I absolutely love this film, and I am so happy to finally have it in my DVD collection, this is definitely a film that we will watch over and over again. I love the characters in this movie. Disney did such a fantastic job casting these roles, it is truly a beautiful film to both watch and listen to.
While I was in LA a few weeks ago, I actually had the chance to sit down and chat with the Jungle Book Producer Brigham Taylor and Visual Effect Supervisor Rob Legato and their passion and work on this film is so evident in the finished product.
Why I love this film?
I’m sure that it’s no surprise that I love this film. Disney rarely lets me down, and this movie was no exception. It it brilliantly done from the scenery to the characters, and the story line flows nicely as well. I think that there were probably quite a few challenges when it came to bringing this jungle world to life realistically, while still keeping true to the story which includes talking animals. (Which isn’t so realistic, right?) But they did it. This story is heartwarming and easy to follow, it is exciting and while a bit scary in parts, it also answers it’s own questions about the conflicts in the jungle and finds resolution that makes the viewer go through all the feels that a good Disney movie brings. And best of all, they somehow made this story even better. As a Disney fan, that’s really what we hope for right?
Awesome bonus features!
If you love Disney, then you will LOVE the bonus content on this DVD. It’s like several additional movies in itself and includes an indepth look at the work of the men that I mentioned above along with director Jon Favreau (brilliant!) and voice actors Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o.
Here’s a peek of what you will see in the bonus features, an AMAZING look at the voice work behind these characters.
This clip gives you a look at Idris Elba voicing Shere Khan (goosebumps!!)
Here in this next clip, the beautiful Lupita Nyongo voices Raksha, Mowgli’s wolf mother. I LOVE this clip and the beautiful sound of her voice, perfect for this roll:
And this last peek at the bonus material gives you a look at young Neel Sethi as he talkeda about his audition. I love the part where producer Jon Favreau is talking about working with young Neel and how familiar that felt to him, I just love that connection and the way that he speaks about him with such pride.
We are HUGE fans of bonus features on these DVDs because they provide not only additional entertainment, but a wonderful glimpse into the world of Disney and what goes on behind the scenes in the making of these wonderful films.
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In an epic adventure directed by Jon Favreau (IRON MAN), Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson, THE JUNGLE BOOK is “stunning” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter).
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