As part of awards season, and in the lead up to the Oscars, MPC has released its Naturalistic Effects' VFX breakdown. Disney’s The Jungle Book is a strong contender to win the Oscar and the advances in virtual production that it has demonstrated may have long and far reaching implications for our industry.

We spoke to visual effects supervisor Rob Legato about how they brought the world of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book to life for fxpodcast #302.

fxpodcast #302: The Jungle Book

 

This 'making of' reel shows the incredible work of the FX simulation team at MPC who won the VES award for their beautiful work on Disney’s The Jungle Book. Given the entire world was digital,  MPC's FX artists had to simulated physical phenomena such as fire and water, as well interactive elements such as debris, dust and atmospheric effects. Outstanding work, and a great film.

 


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  • Replican187

    Meh, the only impressive scenes from it were the King Louie sequence handled by WETA. Looking back over it, the extreme cleanliness and lack of detail on everything from the animal fur to the leaves to the water; combined with the obviously copypasted models on a lot of the animals to the cheap sims on the fire just leave a lot to be desired.

  • John

    Whoa, hater alert! It’s a 2 hour animated film. I thought they did very well considering how little time they had.