Disney is famous for its princesses, but one of its oldest and most well-known classics is The Jungle Book. This remake of the classic Rudyard Kipling stories has just enough nostalgia to remind viewers of the original film, but enough new material to give new audiences something fresh. This version, like the original, follows Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a Man-Cub whose life is threatened by the villainous Shere Khan (Idris Elba). His attempts to escape the tiger’s wrath find him in the company of self-appointed guardian panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and fun-loving bear Baloo (Bill Murray). It seems unfair to call this film live-action, since most of its characters are CGI, but it is leagues above an animated film, creating a new blend of completely unique film.
This film tests the boundaries of animation and live action, and is the perfect concept to merge these two fields together.
Well-made and immensely entertaining, this is one of Disney’s best remakes and deserves…
4.5 out of 5