One of the more unbelievable facts about Disney’s recent Jungle Book remake is that nearly the entire movie is done with CGI. Not only were the talking animals created by a computer, but basically the film’s entire jungle world was rendered after the fact too. Which means that 12-year-old actor Neel Sethi—who played a non-CGI Mowgli—had to film his entire performance alone in a blue screen studio. And the young actor opens up about that unusual experience in a new video for Oh My Disney.
In the quick minute-and-a-half long interview, Sethi explains that he had “nothing but his imagination” to act against. His animal co-stars were either played by off-screen puppeteers or men in blue bodysuits who were later replaced by CGI creatures. But Sethi seems to have genuinely enjoyed the process, particularly—as most 12-year-olds would—the chance to spend all day running and jumping onto giant foam pads.