We Finally Went To See The Jungle Book


Garrett's birthday was on May 2nd and part of his present was a movie night during his birthday week. We let him choose between Zootopia, Ratchet and Clank, or The Jungle Book. He chose The Jungle Book! 
We have all seen the original movie so we were assuming we knew what we were in for. The new Jungle Book is a remake of the original it was so much more than I expected. It was very accurate to the story-line but much more real. 

The story begins with Mowgli being chased through the woods. The story itself is much like the original. Mowgli was found alone in the jungle as a baby, he was taken by the wolves and raised as one. The amazing visuals and opening scenes really show you how life like and huge the jungle really is. The animals blend in perfectly and once they start to talk and walk along with Mowgli it is hard to tell that they are not real. The work is not overly done at all, which I really enjoyed. You don't really pay too much attention to the talking animal aspect of the movie as you do the actual story. As the movie goes on, you realize that Mowgli does not know of anything other than his life in the jungle and his family of wolves. Although he was raised a man cub, he does not realize that he is really different. He is unaware of the potential danger of continuing his life in the jungle due to the threat from Shere Khan, a tiger that seems to be similar to Scar from The Lion King. After much discussion among the wolves, Mowgli decides to leave the village, to go back to where he came from and the panther Bagheera is with him every step of the way, almost... as the journey goes on..... Mowgli is threatened by a snake -Kaa, makes friends with a bear -Balo, and attacked by a giant ape - Kind Louie. All of this in sync with the original animated movie but so much more real. 
As I was watching the movie, from the very beginning, I kept thinking how amazing this little actor (Neel Sethiwas. To be able to talk and walk amongst these creatures and for the viewer to realize they weren't actually there. The performance was seamless. It was amazing! 

While watching the movie I could not help but think how awesome it was to have a Disney movies that I watched as a kid with my mom and enjoyed with my children as they were younger, be made into movies we grew in to. I love that these classic movies, these classic animated movies, can be transformed into lifelike movies we can watch over and over. 

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Oh My Disney has 9 Things Disney Fans Need To Know About The Jungle Book, according to Jon Favreau. Like #2: At the end of the castle logo shot, the camera pulls back and goes through the lush foliage of the jungle. It turns out that this was a moment borrowed from another Disney animated classic. “We transition into the photo-real by the end of the shot, and then we borrowed that shot from Bambi,” Favreau said.
 
The original Jungle Book was made in 1967, and for a limited time if you order the original on Amazon you get a $7.50 credit towards The Jungle Book 2. While you are there, you can pre-order The Jungle Book now on Amazon






Have you had a chance to see The Jungle Book yet? 

The Cast of The Jungle Book with their CG animals
Jungle Book actors with their CG animals
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34 comments

  1. I haven't seen the updated version of The Jungle Book yet, I'm sure we'll watch it soon. I can never help but love the originals though.

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  2. I am sure we will see it at somepoint, but we are so behind in movies right now. It will probably be a Netflix one for us.

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  3. I really must make time to go and see it now, especially after reading this! :)

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  4. I have to admit I've not made it to see The Jungle Book yet - I think I'll probably wait till it is out on DVD. But I am really interested to see what they have done with it. x

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  5. My teen saw this movie and loved it. He was impressed by the animation and effects.

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  6. I am so excited to see this movie. We just watched the original the other day. Maybe this weekend.

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  7. I loved this movie. The humor was delightful and the animation of the animals was amazing.

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  8. Jungle Book has always been one of my favorite Disney Movies. I still haven't had the chance to see it been so busy.I can't wait...

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  9. Not really sure I will see this, but I love Ben Kingsley so that could get me there.

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  10. I keep hearing good things! I love the cast so much. Maybe I'll go this weekend!

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  11. I can't decide what I want to do with this movie. I've heard really mixed reviews from people I trust and I just don't know... I may just wait until home video.

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  12. I've heard so many good reviews especially from moms who watched it with their kids. I personally haven't seen the movie, but I'm sure it's a good one.

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  13. Our family can't wait to go to see this movie! It's one of my all time favorites and this version has a great cast of amazing actors!

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  14. Jungle Book's one of the best. Those are some powerful pictures with celebrities! I'm surprised he chose this over Ratchet and Clank. Nice one!

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  15. We will be seeing it this weekend. The girls are so excited to see the movie.

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  16. My kids can't wait to see this movie. I keep hearing good things about this film.

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  17. Always a follower of Disney movies but I havent watch this movie yet. Thanks for sharing the movie. Im excited to watch it now

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  18. I haven't seen this movie yet. I'm sure it's a great one too. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've always loved all the other Jungle Book movies.

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  19. Haven't seen the movie yet but it looks soooooo good. I think I might watch it this evening on netflix!

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  20. I'm excited to see the movie now after reading this.

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  21. I am not going to see the Jungle Book but I think all kids everywhere are rejoicing. Such a wholesome story

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  22. I've never seen this movie! How long is it?

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  23. I already bought the tickets for my husband, sister, my nephew and for me! Cant wait to go this monday!

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  24. I loved the movie, my family did too! Such a beautiful story and the actors were amazing!

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  25. So it wasn't scary? I totally want to see it, but one of my girls get frightened easily!

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  26. Aw so exciting, glad you had a good time and am I going crazy or have you got a new theme? Love it!

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  27. I've been wanting to take my daughter to see this super bad!!!! Just need to find a time we aren't crazy busy!

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  28. Sounds like a really great movie for the whole family. I'd love to take my oldest son. So cool about Bambie. Great review!

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  29. We watch this film in theater too. Amazing film. Love it!

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  30. Wow the cast looks amazing! I love all of them, I want to watch it now.

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  31. Never seen this movie but it really sounds like a good movie

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  32. That's fun that you let him choose a movie. I want to see the Jungle Book. I looked and it's still on by me. :)

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  33. Hearing good stuff about it. Gonna grab my nephews for this:) Thank you!

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  34. I can't wait to watch this with my son. I try to avoid reading spoilers but this seems really good.

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