The Jungle Bunch Reviewed By Jon E Clist

The Premise
Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons... The Jungle Bunch - to the rescue.

The Review
This is a film aimed at the young kids in general and yet it is pretty funny and has a great moral life lesson within it. While this is based on the TV series, they have rally stepped up the quality of the animation for this colourfully fun adventure. This show is already a huge hit with kids on TV2 in New Zealand and there is no surprise that it would appeal in its second big screen outing.

I loved the humour that flows throughout it and there are plenty of seriously laugh out moments for the kids and even some that will appeal to the adults. I really liked the generational aspects of the film dealing with the older generation wanting to be involved with saving the day while the younger members didn’t want to lose their place as the heroes. In truth we find within the story that it is about working together that we all become the heroes in our story.

These are great lessons for our youth to learn, that we all bring something to the table and in working together we become more effective. We can learn from all along the way. While the original release of this film was voiced in French I believe, it has been re-voiced with English voice talent for the general release and it has been cast so well. The voices fit all of the characters so well and help you dive deep into these misfits and the crazy escapade they must go on.

The Verdict
A really good option for the end of the holidays or the weekends after those first few weeks of school in the February heat. Cool cinema and hot laughs.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 25th January 2018
Rating: G
Duration: 97 minutes 
Genre:  Animation
Starring: Kirk Thorton, Dre Gordon, Cam Stance, Erin Fitzgerald
Director: David Alaux