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When is the Jungle Book set?

The events of the movie could really happen any time in the past 1000 years. I looked at the books for a mention of technology that would help place the events in time.. Tiger, Tiger recounts the ...
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Why are two such similar movies being made at the same time?

Sometimes, people have the same idea at the same time. A few notable times this has happened: Tombstone and Wyatt Earp Antz and A Bugs Life Mission To Mars and Red Planet The Abyss and Deep Star Six ...
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Why are two such similar movies being made at the same time?

This is a case of what is known as "Twin Films". I'm not sure who coined the phrase exactly but there is a Wikipedia article which details some of the reasons that twin films are made and ...
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How much of Jungle Book (2016) is CGI?

All the locations in the movie are CGI. Favreau mentions this while answering questions on twitter. @MonkeyBoy1138 How many of the locations were real, and how many are cgi? They’re looking ...
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Was the cowbell homage to Christopher Walken?

Yes. Jungle Book director Jon Favreau confirmed it in an interview once they got around to the subject of casting and Christopher Walken. He intentionally replaced another prop with it for this homage:...
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Which Live action The Jungle Book adaptation is more faithful to Kipling's novel?

According to Screenrant, it's Andy Serkis' Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Andy Serkis' Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is now available on Netflix, and it will undoubtedly be compared to Disney's ...
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Why is Kaa evil in almost every single adaption of the Jungle Books?

Because Walt Disney himself felt it would be better and audiences wouldn't sympathize with a snake being a good guy. From wikipedia, Kaa appears in the 1967 animated adaptation by Walt Disney ...
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How much of Jungle Book (2016) is CGI?

Source Independent UK : Interview of Neel Sethi (Mowgli) : Sethi(Mowgli) tells an anecdote from filming his favourite scene, when Mowgli is sat on Baloo’s chest, swimming down a river and ...
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How much of Jungle Book (2016) is CGI?

The end credits of the film are very clear (and somewhat funny): Filmed in downtown L.A.
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Why did Kaa attack Mowgli?

Regarding the "previous adaptations", all previous films have portrayed Kaa as a villain, for the simple reason of how people tend to view snakes. This is a significant deviation from the book. The ...
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Why did Kaa attack Mowgli?

Firstly, Kaa is a male character but the reason for portraying Kaa as a she is, from IMDb trivia, This is the first time that Kaa the Snake is portrayed as a female, rather than a male. Jon ...
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Why didn't Shere khan attack Mowgli before the truce period

It is plausible that Shere Khan did not know that Mowgli was living with the wolves before the truce. When Khan arrives at Peace Rock he references a new smell (talking about Mowgli), and many of the ...
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Why are Mowgli and his father in the cave and get attacked by the tiger in Jungle Book (2016)?

Since the cave is not in the book, my guess is it was used by the movie writers as a more dramatic way to get Mowgli to the wolves, and show the danger of Shere khan. My thought from the movie was ...
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What happened to Kaa?

It is unclear whether Kaa survived the attack, but in my opinion, I don't think Baloo killed Kaa, because Kaa is heard singing her song "Trust in me" in the end credits, so my guess is, she survived ...
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Why didn't Shere khan attack Mowgli before the truce period

Shere Kahn has been away from this part of the jungle, and is not aware of the man-cub. Shift your hunting ground for a few years, and everyone forgets how it all works This implies that he has ...
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Songs overlap in the Jungle Book

Until the film (or at least the soundtrack) are released on the 14th, it's impossible to know for certain. Amazon (and other sites) are offering presale on the soundtrack but they do not have a track ...
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