake with the name of Kaa who hypnotizes Mowgli and King Louie who attempts to persuade him in telling the secret regarding the deadly red flower: fire. The snake’s song “Trust in Me” got popularity when it was heard by the people for the first time and the song is created much more attractive in the movie with the special effects.


The digital rendering of animals communicating with each other is impressive and it makes a difference when watching the cartoon and viewing an animated movie. The movie also contains some new things, including the additions related to wolf-leader by the name of Akela and Shere Khan, other than that there is also some interesting information regarding the Mowgli about how he got that modesty-preserving loincloth. The entire cast of the movie is created digitally, no any animal is real. The animals that don’t speak in the movie are also not real; every single thing, from the birds to the leaves is artificial. The talking animals in the movie have never looked so great; the movie is created perfect focusing on each detail.


The director of the movie is Jon Favreau and the story with the new additions is written by Justin Marks. The movie’s executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse and they all create an outstanding piece of entertainment with the irresistible special effects, making everything looks real and perfect. Many artists with great voices joined together to give the sound to the animals. The music is by John Debney, the 2 songs of the movie “The Bare Necessities” and “I Want to be like you” is the famous ones. Both the songs are pictured in the best way, making them appealing.


While at first I was not so sure of the remake of the movie but  Disney has never seem to surprise me. Everything down to the characters were in fine detail.  The cast that was chosen for each role could not have been any better as they were the right fit for each part. I love that they kept the Bare Necessities song in the movie but made it in a different version than the original.  This movie is a must-see for the entire family.  Kids will love to see the animals come to life as they look so real talking to Mowgli and one another. Jungle Book is now playing in theaters everywhere!

Disclosure: Disney provided me with an all expense paid trip to LA to the #CaptainAmericaEvent #JungleBook #ABCTVEvent #AdventuresInBabysitting #TheCatch and #TheFamily event.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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