The Jungle Book
Saturday, seven, 7pm, PG (2016)
Director Jon Favreau’s (Iron Man, Elf) take the classic 1967 Disney cartoon is so impressive and immersive you’ll be wondering where the special effects begin and end in a visually dazzling experience. Newcomer Neel Sethi (pictured) plays protagonist Mowgli, the orphan boy raised by wolves who must leave his home when tiger Shere (voiced by Idris Elba) roars. Featuring a herd of big names, including Bill Murray as a free-wheeling bear, Scarlett Johansson as a python and Christopher Walken as a big ape, it’s the real-life “talking” animals that steal the spotlight. This enthralling story of self-discovery will give many a welcome case of jungle fever.