Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK is in Theaters April 15, 2016
My third grade daughter has been reading The Jungle Book in her literature class. This chapter book is from the Classics Starts series and is retold from the Rudyard Kipling original by Lisa Church. She has loved reading about the adventures of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and all the characters found in The Jungle Book. She has loved reading the book with her classmates, the book has challenged her comprehension and has encouraged her imagination.
I was DELIGHTED to show her this trailer of Disney’s The Jungle Book when she came home from school the other day.
Pssst… the voice of Kaa, (Scarlett Johansson) is ON POINT.
It gives me chills!!!
What do you think?
I loved watching her eyes as she watched the trailer! As she watched it she whispered: ‘I know all these characters!’
She got real excited when Mowgli jumped off the cliff. JUST LIKE IN MY BOOK!!! THEY GOT IT RIGHT!!!
But, after watching the trailer she was concerned that Kaa had the voice of a female. In her book the serpent was male. This lead to a conversation about creative interpretation. :)
We are very excited to see her book come to life on the big screen… in both 3D and IMAX 3D!
Other Fun Facts about Disney’s The Jungle Book:
- Neel Sethi, now 11, was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub.
- The all-star voice cast includes Oscar®-winners Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), as well as Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”), Idris Elba (“Star Trek Beyond”), Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad’).
- Rudyard Kipling penned the collection of short stories, “The Jungle Book,” in the early 1890s from his home in Vermont.
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