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The Jungle Book new trailer: Neel Sethi as Mowgli lures you into a lush forest

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:36 IST

Filmmaker Jon Favreau's upcoming 3D live-animation adventure fantasy film The Jungle Book, featuring 12-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli, shows the Indian-American boy running for his life from a variety of animals in a jungle.

The trailer of The Jungle Book was released on Sunday, 7 February, during the Super Bowl broadcast, reports the dailymail.co.uk.

The new trailer opens with Mowgli, who is raised by Indian wolves, being chased by a black panther who gains ground and leaps on of him.

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The black panther, Bagheera, voiced by actor Ben Kingsley, is poised over Mowgli, while he says: "If you can't learn to run with the pack, one of these days you'll be someone's dinner."

The Bengal tiger, Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, then can be seen sniffing out Mowgli during a gathering of jungle dwellers.

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Mowgli gets chased by Shere Khan and narrowly escapes.

He then embarks on a journey of self discovery and along the way is lured by the seductive python Kaa, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, and also contends with the silver-tongued orangutan King Louie, voiced by Christopher Walken.

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Mowgli is aided by Bagheera, as well as the friendly bear Baloo, voiced by Bill Murray, as he faces dangers in the jungle.

A remake of the 1967 film of the same name, The Jungle Book is set to release on 15 April.

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First published: 8 February 2016, 2:49 IST