Top 24 Jumanji Movie Details

While searching the internet for Jumanji movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Alan tries to convince Carl that he knows him by recalling he used to be called "Soleman" at the Parrish shoe factory. In the beginning of the movie this moniker is emblazoned on Carl's apron.
Alan tries to convince Carl that he knows him by recalling he used to be called "Soleman" at the Parrish shoe factory. In the beginning of the movie this moniker is emblazoned on Carl's apron.

Alan tells Sarah how to save him before he even gets to the jungle

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Jumanji details are suitable for kids.

  1. The Rock plays the video game character Dr. Smolder Bravestone. When he discovers his strength is smoldering, he looks into the distance. If you have subtitles on, it clarifies what he is doing.

  2. The gun shop owner asks Van Pelt if he's a postal worker while he's buying the gun. This is due to an increase in workplace violence taking place around that time involving U.S. Postal workers, bringing about the commonly used phrase "going postal."

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The owner of Nora's Diner is played by Bebe Neuwirth. She also played Aunt Nora in the original Jumanji (1995).
    The owner of Nora's Diner is played by Bebe Neuwirth. She also played Aunt Nora in the original Jumanji (1995).
  • 1 - The monkeys raid the television shop, the scene playing on the tv is the flying monkeys attacking in The Wizard of Oz.
    The monkeys raid the television shop, the scene playing on the tv is the flying monkeys attacking in The Wizard of Oz.
  • When the hunter, Van Pelt, enters the gun store to purchase a weapon with a large amount of gold, the Mexico National Anthem is heard playing in the background. The Mexican Government did not like this due to what it implied and so the score was changed for Mexico screenings.

  • There is a rock formation of a giant snake (similar to the Rhino posted by someone else)

  • 1 - There is a rock formation that looks like a snake
    There is a rock formation that looks like a snake
  • Jurgen The Brutal's fortress is on Mt. Zhatmire. The words Zhat & Mire both mean pubic hair in 2 different Indian languages.

Hidden Details

1 - The guards' vests are just animal faces.
The guards' vests are just animal faces.
1 - The 'missing piece' is signified by an elephant...which was the same animal as Robin Williams character's piece in the original Jumanji
The 'missing piece' is signified by an elephant...which was the same animal as Robin Williams character's piece in the original Jumanji
1 - Paid tribute to Robin Williams' character, Alan Parrish, by showing us the treehouse he built in the jungle. The treehouse's new owner, Alex Vreeke/Jefferson 'Seaplane' McDonough, was also named after the street Alan lived on.
Paid tribute to Robin Williams' character, Alan Parrish, by showing us the treehouse he built in the jungle. The treehouse's new owner, Alex Vreeke/Jefferson 'Seaplane' McDonough, was also named after the street Alan lived on.
1 - When the jewel is put back in the panther the ground flashes like the map of the boardgame in the original.
When the jewel is put back in the panther the ground flashes like the map of the boardgame in the original.
1 - The shack Alex lives in was built by Alan Parrish, Robin Williams' character in the original Jumanji.
The shack Alex lives in was built by Alan Parrish, Robin Williams' character in the original Jumanji.
1 - " character Seaplane McDonough has been trapped inside the game since 1996. He references Will Smith's song, "Gettin' Jiggy wit it," but this is impossible as the album wasn't released until Nov 1997 and the song until Jan 1998.
" character Seaplane McDonough has been trapped inside the game since 1996. He references Will Smith's song, "Gettin' Jiggy wit it," but this is impossible as the album wasn't released until Nov 1997 and the song until Jan 1998.
1 - If you pause this scene at just the right moment, you can see a crew member standing left of frame.
If you pause this scene at just the right moment, you can see a crew member standing left of frame.
1 - Interesting that Jack Black's first acting job features him with a safari hat in an jungle themed video game commercial for Pitfall! (1983), similar to his role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), also set in a jungle themed video game.
Interesting that Jack Black's first acting job features him with a safari hat in an jungle themed video game commercial for Pitfall! (1983), similar to his role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), also set in a jungle themed video game.
1 - At the end of the movie, the view of the forest has a path very similar to that of the original board game.
At the end of the movie, the view of the forest has a path very similar to that of the original board game.
1 - The father and Van Pelt, both played by Jonathan Hyde are wearing (what I assume is meant to be) the same wedding ring, symbolizing Van Pelt as the fear of disapproval from his father hunting him, until he faces it head on, or something like that.
The father and Van Pelt, both played by Jonathan Hyde are wearing (what I assume is meant to be) the same wedding ring, symbolizing Van Pelt as the fear of disapproval from his father hunting him, until he faces it head on, or something like that.
1 - The vehicles inside the transportation shed The Polaris Slingshot was introduced in 2014, The Jeep is a JK (pictured) started production in 2006. The game "designed" itself in 1996 and would have had no knowledge of these vehicles at that time.
The vehicles inside the transportation shed The Polaris Slingshot was introduced in 2014, The Jeep is a JK (pictured) started production in 2006. The game "designed" itself in 1996 and would have had no knowledge of these vehicles at that time.
1 - And look who I found lol #justiceforbarb
And look who I found lol #justiceforbarb
1 - In the opening few scenes a character is playing a popular Playstation game in the movie timeline, "Twisted Metal."
In the opening few scenes a character is playing a popular Playstation game in the movie timeline, "Twisted Metal."
Jumanji poster
Jumanji poster

Jumanji Plot: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades - and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Jumanji, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Jumanji and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Joe Johnston
Main Actors Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce
IMDB score 7.0