The Jungle Book has always been a film that has been a part of our lives of every generation. As we are nearing to the end of the year and beginning the whole new year of 2017, Star Movies will be celebrating the first day of the year with a special Disney feature! The channel shall feature a back to back ‘Then and Now’ presentation with Disney’s The Jungle Book 1967 (Then) classic airing on 1st January, Sunday at 1pm followed by the recent Jon Favreau’s re-imagination (Now) at 3pm.
Paying homage to the old and new, Star Movies brings back the Rudyard Kipling’s classic films that have always been remembered in every household. The 1967 classic is a goofy animated interpretation of Kipling’s novel. A true childhood favourite, the movie is beloved by all for its unforgettable songs and Mowgli’s colourful journey across the jungle with his friend, Baloo. In the 2016 flick, The Jungle Book is a re-telling of the classic tale brought to life with CGI and cutting edge animation with a natural appeal that will leave you spellbound. It follows Mowgli, a man-cub who calls the jungle ‘home’ and is forced to run away from his home as he is pursued by a ferocious, Tiger Shere Khan.
From the yester years to the current age, The Jungle Book has become a constant source of happiness and enjoyment with both films being a beautiful rendition of the book. What better way to celebrate the New Year’s than with Mowgli and his friends at 1pm and 3pm with Star Movies!