Guess who just hit the Jungle jackpot?!
Disney’s live-action take on The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15, and the exclusives are flying in — namely, these three clips featuring Baloo the bear and King Louie.
The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), and based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film. The movie centers around Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. The little jungle-tike 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.
Check out the first clip, which is an IMAX featurette:
And this next one involves King Louie being…well…himself:
And lastly, we have a new clip featuring Baloo the bear:
By the looks of these clips, it seems like this movie is destined for great things. But only time will tell! Are you super excited about The Jungle Book? Let me know in the comments!