Disney release full official trailer for Jungle Book live action remake

Watch Mowgli, Baloo and friends remade in CGI

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After teasing the first footage of the Disney live action version of The Jungle Book, the studio has released the first official trailer for the anticipated live action remake.

The trailer shows what looks to be heavily CGI-ed footage featuring the original film’s favourite characters Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Shere Khan.

The remake features a number of well-known names voicing the much-loved characters, including Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Bill Murray as Baloo and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will voice Mowgli, while Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will play Raksha, the orphan’s adoptive wolf mother.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will be the only on screen actor as Mowgli in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

The release of the official trailer follows its leak online after a fan recorded the first look at the footage on TV and posted it on Twitter.

The Disney live action Jungle Book reboot joins a host of remakes the  movie company has in the works, such as Aladdin, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo.

The Jungle Book is due to be released in the UK on 15 April, 2016.