This Isn't Your Parents' 'Jungle Book'
Disney's latest live-action film is a modern CGI marvel compared to the original 1967 animated musical.By Cody LaGrow | April 15, 2016
Or do get worked up. Disney's "The Jungle Book" is raking in so many positive reviews, it's wilder than the animals of the Indian jungle.
The 2016 interpretation still follows Mowgli's wilderness adventure and, as of Friday, already had a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is 8 points higher than the 1967 animated musical. Today's version is a modern CGI marvel, but don't call it a cartoon.
"The original was like, a G-rated musical that was more for kids. And this, we made it a PG movie. It's more of an adventure. It's exciting. The animals are real. So, there's scary moments, but there's humor. It really, hopefully covers all the ground in the Disney tradition," director Jon Favreau explained.