Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizzare adventure of their lives.

Because of the magically surreal and potentially lethal aspects of Jumanji, a board game that's intrigued its players for hundreds of years, few people want to play a second time. For you see, unless you complete the game, Jumanji takes over your world.
Release Date:  March 12, 1995
Release Time: 104 minutes

Robin Williams as Alan Parrish
Bonnie Hunt as Sarah Whittle
Kirsten Dunst as Judy Shepherd
David Alan Grier as Carl Bentley
Jonathan Hyde as Sam Parrish & Van Pelt, a big-game hunter from the game
Bebe Neuwirth as Nora Shepherd
Bradley Pierce as Peter Shepherd
Malcolm Stewart as Jim Shepherd
Annabel Kershaw as Martha Shepherd
Patricia Clarkson as Carol-Anne Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd as the younger Alan Parrish
Laura Bell Bundy as the younger Sarah Whittle



Author Bio:
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.


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