Watch: First Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Jungle Book’

The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday.

The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba.

However, Mowgli is the only live-action element of the film, which relied heavily on motion-capture techniques to depict the wild animals.

The film’s first footage reveal received a standing ovation at Disney’s D23 convention last month. Jon Favreau told the D23 crowd that the movie was first animated, then shot in live action, before the two versions were melded together.

The all-star cast also includes Bill Murray, who voices the bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley voices panther Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o voices wolf Raksha and Christopher Walken voices King Louie in the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic books.

The pic hits theaters on April 15, 2016.

Warner Bros. has its own version of the movie on the horizon. Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book: Origins,” starring Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Christian Bale, will debut in 2017.

More Film

  • Stan Dragoti 'The Last Boyscout' PremiereDecember

    Stan Dragoti, Director of 'Mr. Mom,' 'Love at First Bite,' Dies at 85

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • Jagged Edge

    Film News Roundup: Halle Berry's 'Jagged Edge' Remake Finds Writer

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • Kate Winslet Diane Keaton Mia Wasikowska

    Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in 'Silent Heart' Remake

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • (L to R) Young Tanya (JESSICA

    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • Sundance Film Festival Placeholder

    Sundance Festival's Economic Impact Jumps Up 26% From 2017, Study Says

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

  • Aubrey Plaza'Ingrid Goes West' film premiere,

    LA Film Festival Adds Inclusion Initiatives

    The surprisingly ominous, eye-popping first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” was released on Tuesday. The teaser shows Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa slithering toward the young Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) in a jungle filled with predators, including Shere Khan, the tiger voiced by Idris Elba. However, Mowgli is the only live-action […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content