Disney’s The Jungle Book Movie Review

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Have you seen Disney’s The Jungle Book Movie? We did not have the opportunity to see it in theaters, so we were SO excited to receive it to review! We watched it TWICE the first day it arrived on our doorstep and absolutely loved loved loved this movie!!!

The Jungle Book Movie

My son was the first one to see the previews on t.v. when The Jungle Book was first coming to theaters. We were in the process of moving to a different state, so we obviously did not have time to visit a theater to see this movie. My son was so sad!

So my son was so excited when he heard The Jungle Book was coming out on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30! When this movie made it’s way to us, there was not a silent moment in this house. My kids were running around everywhere asking if they could watch this right away!

The Jungle Book did not disappoint. In fact, this movie is so good that I had to watch it twice too. I LOVE the fun characters, voice talents behind these characters and just the overall movie. It seriously is a wonderful movie that your whole family will enjoy watching a few times together!

Bonus features on BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

“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 sees 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.

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.
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.

Bonus features On DVD:

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.

Note: The 3D version of The Jungle Book will be available later this year.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (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.

The film’s musical score, composed by Emmy® winner and Oscar-, BAFTA- and Annie Award-nominee John Debney (“Elf,” “Iron Man 2”), features a classic orchestral sound accented by ethnic instruments and pays homage to the original film by highlighting snippets of the classic songs we all know and love.

Disney Movies Anywhere Announcement (DMA)!

Continuing efforts to provide more ways to buy and watch your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go, Disney Movies Anywhere today announces the addition of Fios by Verizon, the first multichannel video programming distributor to join its cloud-based digital movie service platform.

The launch coincides with today’s digital release of Disney’s hit film The Jungle Book!

Buy

You can purchase The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23rd and on Blu-ray™ August 30th, on Amazon.com. Find out more about The Jungle Book!

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Comments

  1. Richard Hicks says:

    Have not seen it, but is on our list!

  2. We have not yet seen The Jungle Book but are looking forward to seeing it as a family.

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  3. This will be fun to watch with my family

  4. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but I love this preview it’s looks so awesome. It’s going to be perfect for movie night this week. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Maryann D. says:

    I have always loved this movie since I was a child. I would enjoy buying this DVD and watching with my family.

  6. We just bought the Blu-ray last weekend and have watched it 3 times already. Its a marvelous movie and well worth it!

  7. My nephew is going to love this. I only remember the songs from years ago.

  8. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I saw this movie at the theater in 3D with my daughter. .it was AWESOME!!

  9. Melissa Storms says:

    I really want to get this when it is out on dvd, I loved the animated movie as a kid.

  10. Daniela Plume says:

    I loved it but I thought it might be a little intense for small children.

  11. We did not see it in the movies either but it looks so exciting that I am looking forward to it.

  12. I loved this book when I was a child. My grandchildren are so excited to see this movie. Sounds like they will love it.

  13. I’d love to see this movie! Thanks for the review.

  14. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Haven’t seen it yet!

  15. Anthony Langlois says:

    Not a big fan of Disney’s new tendency to redo their animation classics in live-action.

  16. ERICA WEAVER says:

    such a classic book loved it as a kid but after being remade so many time it looses its flair so i hope this will be good

  17. shannon fowler says:

    For some reason I wasn’t excited about this movie. Ive always had a hard time getting into jungle book story. I’m sure its wonderful though since most disney movies are

  18. Debra Hall says:

    i am excited to see the jungle book

  19. Catherine Lewis says:

    We are looking forward to seeing this on one of our movie days. The kids are really excited.

  20. Jodi Wresh says:

    My great nephews would love tp this!

  21. vickie couturier says:

    not this one i havent ,id like to see it before i let the grandkids see it

  22. I can’t wait to watch this one! It looks like it’s going to be good!

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