It's kind of a stealth release, even though Universal is the distributor. Maybe it's because the trailer (with only 374 views—see top graphic) reminds you of a burgoo blend of Weebles, "The Lion King," "Madagascar," and "Happy Feet."
But actor and children's book author John Lithgow is involved, and so it's worth a mention, even though there's not much information available. What do we know? "The Jungle Bunch," which is only 58 minutes long, is the "exciting" tale of "Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he's a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of "The Great Tiger Warrior" to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends to save the day! "The Jungle Bunch" features award-winning actor and The New York Times best-selling children's book author John Lithgow as the voice of Maurice.
"The Jungle Bunch" is coming to DVD and Digital Download on May 29, according to the distributor. That's different from the August 28 date listed on Amazon.
From the release:
"The Jungle Bunch" movie is the incredible story of how a Penguin’s egg fell off an Antarctic ice floe and somehow ended up in the jungle. Adopted and raised by an affectionate tigress, Maurice is totally convinced that he is actually a tiger! He divides his time between hunting, re-painting his stripes and teaching his own adopted son, Junior the Tiger Fish, his own special brand of hunting techniques. Maurice, Junior and all their jungle buddies form a happy, go-lucky but rather dysfunctional family.
Ping and Pong, two penguins from Maurice’s native Antarctic village, are in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to save their village from an oppressive group of walruses. Their search leads them to Maurice’s jungle home, where they tell him of their plight. Determined to help, Maurice, joined by Fred, a warthog convinced he lives in a musical; Batricia, the only bat afraid of the dark; Miguel, a more than primate gorilla; and Gilbert, a tarsier afraid to leave his limb, form a team and embark on an adventure they will never forget!