‘The Jungle Book’ Clip Introduces Mowgli’s Wild Family

By March 28, 2016

In just a few short weeks, Disney is about to release their most ambitious live-action adaptation yet with director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, which despite boasting incredible visuals and photo real environments, was shot and created entirely in a Downtown Los Angeles studio.

A new clip from the film was released online today as well (via EW), which features the tear-jerking farewell between Mowgli and his family of wolves, led by Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) after being forced to flee the jungle from the villainous Shere Khan (Idris Elba).

Check out the clip below:

I mean, it’s hard to watch anything from this film and not talk about how breathtaking the special effects are. Whether it be the detail on the animals themselves, or even the fact that they look wet and have water sticking to their fur, despite being not real, even in the slightest.

What I like about the film though, is that it’s shining a spotlight on the real emotional core behind each of the major story beats of the film, and in a way that we haven’t seen before. Considering how many times we’ve seen this story told, and how familiar we are with Kipling’s original story too, that’s saying something.

The Jungle Book will hit theatres on April 15th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable