Here's a BTS video for one of the surprise hits of 2016, the live action remake of The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.
I usually wince a little when one of the iconic kids films of my youth gets the remake treatment. It's not that the new visions of these classic tales are bad, per se, it's just they compete directly with my memories and feelings of nostalgia associated with those films of yesteryear.
This year, it's The Jungle Book's turn to challenge my love of the original or, at least, the seminal Disney animated version.
I must confess that I haven't made it out to the theater to see The Jungle Book (2016) and, honestly, I probably won't see it until it's readily available on cable or Netflix. But for those that checked out this year's version (presumably those of you out there with young children), you might be interested in what it takes to remake the classic.
The following behind the scenes featurette, from YouTube user FilmIsNow Movie Bloopers & Extras, is a fairly complete look at the overall process, from voice acting to animation. One note: this is less a finished piece and more an assembly of clips, which should be obvious from the lack of score, the reliance on production audio and general roughness (there is no audio for the first 10 seconds). However, it's definitely worth a look if you're interested in either the film or the filmmaking process for animation.