'Jungle Book' Movie 2016: Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o & More Pose With Their Animal Characters


Disney has released a series of new photos to promote The Jungle Book, with striking images of the movie's stars with the animals they voice.

The Jungle Book stars Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken are featured in a new series of photos released by Disney. In promotion of the upcoming live action/CGI version of the beloved movie, all six stars posed with the animal characters they are playing in the film.

The roles are as follows:

Kingsley plays Bagheera

Elba plays Shere Khan

Nyong'o plays Raksha

Johansson plays Kaa

Walken plays King Louie

Esposito plays Akela

Check out all six images below.

 Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it's his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it's time for him to leave his jungle home. "Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent," says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. "His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is." #JungleBook

A photo posted by Disney's The Jungle Book (@disneythejunglebook) on Mar 21, 2016 at 7:11am PDT

The Jungle Book
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