There are numerous Disney live action films in the works based on Disney animated classics, and the first one this year we get to enjoy is “The Jungle Book,” based on stories by Rudyard Kipling as well as Disney Animation Studio’s movie from 1967. With an all-star cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken, with director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) on board, it is sure to be an amazing film!
Tickets are now available for purchase for the film, which is coming out April 15th! The movie will also be released in 3D and IMAX 3D, with tickets available here.
The last Disney live action film based on an animated classic was last years “Cinderella,” and what I loved about this movie was that it incorporated more aspects of the actual book (we see more of Cinderella’s father, for example), yet keeps with the fun Disney feel of having talking mice, etc. “The Jungle Book” seems to be following this same pattern of re-vamping a Disney classic. From the trailer, it appears to be more of an epic, cinematic portrayal but with the inclusion of the more light-hearted whimsy of King Louie, and the “Bear Necessities.” I am also eager to see more of the amazing look of the film, just from the trailer alone it looks like it has some pretty stellar CGI that’s sure to look incredible on the big screen!
Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios
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