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Jungle Beat: The Movie – A Fun Animated Family Film

 

If you are following the CDC guidelines, chances are you and your family are spending a lot more time at home than you would normally spend during non-pandemic times. I personally barely ever leave the house, except for doctor’s visits (ones I can’t do via Zoom) or to pick up medications.

Because I am spending a crazy amount of time at home, I am desperate for things to see and do to occupy my time.

My family and I are always on the look out for movies we can watch together. My kids are older (23 and almost 21), so usually they go for comedies or horror movies. My husband and I are “big kids” at heart, so we will often look for movies that people of all ages can enjoy – including animated films and ones that are seen more so as “kiddie films.”

I recently had the opportunity to review a new, family friendly, animated film that took me by complete surprise. It’s called Jungle Beat: The Movie.

I will be honest with you. I’m not always a fan of films that I’ve never heard of before, and by that I mean advertised on television or in advertising. In my experience, those types of films are not really that good. They usually have a very low budget or they are put out by itty bitty film studios. BUT… then I learned that Jungle Beat is NOT some no-name film. It’s actually based on a series by the same name.

In my defense, my kids are young adults. Jungle Beat, the series, must have come out long after my kids graduated from high school.

The Jungle Beat series features short episodes (only a few minutes long) featuring animals in crazy predicaments. You can learn more about Jungle Beat (the series) on their official website, JungleBeat.TV.

When I heard about Jungle Beat: The Movie, I looked up the trailer. I always look up the trailer for films.

The trailer looked really cute, so I figured why not give the film a chance.

Here is the trailer for the film.

 

It looks really cute, doesn’t it?

Here is the official synopsis of the film;

One morning, the animals of the jungle wake up to discover that they can speak. They’re even more amazed when they learn the reason why: There’s an alien in the jungle! Little Fneep has come to conquer the planet and has brought some crazy tech with him, including a translation device that lets them talk for the first time.

Unfortunately for the intergalactic Scaldronian empire, but fortunately for the jungle, Fneep is a terrible conqueror: He’s homesick, he’s crashed his ship, and he’s no match for the antics of Munki, Trunk and the gang.

Our heroes won’t let a little alien conquest get in the way of a good time or a new friend! As the animals help him on his journey home, he learns that friendship could be the greatest force in the universe. But is it a match for a spaceship full of aliens?

I watched this film on my own. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I didn’t want to watch it with my husband and kids (yet).

This is such a cute film! This is a marvelous film for the whole family. Young children will love the action and the characters, older children and adults will appreciate the humor (little kids will too). It’s just an all-around, feel good, ideal family film.

The characters are all darling. I think my favorite is Rocky the Rhino. He has a delightful innocence to him, and he behaves a lot like a dog.

Humph the Hedgehog and Baby the baby ostrich are also favorite character of mine from this film.

Since I’ve never head of Jungle Beat before, I assumed this was a musical film, with a lot of singing and songs. That is not the case at all. There were some wildebeests that tried to see who was the best singer, but they didn’t really break out into song.

The story line is wonderful with a great lesson in friendship and how love can conquer all.

The animation is suburb. It’s all CGI. Some CGI (Computer Generated Images) look horrible, but not in this film. They look perfect. They put great detail into this film from start to finish.

The characters are all charming. It’s hard not to like any of them, even the “bad guy” (Fneep’s father).

I enjoyed this film from start to finish. Not once did I look at it as a “kiddie film.” This is a film for all ages to enjoy.

If you are interested in learning more about this film, you can visit it’s official website, JungleBeattheMovie.com. The film can also be found on social media. Their links are on the top right of the film’s official website.

You can see what others are saying about the film on social media using the hashtag #JungleBeattheMovie.

The film is currently available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play.

Kimberly

*I received a free screener code in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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