Stars of "The Jungle Book" Pose with the CGI Animals They Voice

If the trailer is any indication, the forthcoming live-action update of The Jungle Book promises incredible CGI. Produced by Disney and directed by Jon Favreau, the film's talking animals are voiced by some of Hollywood's biggest actors and actresses. To promote the movie, a fantastic series of photos were recently released that features part of the star-studded cast posing alongside their CG animal counterparts.

The glossy photos highlight just how far digital effects have come. Their dramatic lighting amplifies the textures of these creatures, and their scales, fur, and skin all look convincingly realistic. If it weren't for their larger-than-life size, you might just think these photos were of actual wildlife.

The side-by-side comparison of celebrities and their animals also reveals the surprising similarities between the two. It's uncanny, for instance, just how much the eyes of actor Christopher Walken and ape King Louie look alike, while Idris Elba and the tiger Shere Khan share the same intense gaze.

The Jungle Book releases in theaters on April 15 of this year.

Above: Idris Elba, Shere Khan

Lupita Nyong'o, Raksha

Scarlett Johansson, Kaa

Ben Kingsley, Bagheera

Giancarlo Esposito, Akela

Christopher Walken, King Louie

The Jungle Book: Website
via [Screen Crush, Reddit]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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