The Jungle Book Trailer Is Here, And It’s Gorgeous

It shouldn't be hard to imagine what a live action Disney film will look like anymore. Recent remakes of Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland easily converted the cartoons of you childhood into visually stunning films. But The Jungle Book seemed like it would pose a bigger problem as a live action film, since the narrative depends on Mowgli's jungle pals appearing fuzzy and friendly. Whether or not a realistically rendered CGI bear is singing or not, it's probably not going to seem as huggable. But you shouldn't underestimate Disney. Narrated by Scarlett Johansson (as Kaa, the trippy snake) the trailer easily establishes the terror of Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) and King Louie (Christopher Walken). However, it also managed to make Baloo seem like an approachable mentor for Mowgli (Bill Murray). Other big name actors lending their voices to the film include Lupita Nyong'o and Ben Kingsley. Neel Sethi, the film's only human star, also deserves a shout-out considering it's his first feature film.

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