We recently received a copy of Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD and Blu-ray. This live version re-make of the classic movie is visually stunning with amazingly rich scenery and a very immersive jungle world filled with charismatic and humurous characters. Engrossing to watch, the movie features amazing CGI and the child actor Neel Sethi (Mowgli) does a fantastic job in the film, especially considering that most of the time he was filming and performing alone in a world of computer generated characters.
I watched the movie with our almost 6-year-old and he enjoyed it as well even though there were a couple of frightening scenes for him featuring menacing wild animals and animal fighting scenes. It is action-packed movie and because of the scary scenes I would not recommend it for children under 8 years old.
The behind the scenes bonus feature on the DVD was very interesting to watch and both my son and I enjoyed watching the innovative filmmaking technology that was used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters in the film.
In general we really liked The Jungle Book and the beautiful world that was created for the film. The film features the adventures of man and animal living and surviving together with nature, with clear positive messages about teamwork, family and courage, along with loyalty and friendships.
If you would like to pick up your own copy of the movie you can find it now available at any store where DVDs are sold.
About the film:
Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humourous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.
The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) as the voice of mother wolf Raksha. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) gives life to Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) provides the voice of alpha-male wolf Akela, Idris Elba (“Beast of No Nation”) roars as the voice of Shere Khan, and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) lends his iconic voice to King Louie.
Disclosure: I was gifted a DVD of the movie for review consideration, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.