Our 11 year old daughter and I attended a press screening of the 2016 version of The Jungle Book. We watched some of the trailers prior to viewing the film, and knew the 2016 live-action 3D version was far-different than the original, G-rated animated film in our home collection.
The Jungle Book
Familiar Characters, Storyline, and Music Along with Edge-of-Your-Seat Action!
The Jungle Book contains familiar characters and music we know and love. It mixes live-action 3D with the original storyline, and realistic, edge-of-your-seat CG animation. I jumped several times, as did my daughter.
Top Voice-Actors Bring The Characters To Life
Top actors, including Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and Ben Kingsley, do an incredible job voicing characters in the film. They truly bring the charters to life. Here’s a neat video that shows the actors taping in-studio.
Young Actor, Neel Sethi, Play Mowgli
Ten year old actor, Neel Sethi, makes his big-screen debut, as Mowgli. Neel does an incredible job in the film, and appears to have a bright on-screen future ahead of him. We loved watching clips of him making the movie, as you can see (beginning at the 5 minute marker) in the video below.
The Jungle Book Movie Printables
Below are links to some FREE, fun, and educational printables, provided by Disney. You’ll need a PDF viewer to download the sheets. Here’s a LINK to one in case you need it. Click the links below to download The Jungle Book PDF files of your choosing.
The Jungle Book Opens April 15th, 2016
As a parent, I feel that this film would be best for kids age 8+ when viewing this film at the theater, in a 3D setting. The CG-animated animals are very realistic, and there are some fairly violent scenes. The Jungle Book, rated PG, opens in theaters on Friday, April 15th, 2016. Perhaps we’ll see you there!