Monday, April 11, 2016

The Jungle Book {Book to Movie}

Oooohhh doesn't this movie look so cool. I'm loving how they are incorporating real life with computer generated imagery to bring this movie alive. And have you seen the star studded cast? I mean, wow! This is sure to be a hit. I know I can't wait to take my kids to it. 
It comes out April 15th and is rated PG

{Movie Synopsis}
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

{Book Synopsis}
Run with them. Or fear them--
Bagheera the Panther: A silken shadow of boldness and cunning.
Kaa the Python: A thirty foot battering ram driven by a cool, hungry mind.
Baloo the Bear: who keeps the lore and the Law, and teaches the Secret Words.
Rikki the Mongoose: The young protector who sings as he slays.
Akela and Raksha the Wolves: Demon warriors of the Free People.
Shere Khan the Tiger: The dreaded enemy of all.
And Mowgli the Man-cub: The orphan baby raised by the wolves, taught by Baloo, trained by Bagheera and Kaa. The sorcerer who knows the ways of the jungle and speaks the language of the wild...

(Source 1 2)
Here are two other renditions to the classic tale both by Disney. The cartoon version of The Jungle Book came out in 1967 and the other movie on the left The Jungle Book came out in 1994.

Neel Sethie [as Mowgli]
This is Neel Sethie's first major role in a big movie and it was his first audition, totally unheard of. We are excited to see where he goes with his career. He was born in New York City, New York. Check out this awesome article from People magazine on Neel. There are some fun video clips of him also.
Scarlett Johansson [the voice of Kaa]
Scarlett has acted since she was very young and I am sure you are all aware of who she is. She is most well known for her roles in Lost in Translation, The Avengers and Lucy. Her upcoming roles are: Captain America: Civil War, Sing and Ghost in the Shell. Wow what a beautiful picture of her from the Cosmopolitan Germany (February 2016).
Idris Elba [the voice of Shere Khan]
Idris was born in London, England as is most well known for his roles in: Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Thor. His upcoming roles are: Finding Dory, Star Trek Beyond, A Hundred Streets and The Dark Tower
Christopher Walken [the voice of King Louie]
Mr Christopher Walken has been in many movies including: Catch Me If You Can, Wedding Crashers and Pulp Fiction. His most recent film is Eddie the Eagle. He has one more film coming out this year called Nine Lives

Check out the full Super Bowl Commercial

Bill Murray [the voice of Baloo]
Oh Bill Murray how we love you and your funniness. Bill has been in such classics as Groundhog Day, GhostbustersLost in Translation (with Scarlett) and more recently Moonrise Kingdom.  And if you've heard they are remaking the classic Ghostbuster then you are correct and he is in it also. Yay!

What did I say? Ghostbusters and here's the proof.

Ben Kingsley [the voice of Bagheera]
Ben Kingsley is from England and is known for his roles in Schindler's List, Hugo and Shutter Island to name a few. He has been in so many movies you have probably seen. He has a ton of projects coming out soon some of which are: Backstabbing for Beginners, A Doll's House and Security.   
Giancarlo Esposito [the voice of Akela]
Oh my gosh, do you remember The Electric Company tv show in the 70's. Well ya maybe you aren't as old as me but Giancarlo Esposito was on that show. I didn't know that. He was also in one of my other favorite movies The Usual Suspect (Keyser Söze I didn't see that one coming). Yes, and he is the Magic Mirror in Once Upon a Time. and and and he was Tom Neville in Revolution (the TV show). Crazy I didn't realize all the shows he has been in. He has a few movies coming out in the next year: Stuck, Money Monster and The Long Home (another book to movie coming in 2017). 
Lupita Wyong'o [the voice of Raksha]
You've seen Lupita Wyong'o in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Non Stop and her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.  She's got a few movies in the works: Queen of Katwe, Intelligent Life and Star Wars: Episode VIII  Something interesting about Lupita is she was born in Mexico City but her parents raised her in Kenya. They sent her back to Mexico to learn Spanish for 7 months when she was 16.

Jon Favreau is a man with many hats. He acts, directs and produces and writes. What doesn't he do? He is most well known for directing Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Cowboys and Aliens. But he has directed many more films and produced many. These are some of the movies you may have seen him in: Entourage, The Wolf of Wall Street, all of the Iron Man movies and Chef.
Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book in 1895 and not surprisingly he was born in Bombay, India. He wrote fiction, poetry and children's books. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."

{Movie Trailer}

Have you missed a couple of Book to Movies then check them out.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Have a fun time with your family at the movies.



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