The Jungle Book Movie

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2016 | PG | Adventure Family

. The all-new, live-action epic adventure showcases Mowgli’s journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. more

Release DateU.S.

The Jungle Book was released on
Friday, April 15, 2016 Nationwide Release 3D/2D; IMAX 3D

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Cast more cast

Scarlett Johansson
Kaa (voice)
Lupita Nyong'o
Rakcha (voice)
Idris Elba
Shere Khan (voice)
Neel Sethi
Bill Murray
Baloo (voice)
Ben Kingsley
Bagheera (voice)
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Jon Favreau


Justin Marks


Rating MPAA

PG for some sequences of scary action and peril

Storylines 2 more

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.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the 1894 book/collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. This will be a live action film.
  • The film's two villains are Kaaa, the python who eats other animals by hypnotizing them, and Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger.
  • Newcomer Neel Sethi was selected from thousands of candidates to play man-cub Mowgli.
  • Said to be inspired by Disney’s 1967 animated classic, the film features state-of the-art technology that immerses audiences in the lush world like never before.

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