Jungle Book - Neel Sethi
The Jungle Book - Mowgli (Neel Sethi) ©2015 Disney Enterprises

Disney’s ‘live’ action remake of The Jungle Book now has a trailer.

The only live actor is newcomer Neel Sethi has Mowgli’s role. There are a host of well known actors with voice roles. Those actors are Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken! However you will not hear from all of them in this Jungle Book trailer.

The trailer gives a flavor of the great artistry of the crew that have worked on it.

Directed by Jon Favreau with a screenplay by Justin Marks. Producers are Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor.

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The Jungle Book (2016) – Official lowdown


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


The Jungle Book – Mowgli (Neel Sethi) and Bagheera ©2015 Disney Enterprises