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Still shot from the movie: Jumanji.


Based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg (who also authored Zathura), Jumanji is a board game that comes to life with each roll of the dice. When a couple of children (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) begin to play, they accidentally unleash jungle animals, a great white hunter and Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) -- a young man who has been trapped in the game for the last 26 years. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 14 Dec 1995
Video Release: 08 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Jumanji is based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg—same author who penned the stories behind the movies Zathura and The Polar Express

Home Video Extra Features

If you’re game to play Jumanji again, then you’ll find all the adventure you can possibly handle on this two-disc deluxe edition. The first DVD offers such amusements as Secrets and Riddles: The Jumanji Survival Game (find clues and solve mysteries as you read through the pages of a centuries-old book), The Extreme Book of Nature (a living, breathing novel revealing some of nature’s strangest, wildest and scariest creatures), Ancient Diversions (learn real cool tricks and optical illusions to amaze your friends) and a commentary by the special effects crew. On the next disc, get behind the movie magic with documentaries about making the film, production design, and special effects, as well as taking a peek at storyboards, photo galleries and production stills. Audio Tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0) and Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0), with subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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