WATCH: NEW JUNGLE BOOK FEATURETTE SETS THE TONE ON THE STORY OF THE MAN-CUB, MOWGLI

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Disney Movie Trailers recently uploaded a featurette that gives an overview of what to expect on this live-action remake of Disney’s 1967’s animated film, The Jungle Book. Starting off with the haunting voice of Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera as he narrates on the tale of the man-cub Mowgli, the scene takes viewers at the heart of the jungle where viewers see Mowgli awe-struck at the wonders of his new home. Viewers are then treated to an impressive comparison of several parallel scenes from the animated classic with that of the live remake. It’s pretty amazing how Disney was able to capture child actor Sethi’s movements, and  make it closely similar to his cartoonish counterpart in the animated film.

Director Jon Favreau also explains in the clip, “The original Jungle Book was something I grew up with. When you take a piece of content and update it, you have to make sure there’s a reason for it. What makes us able to make this movie now is the technology to have photo-real animal animation.” Thanks to the power of modern cinematic special effects, The Jungle Book was able to showcase the creatures in the film as lifelike as possible, giving the impression that they are actually living and breathing members of the forest. When Bill Murray heard about the concept behind the film and was offered the part to play Baloo, he simply couldn’t say no.

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Other actors also shared their thoughts about roles in the film. Idris Elba, who played Shere Khan clearly recognizes the power and influence that the Bengal tiger hold against the creatures of the jungle. Sir Ben Kingsley applauds the beauty of Kipling’s story, while Scarlett Johansson praises the movie for emphasizing the positive role of the family regardless of its shape or size. There is also something special about The Jungle Book itself. Being the last animated movie that Walt Disney himself personally worked on, it shows how the artist in him was able to draw out the stirring emotions and struggles that interplayed among the movie’s characters. With his exceptional brand of storytelling and latest technology at his disposal during that time, The Jungle Book has become to be one of the pinnacles of Walt’s cinematic achievements.

Speaking about technology, here is another video clip from Disney Movie Trailers that will really wow you. At first I thought there was something wrong with the trailer since the images were just static in spite of the audio humming along. Not until I placed the cursor over the video window, then I realized that this is one, cool visual treat. Watch the clip below and check it out for yourself.

Disney’s The Jungle Book is set to open in US cinemas – both in 2D and 3D – on April 15, 2016.

 

 

Source: Oh My Disney!

 

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