(Beverly Hills, CA. April 6, 2016) — Using the latest state-of-the-art-technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting, mesmerizing and unforgettably lush 3D world, Disney’s highly anticipated The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, will be released worldwide on April 15, 2016, on RealD’s expansive platform, which now includes more than 28,000 3D-enabled screens in 72 countries. This extraordinary and wild adventure seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, and features newcomer Neel Sethi along with the voices of Hollywood stars such as Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, among others.
As the world’s leading 3D cinema system, no company has been more instrumental in perfecting, promoting or providing premium quality 3D experiences to audiences worldwide than RealD. This year, the company is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Over the past decade, moviegoers have chosen RealD 3D when purchasing over 1.5 billion tickets to more than 200 major studio motion pictures in RealD 3D.
“The Jungle Book is one of those beloved stories known around the globe,” said Anthony Marcoly, President of Worldwide Cinema for RealD. “Audiences will be transported to the 3D world of Mowgli and all the other captivating characters. This film is going to be very special and the 3D box office is about to roar once again. We could not be more delighted about the continued resurgence of this enhanced visual format. Jon Favreau is an amazingly talented and gifted filmmaker and he along with Disney have delivered a movie the whole family will want to experience together.”
“Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book was filmed in 3D, and every shot and creation of the jungle was conceived by director Jon Favreau to immerse audiences completely in Mowgli’s world and this timeless adventure,” said Dave Hollis, head of distribution at The Walt Disney Studios. “The experience of this film is like nothing viewers have ever seen before, and with RealD’s state-of-the-art 3D technology and global reach, we’re thrilled to bring it to the big screen in the format in which it was envisioned.”
ABOUT ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
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