When we were first treated to the teaser trailer back in September 2015, it blew our minds. And like most Disney fans, we too think that the upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” is one of the most anticipated films this year.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voiced by Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotises the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voiced by Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The new action-packed full-length trailer for the movie debuted during Super Bowl 50 and it absolutely floored Disney fans with its state-of-the-art CGI work. In fact, almost everything in “The Jungle Book” is CGI e.g. the talking animals, the locations, the foliage – only the little boy is real. Also, we gotta give it up for moments like these in the trailer that pulled at our heartstrings with the nostalgia factor and left a smile on our faces:
Altogether now, “Aaawwww..” :)
Watch the full trailer below:
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
“The Jungle Book” is slated to be released in cinemas on 15th April 2016.
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