When I was a kid I used to watch The Jungle Book over and over again. Now it’s back in a whole new way, and I get to watch my kids watch it over and over again. We got the DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital the other day, and I think we have watched it about 4 times, if not more since then. My little one is obsessed with Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), or as she says “the good cat”.
The new version is better than the old one. So much color and so much life. My entire family loves it and I’m sure yours will as well. It’s out on digital right now, but will also be on Blu-Ray and DVD on Aug 30th! This is one of those films that I would buy the day it came out.
I also wanted to share with you a couple extra clips from the movie. I hope you enjoy.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about
Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a August 20, 2015 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. Urged to abandon the only home
he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of selfdiscovery,
guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the
free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli
encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart,
including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and
gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of
Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to
the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita
Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and
Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle
Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and
environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to
immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.