Jungle Book

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Jon Favreau on Updating a Classic Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved Jungle Book fables got a memorable Disney treatment in 1967 with the animated film, which introduced Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Ka, Shere Khan – and the unforgettable tunes by Louis Prima – to generations of families. Fifty years later Jon Favreau re-imagines the tale of the man-cub and his Jungle adventures with a film that is faithful to the original storytelling while adopting the kind of digital film making that has obliterated visual boundaries.