The Jungle Book (2016) Film – “Intro to Shere Khan” Clip

Disney Studios has released the first clip from their upcoming live animated adventure The Jungle Book. The film is based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel along with being a remake of the 1967 animated film. The film is a one of it’s kind mix of live action with animation.

Elba portrays the terrifying Shere Khan who is realized fully in CG. In fact the whole of the world is created in CG. The only real person there would be Mowgli.

Watch the Clip here:

Video Courtesy : Disney Movie Trailers via YouTube

The film is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) based on Rudyard Kipling’s magnificent and beloved work and features a voice cast including actors  Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Bill Murray (Baloo), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), Christopher Walken (King Louie), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera) , Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha), and Giancarlo Eposito (Akela)with young actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15, 2016.

Watch the recent trailer here.

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

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Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.