14 Delightful Things You Didn't Know About "Jumanji"

    The family film that was also kind of terrifying

    1. Little Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the role of overall-clad Judy Shepherd.

    2. When Van Pelt goes to fetch a new rifle, the Mexican national anthem is playing in the background.

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    Fun fact: When the film played in Mexico, that track was wisely removed.

    3. Oh, and did I mention that Van Pelt is also Alan's dad?

    4. If you visit Keene, New Hampshire, one of the town's where "Jumanji" was filmed, you'll still see this fictional Parrish Shoe sign painted on the side of a building.

    5. "Jumanji" means "many effects" in Zulu.

    6. David Alan Grier plays Carl Bentley in the film, a man who's an adult when Alan goes into the game, and is meant to be much older when he comes out. However, in real life, David's four years younger than Robin Williams.

    7. This movie messed up with the math, just a bit.

    8. "Jumanji" also had some issues with consistency.

    9. "Jumanji" was supposed to be the next big thing in CGI development and had an estimated budget of fifty million.

    10. The film definitely earned back that budget, though, and grossed $262,797,249 worldwide.

    11. One of the taglines for the film was, "A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind."

    12. The concept for "Jumanji" was based off of the 1981 award-winning picture book by Chris Van Allsburg.

    13. This is what Roger Ebert had to say about "Jumanji" in his 1995 review.

    14. And this is the most epic burn of all time.