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Jungle Book unveiled

Title: Jungle Book
Genre: Action and adventure, kids and family
Director: Jon Favreau
Run time: 1 hour, 51 minnutes
THE film stands as one of the most popular Disney movies ofall time. The Jungle Book in its initial release was more celebrated than the Lion King or Frozen, making it a great influence for some of today’s best animations.
With classic songs such as The bare necessities and I wanna be like you, the film grossed over US$73 million in the United States in its first release, and as much again from three re-releases.
The Jungle Book tale is of Mowgli, who is found in a basket as a baby in the deep jungles of Madhya Pradesh, in India, by Bagheera, the black panther. He quickly takes him to an Indian wolf that has new cubs and takes him up as her own. And in no time, jungle life is a breeze.
Mowgli visits the wolves a decade later and has his face licked eagerly when he arrives but when it is learnt that a man-eating Bengal tiger, Shere Khan, has returned to the jungle, they know for sure that the best defence is that Mowgli be taken to the “man village” to protect not only him but the entire community, too.
Guided by Bagheera and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
For the Jungle Book lovers, and many they are, the new release is one to watch and will be even more enjoyable for the children.
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Title: High Strung
Genre: Drama/romance/musical
Director: Michael Damien
Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Apart from animations, there’s lots more on offer and what better combination in a movie than romance and drama, and with music, it’s a done deal.
In the musical High Strung a hip-hop violinist in New York encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts and immediately they tick.
Aided by a hip-hop dance crew, they set out to find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.
Adding extra groove to the movie are veteran actors Jane Seymour, Paul Freeman and Maia Morgenstern.
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