As a child who preferred dogs and horses to people, The Jungle Book holds a special place in my heart and I was genuinely excited when the 2016 live action remake was announced.
From the crippling jealousy I felt that Mowgli's best friend was a bear to the gleeful songs and lavishly colorful animation, The Jungle Book is every inch a true Disney classic. So much so, I bet all of you know the words to the song below!
Of course, all of the man cub's furry family will be voiced by real life people, and below is a run down of every cast member that has been announced to date with their characters.
Neel Sethi as Mowgli
Scarlett Johansson as Kaa
Idris Elba as Shere Khan
Giancarlo Esposito as Akela
Ben Kingsley as Bagheera
Bill Murray as Baloo
Christopher Walken as King Louie
Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha
Emjay Anthony as Gray
If seeing all of the star-studded cast members' faces isn't enough to excite you, here is a reminder of the first piece of awesome concept art below.
Not only has someone nailed the size difference between a young boy and a black panther, but the scenery looks truly mind-blowing. I can't wait!