I have to admit that I had been getting tired of all of these Disney classics turned live-action remakes. It just seemed like an excuse to make more money, and I thought it was treated as such. Not many of them have really tickled my fancy and some have even push misplaced politics into the movies where I feel it doesn't belong. I haven't been really looking forward to many of them, and every time I hear that Disney is going the live-action route with this, or Disney is going the live-action route with that, its enough to cause a migraine.
But, I can say with honesty and pride that "The Jungle Book" is something I am very much looking forward too.
I was already on board when the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyongo, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken were announced. I also liked that Jon Favreau was directing. Now that I have seen the first trailer, I am completely sold.
2016 is looking like a great year at the movies, I can't wait.