See How They Created The Incredible Beasts in The Jungle Book

At the end of the The Jungle Book, one of the most immersive live-action/CGI films of all time, there is a note on the screen about where the film was shot—downtown Los Angeles. Despite having spent the entire run time in the Indian jungle amongst gloriously life-like beasts, from tigers (Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba) and panthers (Bagheera, voiced by Ben Kingsley) to giant pythons (Ka, voiced by Scarlett Johansson) and a Gigantopithecus (a now extinct species of ape, the largest of all time, voiced by Christopher Walken), the whole film was shot on a Walt Disney Pictures sound stage, and the animals were created digitally.

Now, Disney is sharing the behind-the-scenes process with us, and it's a hoot. Check out how director Jon Favreau and his incredible team re-made a Disney classic and turned it into a modern marvel.    


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