‘The Jungle Book’ and the Dawn of Graphic Design

‘The Jungle Book’ and the Dawn of Graphic Design


The Jungle Book

IMDb reported the epic Disney saga, The Jungle Book, about Mowgli, who is a man-cub and flees the jungle after being threatened by Shere Khan, who is a tiger. His friends, such as a panther named Bagheerera and a bear named Baloo, guide him on a life changing journey. However, he also meets other animals with questionable interests. This is a motion picture with graphic design that is the dawn of a new era.

The live action film is directed by Jon Favreau and Justin Marks wrote the screenplay. The Jungle Book is based on a novel written by Rudyard Kipling. The voice actors are Idris Elba, who voices Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson, is the voice of Kaa; Christopher Walken, as the voice of King Louie; Garry Shandling, who voices Ikki; and introducing Neel Sethi, as the voice of Mowgli.

John Debney composed the music, Mark Livolsi was the film’s editor and Lauren Jean Shannon designed the costumes. Among the users of IMDb, 11,616 gave the film a rating of 8.1 out of 10. The film is rated PG for some scary action scenes but it is a family-friendly film. Los Angeles, California was the setting for The Jungle Book. The film is also Bill Murray and Johansson’s reunion after Lost in Translation (2003).

Disney.com wrote The Jungle Book is directed by the same man who did Iron Man. The Jungle Book is about Mowgli, who was raised by wolves. However, once Shere Khan decides to eliminate any human in the jungle because he has a vendetta against the human race, it is no longer safe for Mowgli to live in the wild.

On his journey, the man-cub learns some valuable life lessons. He meets Baloo, who is voiced by Murray and is a fee-spirited bear. Mowgli also encounters animals of questionable character, such as Kaa the python, who uses a seductive voice, and King Louis who tries to convince the man-cub into giving up his secrets to the red flower, which is actually fire.

Using state of the art technology, Disney created a realistic view of the jungle, to captivate audiences. The Jungle Book was released in theaters on April 4, 2016, with better graphic design, that is a sign of the dawn of a new era.

Rotten Tomatoes gives The Jungle Book a rating of 95 percent. The site stated the live-action version of the film uses advanced computer graphics to tell the tale of a child raised by wolves.

Fandango reported Favreau used advanced computer graphics to retell Kipling’s classic collection of stories. A stunning array of animals from the wild created to surround Mowgli. Once Khan appears, Bagheera is forced to adopt the man-cub and take him to the man village, where the child will be safe. On the way to the village, he meets Baloo, King Louis and Kaa, during his captivating journey to discover his inner-self.

ScreenRant stated, when the young man-cub is stranded as an orphan in the jungle, Bagheera feels remorse for the boy and leaves him in the custody of a wolf pack. The wolves come to accept Mowgli as a member of their pack, along with all the other members of the wild. His biological family is long deceased, so he has no interest in joining the man village.

However, fearing all humans, Khan vows to find the human child. Mowgli decides to leave his surrogate family, to protect the wolves when he meets Baloo, who convinces him to stay in the jungle after the now, bear-cub, wanted to go back to the man village to be safe from Khan.

Disney is using graphic design that is the dawn of a new era. The Jungle Book is another installment of Disney live-action adventure films, such as The Pirates of the Caribbean saga.

By John A. Federico
Edited by Jeanette Smith


IMDb: The Jungle Book
Disney.com: Disney’s The Jungle Book
Fandango: The Jungle Book
ScreenRant: The Jungle Book Review

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