Like any Disney movie re-launch it’s all about the cast and if they can bring us back to the first time we saw the animated version…just better.
As for the storyline, The Jungle Book kicks off with a young Mowgli (Neel Sethi) who is raised by a family of wolves since birth and must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python ( Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
Check out our interviews with newcomer Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, and Scarlett Johansson who share their take on their characters, behind the scenes info and when Bill Murray first read the original novel of The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book opens today in theatres nationwide.