The Jungle Book (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 46 mins

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After a fearsome tiger threatens his life, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by a stern panther and a free-spirited bear, sets out on a journey of self-discovery.

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson

Crew: Jon Favreau (Director), Bill Pope (Director of Photography), John Debney (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 08 Apr 2016 (India), 07 Apr 2016 (Malaysia), 07 Apr 2016 (Singapore), 14 Apr 2016 (UAE)

Tagline: The legend will never be the same.

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Did you know? All the locations in the film are computer-generated VFX Read More


dream comes true

but movie is not that good


Wow what a movie that too watched in IMAX. Till watching in IMAX i thought of experiencing the movie, but after watching the movie i lived in the jungle for 2 and half hours.
Strongly recomend people to watch this childwodd fantasy of 80's and 90's kids that too watch it no no live it in IMAX.
Excelnt feel and still couldnt come out of the experience even after 2 days.



as Bagheera
as Baloo
as King Louie
as Shere Khan
as Raksha
as Mowgli
as Puppeteer
as Animal Voices
as Young Wolf #4
Supporting Actor
as Gray
as Young Wolf #3
as Animal Voices
as Young Wolf #1
as Ikki
as Winifred
as Baloo
as Pygmy Hog
as Young Wolf #7
as Infant Mowgli
as Young Wolf #5
as Raquel the Rhino
as Young Wolf #2
as Rama
as Infant Mowgli's Father
as Rocky the Rhino
as Giant Squirrel
as Nilgai Mother
as Young Wolf #6
as Animal Voices


First Assistant Director
Second Unit Director
Second Assistant Director



Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Foley Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Set Decorator
Prop Master
Assistant Art Director
Assistant Props Master


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Voice Casting
Extras Casting



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor



Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Post Production


Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Double
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 1.89 : 1 (IMAX), 2.35 : 1
The legend will never be the same.
Remote jungle locations in India were photographed and used as reference for the jungle environment in the film

The film will release in India on April 8, a week ahead of its U.S. debut, to pay tribute to the Indian environment of the film/novel

The songs from The Jungle Book (1967) appear as bits of dialogue in this film. Kaa speaks "Trust in Me", and Baloo sings a bit of "The Bare Necessities

All the animals are native to South Asia, but Ben Kingsley is the only voice actor to be of South Asian origin (he is Anglo-Indian)

During one of the trailers Baloo says if anything happens to Mowgli he will never forgive himself. In the 1967 version Baloo voiced by Phil Harris say almost the exact same thing except he said 'little guy' while Baloo in the trailer said 'kid'

This is Idris Elba's second Disney movie role after Zootopia (2016)

Ritesh Rajan's second film after The Last Airbender (2010)

Scarlett Johansson was eight months pregnant when she voiced Kaa

Scarlett Johansson and Emjay Anthony's second film with director Jon Favreau after Chef (2014), and Scarlett's third with Favreau after Iron Man 2 (2010)

The film releases on the 49th anniversary of The Jungle Book (1967)

This is Bill Murray and Christopher Walken's first voice over job since Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 7 years prior and Kangaroo Jack (2003) 13 years prior respectively

Kaa being a female in this film is ironic as female snakes in real life are actually more vicious than their male counterparts

This will be Bill Murray's first Disney movie role as the previous movies he starred in - What About Bob? (1991), Ed Wood (1994), Rushmore (1998), Cradle Will Rock (1999), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - were all released by Disney's Touchstone Pictures label. Also he's the second actor from Ghostbusters (1984) to play a bear character when Dan Aykroyd starred as the title character in Yogi Bear (2010)

Three of the cast - Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba - had worked on Marvel Comics films, while Christopher Walken had worked on the DC Comics film Batman Returns (1992) and Bill Murray had worked on Garfield (2004), an adaptation of a newspaper comic

Giancarlo Esposito who voices the wolf Akela, was featured in a commercial for the video game Destiny (2014) where he narrated a part of the poem "The Law of the Jungle". This poem appears in Rudyard Kipling's "The Second Jungle Book

John Debney's 13th Disney movie for music score

The animal characters were both motion captured by and performed live on set by puppeteers from the Jim Henson Company. For the on set performances, Jim Henson's Creature Shop built elaborate life sized puppets to act along side Mowgli and serve as eye-lines

Bill Murray's debut Disney movie

Baloo whistles "The Bare Necessities", a song from The Jungle Book

While the film is a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book (1967), the filmmakers decided to include elements from the Rudyard Kipling novel to make the film more adventurous and dangerous

This is the first time that Kaa the Snake is portrayed as a female, rather than a male. Jon Favreau said the change was a deliberate one, as he felt there were too many male characters in The Jungle Book

The talking animals in this film were created using animal behavior, then having the actors copy those movements in motion-capture VFX

All the locations in the film are computer-generated VFX

This is the fourth collaboration between director Jon Favreau and composer John Debney; they had previously worked together on Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and Iron Man 2 (2010)

In The Jungle Book (1967), King Louie was an orangutan; in this film, he's a gigantopithecus, an ancestor of the orangutan whose range is believed to have included parts of India. This change in species was made to make the film more fantastic and since orangutans are not native to India

Bill Murray voices Baloo in this film; his older brother Brian Doyle-Murray had voiced Baloo in The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

This is Christopher Walken's first Disney movie since The Country Bears (2002).

A retelling of Disney's "The Jungle Book (1967)", which was released in 1967.

Lyricist Richard M. Sherman, who wrote songs for The Jungle Book (1967), will write new songs for this film.

This is the fourth collaboration between director Jon Favreau and composer John Debney since Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and Iron Man 2 (2010).

In the original cartoon and Rudyard Kipling novel, Kaa was portrayed as a male.

Bill Murray voices Baloo the bear in this film; his older brother Brian Doyle-Murray had voiced Baloo in The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998).

Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray's second film together since Lost in Translation (2003).

The original release date was set to be in October 2015, but was switched with another film to be released in 2016.

The wolf cubs in the film are named after motion capture actors and other crew members.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: The Jungle Book (Tamil)
Dubbed into: The Jungle Book (Telugu)
Dubbed into: The Jungle Book (Hindi)