Judith "Judy" Shepherd is one of the protagonists of the original Jumanji picture book while appearing as the tritagonist of the 1995 film version of Jumanji and the animated series.
In the book, Judy behaved more or less like her brother, very excitable and easily bored. She was more keen to finish the game than Peter, as she read and understood the rules about finishing to undo the many effects the game released.
In the 1995 film, the deaths of the Shepherd parents left a negative attitude on Judy, granting her a tendency to tell lies; which was likely to make her mundane and misfortunate life more exciting. Her lying lead to frequent falling outs with her Aunt Nora, who knew as much about raising children as the next woman. In the novel, when Judy was at school her tall tales extended so far that she made up that her parents were government agents investigating the jungles of Peru, which the realtors son exposed and got into a fight with Peter for taunting the revelation concerning their dead parents. Judy was the only person that Peter could open up to, but still tried to act more sensibly over reminding him to start talking to people again. After they discovered "Jumanji", Judy still kept up her exaggerations, such as when making up their connection to Alan during her explanations to Officer Bentley, even making Sarah out as his fiancé (which she eventually became).
In the animated series, Judy's lying characteristics from the 1995 film were repeated, but only for the first two episodes, as this trait was later passed over to Peter. She mainly acts the bossy, know-it-all teachers pet, but still tried her best in helping out in their adventures to save Alan from his imprisonment in "Jumanji". Her heartbreaks from schoolboy rejections became the subject of some episodes.
Judy is one of the main characters of the original Jumanji picture book.
An abridged version of Judy Shepherd appears in the animated series, living with her brother Peter and Aunt Nora in the old Parrish Mansion in Brantford.
Judy appears in the 1996 PC game.
Judy's animated series self appears in the 1997 Hasbro LCD game.
|Books||Novel • Film novel • Zathura|
|Media||1995 film • TV Series • Zathura: A Space Adventure • Welcome to the Jungle • Jumanji 3|
|Games||Board Game • Jigsaw • Trading Cards • LCD Game • PC Game • PS2 Game|
|Jumanji Picture Book|
|Characters||Judy • Peter • Mother • Father • Mr. Budwing • Mrs. Budwing • Danny Budwing • Walter Budwing • Guide|
|Animals||Rhinoceros • Monkey • Lion • Tetse Fly • Python|
|Weather||Thunderstorm • Monsoon • Earthquake|
|Locations||Jumanji Realm • Brantford|
|Jumanji 1995 Film|
|Brantford Characters||Alan Parrish • Sarah Whittle • Judy Shepherd • Peter Shepherd • Sam Parrish • Carol Parrish • Carl Bentley • Nora Shepherd • Martha Shepherd • Jim Shepherd • General Angus Parrish • Caleb Sproul • Benjamin Sproul • Mrs. Thomas • Billy Jessup • Ralph Smigel|
|Animals||Rhinoceros • Elephant • Monkey • Crocodile • Lion • Bat • Mosquito • Spider • Pelican • Zebra|
|Vegetation||Pod • Purple Flower|
|Weather||Monsoon • Earthquake • Quicksand • Tornado • Thunderstorm|
|Objects||Jumanji (board game)|
|Locations||Jumanji Realm • Brantford • Parrish Mansion • Parrish Shoe Company • Sir Sav-A-Lot • Brantford Pawnshop|