Lonely Planet Writer

Indian censors rule new Jungle Book film too scary for children to see without an adult

The film censorship board of India has ruled that the new film version of the Jungle Book is too scary for children, and youngsters will only be allowed to see the film with an adult.

Jungle Book film deemed too scary for younger audiences in India.
Jungle Book film deemed too scary for younger audiences in India. Image by CHRIS DRUMM / CC BY 2.0

The censors were reportedly worried that the 3D graphics made the animals seem to ‘jump out of the screen’, which they worried would be too traumatic for young children. The decision has been ridiculed on social media, with many pointing out that film certificates in India are only loosely enforced.

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