Today we got our very first look at Mowgli, Warner Bros.’ moody interpretation of The Jungle Book that’s been years in the making under the watchful eye of Andy Serkis. We spoke with Serkis to learn more about his approach to Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel, and how his decades of experience in motion capture helped…
Two years ago, Disney rebooted its own beloved take on Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel with a CG-strewn re-imagining of its classic (and significantly lighter) animated adaptation. But now another adaptation of Kipling’s story is on the way, with a much different, and altogether darker, take on the laws of the jungle.
Warner Bros. has announced that their performance capture Jungle Book film, which has gotten a couple name changes and delays over the years, will now be called Mowgli. But after over five years of problems and stalls, is this ambitious adaptation going to be worth the wait?
Last year offered several stellar animated films. But in my mind, of all the Oscar-nominated animated films in 2016, the rightful winner took the prize: Zootopia.
The fact Jon Favreau’s remake of The Jungle Book was so damn good was a huge surprise to film fans. No one was looking forward to yet another live-action remake of another classic animated Disney film, but the director and his team vastly improved on the original.
Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book was a surprise hit, and it deserved its success. It really is a wonderful film and now, with the Blu-ray on the way, we’re learning some of its secrets.
It’s been two weeks since Disney’s Jungle Book was released—and we still can’t quite believe the whole thing was filmed in a downtown L.A. warehouse. Now Disney is peeling back the curtain and showing us just how this incredible spectacle was created.
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Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book ends with a credit that says “Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.” This comes as a shocking revelation, after watching a film that takes place in a jungle. And yet, its technical mastery isn’t the most impressive thing in the film. The Jungle Book is the first of Disney’s live-action remakes…
We are currently in the 21st century. We are in the second decade of the 21st century and there are not one, not two, but three Jungle Book movies on the horizon. And that means that it’s time to remind everyone that Rudyard Kipling was a piece of racist, imperialist trash.
I guess Disney’s pretty happy with the The Jungle Book, which comes out this week, because they’re already working on a sequel.
Making a live-action remake of a beloved animated classic—a remake that nobody asked for—is a tough position to be in. You have to win over fans of the original, but also convert a whole new audience. For Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, the key to that challenge was capturing the right feeling.
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Okay, so a lot of the CG animals we’ve seen in the live-action Jungle Book movie venture a bit too far into the uncanny valley (uncanny jungle?), but Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa is looking great in this extended look at the movie, right down to the trippy hypnotic eyeballs.
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I really think The Jungle Book, apart from the problems presented by its source material, may be in trouble. From what we’ve seen in clips, a lot of the talking animals just aren’t working.
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It’s a DC cinematic universe blowout, as Patty Jenkins addresses Amazon diversity in Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck teases his rumored involvement with the Batman solo movie. Plus, a Sliders reboot may be happening, tons of pictures from Star Wars Rebels, and behind the scenes on the Flash/Supergirl crossover. Spoilers…
With Idris Elba voicing Shere Khan, it would be hard to deny the character’s power and charisma. However, there’s a bit of an uncanny valley in these CGI-ed animals.