After making money off of of Maleficent, the studio has gone hard with live-action retellings of other animated projects, and will soon be moving forward with The Lion King, director Jon Favreau's follow-up to The Jungle Book
Filmmaker and actor Jon Favreau, who directed Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Chef, The Jungle Book, and currently at work on the live-action The Lion King has been chosen to become the next recipient of the Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. Show More Summary
Imagine “The Planet of the Apes” without the apes, “The Jungle Book” with no jungle, or “Transformers” that don’t transform? Visual effects artists bring our favourite movies to life. For too long now, the film studios have been short-changing visual effects artists and facilities when it comes to recognising and recording the VFX artistry. Again […]
If you hadn’t noticed, Disney has been doing a few live-action remakes of some of their greatest films. So far, we have seen a live-action (with some hefty CGI) version of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast. Disney has been working on future releases of The Little Mermaid and other hit animated films, […]
On the /Film Daily podcast for July 25, 2017, Peter Sciretta is joined by Brad Oman (aka Ethan Anderton) to discuss Comic-Con purchases, real and fantasy. We talk about the latest news in the world of movies: how Andy Serkis’ JungleShow More Summary
I know, by this point, you actually might be thinking, “wait, I thought that was canceled,” and you wouldn’t be alone. Initially, The Jungle Book and Jungle Book: Origins were set to premiere within around six months of each other, but it didn’t take long for Jungle Book: Origins to get pushed back, in order to spend more time with visual effects. Show More Summary
Andy Serkis‘ Jungle Book: Origins was originally scheduled to come out in October of last year, but it’s been postponed multiple times and is now scheduled for a 2018 release date. The two-year delay does give Serkis’ film more space from Jon Favreau‘s smash hit reimagining of the famous title. Show More Summary
From The Jungle Book to Beauty and the Beast to Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Aladdin project, Disney is ransacking their extensive back catalogue for any beloved cartoon that they can drag into the three-dimensional world. Next up is Dumbo, the heart-warming tale of an ostracized elephant who finds that his oversized ears allow him to reach for the […]
Disney films are so timeless that it's sometimes easy to forget the likes of The Jungle Book and Dumbo were actually released back in the middle of the 20th century. Well, UK-based illustrator Tom Ward has given them an update. In aShow More Summary
Let’s just get it out of the way up front: The 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast never really stood a chance of outdoing the original movie. Whereas Disney’s live-action Jungle Book improved on its source material, theShow More Summary
Adam Valdez, winner of the 2017 visual effects Oscar for "The Jungle Book", shares his favorite jaw-dropping Star Wars FX -- and breaks down the innovations behind them.
Cyclops Print Works is releasing two cool print releases today: Summer in Zootopia by Byron Howard, the director of Zootopia as well as Eric Tan’s Jungle Book letterpress. Cyclops Print Works has given us the exclusive debut of both of these new prints. Show More Summary
Last September, Jon Favreau signed on to direct a “reimagining” of The Lion King. For Favreau, who already has Iron Man and most recently The Jungle Book under his belt, adaptations are becoming something of his bread and butter, and on Friday, the director shared his approach with Scarlett Johansson ... More »
Director Jon Favreau is following up his incredibly successful Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book, with an even more beloved Disney classic, The Lion King. Recently, the director spoke about his approach to the story.
In northern India, police are going through their missing children reports from previous years in an attempt to identify a young girl they found more than two months ago, living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The Washington Post...Show More Summary
The 8-year-old girl has been dubbed “Mowgli” because of the likeness with the feral child protagonist from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.”
As Disney continues their live-action remake trend, they are rolling out all the hits. Given the massive success of hits like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney is in no mood to slow down. Next on their plate is a live-action remake of 1994 classic The Lion King. The new film will be directed […]
If you’re going to remake a beloved Disney classic, you might as well go big. In keeping with the studio’s recent star-studded live-action films like Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Lion King hasShow More Summary
Today Professor Moriarty plays head games with Loki, Madame Defarge matches up against Madame Bovary, and the manipulative Napoleon from "Animal Farm" clashes with the cunning Shere Khan from "Jungle Book." See who else is battling in the second half of Round One--and cast your vote to determine who will win.