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The Jungle Book (2016 film) - Wikipedia The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film, directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Justin Marks.

The Jungle Book (2016 film) This article is about Disneys 2016 film Jungle Book Rikki Tikki Tavi To The Rescue For Warner Bros upcoming film see Jungle Book 2018 film For other films and related topics see The Jungle Book franchise The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and coproduced by Jon Favreau produced by Walt Disney Pictures and written by Justin Marks Based on Rudyard Kiplings eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disneys 1967 animated film of the same name67The Jungle Book is a liveactionCGI film that tells the story of Mowgli an orphaned human boy who guided by his animal guardians sets out on a journey of selfdiscovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan The film introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and also features the voices of Bill Murray Ben Kingsley Idris Elba Lupita Nyongo Scarlett Johansson Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken Favreau Marks and producer Brigham Taylor developed the films story as a balance between Disneys animated adaptation and Kiplings original works borrowing elements from both into the film Principal photography commenced in 2014citation needed with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles The film required extensive use of computergenerated imagery to portray the animals and settings The Jungle Book was released in North America in Disney Digital 3D RealD 3D IMAX 3D DBox and premium large formats on April 15 2016 It became a critical and commercial success grossing over 966 million making it the fifth highestgrossing film of 2016 and the 35th highestgrossing film of all time The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 88th Academy Awards Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 2 1 Voice cast 3 Production 3 1 Development and casting 3 2 Filming and visual effects 3 3 Sound 4 Music 4 1 Soundtrack 4 1 1 Track listing 5 Release 5 1 Home media 6 Reception 6 1 Box office 6 1 1 North America 6 1 2 Outside North America 6 2 Critical response 6 3 Accolades 7 Sequel 8 References 9 External links Mowgli is a man cub raised by the wolf Raksha and her pack led by Akela in an Indian jungle ever since he was brought to them as a baby by the black panther Bagheera Bagheera trains Mowgli to learn the ways of the wolves but the boy faces certain challenges and falls behind his wolf siblings while Akela disapproves of him using human tricks like building tools instead of learning the ways of the pack One day during the dry season the jungle animals gather to drink the water that remains as part of a truce during a drought that enables the jungles wildlife to drink without fear of being eaten by their predators The truce is disrupted when a scarred tiger named Shere Khan arrives detecting Mowglis scent in the large crowd Resentful against man for scarring him he issues a warning that he will kill Mowgli at the end of the drought After the drought ends the wolves debate whether they should keep Mowgli or not Mowgli decides to leave the jungle for the safety of his pack Bagheera agrees with the decision and volunteers to guide him to the nearby man village En route Shere Khan ambushes them and injures Bagheera but Mowgli manages to escape Later Mowgli meets an enormous python named Kaa who hypnotizes him While under her influence Mowgli sees a vision of his father being mauled while protecting him from Shere Khan The vision also warns of the destructive power of the red flower fire Kaa attempts to devour Mowgli but she is attacked by a sloth bear named Baloo rescuing an unconscious Mowgli Baloo and Mowgli bond while retrieving some difficulttoaccess honey for Baloo and Mowgli agrees to stay with Baloo until the winter season arrives Upon learning that Mowgli has left the jungle Shere Khan kills Akela and threatens the pack to lure Mowgli out Bagheera eventually finds Mowgli and Baloo and is angered that Mowgli has not joined the humans as agreed but Baloo calms him down and persuades both of them to sleep on it During the night Mowgli finds a herd of Indian elephants gathered around a ditch and uses his vines to save a baby elephant from the ditch Although Baloo and Bagheera are both impressed Baloo realizes that he cannot guarantee Mowglis safety after learning that he is being hunted by Shere Khan Baloo agrees to push Mowgli away to get him to continue onward to the man village Mowgli is kidnapped by the Bandarlog monkeys who present him to their leader a giant ape named King Louie Assuming that all humans can make fire King Louie offers Mowgli protection from Shere Khan in exchange for it Baloo distracts King Louie while Bagheera tries to sneak him out but their plan is discovered As King Louie chases Mowgli through his temple he informs Mowgli of Akelas death King Louies rampage eventually causes his temple to collapse on top of him Furious that Baloo and Bagheera never told him about Akelas death Mowgli goes to confront Shere Khan alone Mowgli steals a lit torch at the village to use as a weapon and heads back to the jungle accidentally starting a wildfire in the process He confronts Shere Khan who argues that Mowgli has made himself the enemy of the jungle by causing the wildfire Mowgli throws the torch into the water giving Shere Khan the advantage Baloo Bagheera and the wolf pack intervene and hold Shere Khan off giving Mowgli enough time to set a trap He lures Shere Khan up a dead tree and onto a branch which breaks under the tigers weight and Shere Khan falls into the fire to his death Mowgli then directs the elephants to divert the river and put out the fire In the aftermath Raksha becomes the new leader of the wolf pack Mowgli decides to utilize his equipment and tricks for his own use having found his true home and calling with his wolf family Baloo and Bagheera Main article List of The Jungle Book characters Neel Sethi the actor who portrayed Mowgli Neel Sethi as Mowgli a young boy who was raised by wolves Kendrick Reyes as toddler Mowgli Ritesh Rajan as Mowglis father Voice castedit Bill Murray as Baloo a Sloth bear who befriends Mowgli Ben Kingsley as Bagheera a Black panther who is Mowglis mentor and protector Idris Elba as Shere Khan a fearsome scarfaced Bengal tiger with a grudge against Mowgli Lupita Nyongo as Raksha a female wolf who is Mowglis adoptive mother Scarlett Johansson as Kaa an enormous Indian python Giancarlo Esposito as Akela a male wolf who is Mowglis adoptive father and the leader of the pack Christopher Walken as King Louie a Gigantopithecus who rules the Bandarlog Garry Shandling as Ikki an Indian crested porcupine that observes the Water Truce 1 Brighton Rose as Grey Brother a wolf cub that is the youngest of Mowglis adoptive siblings 1 Jon Favreau as Fred a Pygmy Hog 1 Sam Raimi as a giant squirrel 1 Russell Peters as Rocky a rhinoceros 1 Madeleine Favreau as Raquel a rhinoceros 1 Sara Arrington as a Nilgai Antelope 1 Emjay Anthony Max Favreau Chloe Hechter Asher Blinkoff Knox Gagnon Sasha Schrieber and Kai Schrieber voice the Young Wolves 1 Dee Bradley Baker Artie Esposito Sean Johnson and Allan Trautman provide additional animal voices 1 Productionedit Development and castingedit The idea of going out to the jungle and shooting this it just felt like it wouldnt have the magic that the 1967 film had had There was a dreamlike quality to it There was a surreal quality to it It was a highwater mark for character animation and to me thats what I remember about it And so I wanted to make sure we preserved that But what Alan Horn said was Look at the technology Look at Life of Pi Avatar Why not use the technology to create a whole world that transports you Lets really embrace this new technology and see what we can do if we push its limit Jon Favreau on approaching the films technical intent 9 Walt Disney Pictures announced that a liveaction remake of The Jungle Book was in development on July 9 2013 with Justin Marks set to write the script 10 The film would be Disneys second liveaction adaptation of Rudyard Kiplings works following the 1994 film and the studios third overall after the 1967 animated musical Jon Favreau was later confirmed as director on November 5 2013 11 Favreau as a child used to watch Disneys 1967 animated musical version He felt the need to strike a balance between the two films by retaining the buoyant spirit of the 1967 film including some of its memorable songs while crafting a movie with more realism and peril He also stressed the importance of nature and realized how things have shifted during Kiplings time and now In Kiplings time nature was something to be overcome Now nature is something to be protected He was encouraged by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn to take advantage of the films setting and story as an opportunity to use the latest advancements in photorealistic rendering computergenerated imagery and motion capture technologies 13 The story of the film is not independently taken from Kiplings works but also borrows cinematic inspirations from other films including the childmentor relationship in Shane 1953 the establishment of rules in a dangerous world from Goodfellas 1990 and the use of a shadowy jungle figure in Apocalypse Now 1979 The cast was announced between March and August 2014 with Idris Elba being announced to voice Shere Khan during early stages and Bill Murray eventually confirmed as the voice of Baloo in August 2014 Between then Scarlett Johansson Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken were confirmed to play Kaa Bagheera and King Louie 14151617 Favreau decided to cast Johansson to play Kaa originally a male character as he felt the original film was a little too maleoriented 18 Favreau and Marks noticed the lack of female characters in the 1967 film version and wanted to address that by featuring Rakshas character more prominently as in Kiplings tales Lupita Nyongo was cast as Raksha as Favreau believed her voice imbued the emotion required for the role Lupita has tremendous depth of emotion in her performance Theres an emotional underpinning she brings and a strength and we wanted that for this surrogate mother Much of that comes from her voice 19 Favreau also decided to change King Louie from an orangutan to a Gigantopithecus due to the fact that orangutans are not native to India where the story takes place 7 His character was given a slight alteration from the 1967 film and was partly inspired by Marlon Brandos character Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now as well as incorporating Walkens own physical mannerisms 20 In regards to Louies changes Favreau stated We created this looming figure that was trying to extract the secret of fire from Mowgli And also this gave Mowgli the idea that if he had fire he could have power over Shere Khan whether it was good or bad So there was a Lord of the Rings aspect to that the fire was almost like the ring in that was going to give someone ultimate power but corrupt them as well as create destruction 21 The film is dedicated to Garry Shandling who voiced a porcupine in the film and died of a heart attack before the films release The search for casting Mowgli was extensive with thousands of children auditioning from the United States the United Kingdom New Zealand and Canada Eventually newcomer Neel Sethi was confirmed for the role with casting director Rebecca Williams describing him as embodying the heart humor and daring of the character Hes warm and accessible yet also has an intelligence well beyond his years and impressed us all with his ability to hold his own in any situation 22 Sethi underwent parkour training in preparation for the role Pixar Animation Studios assisted in the development of the story as well as providing suggestions for the films end credits sequence 23 Filming and visual effectsedit Principal photography took place entirely on sound stages at L A Center Studios21 in downtown Los Angeles 1924 The animal characters were created entirely in key frame computer animation with the assistance of footage of real animal movement the actors recording their lines and performance capture for reference 7 The production team underwent a thorough process to realistically convey the animals speaking while still making them perceptually believable to the audience Favreau researched earlier films featuring anthropomorphic animalsincluding Walt Disneys animated features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi as well as modern films such as Babeand adopted certain techniques from those films into The Jungle Book 21 Nearly 70 separate species of animals native to India are featured in the film with several species being portrayed as 150 larger than their actual counterparts 21 Jim Hensons Creature Shop was brought in to provide animal puppet figures for Sethi to act against although none appear in the finished film 25 The animal puppets were performed by Artie Esposito Sean Johnson Allan Trautman and April Warren 1 Favreau utilized motion capture with certain actors expressing a desire to avoid overusing the technology in order to prevent evoking an uncanny valley effect 718 Moving Picture Company MPC and Weta Digital created the films visual effects 13 MPC developed new software for animating muscular structure in the animals 21 Around 1000 remote jungle locations in India were photographed and used as reference in postproduction 26 Weta was responsible for animating the King Louie sequence with visual effects supervisor Keith Miller adding that It was important for Jon to see Christopher Walken in the creature So we took some of the distinctive Walken facial featuresiconic lines wrinkles and foldsand integrated them into the animated character 27 Favreau expressed desire in wanting the films 3D shots to imbue the abilities of the multiplane camera system utilized in Disneys earlier animated films 23 At Favreaus behest the idea was extended into the films version of the Walt Disney Pictures opening production logo which was recreated as a handpainted celanimated multiplane logo in homage to the animated films of that era also incorporating the word Presents in the same style as the 1967 films opening credits 23 The films ending also features the original physical book that opened the 1967 film 23 Soundedit Director Jon Favreau and composer John Debney sought to recreate the Fantasound experience Walt had in mind When mixing the soundtrack in Dolby Atmos as Favreau said we isolated instruments when we could And in the sound mix we created a Fantasound mix If you see the film in Atmos you will feel that there are instruments that move around the theater 28 A mention for Fantasound appears in the films closing credits The musical score for The Jungle Book was composed and conducted by frequent Favreau collaborator John Debney29 mostly drawing from George Bruns original music Though Favreau decided not to make the film a musical nevertheless he and Debney incorporated several songs from the 1967 animated film 30 The Bare Necessities written by Terry Gilkyson is performed by Murray and Sethi and a cover version by Dr John is featured in the end credits I Wanna Be Like You and Trust in Mewritten by the Sherman Brothersare performed by Walken and Johansson respectively Richard M Sherman wrote revised lyrics for Walkens version of I Wanna Be Like You Johanssons rendition of Trust in Me was produced by Mark Ronson and appears in the end credits only Soundtrackedit Walt Disney Records released the films soundtrack on April 15 2016 31 Track listingedit 1 The Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson Dr John and The Nite Trippers 336 2 Trust in Me Richard M Sherman Robert B Sherman Scarlett Johansson 255 3 Main Titles Jungle Run John Debney & George Bruns   227 4 Wolves Law of the Jungle John Debney   216 5 Water Truce John Debney   340 6 Rains Return John Debney   146 7 Mowglis Leaving Elephant Theme John Debney   328 8 Shere Khan Attacks Stampede John Debney   206 9 Kaa Baloo to the Rescue     521 10 Honeycomb Climb     331 11 Man Village     259 12 Mowgli and the Pit     326 13 Monkeys Kidnap Mowgli     152 14 Arriving at King Louies Temple     435 15 Cold Lair Chase     403 16 Red Flower     315 17 To the River     305 18 Shere Khans War Theme     237 19 Shere Khan and the Fire     452 20 Elephant Waterfall     327 21 Mowgli Wins the Race     041 22 Jungle Book Closes     216 23 I Wanna Be Like You Richard M Sherman Robert B Sherman Christopher Walken 302 24 The Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson Bill Murray Kermit Ruffins 301 Total length 7417 Note 1 Original When You Wish Upon a Star melody composed by Leigh Harline Walt Disney Pictures logo melody composed by Mark Mancina Releaseedit Jon Favreau at the premiere of The Jungle Book in Sydney Australia The film was originally scheduled for October 9 2015 but the films release date was later postponed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures to April 15 2016 3233 The film was released in the Dolby Vision format in Dolby Cinema in the United States34 and is the first film to be released in Dolby Vision 3D in a few select theaters in New York City and Chicago 35The Jungle Book held its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 4 2016 36 It was released in 15 countries a week ahead of its U S debut on April 15 in countries like Argentina Australia Russia Malaysia and most notably in India on April 8 37 The release date in India was strategic for the film as it coincided with the Indian New Year and was a holiday in most parts of the country 38Disney India commissioned a contemporary recording of Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai overseen by the songs composers Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar and released it as part of the films promotional campaign in India 3940 Home mediaedit The film was released digitally on August 23 2016 and on DVD and Bluray on August 30 August 22 in the UK41 A 3D Bluray was said to be coming by the end of the year 42 The film topped the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart for two consecutive weeks 4344 Receptionedit Box officeedit The film became a huge financial success and a surprise hit 45 It briefly held the record for the biggest remake of alltime until the studios own Beauty and the Beast surpassed it the following year 46 It grossed 364 million in the United States and Canada and 602 5 million in other countries for a worldwide total of 966 6 million against a budget of 175 million 5 Worldwide the film was released across 28000 RealD 3D screens35 and had an IMAX worldwide opening of 20 4 million from 901 IMAX screens a new record for a PG film 47 It grossed a total of 39 million in IMAX screens worldwide 48 On May 13 it became the second film of 2016 after the studios own Zootopia to pass the 800 million mark 4950 On June 10 it became the third film of 2016 after Zootopia and Captain America Civil War to pass the 900 million mark 51Deadline com calculated the net profit of the film to be 258 million when factoring together all expenses and revenues for the film making it the sixth most profitable release of 2016 52 North Americaedit Projections for its opening weekend in the United States and Canada were continuously revised upwards starting from 60 million to as high as 88 million with female and older male quadrants being the prime draw 3355354The Jungle Book was shown across 4028 theaters of which 3100 theaters 75 were in 3D including 376 IMAX screens 463 premium large format screens and 145 DBox locations 3455 It opened Friday April 15 2016 on around 9500 screens across 4028 theaters and earned 32 4 million the fourth biggest April Friday 3556 This includes 4 2 million from Thursday previews the biggest preview number for a Disney liveadaptation film tied with Maleficent57 an almost unheardof for a PG title which rarely attracts many ticketbuyers later in the night 58 In total it earned 103 3 million in its opening weekend exceeding expectations by 40 and recorded the biggest PGrated April opening breaking Hops record the second biggest Disney liveaction adaptation opening behind Alice in Wonderland and the second biggest April opening behind Furious 7 355960 It also performed exceptionally well in both 3D and IMAX formats where they both generated an income of 44 million and 10 4 million of the films opening weekend gross respectively the later broke the record for the biggest April Disney release IMAX opening 3547 Notably it also became the only second PGrated release to ever open above 100 million following Alice in Wonderland and the third film of 2016 overall to open above 100 million following Deadpool and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice 3561 It earned 130 7 million in its first full week the second biggest for a Disney liveaction adaptation behind only Alice in Wonderlands 146 6 million sevenday gross 62 Buoyed by excellent word of mouth and benefiting from spring break it fell only by 40 in its second weekend earning 61 5 million still maintaining the top position and far surpassing newcomer The Huntsman Winters War 63 That puts The Jungle Book in the top fifteen second weekends of all time and in terms of films that opened above 100 million it scored the fourth smallest drop behind Shrek 2 −33 SpiderMan −39 and Star Wars The Force Awakens −39 6465 Of those numbers 5 6 million came from IMAX shows for a two weekend cumulative total of 18 4 million which represents about 10 of its entire North American box office gross 63 It crossed 200 million on its twelfth day of release66 and managed to hold the top spot for the third consecutive weekend with 43 7 million from 4041 theaters an addition of 13 more theaters a fall of only 29 outgrossing the next six pictures combined including the openings of three newcomers67 and recorded the sixth biggest third weekend of all time 68 Moreover the 29 drop is the smallest third weekend drop from its second weekend for a 100 million opener ever 68 Disney added an additional 103 theaters for the films fourth weekend of release which propelled its theater count to 4144 theaters69 but nevertheless it was overtaken by Disneys own Captain America Civil War after experiencing a −50 decline 7071 It passed 300 million on its thirtieth day of release on May 14 as it continued to witness marginal declines in the wake of several new releases weekend after weekend 72 It made 3 53 times its opening weekend numbers which is one of the biggest of all time for a film opening above 100 million It became one of the few surprise hits and one of the highestgrossing films of the year alongside Finding Dory The Secret Life of Pets and Zootopia centered around talking animals to dominate the yearend chart 45 Outside North Americaedit The film was released in approximately 70 countries 73 Internationally it opened across 15 markets and 69 IMAX screens a week ahead of its U S debut and faced notable competition from newcomer The Huntsman Winters War and holdover Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice the latter of which was entering its third weekend The reason behind the divided release pattern was because Disney wanted to get some space before Captain America Civil War releases in early May as well as availing school holidays and avoiding local competitors 74 It eventually grossed 31 7 million debuting at first place in all markets and second overall at the international box office behind Dawn of Justice which was playing across 67 markets 74 In its second weekend it expanded to an additional 49 countries 88 of its total marketplace and grossed 138 6 million from 64 countries easily topping the international box office a bulk of it came from China 75 Approximately 63 or 85 million of that came from 3D screenings with the largest 3D opening haul represented by China 98 Germany 83 Brazil 73 Russia 60 Mexico 47 and the UK 39 75 10 million alone came from 525 IMAX screens a record for a PG and April release 47 It further continued to hold the top spot in its third weekend after adding another 98 9 million from 53 territories falling only by a marginal 32 IMAX generated another 6 1 million from 484 IMAX theaters for a threeweekend total of 20 6 million 48 After three straight No 1 runs it was finally dethroned by the studios Captain America Civil War in its fourth weekend 76 In India it scored the second biggest opening day for a Hollywood film earning 1 51 million behind Avengers Age of Ultron from around 1500 screens77 and went on to score the second biggest Hollywood opening weekend of all time film with 8 4 million from 1600 screens behind only Furious 7 in terms of local as well as U S currency7879 performing better than expected and its initial 5–6 million opening projection 77 Its opening weekend in India alone surpassed the entire lifetime total of Disneys other livefantasy adaptationsCinderella Maleficent Oz the Great and Powerful and Alice in Wonderlandin the country 74 It then went on to score the biggest opening and single week for a Hollywood film with 15 1 million 7380 In its second weekend it dropped just by a mere 40 to 4 97 million 81 In just ten days it became the fourth highestgrossing Hollywood film there with 21 2 million 59 On Wednesday April 19its twelfth day of releaseit surpassed Furious 7 to become the highestgrossing Hollywoodforeign release of all time there 8283 By the end of its theatrical run the film made an estimated 38 8 million with half of its revenue – 58 – coming from local dubbed versions compared to Avengers Age of Ultron which saw 45 of its revenue from dubbed versions 84 In China where the film was locally known as Fantasy Forest expectations were high with projections going as high 154–200 million or more 85868788 Ultimately it was unable to hit these marks 72 Before the release of the film in the state Disney had a very successful run at the box office with Zootopia the previous month in which anthropomorphic animals were the central figure 89Forbes noted that The Jungle Book was precisely the sort of film that Chinese audiences love with its 3D visuals heartwarming story and talking animal cast 86 It earned around 12 million on its opening day including 300000 worth of previews from 65000 screenings 86 Buoyed by good word of mouth and positive reception albeit mostly from audiences with polarized reception from Chinese critics90 it rose 72 on its second day to 20 million 88 Through its opening weekend it grossed 48 5 million including 5 1 million from 279 IMAX screens a new record for April release 5991 Its opening marked the biggest Walt Disney Pictures film opening ever92 the second biggest for a family film behind Kung Fu Panda 3 the second biggest April debut behind Furious 7 and the fourth biggest Disney opening behind Avengers Age of Ultron Iron Man 3 and Star Wars The Force Awakens 93 It topped the daily box office through the whole opening week and went on to remain at the top of the box office for a second weekend after dropping by a mere 20 to 29 8 million despite facing some competitions 94 It ended its run there with a total of 150 1 million after thirty days of playing in theaters adding 1 2 million on its last day Albeit falling just below expectations it nevertheless emerged as a huge financial success and becoming the fourth biggest Disney release there 7295 In the United Kingdom and Ireland it had an opening weekend total of £9 9 million 14 1 million from 594 theaters96 and in France with 8 1 million 75 Elsewhere the highest openings were recorded in Russia and the CIS 7 4 million Germany 5 1 million Spain 3 9 million Australia 2 8 million Argentina 2 3 million and in Malaysia where it scored the biggest opening weekend for a liveaction Disney film with 2 3 million 7475 In the UK it became the first film of 2016 to earn over £5 million in three straight weekends and the first film since Jurassic World Spectre and Star Wars The Force Awakens all 2015 films to achieve such an accomplishment97 and the first film of 2016 to earn above £40 million 58 million 98 In South Korea it faced competition with Warcraft but ended up debuting atop the charts with 6 2 million 99 It has so far grossed a total of 18 million there 100 It opened in Japan on August 11 alongside the superhero film XMen Apocalypse92101 and delivered a fourday opening of 6 2 million from 676 screens 3 million in two days debuting at second place behind The Secret Life of Pets Although the opening figure was considered mediocre Deadline com noted that Japan is a market that can see big multiples 102103 It fell just 30 in its second weekend earning 2 1 million for an elevenday total of 13 7 million 104105 In total earnings its biggest markets outside of North America were China 150 1 million the United Kingdom 66 2 million and India 38 8 million 95 It was the highestgrossing film of 2016 in Europe with a total of 209 million106 the United Kingdom and Ireland107 and in India although it was later surpassed by Sultan in terms of Hollywoodimported films it is still the biggest 108 Critical responseedit The voice performances of Bill Murray left Idris Elba middle and Ben Kingsley right were particularly praised 109110111112 The film received praise for its visual effects Debneys musical score the performances of the voice cast Favreaus direction and its faithfulness to the animated film 113114115 On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 95 based on 284 reviews with an average rating of 7 810 The sites critical consensus reads As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors – all while setting a new standard for CGI 116 On Metacritic the film has a score of 77 out of 100 based on 49 critics indicating generally favorable reviews 117 Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of A on an A to F scale 97 of the audience gave the film an A or a B It got As from both the under and over25 crowd and A among those under 18 years of age and also for the over50 audience 35 Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote Exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast this umpteenth film rendition of Rudyard Kiplings tales of young Mowglis adventures amongst the creatures of the Indian jungle proves entirely engaging even if its ultimately lacking in subtext and thematic heft 118 Andrew Barker of Variety felt that this version cant rival the woolly looseness of Disneys 1967 animated classic of course but it succeeds on its own so well that such comparisons are barely necessary 119Robbie Collin of The Telegraph gave the film four stars out of five and deemed it a sincere and fullhearted adaptation that returns to Kipling for fresh inspiration 120Alonso Duralde of The Wrap says This Book might lack the postvaudeville razzamatazz of its predecessor but director Jon Favreau and a team of effects wizards plunge us into one of the big screens most engrossing artificial worlds since Avatar 121Peter Bradshaw writing for The Guardian gave the film four out of five stars and felt that the film had a touch of Apocalypto in it finding the plot elements to be similar to those in The Lion King He wrote that the film was spectacular exciting funny and fun and that it handsomely revives the spirit of Disneys original film 122 Pete Hammond of Deadline com wrote that the film had laughs excitement an exceptional voice cast and most importantly a lot of heart calling it a cinematic achievement like no other He particularly praised Murrays performance and the visual effects deeming it simply astonishing 123 Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly graded the film an A– calling it one of the biggest surprises of 2016 He however felt the two songs were rather unnecessary and distracting and believed the film to be a little too frightening for children 124 Richard Roeper of Chicago SunTimes awarded the film three and a half stars pointing out the CGI as the apex achievement of the film He labelled it a beautifully rendered visually arresting take on Rudyard Kiplings oftfilmed tales but found the musical numbers to be trivial saying that without the musical numbers the film might have been a more exhilarating streamlined adventure 125Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan remarked that The Jungle Book is the kind of family film calculated to make even those without families wish they had one to take along 126Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded the film three and a half stars out of four labeling it scary and thrilling yet unique and unforgettable and adding that it fills us with something rare in movies today a sense of wonder 127The Village Voices Bilge Ebiri hailed the film as fast and light and that it manages to be just scary enough to make us feel the danger of solitude in the middle of a massive jungle but never indulgent or gratuitous 128The New York Times Manohla Dargis was less enthusiastic 129 Cath Clarke of Time Out compared Elbas character of Shere Khan to Scar from The Lion King calling him baddie of the year 130 Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert com also had high praise for Elbas portrayal of Shere Khan stating His loping menace is envisioned so powerfully that hed be scary no matter what but the character becomes a great villain through imaginative empathy We understand and appreciate his pointofview even though carrying it out would mean the death of Mowgli 111 The films visual effects and 3D photography received acclaim with comparisons being made to the likes of Avatar Gravity Hugo and Life of Pi 113121131 Sarah Ward of Screen International wrote that the level of detail on display in the film is likely to evoke the same jawdropping reaction as James Camerons box office topper 132Entertainment Weekly called it one of the few 3D movies that actually benefits from being in 3D 124 The film also garnered a positive reception from Indian contemporary critics and publications133 such as The Times of India134The Hindu135India Today136The Indian Express137 and The Economic Times 138 Accoladesedit Main article List of accolades received by The Jungle Book 2016 film Following the films early financial and critical success the studio has begun working on a sequel Jon Favreau is reported to return as director and Neel Sethi is reported to reprise his role of Mowgli while screenwriter Justin Marks is also in negotiations to return 139 It was announced on April 25 2016 that Favreau and Marks will return to direct and write and the sequel could potentially have a release sometime in 2019 and will shoot it backtoback with a liveaction remake of The Lion King 140141142 However it was reported in March 2017 that the sequel was put on hold in order for Favreau to instead focus mainly on The Lion King 143 Referencesedit a b c d e f g h i j k The Jungle Book Press Kit PDF wdsmediafile com The Walt Disney Studios Retrieved March 29 2016   THE JUNGLE BOOK 2D PG British Board of Film Classification March 29 2016 Retrieved March 29 2016   a b c Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione April 12 2016 ‘The Jungle Book’ ‘Barbershop The Next Cut’ To 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Ghosh Sankhayan April 7 2016 The Jungle Book The law of the jungle prevails The Hindu Retrieved April 8 2016   Bhattacharya Ananya April 8 2016 The Jungle Book movie review Neel Sethi brings alive Rudyard Kiplings Mowgli India Today Retrieved April 8 2016   Langer Shalini April 8 2016 The Jungle Book movie review four stars The Indian Express Retrieved April 8 2016   Balapurwala Tasneem April 8 2016 The Jungle Book review A visual and aural treat The Economic Times Retrieved April 8 2016   Kit Borys April 11 2016 Jungle Book 2 in the Works With Jon Favreau Justin Marks Exclusive The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved April 12 2016   McClintock Pamela April 25 2016 Disney Stakes Out Release Dates for Jungle Book 2 Maleficent 2 and More The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved April 25 2016   Lang Brent April 25 2016 Disney Claims Dates for Several New Movies Confirms ‘Jungle Book 2’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel Variety Retrieved April 25 2016   Foutch Haleigh December 1 2016 Jon Favreau Offers Updates on ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Jungle Book 2’ Collider   Fleming Jr Mike March 21 2017 Sean Bailey On How Disney’s LiveAction Division Found Its ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Mojo Deadline com Jungle Book director Favreau has temporarily put down a sequel for that film to instead focus on a liveaction musical version of The Lion King one that will take the Jungle Book‘s photorealistic technology further and will fully exploit the Elton John songs from the original  External linksedit Disney portal Film in the United States portal Film portal 2010s portal Official website The Jungle Book on IMDb The Jungle Book at Box Office Mojo The Jungle Book at Rotten Tomatoes The Jungle Book at Metacritic