The Jungle Book 2016 is one of a kind
The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s eponymous collective works, the film is a live-action/CGI reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name.
The film stars and introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.
Ten-year-old Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, the “man-cub” lost in the jungles of India as a child, and raised by a wolf pack and the doting but patrician black panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley). For much of the film, Sethi is the only real element onscreen; the jungle and the creatures around him are digital creations, the product of motion capture and animal studies. But the integration is nearly seamless.
Favreau made a bold decision in covering Sethi with livid scratches, bruises, and welts that change throughout the film. The marks left on him by the jungle, and by his rough life as a wild creature, emphasize his softness and vulnerability compared to his animal friends. His scars are a silent reminder that the digital wonder around him has a physical impact.
The film is released in the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats as well as premium large formats.