I’m wary of live action movies with talking animals since Disney’s Dinosaur (2000).  I’m pleased that The Jungle Book (Blu-ray release 2016-8-30) is very different, in a good way.  The protagonist here is a human boy, raised by talking animals.  He is pursued by an evil tiger.  The CG scenery and animals look excellent.  More importantly, this family movie is reasonably exciting, progresses at a good pace, and not too preachy.  I don’t like the songs though, even though they are here for a reason.

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