You know a movie is really good when you can watch it 3 times in 1 week and like it more every time you see it. That is why I highly suggest that you go and see The Jungle Book now that it is finally in theaters. The movie has it all…comedy, action, a theme of love and family, and the use of amazing technology that makes the movie seem so real that you forget it was all filmed in a studio in LA.

I loved watching it in LA, in the Dolby Cinema and at the red carpet world premiere, but I really wanted to share it with my family. Thankfully, my family and I were invited to a pre-screening of the movie.

I love how those who have been raised reading the book can now share the story they love with their children but in a new way.

The Kiddos watching The Jungle Book

I couldn’t wait to hear what they had to say about the film. Here’s my family’s thoughts on the film…

  • My husband thought the movie was REALLY good and coming from him that’s huge because even though he’ll like a film, he won’t take the time to tell me how good it is unless he really means it. When I asked him what he liked best, he said that it was filled with action that “keeps you on the edge of your seat”.
  • The kiddos really enjoyed it as well. Yes, there were some parts that were a bit more intense buy my 9 and 7 year old were fine…it really all depends on your child. You know what they can handle. My kiddos loved it and couldn’t wait to tell their friends that they had seen it

While in LA, we had the chance to speak with Jeffrey Flocken, who is the North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, by phone about the Pangolin. Not because it makes a a cameo appearance in the film but because it is a critically endangered species and the most illegally traded mammal in the world. So sad!

Leanette with a Pangolin from The Jungle Book

While I had never heard about the Pangolin before, I am glad I do now which is why I am hoping we can help them. Want to know more about the Pangolin? Want to help? Visit IFAW’s website.

So go and see The Jungle Book and take the family!

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*I was invited by Disney to cover the press junket for The Jungle Book. All opinions are my own.