March 13, 2017

University of Kent alumni contribute to The Jungle Book Oscar

Three graduates from the University of Kent worked on the modern live action version of The Jungle Book, helping it to win Best Visual Affects at the recent Academy Awards ceremony.

El Suliman who was a senior animator on the film, graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design and an MSc in Computer Animation. El worked on a range of animals in The Jungle Book, and explains, “Being a part of an Oscar winning team is pretty amazing. It’s a great feeling seeing your team’s work appreciated on such a large scale. This is now the second Oscar winning movie I have been a part of; I also worked on Gravity, and it’s just as important to me. I'd probably say this one actually means even more to me as the original Jungle Book meant so much to me growing up. It was great bringing some of these iconic characters to life.”

Other Kent alumni involved in The Jungle Book are Bernard Wickstead (animation) and Marlene Chazot (visual effects). Both of these students are also graduates of the MSc Computer Animation course at the University of Kent.

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Content added on 13th March 2017. 

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