Law of Jumanji is the 8th Episode of the Jumanji animated series.
Despite insisting the the law of Jumanji is to "hunt or be hunted', being attacked by Van Pelt while trying to take a bath is the last straw for Alan. When Judy and Peter enter Jumanji with the clue "A hunting you will go, but will that defeat the foe?", they learn that Alan has been plotting to get rid of Van Pelt. The trio find him hunting the apes, and lay a trap for him but he sees the trip wire and then blasts at the kids and Alan. Alan takes his gun, but then he unleashes hounds. Judy states that they should give up trying to hunt Van Pelt, but Alan and Peter decide to throw him down a bottomless pit. Van Pelt falls into the pit but catches Alan's leg as he goes in, while Alan holds onto the cliff. Peter knocks him off Alan and takes his staff out of his hand, dropping him into the abyss below. Feeling triumphant, Peter and Judy return to the real world, with the staff as a trophy. Peter goes into trances and begins to see cars, people, and other objects as monstrous Jumanji animals. After Rock and his goons bully him in class, he goes on a rampage attacking them and speaking like Van Pelt. He flees the school, Judy follows him to their house. She is shocked to see him with a mustache like Van Pelt, So she decides to forcibly take him to Jumanji but nothing happens when she rolls the dice. Judy kicks the game, causing it to suck them in.They discover that Alan now lives in Van Pelt's mansion. She shows him Peter, who now fully resembles Van Pelt. To their shock, it's the law of Jumanji that there must always be a Van Pelt, and if said hunter is defeated, the victor takes his place. Peter/Van Pelt hunts Alan and Judy with the hounds, whilst riding atop an elephant. Peter/Van Pelt reveals he wants to take over Alan. But to stop the cycle now, Judy takes Van Pelt's staff while he's distracted by Alan and throws it into the abyss where this all started. Peter returns to normal, not remembering what happened after defeating Van Pelt the first time. The kids return safely home, but Van Pelt crawls out of the pit and confronts Alan, who joyfully becomes the hunter's prey once again.
- The "Law of Jumanji", may serve as an unintentional nod to the 1995 film where Alan forces Sarah to continue playing the game while referring to his trickery as the "Law of the Jungle".
- The hunting Hounds do not reappear in the series again, since in Night of the Hunters, their place is taken by a duo of Weasels.
- Peter's ability to control animals as Van Pelt was inherited by Russel Van Pelt in the 2017 film.
|Jumanji: The Series|
|Season 1||"Price" • "Bargaining for Time" • "Masked Identity" • "Ransom of Redhead" • "Master Builder" • "No Dice" • "Love on the Rocks" • "Law of Jumanji" • "Stormy Weather" • "El Pollo Jumanji" • "Perfect Match" • "Gift" • "Truth or Consequently"|
|Season 2||"The Red and the Black" • "Eye of the Sea" • "Brantford: The Game" • "Air Judy" • "The Palace of Clues" • "The Master of the Game" • "Robo-Peter" • "Mud Boy" • "The Magic Chest" • "The Trial" • "The Riddle of Alan" • "Night of the Hunters" • "The Plague"|
|Season 3||"The Three Peters" • "Young Alan" • "The Intruder" • "Oh, Grow Up!" • "Return of Squint" • "Armageddon" • "Love Potion" • "Sorceress of Jumanji" • "The Ultimate Weapon" • "Who Am I?" • "Nothing to Fear" • "The Doll" • "An Old Story" • "Good Bye, Jumanji"|