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The Jungle Book (2016)

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After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baloo (voice)
Bagheera (voice)
Shere Khan (voice)
Raksha (voice)
Kaa (voice)
Akela (voice)
King Louie (voice)
Ikki (voice)
Brighton Rose ...
Gray (voice)
Young Wolf (voice)
Max Favreau ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Chloe Hechter ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Asher Blinkoff ...
Young Wolf (voice)
Knox Gagnon ...
Young Wolf (voice)


The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The legend will never be the same.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$103,261,464 (USA) (15 April 2016)


$363,995,937 (USA) (23 September 2016)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Garry Shandling's final film, released less than a month after he died of a heart attack. He provided the voice of Ikki the Porcupine, a character from Rudyard Kipling's original novel, who was not present in the 1967 film. Similarly, The Jungle Book (1967) also had a posthumous performance: Verna Felton, the voice of Winifred, Haithi's wife, in that incarnation, who starred in many other previous prominent Disney animated film productions, such as Dumbo (1941), Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Lady and the Tramp (1955), and Sleeping Beauty (1959), up until her death on December 14, 1966, the day prior to the death of the producer of The Jungle Book (1967): Walt Disney. Of all the voice acting roles Shandling had up until his death, all of them had also been animal characters (the other two being a pigeon from Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Verne the Turtle from Over the Hedge (2006). See more »


The black panther is not a species of its own but in fact a color variation of the leopard. In several scenes it can be seen that Bagheera has spots, which he was described as having in the source novel. See more »


Baloo: Excuse me anybody? Excuse me am i in the right monkey temple? Oh my gosh is that King Louie? This is so exiting. The Legends you know justice sir. You are truly enormous. In the best way. Look at all that flesh just squatting on ancient throne. How majestic.
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Crazy Credits

The Jungle Book (2016) is the very first Walt Disney Pictures release since Treasure Planet (2002) to feature the original 1990s cel-animated Walt Disney Pictures logo in its true fashion. The 1990s Walt Disney Pictures logo is the most well-known carnation of the studio logo. The Disney "castle logo" opens up in a cel-animated style reminiscent of the Disney films from 1985-2006. The word "presents", then, pops up right as the logo ends. Afterwards, the camera pulls back into the jungle as the castle shrinks into the distance. The movie continues without cutting away from the castle. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »


The Bare Necessities
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Produced by Tracey Freeman
Performed by Bill Murray and Neel Sethi
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User Reviews

Better and more thrilling than the 1967 version
16 November 2016 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

The movie may have shown a lot of similarities to the old cartoon,but it didn't show enough info or relationship with Mowgli and the wolves. Sure they did the story good with Mowgli and Baloo's relationship,but what it also rushed through was the ending,and plus I didn't like it when Mowgli went to the man village. The fight with the tiger in the cartoon wasn't bad,but the movie just made it 10 times better. The 1967 one was classic,but the movie just made it into the best thrilling and emotional story that even I enjoyed. I mean yes I wouldn't really make reviews for kids movies,but the director was the man who made Iron man and I love marvel. So I checked out this movie,I watched it and I was like "oh my god...this was amazing." So it was just in my opinion,better than the original. The original is in my second place.

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