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Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite

VFX supervisor Rob Legato applied a cinematographer's eye and a live-action methodology to "The Jungle Book," which is showcased in a new virtual production video from Technicolor.
Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” achieved a new level of photographic-based realism in re-imagining the Disney animated classic, which is why it’s the VFX Oscar favorite. You believe that the real Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) belonged in the virtual jungle with the CG Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and King Louie. Favreau had two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato (“Hugo” and “Titanic”) to thank for engineering his tech success (watch the video below, “Rob Legato on Virtual Production and Technicolor”).

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