|In Theaters||April 15, 2016|
|On Blu-ray||August 30, 2016|
|On DVD||August 30, 2016|
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 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 self-discovery, 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.
Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril.
Box office gross: $363.9 million. View box office history.
Released by Disney. See more credits.
Mentions in News Stories
- Monday Mixer: 'The Boss Baby' earns its cookie
- Monday Mixer: 'Beauty and the Beast' sets a new box office record
- The Oscar goes to... er, wait a minute
- 'La La Land' ties record with 14 Oscar nominations
- Our Predictions: The 2017 box office will be ruled by 'VIII'
- First 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer shines