‘The Jungle Book’ Beats ‘Rogue One’ and For Best Visual Effects at 2017 Oscars
Disney’s The Jungle Book remake was honored with the Best Visual Effects Oscar on Sunday night. While the Jon Favreau movie was a clear frontrunner, the studio had the advantage in the category. Other nominees included Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which brought the psychedelic visuals of the comic to life in a handful of mesmerizing sequences, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which featured some of the franchises’ most audacious and stunning battle sequences. And of course we couldn’t forget Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as Deepwater Horizon.
Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1967 classic did a stunning job of making the animals of Rudyard Kipling’s tale feel incredibly life-like. The film included more than 800 animators and a visual effects that included previous Oscar winners and nominees with credits including Avatar, Titanic, and Hugo.
Last year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects went to Ex Machina, a surprise win that bested Star Wars: The Force Awakens.