Director Jon Favreau’s innovative, visually stunning adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s TheJungle Book puts a new spin on the classic tale by using state-of-the-art CG and motion-capture technologies. Inspired in part by Disney’s beloved animated movie, this visually arresting adventure explores iconic elements, from beloved characters such as Mowgli, Baloo, Kaa, and Bagheera to the jungle itself. Beautifully designed and packed with behind-the-scenes details, The Art of The Jungle Book provides an in-depth look at the making of the new film, showcasing dazzling concept art, behind-the-scenes photography, CG designs, and insightful interviews with key cast and crew members. The book also features full-color images and gorgeous spreads to illustrate the technological magic behind the art of the film, offering a truly immersive experience for fans of this cinematic journey.
Ellen Wolff is a Southern California-based writer who specializes in the arts of animation and visual effects. She began her education in these areas working with the legendary computer animation innovator Robert Abel, and subsequently worked with multi-Oscar-winning visual effects artist Richard Edlund. Her writings on the evolution of digital technology, animaton and visual effects have appeared in many publications including Variety, Animation Magazine, Millimeter, Film & Video, and CG Artist. The subjects of her interviews have included industry leaders like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Lasseter.