Jungle Book Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Creates a Kingdom Out of Thin Air

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Jungle Book Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Creates a Kingdom Out of Thin Air

The Jungle Book Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Walt Disney Pictures and Jon Favreau‘s live-action take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is an enormous hit, having grossed $576 million worldwide in its first ten days of release. Now, a new Jungle Book behind-the-scenes featurette shows you how they built the amazing photo-real world in a California studio. Check it out below!

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The Jungle Book offers an all-new, live-action / CGI epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray) . Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), a python who’s seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

Also starring Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Lupita Nyong’o, The Jungle Book is now playing in theaters everywhere. You can check out our D23 Expo interviews with Jon Favreau and his Jungle Book cast members by clicking here.