As we edge closer to the magical April 15 release of Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book, fans the world over simply cannot contain their excitement. And rightly so — after all, it's been a whopping 49 years since the animation of Mowgli's adventures warmed our hearts, and Jon Favreau's epic couldn't come at a better time, really.
Need a reminder of what sparked off the jungle fun all those years ago? Here's the original trailer:
Almost five decades on, and with the triumphs of CGI to pair the voices of Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Bill Murray with the iconic characters, the wonderful world of The Jungle Book looks overwhelmingly impressive. And if we thought the previous teaser trailer narrated by the seductively hypnotic voice of Scar Jo singing 'Trust In Me' as Kaa the Snake was insanely mesmerizing, prepare to have your minds blown by the following.
Another trailer has just dropped over the Super Bowl 50 weekend and it showcases a glimpse of one of the most unforgettable snippets of the 1967 blockbuster.
Yep! You guessed it — they've included perhaps the most memorable earworm from the original movie. More precisely, that of Baloo the Bear singing merrily away to 'The Bare Necessities,' complete with all that nonsense about eating prickly pears. They've even included the bit of Mowgli and his happy-go-lucky furry friend (voiced by the legendary Christopher Walken) drifting down the river together:
So without further ado, here's the sensational TV spot for The Jungle Book: