Jumanji (1995)

100m, 104m
35mm film, Technicolor
Dolby Stereo, SDDS, English

An American fantasy film directed by Joe Johnston.

Plot Summary

After being trapped in the board game for 26 years, Alan Parrish is freed but finds himself having to defend two children against the wild forces that the game unleashes. Before long, The small town of Brantford in New Jersey is overrun by stampeding elephants, chaotic monkeys and killer plants.


Director: Joe Johnston
Tristar, Interscope Communications, Teitler Film Prods
Executive Producers: Robert W. Cort, Ted Field, Larry J. Franco
Producer: Scott Kroopf, William Teitler
Script: Jonathan Hensleigh, Jim Strain, Greg Taylor
Screen Story: Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg
Novel: Chris Van Allsburg
Director of Photography: Thomas Ackerman
Editor: Robert Dalva
Music: James Horner
Sound Mixer: Rob Young
Special Vocal Effects: Frank Welker
Costume Designer: Martha Wynne Snetsinger
Key Make-up: Sandy Cooper
Key Hair: Sherri Linder Gygli
Special Make-up Designers/Animatronics: Tom Woodruff Jr, Alec Gillis
Visual Effects Supervisors: Stephen L. Price, Ken Ralston
Visual Effects: Industrial Light and ; Amalgamated Dynamics Inc
Production Designer: James Bissell

Robin Williams (Alan Parrish)
Jonathan Hyde (Van Pelt/Sam Parrish)
Kirsten Dunst (Judy Shepherd)
Bradley Michael Pierce (Peter Shepherd)
Bonnie Hunt (Sarah)
Bebe Neuwirth (Aunt Nora)
David Alan Grier (Carl Bentley)
Patricia Clarkson (Carol Parrish)
Adam Hann-Byrd (young Alan)
Laura Bell Bundy (young Sarah)
James Handy (exterminator)
Gillian Barber (Mrs Thomas)
Brandon Obray (Benjamin)
Cyrus Thiedeke (Caleb)
Gary Joseph Thorup (Billy Jessup)
Leonard Zola (cop)
Lloyd Berry (bum)
Malcolm Stewart (Jim Shepherd)
Annabel Kershaw (Martha Shepherd)
Darryl Henriques (gun salesman)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

See also
Jumanji (1996-1997)

Includes extracts from
The Wizard of Oz (1939)


Film Review March 1996 pp.22, 40-43 – review
Interzone no.107 (May 1996) pp.37-38 – illustrated review (by Nick Lowe)
Sight & Sound vol.6 no.3 (March 1996) pp.44-45 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (by Philip Strick)