I remember growing up and watching The Jungle Book animated movie. It instantly became a favorite of mine as a kid. When I first heard about Disney making a live action version of the movie, I like many was pretty apprehensive about it. I guess knowing that Disney was behind it that I should have expected differently. The first trailer definitely changed my mind about what they were doing.
Now after watching the new The Jungle Book trailer which premiered during the Super Bowl, I feel as though Disney really captured the magical spirit found in the animated movie and translated it perfectly to live action.
The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau and stars the voice talent of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon, Ralph Ineson, and introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli. It opens in theaters on April 15, 2016.
Official Trailer #1