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What’s with All the Live-Action Remakes?

Aug 4, 2017   //   by   //   Community Blog  //  Comments Off on What’s with All the Live-Action Remakes?

Turning classic animated kid stories into live-action films and TV shows is a trend that’s here to stay. From Beauty and the Beast to Riverdale, live-action retellings are a hit.

Partly, that’s a result of the technology available to filmmakers today. Live-action movies can rely on special effects and still look like real life. Just think of 2016’s The Jungle Book – watching the film it’s easy to believe that Mowgli, played by kid actor Neel Sethi, swims and converses with a bear named Baloo. The seamless combination of live-action and CGI in The Jungle Book would not have been possible 10 years ago. But the technology is just part of what drives the making of live-action adaptations.

In the clip above, Mowgli and Baloo sing together in a scene that looks convincingly real.


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