The Jungle Book The Movie: Rumble in the Jungle – Movie Review

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by

Have you been watching the new Jungle Book series on Disney XD?

If you grew up with the Jungle Book, you might recognize some of your favorite characters.

  • Mowgli – The Man Cub
  • Baloo – The Mentor
  • Bagheera – The powerful and playful pal
  • Kaa the Python – The cranky and wise jungle friend
  • Shere Khan – The enemy lion

Jungle Book Movie Limited Edition DVD set |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

The animated series has now made its way to a DVD titled, The Jungle Book, Rumble in the Jungle.

  • 62 minutes of action-packed adventures and fun musical songs.
  • Available for watching in English, French, and Spanish.
  • The limited edition set includes
    • a downloadable activity kit
    • slide show
    • collectible Mowgli and Baloo toys
  • It’s available beginning February 12 in Walmart stores for $14.86 and nationwide in May 2013.

|Photo Credit Phase 4 Films

About The Jungle Book

There’s trouble in the jungle, and as usual, Mowgli and Mani are at the center of it all! While they enjoy their time drumming away at logs in the jungle, Shere Khan plots to put an end to the noise. Meanwhile, Tabaqui is stuck in a well, Appu gets lost, and there’s something fishy going on at the Cold Lair. Will Mowgli escape the clutches of the evil Shere Khan, and manage to still have time to join his friends in the jungle rhythm? This action packed feature-length film promises to bring the best of The Jungle Book.

My Mowgli’s. Mask provided by Child’ Play PR. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

We received the Jungle Book movie to review last week during our family’s movie night.  We were familiar with the original movie but not yet the Jungle Book TV series. My boys enjoyed the enhanced graphics and colors of the movie. It made the animals and scenery really come alive for them.  Although the movie can be seen at one time as a full-length movie, there were stories within the story. You could easily break this movie into shorter segments for kids who have a shorter attention span or scare easily,  or for those days when you don’t have a full hour to watch it.  Since the graphics are enhanced there are some scenes with Shere Khan that might be too intense for younger children. However, there are also times when the music, songs, and dancing making the movie humorous and playful.

 

|Photo Credit Phase 4 Films

Throughout the movie my boys watched Mowgli struggle with what it meant to be brave, wise, and independent. Mowgli’s search for those things often got him in trouble, and sometimes in the path of Shere Kahn. Thankfully, his animal family and friends were there to save him and help him learn from their mistakes.  Just as my boys have each other, my husband, and me to help them learn from theirs.

Get the Jungle Book in time for your next family movie night and let us know what you think.

 

Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.

 

In full disclosure, this is a sponsored post by Child’s Play PR, Walmart,  and Phase 4 Films, who provided Jersey Family Fun with this movie and a Walmart gift card in order to make our review possible. As always, our opinions are honest and based on our own experiences with the movie.

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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