"JUMANJI" is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film about Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter Shepherd (Bradley Pierce), who move into a longtime empty house and discover a supernatural board game that makes wild animals and other jungle hazards materialize upon each player's move. When they start playing, they release Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) from the game's unseen jungle world, where he explores the effects his disappearance made on town of Brantford. Reuniting with his childhood friend Sarah Whittle (Bonnie Hunt), the four continue to play the game that Alan and Sarah started 26 years ago, and finish it to make the consequences of the game finally disappear.
The film was directed by Joe Johnston and is based on Chris Van Allsburg's popular 1981 picture book of the same name. It was shot in Keene, New Hampshire, where the story is set, North Berwick, Maine (the Parrish Shoes factory) and Vancouver, British Columbia. "JUMANJI" did well in the box office; it took in $100,475,249 in the United States and Canada and $162,322,000 overseas, totaling to $262,797,249. The film earned mixed reviews from critics, with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 50% of 32 professional critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 5.6 out of 10. Metacritic posts an average rating of 39%, based on 18 reviews.
|Robin Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd||Alan Parrish|
|Bonnie Hunt, Laura Bell Bundy||Sarah Whittle|
|Bradley Pierce||Peter Shepherd|
|Kirsten Dunst||Judy Shepherd|
|Bebe Neuwirth||Nora Shepherd|
|Jonathan Hyde||Van Pelt, Sam Parrish|
|David Alan Grier||Carl Bentley|
|Patricia Clarkson||Carol Parrish|
|Malcolm Stewart||Jim Shepherd|
|Annabel Kershaw||Martha Shepherd|
|Gillian Barber||Mrs. Thomas|
|Frank Welker||Creature vocals|
All music composed by James Horner. Total length: 52
|Track Number||Track Name||Track Length||Image|
|1.||Prologue And Main TItle||3:42|
|4.||A New World||2:40|
|5.||It's Sarah's Move||2:36|
|7.||Rampage Through Town||2:28|
|10.||A Pelican Steals The Game||1:40|
Commercial songs from the film, but not on the soundtrack:
|Una Voce Poco Fa||Gioacchino Rossini||Agnes Baltsas and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra||Ian Marin|
|Night & Day||Cole Porter||N/A||N/A|
|Serenade in D, Op. 44||Antonin Dvořák||Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields||N/A|
|Locomotive Breath||Ian Anderson||Jethro Tull||N/A|
|The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (Theme from Gilligan's Island)||Sherwood Schwartz & George Wyle||N/A||N/A|
In 1995, a novelisation of the film was written by George Spelvin with contributions from Chris Van Allsburg, the author of the original picture book. It is a largely faithful adaptation with some backstory and wording differences and scenes that did not appear in the film or were cut from the final release.
In 1996, a cartoon adaptation known as simply "JUMANJI" was released. It is an abridged adaption of the 1995 film with some elements also taken from the original picture book were added. The gameplay of "JUMANJI" is an alternative method to the film, while Sarah Whittle did not appear.
In 1996, Milton Bradley released a board game adaptation of "JUMANJI", based on the game board and rules seen in the film, with some new gameplay elements added and new consequences as danger cards.
In 2005, an adaptation of the original "JUMANJI" book's sequel Zathura, was released. While the movie does not make any references to "JUMANJI", it is advertised as being a spiritual sequel to the 1995 film, taking place within the same universe.
In celebration of the original picture book's 30th anniversary, an audiobook read by "JUMANJI" film star Robin Williams was released.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released in December 2017. It serves as a sequel to the original film, but not featuring any of the characters.
- The 1995 Christmas scene was the first scene to be shot on location, back to back with the Parrish Mansion in its much "cleaner" state to allow the crew to start creating the damaged effects needed to film.
- This is the last film that I.L.M. special effects supervisor Stephen L. Price worked on before his death. The film is dedicated to his memory.
- As the film credits draw to a close, the drumbeats of "JUMANJI"can be heard during the reprisal of the opening titles and menacing child's play scores, indicating that the game will return to be played again.
|Books||Novel • Film novel • Zathura|
|Media||1995 film • TV Series • Zathura: A Space Adventure • Welcome to the Jungle • The Next Level|
|Games||Board Game • Jigsaw • Trading Cards • LCD Game • PC Game • PS2 Game • Mobile Game • 2019 Game • Fluxx • Stickers|
|Jumanji 1995 Film|
|Brantford Characters||Alan Parrish • Sarah Whittle • Judy Shepherd • Peter Shepherd • Sam Parrish • Carol Parrish • Carl Bentley • Nora Shepherd • Martha Shepherd • Jim Shepherd • General Angus Parrish • Caleb Sproul • Benjamin Sproul • Mrs. Thomas • Billy Jessup • Ralph Smigel|
|Animals||Rhinoceros • Elephant • Monkey • Crocodile • Lion • Bat • Mosquito • Spider • Pelican • Zebra|
|Vegetation||Pod • Purple Flower|
|Weather||Monsoon • Earthquake • Quicksand • Tornado • Thunderstorm|
|Objects||Jumanji (board game)|
|Locations||Jumanji Realm • Brantford • Parrish Mansion • Parrish Shoe Company • Sir Sav-A-Lot • Brantford Pawnshop|