Watch: First Trailer for Disney's New 'Jungle Book' from Jon Favreau

September 15, 2015
Source: YouTube

Jungle Book Trailer

"Are you alone out here? What are you doing so deep in the jungle?" Disney has debuted the first official teaser trailer for Jon Favreau's new The Jungle Book movie, starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli. This is only a first glimpse but it looks to be a very spectacularly-realized CGI movie, with all of Mowgli's animal friends looking incredibly realistic. The voice cast includes Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, also featuring Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Lupita Nyong'o and Emjay Anthony. I'm very impressed by this footage, and I'm curious to see more of what it looks like beyond just a few quick shots thrown together. Everyone needs to take a look.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book movie, direct from YouTube:

Jungle Book Teaser Poster

For more updates, follow @DisneyStudios or as always you can follow Favreau's account @Jon_Favreau.

The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Elf, Zathura, Made) and written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), based on Rudyard Kipling's classic book of the same name. The film follows a young boy named Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray voice the animal characters. Disney will release The Jungle Book in theaters on April 15th, 2016.

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  • TXSteadyEddie
    Looks AMAZING!!!!
  • Mr Chatterbox
    The Panther looks amazing. Great job to all the VFX artists.
  • Maxx
    I did not expect to feel that much emotion from this production. This may be the first live action Disney adaptation that I'll like. Maybe. But I am remaining optimistic.
  • It looks great. My only gripe is Disney's weird decision to cut this trailer to make it look like a "gritty" drama. Why not embrace the high adventure of it all and cut a trailer to fit that tone?
    • Cyberdine
      Tigers, Panthers, and Bears are gritty life threatening animals.
      • kitano0
        Not to mention that damn snake!
  • ari smulders
    Having my doubts! looks very Cgi'ish...
  • shane willett
    Impressive.. it feels very grandiose and kind of scary. Kids are going to be freaked out ... I know if i was 10 seeing this i would be like "CooooooOOOl" but if i was say 7 i would be "Ahhhhhhhh MOOOOOOmmmmmy"... it seems like a family movie for an older family. Bringing the little ones to see something like this will ruin the experience for everyone else.. Ill buy it on bluray
  • Good computer game.
  • TheOct8pus
    I thought they were touting this as a "live action Jungle Book"....this is 100% CGI, or am I wrong? Anyway....CGI artists still have some learning to do when it comes to realistic animal (and human) movements.
    • Cyberdine
      I know right! They needed to use live dangerous flesh-eating animals around this little boy. How dare they.
      • That would have been awesome.
      • TheOct8pus
        I'm not suggesting Hollywood uses real animals for anything. I'm not a fan of expoiting trained animals. I'm just saying that they have a long way to go before these things start looking real....The boy is CGI too, BTW
        • theslayer5150
          I thought it was starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli
          • Mr Chatterbox
            It does. Oct8plus is wrong. The boy is real and only partly edited with additional CG. The CG / Real line was blurred enough to fool him.
          • TheOct8pus
            I don't know whether the boy is real or not. He looks fake in several shots. But I'm not sure. I'm really asking if anyone knows...
          • desispeed
            he's real haha....CGI effects or practical effects end of the day have nothing to do with how good the movie at least in my opinion. Good script and direction will always win out...I liked Interstellar alot but 2001 just had a far superior script
        • Cyberdine
          CGI is artificial. It will never truly resemble real life anything.
          • TheOct8pus
            Agreed. Which is why I prefer a cartoonish Pixar type movie to one that's trying to be photorealistic
          • kitano0
            Which is why you prefer Toy Story to 2001? Interstellar?
          • TheOct8pus
            I prefer Toy Story as a complete film to Interstellar (better characters, more original plot, better script in general), even though the VFX in Interstellar were stellar ( that film didn't use CGI to animate living creatures - it used it for machines and abstract space stuff...and it used a ton of practical effects and cinematography besides.) 2001 was 100% live action practical effects. Not a byte of CGI. And a far superior film to Interstellar. Both Toy Story and 2001 were pioneers of cinema that opened the door to entire genres. Interstellar is derivative of 2001.
      • kitano0
        I know, it could be dangerous for the animals...
    • VAharleywitch
      This is also likely to not be final CGI/FX work.
      • Henry Willis
        they don't release an official trailer with unfinished cgi.
        • Snev De la Fontaine
          They do. Although they do try to make the shots for the trailer to be near-finished, it usually still inevitably goes through some minor changes or polishing before it ends up in the finished film. Sometimes they even update the CGI from the theatrical film for the Bluray.
        • desispeed
          happens all the time especially for a "teaser"
    • Henry Willis
      true there is a lot of cgi ... but kind of hard not to with adding in talking animals and a kid jumping around like tarzan
  • Cyberdine
  • Lagoya
    I LIKE! (Borat voice)
  • naundob
  • Xerxexx
    Wow, honestly I'm impressed. Johansson's voice is very foreboding, I like it, color me intrigued.
    • Scarlett sounded great in "Her" as well....magnificent performance
  • ListenToVinyl
    Another CGI f*** fest. I'll pass.
  • theslayer5150
    I was skeptical at first when this was announced, but it looks better than I thought it would. I'll wait for a more defined trailer to decide.
  • Interested, but not sold.
  • FistFullofJohnson
    Very impressive... across the board, great trailer.
  • Lar Rackell
    Yoooo, her VOICE.
  • shiboleth
    What a mess. It looks like there's King Kong somewhere around ...
    • Yep, it's kind of creepy to me, not like the original one.
    I feel kind of like this could have benefited from just being an animated film. The computer generated graphics pull me out of trailer.
  • Elbak
    Awesome voice cast. I'm guessing this teaser is cut to be more intense than the actual movie. I've been reading the book to my 4 year old recently, so it'd be nice if I could watch this with him.
    • kitano0
      Not to be mean, but I'm hoping not. You are honest.
      • Elbak
        Nothing mean about that. And yeah, a more grown up version would be more enjoyable. I can always watch one of the earlier incarnations with my son.
        • ryderup
          Isn't Warner Brothers developing a more grown up version? I bet this will have the same tone as Pirates of the Caribbean and Lone Ranger.
          • Elbak
            Yeah, that's about the tone I'm expecting, too. Interesting, I hadn't heard about the WB version.
  • Ty Webb
    Her voice just makes me go from 6 to midnight
  • kitano0
    I saw the original during the first release...(old, right?) Sleeping Beauty, also, by the way. It was the first sold-out movie that I attended. Kids were everywhere, and the movie was awesome. That being said, this could be, also. That was a great trailer! That snake almost made me sh#t!!
  • Henry Willis
    Didn't expect much but it was a pretty cool trailer.
  • Walther Pinkman
    could long as they don't start to sing & dance !
  • rorschach
    I'm glad they didn't get some blonde hair, blue eyed kid but an actual indian to play Mowgli
  • Even if the CG is unfinished, I doubt the final movie will look much better. It looks like a video game. I would have preferred an animated feat. with the same voice cast!
  • Wannabe
    Scarlett Jo is played out. Please recast her as Black Widow. This trailer does not make me want to see this. Redbox $1 rental at most.




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