Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha in The Jungle Book, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups—including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant.
Raksha (Jungle Book) || The tiger's roar filled the cave with thunder. Mother Wolf shook herself clear of the cubs and sprang forward, her eyes, like two green moons in the darkness, facing the blazing eyes of Shere Khan. "It is I, Raksha [the Demon] who answers. The man's cub is mine, Lungri- mine to me! He shall not be killed. He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs- frog-eater- fish-killer- he shall hunt thee!!"
Neel Sethi (Mowgli) performed on the bluescreen set with a puppeteered version of Raksha the wolf. MPC built a digital version of Raksha, as well as a completely synthetic environment. The final render made use of Pixar RenderMan’s new RIS raytracing technology to provide for photorealistic results.