THE BEAR NECESSITIES
Your inside look at The Jungle Book
It’s a jungle in here. Or it soon will be. On April 14, 2016, Disney’s The Jungle Book is hitting the IMAX® Theatre at Tropicana Atlantic City Resort for a three-week run in jaw-dropping 3D.
With a timeless story, an all-star voice cast, and some of the best CGI ever created, it seems just about everyone is eagerly anticipating this remake of Disney’s crowd-pleasing classic.
You can check out the official movie trailer here. But first, here are a few fun facts about the film:
1 hour, 46 minutes
Jon Favreau (Yes, that Jon Favreau. The actor from Swingers and Chef and director of Iron Man)
Get this – there is only one live action character in the entire film. Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, is played by Hollywood newcomer Neel Sethi. At the ripe age of 12, Neel beat out thousands of other child actors around the globe for the role.
All-Star Voice Cast
All of the movie’s animal characters are brought to life by amazing computer-generated imagery and voices from some of the industry’s biggest stars. Who? Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken, for starters. Scarlett Johansson lends her velvety voice to the character of Kaa, a massive python with sinister plans for Mowgli. You will love her in all her slithery goodness.
October 18, 1967
On this date, Walt Disney Studios released their original animated musical, The Jungle Book. Filled with fun characters and catchy songs, the film cost about $4 million to make. This was the last film to be produced by Walt Disney, who passed away during its production.
The inspiration for both Disney films was a collection of stories titled, “The Jungle Book” by English author Rudyard Kipling, first published in magazines in the late 19th century.
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