Top 8 The Jungle Book Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Jungle Book facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Jungle Book film message.

King Louie is a Gigantopithecus, a huge species of ape believed to have gone extinct 9,000,000-100,000 years ago. The only recorded fossils of this creature are the jaw bones. The change was made from the 1967 film because orangutans are not native to India.
King Louie is a Gigantopithecus, a huge species of ape believed to have gone extinct 9,000,000-100,000 years ago. The only recorded fossils of this creature are the jaw bones. The change was made from the 1967 film because orangutans are not native to India.
The Jungle Book (2016). When Mowgli is being escorted up the monkey temple, he is faced with stairs. He has never seen stairs before, and doesn't recognize it as a walking surface, so he goes into his climbing posture
The Jungle Book (2016). When Mowgli is being escorted up the monkey temple, he is faced with stairs. He has never seen stairs before, and doesn't recognize it as a walking surface, so he goes into his climbing posture

The Jungle Book Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Mowgli uses his legs and arms to climb the steps as he has never encountered them before.
    Mowgli uses his legs and arms to climb the steps as he has never encountered them before.

The Jungle Book Hidden Details

1 - The vultures sing a seemingly-friendly song. However, closer attention to the lyrics reveals that they're actually singing about eating Mowgli.
The vultures sing a seemingly-friendly song. However, closer attention to the lyrics reveals that they're actually singing about eating Mowgli.
1 - Mowgli finds a cowbell in the temple and shakes it a couple times right before Christopher Walken's character King Louie shows up.
Mowgli finds a cowbell in the temple and shakes it a couple times right before Christopher Walken's character King Louie shows up.
1 - Mowgli picks up a cowbell moments before meeting King Louie, who is voiced by Christopher Walken. This is a not too subtle reference to the "Needs more cowbell" meme.
Mowgli picks up a cowbell moments before meeting King Louie, who is voiced by Christopher Walken. This is a not too subtle reference to the "Needs more cowbell" meme.
1 - Baloo sings a song called "The Bare Necessities". If you look closely, you'll notice that Baloo himself is a literal bear, thus creating a visual pun, or what is known as "l'observation du cr?tin" in French film circles.
Baloo sings a song called "The Bare Necessities". If you look closely, you'll notice that Baloo himself is a literal bear, thus creating a visual pun, or what is known as "l'observation du cr?tin" in French film circles.
The Jungle Book poster
The Jungle Book poster

The Jungle Book Plot

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Jungle Book. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Jon Favreau
Stars Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
IMDB score 7.4