“Jungle Book” got praised for using CGI animals instead of real animals in a movie that is centred on wild beasts. As a token of appreciation, Jon Favreau, the director of the Disney movie grabbed an award from PETA.
Favreau has brought to life some of the most cherished animals on screen. From Bagira to Baloo, the magic brought about by the companions of Mogli can be seen onscreen but this time, no real animals were used. Even the ever so furious Sher Khan was a CGI creation. This is why PETA wa all praises. The animal welfare group appreciated that no animal was hurt in making the movie.
As per Page Six, Favreau himself is happy that they used CGI. He was present at the Cinema Society Event on Thursday and joked that it is easier to teach CGI animals the language that the human speaks. He said, “It’s also better for the animals not to be on set, and it’s better for the tigers. I’m a city boy, so I thought CG animals would be the way to go.”
The director of the already appreciated movie is in love with the artists who create advanced computer-generated imagery for animals. Bollyspice reported him saying, “It’s amazing what they can do with [creating the appearance of] fur and live-flesh animals, and so every day I go into work it’s astounding what these visual effects artists accomplish.”
Jungle Book is an adaptation of hit kid’s series in India with the same name. The popular series got revamped from being a cartoon to a movie. It was quite expected that real animals would be used for the filming. However, by following the motto of PETA US that says, “Animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” the franchise has set an example.
This is not the first time PETA praised a movie or director for the use of CGI animals. It previously recognized Rupert Wyatt and Darren Aronofsky for the use of CGI in Planet of the Apes and Noah, respectively.