Disney’s upcoming new live feature The Jungle Book isn’t just a fun modern update.It’s about recreating a legacy.
Disney’s 1967 animated film, “The Jungle Book,” was the last film that Walt Disney oversaw. He passed away in 1966, the year before the film’s release.
Director Jon Favreau was inspired by more than the 1967movie.“When I think about Disney’s legacy, I relate to Walt’s original dream,” he says. “Walt Disney’s work has influenced my work. He was considered high tech for the time. He was the first person who locked soundtrack with picture, so the characters were perfectly choreographed to the musical score—something that absolutely blew people’s minds. Disney was on the cutting edge of technology.
Not only does the live action film look amazing but the cast of characters is WOW! It’s safe to say that anyone asked to do a Disney film does.
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN (voice of King Louie)