Director Jon Favreau and the stars of “The Jungle Book” discuss bringing the Disney classic to life in this new featurette.
“The original ‘Jungle Book,’ the ’67 animated Disney version, was something I grew up with,” Favreau says. “When you take on a piece of content, and you update it, you have to be sure there’s a reason for it. What makes us able to make this movie now is the technology to have photo-real animal animation.
Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson also appear, touching upon their characters and their relationships, and why “The Jungle Book” still resonates.
Also starring Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito and Neel Sethi, “The Jungle Book” opens April 15.