Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is loosely based on the 1981 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg and the first installment of the Jumanji franchise. The story centers on a supernatural board game that releases jungle-based hazards upon its players with every turn they take. The film was released on December 15, 1995, to mixed reviews, but was a box office success.
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Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is loosely based on the 1981 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg and the first installment of the Jumanji franchise. The story centers on a supernatural board game that releases jungle-based hazards upon its players with every turn they take. As a boy in 1969, Alan Parrish became trapped inside the game itself while playing with his friend Sarah Whittle. Twenty-six years later, siblings Judy and Peter Shepherd find the game, begin playing and then unwittingly release the now-adult Alan. The film was released on December 15, 1995, to mixed reviews, but was a box office success, grossing USD 263 million worldwide on a budget of approximately USD 65 million. It spawned an animated television series, which aired from 1996 to 1999, and was followed by a related film, Zathura: A Space Adventure, and two direct sequels, Jumanna: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanjo: The Next Level. The game rules state that everything will be restored when the game ends, so they continue playing. They release one calamity after another until they return to the mansion, where it is now completely overrun by wildlife. When the four return, Alan is set free after revealing his identity to Carl, while revealing his father’s identity to subdue him and retrieve the game while revealing Alan’s father’s true identity to the homeless man who abandoned the business to search for Alan after his disappearance, until his 1991 death.
The four resolve to finish the game in order to reverse all of the destruction it has caused. They return the game to Sarah, who is now haunted by Alan’s disappearance, and persuade her to join them. When Alan drops the dice, which causes everything that happened to be reversed to be a result of the game being a hoax, they return it to Sarah to complete the game. The final game is played, and Alan is freed from the game and returns home. The three locate Sarah, nowHaunted by both Jumanja and Alan’s disappeared, and persuades her to return to them to help them finish theGame. The movie was the 10th highest-grossing film of 1995. It was followed up by two sequels, with Columbia Pictures taking over distribution for all subsequent films. The series was also made into a TV series, with the first episode airing in 1996 and the second in 1999. The third episode aired in 2000, and the fourth in 2001. The fourth and fifth episodes aired in 2002 and 2003. The sixth and seventh episodes were aired in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and 2006. The seventh and eighth episodes were released in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The last episode was released in 2008. The fifth and seventh episode was aired in 2009. The eighth and ninth episodes were broadcast in 2010, and 2011, and 2012, and 2013. The ninth and 2014 episodes of the series aired in 2012 and 2013, and 2014 in 2014, and 2015 in 2015.