‘The Jungle Book’: First Poster Features Mowgli Staring Down a Jungle Cat

     August 15, 2015

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Disney has released the first The Jungle Book poster. Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of Ruyard Kipling’s story stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by wolves and goes on a journey of self-discovery when he comes to the civilized world.

This poster is frustrating because the lighting makes it unclear if Mowgli is looking at Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley), who helps raise him, or if it’s Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba), who’s traditionally a villain in Jungle Book adaptations. If any our readers are experts in the physiology of jungle cats, please let us know if Mowgli is looking at a panther or a tiger.

Check out The Jungle Book poster below. The film opens April 15, 2016, and also features the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Kermit Ruffins, Lupita Nyong’o, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Via Disney.


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And speaking of D23 and posters, if you missed the Pixar ones for Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2, and Cars 3 we posted yesterday, click here to check them out.


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