The JUNGLE BOOK Trailer Has More Than The Bear Necessities

Disney's next live action adaptation looks stunning.

When you watch the trailer for Jon Favreau's adaptation of The Jungle Book (it's an adaptation of the cartoon, not the original book) you have to know one thing: 

None of this is real. 

They shot the whole thing, I believe, on stages. There are no real animals in the movie. Everything you see, except for the kid playing Mowgli, was created in a computer. I think it all looks incredible. 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The footage we saw at D23 from this film included a bunch of shots of the animals talking, and they looked incredible. There's no phoniness there; the animals still looked like real, living animals but also like they were talking. It wasn't cartoony. I wring my hands about CGI a lot but when used like this - to create photoreal animals that talk and interact with humans - it seems completely right. 

I'm not sure if I've ever seen the entire original Jungle Book (I certainly had a book and record combo I listened to as a kid) but I will be first in the theater for this version. 

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