Friday, August 10, 2007
THE JUNGLE BOOK:
I Wanna Be Like You
THE JUNGLE BOOK's backgrounds wildly exploited the film's jungle theme, with liberal applications of non-Kipling Polynesian influences. This background is from the Sherman Brother's wonderful "I Wanna Be Like You" song sequence. In it, King Louis moves from far left to the area right of the stone column. In the meantime, Mowgli and the monkeys are jitterbugging on and in front of the stone wall.
This was one of the most complicated backgrounds to re-create, as there never was a clean shot of the area above the wall. (Although the dancing monkeys did jump up once, which helped a great deal!) Mostly, it was composited by grabbing small fragments between the monkeys and building it one tiny section at a time.
This pan background took several days to create, but I think the results are worth it. I hope you'll agree!
This is just the first of many wonderful JUNGLE BOOK backgrounds to come.