One element that has driven viewers to movie theatres are the stunning visuals.
The film was shot almost entirely in a warehouse in Los Angeles. The beautiful jungle and all of its animals were created with CGI after shooting ended. However, everything looks so convincing that many are hailing it as having some of the best visual effects of all time.
The movie pre-CGI, however, is a different beast. It’s a shocking contrast.
Here’s a peek behind the scenes:
'The Jungle Book' is being hailed one of the most visually stunning movies of the year thanks to its beautiful jungle and striking animals.
In reality, the movie was mostly shot in a warehouse in Los Angeles, and Neel Sethi (Mowgli) wandered around a handful of plants.
Until they looked like this. The attention to detail is incredible: every hair on King Louie's (Christopher Walken) body is in place.
Crew members could see what shots would eventually look like through their monitors. This log ride...
While he wasn't always hanging out with Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, or Scarlett Johansson, the first-time actor still got plenty of face time with director Jon Favreau.
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