I was invited by Disney to attend the LA Red Carpet Premier and Press Junket for the #JungleBookEvent. Post sponsored by Disney, but all magical junglerrefic opinions are mine alone.
Today is the day Disney’s The Jungle Book opens up in theaters everywhere! I hope you all have your tickets purchased and are ready to go for a wild adventure! No? Still wondering if it’s worth seeing? Well, why don’t you check out my 5 Reasons To Take Your Family To See Disney’s The Jungle Book this weekend and I can guarantee that you will love it as much as the Disney classic, if not more!
5 Reasons To Take Your Family To See Disney’s The Jungle Book #JungleBookEvent
If you’re a fan of Disney’s original animated version of The Jungle Book or just a fan of Kippling’s writing then you will be very much impressed with the newest live action movie. To me this was taking something special and just adding a little bit of vibrancy for the movie goers of now.
It’s definitely one of those stories that you read as a child or watched Disney’s animated version and the storyline really stayed with you. A boy who survives in the jungle on his own? Well, truth is that The Jungle Book is based off 3 books written by Kipling. Many say that he used animals as figures on telling a story in which would teach moral lessons to communities and people. Hence, why the Law Of The Jungle is so important!
A Tale As Old As Time
Director Jon Favreau has taken a story like The Jungle Book and brought it closer to our times. Giving this amazing story of a little boy Mowgli who is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves a life like creation is an underestimation. He really knew how far he needed to go when it came to the realistic parts of the story. Making sure that oldies, but goodies parts of the older animation were kept in. When you think of The Jungle Book what is the first song that comes to mind?
YUP! Well, without giving much away, I’m sure you will be singing that same song at some point in the movie and I’m so glad too!
The Law of the Jungle
When it comes to movies, I always look for some type of moral lesson in them. I don’t know if it’s the educator in me or being a homeschooling family, but anything that will bring some type of lesson for my children I will support.
Disney always knows how to add those little lessons in there, but I’m glad that they kept to Kipling’s lesson on this one. Society now can be very ruthless, especially for young children who are still trying to find their way. I love how Disney incorporated The Law of the Jungle into the movie, using an unselfish way for a boy cub to defend his home land even though he was different. While also showing that a mother’s love is unconditional, no matter where the child may come from. A mother is a mother no matter what!
I had to just add a little bit of The Law of the Jungle in here, because it’s all my 6 year old keeps repeating over and over again!
NOW this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back —
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
Amazing CGI Work
CGI is the short word for computer-generated imagery. When watching the movie I couldn’t tell what was real or not, but the truth is the entire movie was filmed in a Los Angeles studios! Seriously! Can you believe the entire movie was filmed in a studio?
The only live action person in the entire film, other than the voices, was Mowgli the man cub played by Neel Sethi. This little boy did such an amazing job making it look like he was actually jumping from tree to tree or actually running away from Shere Khan through the tall grass. The entire Disney animation team did such a great job in making everything seem real that when you watch the movie in 3D you really can’t tell the difference if you’re looking into the real jungle.
Comedy At It’s Finest
When you hear the name Bill Murray, you know that there will be some laughs, but when you combine him along with Baloo the comedy is just epic! Baloo brings out the lighter side in the entire story for The Jungle Book. He tries to show Mowgli that things don’t need to be as serious as the wolf pack have taught him. Instead to look for the Bare Necessities!
Teaching kids to really live life in the moment. For me it’s all about kids being kids!
A Great Teaching Tool For Conservation
Like I mentioned above I love when movies add a little bit of magic, or in this case pixie dust to allow the viewers to learn a little bit of something they might not have known. In The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau made sure to add an animal called a Pangolin into some of the scenes in the movie, Baloo even making a remark about his extinction.
The truth is, the Pangolin is one of the most unusual, illegally traded, and endangered mammal in the world today. This has given me the opportunity to not only share and teach about these animals to our daughters during homeschooling science lessons, but with Earth Day coming up it’s such a great topic to share with not only your kiddos but even at schools.
If you would like to learn more about these amazing creatures who need our help, please visit ifaw.org. If you know of any educators or homeschooling parents who would benefit from this please share away!
As parents one one of the best things we can do is prepare our children for the future and that also means taking care of the Earth and other animals that live in it.
Pangolins are one of the most unusual, illegally traded, and endangered mammals in the world today! You can help by going to IFAW.org. #JungleBookEvent #Pangolins #Baloo
Still not convinced? Well, how about I let my 6 year old daughter tell you her thoughts on the movie! This was a little impromptu video she wanted to do right after she saw the movie on Tuesday night! I guess she loves movies just as much as her mommy does! **Spoiler Alert**
My six year old daughter absolutely loved the movie and said that it’s her favorite so far! She’s also an animal lover, so I can see why this is so. My four year old will wait until it comes out on DVD to watch it at home with all of us.
Now, make sure you get your tickets to see Disney’s The Jungle Book in theaters on Friday, April 15th at the Dolby Cinema at AMC if possible!! I highly recommend watching it in 3D!!!
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