For those who’ve never seen the film or read the book, Jumanji is basically the story of a supernatural board game that makes wild animals and other jungle hazards materialize upon each player’s move. The film’s special effects were provided by Industrial Light & Magic in computer graphics, and Amalgamated Dynamics with animatronics. Now, one fan has made the board game a reality. Continue reading for more images.
In 1969, 12-year-old Alan Parrish is trapped in Jumanji whilst playing the game with his friend Sarah. Twenty-six years later siblings Judy and Peter begin playing and unwittingly release the now-adult Alan. After tracking down Sarah, the quartet resolve to finish the game in order to undo all its consequences. The movie also stars David Alan Grier as a hapless shoemaker-turned-police officer and Jonathan Hyde in a dual role as both Alan’s father and Van Pelt, a big-game hunter intent on killing Alan. Jumanji was shot in Keene, New Hampshire, where the story is set, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite a lukewarm critical reaction, the movie was a box office success, earning $262,797,249 worldwide from a $65,000,000 budget, and was the tenth highest-grossing movie of 1995.