Disney teased the new trailer for The Jungle Book during Super Bowl 50, showing on TV only part of the trailer that was released online on February 7, 2016. The full two minute 30 second trailer provides a good look at the CG animals and we get to hear many of the big-name voice cast in character for the first time. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), the voice cast includes Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken, with newcomer Neel Sethi playing the human boy Mowgli.
The Jungle Book opens in theaters on April 15, 2016.
The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (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 (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 (Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (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.