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New trailer for The Jungle Book features more familiar faces and voices

The first trailer for Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book featured sweeping visuals and Scarlett Johansson’s voice-over, which hissed ominously about Mowgli’s (Neel Sethi) origins and current plight. A second trailer for the film was part of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 bounty, and it touches on several familiar plot points. We see Mowgli flee his wolf-den home after the Benghal tiger, Shere Khan, threatens to enforce the law of the jungle food chain. The man-cub is aided by his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera, a black panther who insists on reuniting Mowgli with other humans. They run afoul of King Louie, a great ape who seemingly runs a protection racket, and Kaa, a python who also fakes concern for the young boy. And as promised, Bill Murray sings about the bare necessities as the voice of Baloo.


The Jungle Book, which also stars (the voices of) Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, and Giancarlo Esposito, swings into theaters April 15.

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