Indian-American boy Neel Sethi has left a positive impact as Mowgli in the first trailer of Disney’s 3D live-animation adventure fantasy film “The Jungle Book”.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie is based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film of the same name.
The trailer features Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves, living a good life in the lush green forests “the home”, till the time he meets tiger Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, and realises he is no longer welcome in the jungle.
Urged to abandon the only home he has ever known, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, guided by panther -turned-stern mentor Bagheera voiced by Ben Kingsley and bear Baloo ( Bill Murray).
During his journey Mowgli meets python Kaa ( Scarlett Johansson), King Louie ( Christopher Walken). The cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of protective mother wolf Raksha.
“The Jungle Book” will hit the theatres in 3D on April 22.