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The Jungle Book, Blu-ray (2016)

The Jungle Book, Blu-ray (2016)

A delightful live action family movie version of the Disney animated classic. The Jungle Book, Blu-ray (2016) Only live action human: Neel Sethi Voice-overs: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johanssen, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba Director: Jon Favreau Studio: Walt Disney 135331 (8/30/16) (also avail. in 3D) Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, HD 1080p color Audio: English, DTS-HD MA 7.1, DD 5.1 English descriptive audio, Spanish, French Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Extras: “The Jungle Book Reimangined,” “I Am Mowgli,” King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer, Audio commentary during film with director Length: 106 min. Rating: **** This is not the original Disney animated classic of the stories of Rudyard Kipling, but a live action version which closely follows the story of the original but uses modern CGI effects for everything but the live “human cub,” with the various major animals voiced by a string of top celebrities that add a great deal to the English version. The winner is for me the voice (and singing talents) of the amazing Christopher Walken as the gigantic gorilla who lives in a ruined Buddhist temple, although Bill Murray is also wonderful as the bear, Balloo. (In the animated original, Louis Prima voiced the big gorilla.) […]