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It’s the Circle of Life as Favreau Moves From ‘Jungle Book’ to ‘Lion King’

Consider these numbers $1 billion, $750 million, and $500 million. That’s how much money Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella made respectively at the worldwide box office. The lesson here for the Walt Disney Company is that there’s big money in live-action modern remakes of their classic animated films. The point was proven again earlier […]
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