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The First Trailer for The Jungle Book Is Here

September 15, 2015

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Directed by Jon Favreau, 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, 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, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK | New Trailer

 

Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK- New PosterDisney's THE JUNGLE BOOK- New PosterCourtesy of Disney

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, and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

Mowgli and mentor BagheeraMowgli and mentor BagheeraCourtesy of Disney

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 seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

Mowgli with python Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson)Mowgli with python Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson)Courtesy of Disney

The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

Mowgli floating down the river on Baloo Mowgli floating down the river on Baloo Courtesy of Disney

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