When Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic 's outfielder Cody Decker brought the team's mascot, "Mensch on the Bench", a five-foot-tall stuffed toy that looks a bit like a rabbi or Hasidic Jew, with him to Asia from the United States for the WBC, Decker said, "He’s a mascot, he’s a friend, he’s a teammate, he’s a borderline deity to our team.... He brings a lot to the table.... Every team needs their Jobu . He was ours. He had his own locker, and we even gave him offerings: Manischewitz , gelt , and gefilte fish ... He is everywhere and nowhere all at once. His actual location is irrelevant because he exists in higher metaphysical planes. But he’s always near."    
The “live action” adventures of Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera wowed at the box office as the splendor of Jon Favreau ’s Indian jungle tale unfolded on screen. The rich world Disney’s Jungle Book was created in stunning detail with the same tech that James Cameron used to make Avatar . The environments created for Jungle Book were semi-rendered virtual spaces where he could find a camera angle he wanted within the 3D world. The young actor playing Mowgli would act the scene out on blue screen with the CG scene being lined up in the monitor. This is after they’ve already filmed the entire movie once before in motion capture. The result is a feeling of depth in the film that is far beyond what any other movie on this list has going for it. Favreau said on set that the environments could be turned into fully realized virtual worlds, though that’s not where he sees himself pursuing stories.