One element that drove viewers to theaters were the stunning visuals.
The film was shot almost entirely in a Los Angeles warehouse. 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.
Pre-CGI, the movie is a different beast. With the movie currently out on Blu-ray, and a new feature highlighting the impressive visuals, it's a good time to look back at what went into making "The Jungle Book."
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 the movie, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) wanders the jungle and runs into a wide array of creatures, such as a gigantic snake (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
In reality, the movie was mostly shot in a warehouse in Los Angeles, and Neel Sethi wandered around a handful of plants.
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