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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Reader Feedback - 52 Comments


Looks AMAZING!!!!

TXSteadyEddie on Sep 15, 2015


The Panther looks amazing. Great job to all the VFX artists.

Mr Chatterbox on Sep 15, 2015


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.

Maxx on Sep 15, 2015


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?

Aj Meadows on Sep 15, 2015


Tigers, Panthers, and Bears are gritty life threatening animals.

Cyberdine on Sep 15, 2015


Not to mention that damn snake!

kitano0 on Sep 15, 2015


Having my doubts! looks very Cgi'ish...

ari smulders on Sep 15, 2015


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

shane willett on Sep 15, 2015


Good computer game.

Carpola on Sep 15, 2015


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.

TheOct8pus on Sep 15, 2015


I know right! They needed to use live dangerous flesh-eating animals around this little boy. How dare they.

Cyberdine on Sep 15, 2015


That would have been awesome.

Carpola on Sep 15, 2015


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

TheOct8pus on Sep 15, 2015


I thought it was starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli

theslayer5150 on Sep 15, 2015


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.

Mr Chatterbox on Sep 15, 2015


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...

TheOct8pus on Sep 15, 2015


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

desispeed on Sep 16, 2015


CGI is artificial. It will never truly resemble real life anything.

Cyberdine on Sep 15, 2015


Agreed. Which is why I prefer a cartoonish Pixar type movie to one that's trying to be photorealistic

TheOct8pus on Sep 15, 2015


Which is why you prefer Toy Story to 2001? Interstellar?

kitano0 on Sep 15, 2015


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.

TheOct8pus on Sep 15, 2015


I know, it could be dangerous for the animals...

kitano0 on Sep 15, 2015


This is also likely to not be final CGI/FX work.

VAharleywitch on Sep 15, 2015


they don't release an official trailer with unfinished cgi.

Henry Willis on Sep 15, 2015


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.

Snev De la Fontaine on Sep 16, 2015


happens all the time especially for a "teaser"

desispeed on Sep 16, 2015


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

Henry Willis on Sep 15, 2015



Cyberdine on Sep 15, 2015


I LIKE! (Borat voice)

Lagoya on Sep 15, 2015



naundob on Sep 15, 2015


Wow, honestly I'm impressed. Johansson's voice is very foreboding, I like it, color me intrigued.

Xerxexx on Sep 15, 2015


Scarlett sounded great in "Her" as well....magnificent performance

Joker's hideout on Sep 15, 2015


Another CGI f*** fest. I'll pass.

ListenToVinyl on Sep 15, 2015


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.

theslayer5150 on Sep 15, 2015


Interested, but not sold.

Joker's hideout on Sep 15, 2015


Very impressive... across the board, great trailer.

FistFullofJohnson on Sep 15, 2015


Yoooo, her VOICE.

Lar Rackell on Sep 15, 2015


What a mess. It looks like there's King Kong somewhere around ...

shiboleth on Sep 15, 2015


Yep, it's kind of creepy to me, not like the original one.

Etienne Martin on Sep 16, 2015


I feel kind of like this could have benefited from just being an animated film. The computer generated graphics pull me out of trailer.

DAVIDPD on Sep 15, 2015


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.

Elbak on Sep 15, 2015


Not to be mean, but I'm hoping not. You are honest.

kitano0 on Sep 15, 2015


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.

Elbak on Sep 15, 2015


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.

ryderup on Sep 16, 2015


Yeah, that's about the tone I'm expecting, too. Interesting, I hadn't heard about the WB version.

Elbak on Sep 16, 2015


Her voice just makes me go from 6 to midnight

Ty Webb on Sep 15, 2015


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!!

kitano0 on Sep 15, 2015


Didn't expect much but it was a pretty cool trailer.

Henry Willis on Sep 15, 2015


could long as they don't start to sing & dance !

Walther Pinkman on Sep 15, 2015


I'm glad they didn't get some blonde hair, blue eyed kid but an actual indian to play Mowgli

rorschach on Sep 16, 2015


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!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 16, 2015


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.

Wannabe on Sep 17, 2015

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