What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Jungle Book is based on the classic short stories by Rudyard Kipling and isn't to be confused with the Disney adaptation that came out in 2016 (or the animated 1967 version, for that matter). It's the story of Mowgli (Rohan Chand), a young human boy who's found in the jungle and raised by wolves. Live-action human characters will be combined with state-of-the-art motion capture for the animals. Andy Serkis, known for his motion-capture work in The Lord of the Rings and The Planet of the Apes movies, both directs and stars as Baloo the bear. Because of the advanced technology, the animals and situations may seem more real -- and so more intense or scarier for younger kids. But it will likely be fine for big kids and up.
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