Is The Original ‘Jumanji’ Starring Robin Williams on Netflix?

Review Ethan / 2023-04-04 16:45:18

Before we get our movie-going hands on the new film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ we thought it would be a good idea to take a look if the original 1995 film simply called just Jumanji starring Robin Williams is available to stream on Netflix anywhere in the world.

The American fantasy adventure was originally an adaptation of the 1981 children’s book of the same name written by Chris Van Allsburg. Joe Johnston took on the directing of the film and centres around a mysterious board game, that’s discovered by a young boy, Alan Parrish in 1969. After starting to play the seemingly innocent game, Alan is quite literally sucked into the world of Jumanji, and has to survive in the jungle until another player rolls a certain number.

This adventure tale has been a beloved family favorite over the years. Many people return to it time and again. Of course, it’s impossible not to mention that the lead role was played by the fantastic late Robin Williams.

The new 2017 “re-imagining” of Jumanji, titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle releases in cinemas on the 20th of December and stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. Instead of featuring a board game, this film focuses on four teenagers being literally dragged into an old video game and tasked with surviving. Even before it’s release this new film has been under criticism from fans of the original who think it can’t stand up to the 1995 classic.

Let's get to the point. Does Jumanji stream on Netflix? The original movie has always been available on Netflix from different regions. Jumanji, for example, was first added to Canadian Netflix in December last year. However it wasn't available long after that as it was taken down in 2017.

Jumanji was also removed from US Netflix on the 1st March 2016, we suspect this is because of the rights of the film changed hands just before production started on the new film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle due out shortly.

Although, Australian fans of Chris Van Allsburg might be pleased to know that the “spiritual sequel” to Jumanji, Zathura is available to stream on Netflix in the region.

Countries that do host the 1995 film include The United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and most Nordic Regions.

Do you want to see Jumanji return to Netflix Regions? Are you going to the film's new release?


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