The Jungle Book (2016)
First screened in May 2016
Director: Jon Favreau. Cast: Neel Sethi, voices of Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Giancarlo Esposito, Garry Shandling, Brighton Rose, Jon Favreau, Madeleine Favreau, Russell Peters, Sam Raimi. Screenplay: Justin Marks (based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling).

Twitter Capsule: I can't believe Andy Serkis can play this many species! And a crumbling ruin, and an Indian boy. He's a chameleon!

VOR:   If your goal were to make this story play in a largely animated idiom that feels like live action, you'd be proud to have made this. But did we need it? Evanescent.

Photo © 2016 Walt Disney Pictures/Fairview Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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