The Jungle Book (2016)

The jungle animals come to life in this live-action remake of Disney's classic animation.

Overall B+

Disney's version of The Jungle Book comes to the big screen as a live-action movie. Once again you may follow the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy adopted by a wolves, and his unusual journey to manhood.

Release date April 17, 2016

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Jungle Book (2016) rated PG? The MPAA rated The Jungle Book (2016) PG for some sequences of scary action and peril.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Jungle Book (2016) rated PG? The Jungle Book (2016) is rated PG by the MPAA for some sequences of scary action and peril.

Violence: Characters are constantly in peril, from other species, drought and famine, natural disasters and forest fires. Some of theses portrayals are quite intense and frightening. Verbal threats are uttered, especially by a tiger who wants revenge on a young boy and is willing to kill anything that gets in his way. Animals fight one another and bite, slash, toss and crush each other. Some bloody injuries are shown. Violent deaths are implied, but details are obscured or not shown on screen. Monkeys kidnap a boy and a large orangutan threatens and chases him. A building collapses and crushes the creatures inside. A snake coils around its prey and prepares to swallow it. A character is stung by bees and nearly trampled by stampeding animals. Characters run for their lives. A baby animal’s life is at risk and the adults in its herd are grief-stricken.

Sexual Content: A boy is scantily clad.

Language: Mild name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None-noted.

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The Jungle Book (2016)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Jungle Book (2016) is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson.

This movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's classic novel The Jungle Book.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Jungle Book (2016) movie is August 30, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Jungle Book (2016)
Release Date: 30 August 2016
Disney's live action version of The Jungle Book releases to home video with the following extras:

- King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer
So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

Exclusive HD Content

- “The Jungle Book” Reimagined
Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.

- I Am Mowgli
Follow the extraordinary journey of 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli “alongside” some of today’s biggest movie stars. Get a glimpse of Neel’s life before Hollywood came calling, check out his audition that sealed the deal, and see how a close-working relationship with Favreau brought out his best. Plus, Neel shares how filming “The Jungle Book” was one wild ride, from working alongside imaginary animals to performing some super-fun stunts.

- Audio Commentary
Favreau delivers his scene-by-scene perspective on the live-action adventure “The Jungle Book” with all the candor and humor you’d expect from this multi-talented actor-writer-director-producer.

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This movie is based on the Disney animation, The Jungle Book. There are at least two other live-action versions of this classic tale, based on the writings of Rudyard Kipling. One is the 1994 version and the other is The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story. In 2017, Warner Brothers is also releasing an adaptation of the story as Jungle Book - Origins. Tarzan is another human raised in the jungle.

Other classic animations to be turned into alive-action movies include Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo.

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