PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Despite being a prominent character in other adaptations of the same novel, Kaa only appears for a few minutes in this version.
Many strange tales are told of this jungle, but none so strange as the tale of the cub we call Mowgli.
Gigantopithecuses had been long extinct by the time this film takes place in the 1890s. This was a deliberate choice and King Louie is implied to be the last of his kind left.
The film ends with the Jungle Book storybook closing shut, in a parallel to The Jungle Book (1967) starting with this book opening. Part of the closing credits are seen within this book, with King Louie singing "I Wanna Be Like You" during the sequence.
$103,261,464 (USA) (17 April 2016)
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