Jon Favreau (director and producer) takes us back to the childhood’s spirit and takes us into Mowgli’s and his friends’s incredible journeys, the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera in new adapted movie of Disney, Le Livre de la Jungle. The movie releases in cinema on April 13th, 2016.
Mowgli (Neel Sethi), « Little Man », an orphan, lives in the jungle with his new family, the wolfs Akela (Pierre Tessier) and Raksha (Cécile De France). He leaves the jungle after the threat of pretentious tiger Shere Khan (Daniel Lobe) and meets a friendly bear Baloo (Lambert Wilson), an unpleasant python Kaa to the soporific voice and hypnotic eyes (Leïla Bekhti) and a pathetic smooth talker monkey, the King Louie (Eddy Mitchell) during his journey.
This feature film begins with the adaptation of young Mowgli to his new environment and new way of life. The sublime sets to the shimmering and bright colors take us in the heart of the jungle. One of the crazies and moving sequences unfolds when the leading character goes down the river settling down the Baloo’s belly and sings « Il en faut peu pour être heureux » with Baloo. The suspense in the movie peaks between the Mowgli’s confrontation and his worst enemy Shere Khan. The actors(tresses) Lambert Wilson, Eddy Mitchell, Leïla Bekhti, Cécile De France give their voices to the secondary characters dubbed into French and bring a fresh look to the characters. The young actor Neel Sethi brings a touch of youthful freshness, humorous and his spontaneity. Jon Favreau and his production team use the same audiovisual techniques such as real takes, the motion-capture for the characters and computer-generated images for the sets. The beautiful compositions, signed by John Debney, take us in a Mowgli’s and his friends fabulous initiatory journey.
Photo : © 2016 Disney
Rediscover the Mowgli’s moving story in Le Livre de la Jungle. Don’t miss the running-chases between Mowgli and Shere Khan and Baloo’s and King Louie’s laments. This feature film is a thrilling plot, full of suspense and twists.