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Meet Shere Khan from Disney’s The Jungle Book

Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, in the new clip from Disney's The Jungle Book
Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, in the new clip from Disney’s The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s Shere Khan was never a nice character — and it’s no different in this new clip from Disney’s forthcoming adaptation of The Jungle Book.

In the clip the tiger, voiced by Idris Elba, comes across mancub Mowgli next to a watering hole with the pack of Indian wolves that are raising him.

But Shere Khan is quick to point out that accepting humans into the wild is not how the rules of the jungle work.

Lead wolf Akela, voiced by Giancarlo Esposito, tells him: “Mowgli belongs to my pack.”

To which Shere Khan responds: “Mowgli? They’ve given it a name. When was it we came to adopt man into the jungle?”

Akela says: “He’s just a cub.”

But Shere Khan, his face covered in scars, replies: “Does my face remind you of what a grown man can do? Shift your hunting ground for a few years and everyone forgets how the law works. But let me remind you. A mancub becomes man, and man is…forbidden!”

The Jungle Book is set to be released on April 15.

Watch Shere Khan in Disney’s The Jungle Book

Julian is the editor of Monsters & Critics. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the... read more
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