Silly to summarize the "anamorphic look" to the oval bokeh only. Arguably the biggest advantage of shooting anamorphic is to be able to get the depth-of-field/perspective of let's say a 50mm with the horizontal field-of-view of a 25mm. Posts like this can become misleading to a bunch of people.
Jungle Book is by far the most challenging and remarkable vfx of the year, it dominated the Visual Effects Society (VES) awards this year with 5 trophies, Rogue One had none. The VES award is the most serious and reliable award in tge vfx industry, judges are notable artists and vfx veterans, if VFX Oscars was anything to be taken seriously, they should just second the VES results each year. But after Hugo won over Rise of the planet of the Apes and Ex Machina (great movie) won over Star Wars and The Martian, everything is possible. Unfortunately the content of this article provides no serious argument to justify its tittle.
I'm sorry to break the news to the unawares but Robert Richardson is a terrible human being. As a director I wouldn't be OK working with someone that constantly humiliates and rants on his crew and has the industry's nickname of White Devil for that reason. I prefer not to glorify someone like that, ever, even if he knows his chops.