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Disney’s “The Jungle Book” gets the Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition treatment

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Image Copyright Disney

Disney has announced a brand new “The Jungle Book” 3D Collector’s Edition just in time for the holidays!

The live-action remake of the beloved animated classic was a hit with both critics and fans alike, and this 3-disc collection is sure to be a hit as well. This new edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and five never-before-seen extras, housed in collectible packaging.

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With a lush environment and spectacular effects, “The Jungle Book” is a no-brainer for those who want to fully experience director Jon Favreau’s vision. Plus it’s jam packed with extras!

3D COLLECTOR’S EDITION BONUS FEATURES:

  • The Bare Necessities: From the Jungle to the Bayou – Travel to the heart of New Orleans to swing with composer John Debney, Bill Murray and jazz greats Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins and the rest of their lively band, as they perform another version of “The Bare Necessities.”
  • The Return of a Legend – Award-winning songwriter and Disney Legend Richard Sherman co-wrote the music from “Mary Poppins,” “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” and Walt Disney’s animated classic “The Jungle Book.” Watch as director Jon Favreau and Sherman collaborate to create additional lyrics and record a demo for the new version of the classic song, “I Wan’na Be Like You.”
  • The Jungle Effect – Experience more visual effects magic in this sequence that shows the evolution of key moments from “The Jungle Book.”
  • Developing Kaa – See an early animatic that played a part in the development of the scene where Mowgli meets Kaa and learns more about the tale of the “red flower.”
  • “The Jungle Book” Around the World – Join the global celebration as Mowgli and Baloo sing “The Bare Necessities.”

Classic Bonus Features (from the standard August 2016 home video release)

  • “The Jungle Book” Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.
  • I Am Mowgli – Follow the extraordinary journey of 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli “alongside” some of today’s biggest movie stars. Get a glimpse of Neel’s life before Hollywood came calling, check out his audition that sealed the deal, and see how a close-working relationship with Favreau brought out his best. Plus, Neel shares how filming “The Jungle Book” was one wild ride, from working alongside imaginary animals to performing some super-fun stunts.
  • King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.
  • Audio Commentary – Favreau delivers his scene-by-scene perspective on the live-action adventure “The Jungle Book” with all the candor and humor you’d expect from this multi-talented actor-writer-director-producer.

Bring home “The Jungle Book” Collector’s Edition on November 15th.

3 Comments

  1. EricJ

    Yes…Ladies and gentlemen, Disney Blu3D is BACK!!
    From the studio that singlehandedly tried to kill it, and then claimed “the entire industry was giving up” even when Marvel and Pixar were still making them! 😉

    Look for SW:Force Awakens and Zootopia, also available on Disney Blu3D…Roasted crow sold separately.
    (Frozen and Big Hero 6 not available in North America.)

    1. EricJ

      (But, to temper the enthusiasm a bit, where’s the source/link?)

      1. Surya Fernandez

        All the info is direct from Disney’s press release.

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