Disney has taken to making live-action versions of all of its classics and The Jungle Book is the next rung on Disney’s ladder. You know the story, Mowgli is a man-cub who is raised by wolves, befriended by bears, and hated by tigers. This tiger, Shere Khan, shows up with “scars of Man” and then tries to oust Mowgli from the jungle he calls home. Along the way, Mowgli runs into a manipulative snake and an incredibly terrifying orangutan.
Judging from the trailer, Disney put a lot of work into the CGI to make the animals look as realistic and awe-inspiring as possible, and for the majority of the trailer it looks similar to the 90’s live-action rendition, until the very end, which is sure to get some fans excited.
The Jungle Book stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli and boasts voice-acting talents from the likes of Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, and Christoper Walken.
The film releases in theatres on April 15, 2016.