Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ to hit Indian theatres a week before the US

Prembabu Sharma​

One of the most anticipated movies of recent time Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ directed by Iron Man-fame Jon Favreau, featuring newcomer Neel Sethi and voices by iconic actors like Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken, has a special treat in store for the Indian fans of timeless tales. The film will come out in the Indian theatres on April 8, a week before it releases in the United States.

‘The Jungle Book’ is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. It is based on adventure stories penned by Rudyard Kipling and inspired by Disney’s animated adaptation.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Official trailer

Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

“Tales of The Jungle Book have been an intrinsic part of most of our growing up years. Adventurous stories of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa and Shere Khan are so beloved by the Indian audience. We are thrilled to confirm that Disney’s all-new live-action epic, ‘The JungleBook’, will be out in Indian theatres a week prior to the US release. We have a few more surprises in store for The Jungle Book fans in India.” says Amrita Pandey – Vice President, Studios, Disney India.