Humor and sadness take center stage in two clips from Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK!
Two new clips from Disney’s latest adaptation of The Jungle Book are showing off the CGI versions of beloved characters!
Director Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book isn’t necessarily “live action” in the way we’d expect, but it definitely puts a very human Mowgli (Neel Sethi) into an immersive, photo-realistic CGI jungle. As he goes on the journey of a lifetime, he meets some interesting animal characters along the way and while we’ve heard them before, two new clips are giving us an up-close look at Baloo (voiced by Bill Murray) and Raksha (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o) as they say hello and goodbye to Mowgli, respectively. The second clip also gives us a look at Giancarlo Esposito’s voice-over as Mowgli’s father figure, Akela.
Disney’s The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15, 2016.
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 (voice of Ben Kingsley), 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 (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. 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.