Last year’s re-creation of Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century tale and 1967 Walt Disney classic animated film “The Jungle Book” required the services of more than 800 animators, burned through hundreds of millions of render hours and honed the edge of cutting-edge technology. Or as Robert Legato,...
Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book needs to win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects this year. Here's why.
The critical and box office success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book has landed the lovable helmer another big budget "live action" remake of a beloved Disney classic: The Lion King. And the Iron Man director took to Twitter...
Disney has been having a pretty good run of turning their animated classics into live-action hits. Cinderella in 2015 was great and The Jungle Book in 2016 was visually just next level. This year they’re giving us Beauty and the Beast,...Show More Summary
Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has been cast as Simba in Disney’s remake of The Lion King, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf), who directed The Jungle Book remake last year, will direct the live-action adaptation. James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa. Show More Summary
Jon Favreau, the director of Disney’s live-action hit The Jungle Book, is starting to put together cast for his next project: the live-action The Lion King. Favreau just tweeted that Atlanta star Donald Glover will play Simba and James...Show More Summary
Jon Favreau‘s remake of The Jungle Book utilized an all-star cast of recognizable names lending their recognizable voices to an ensemble of recognizable animals, so it makes sense that his upcoming remake of The Lion King will follow a similar template. Show More Summary
Editors Note: This story originally ran on December 6, 2016. When a waiter comes to congratulate Naomie Harris "for all those films" on a bright afternoon at a West Hollywood hotel, it's fairly clear which ones he means. The highestShow More Summary
The 2016 movies for the whole family (mostly). …The Jungle Book: Kipling knows we didn’t need yet another version of this classic story but then, what do you know, it turns out to be pretty darn terrific. Iron Man director Jon Favreau makes it all fresh and fun, and even manages to squeeze in some of the famous songs from Disney’s 1967 animated fave. Show More Summary
If Patton Oswalt is behind a podium, it’s time for either the VES Awards or his newest pitch for another “Star Wars” movie. The six-time host presided over the Visual Effects Society’s 15th ceremony, this year held Tuesday at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, and helped give multiple awards to the likes...
The 15th annual VES Awards are being handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton, and Deadline is live-blogging the action and the winners (see below). The Visual Effects Society will dole out hardware in 24 film and TV categories. Patton...Show More Summary
After proving again last year that the spring box office is just as potent as the summer with hits like Zootopia and The Jungle Book, Disney looks to hit another one out of the park with Beauty and the Beast on March 31. Tickets went...Show More Summary
Over the past few years, Disney has transformed some of our favorite animated classics into live-action blockbusters. After the success of films such as Cinderella, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and The Jungle Book, Disney has set their sights on Beauty and the Beast. Show More Summary
(vimeo link) The nominees for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects are Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Deepwater Horizon, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Doctor Strange. They all contain the kind of action scenes we like to see, with sometimes amazingly similar elements. Show More Summary
Disney continues to churn out these live-action remakes like hotcakes. They did The Jungle Book and Cinderella, but neither of them had the same expectations behind them as Beauty and the Beast. Sure, they're all based on Disney classic animated movies, but there is a definite amount of prestige that Beauty and the Beast has above the other two. Show More Summary
2016 was a huge year for Disney. If there was any doubt about the success of taking their animated favorites and turning them into live action features, Jungle Book rightly dispelled those apprehensions by knocking the box office's dick in...
Perhaps the most surprising tidbit about this year’s live-action “The Jungle Book,” with its talking animals, lush Indian flora, rushing rivers and forest fires is its end-credits announcement: “Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.” Several of the filmmakers behind its creation gathered recently for...
There's a good chance you were entertained by Idris Elba in 2016. The actor voiced characters in three Disney hits — “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Finding Dory” — and also starred as the villain Krall in “Star Trek Beyond.” InShow More Summary
Sunstein likes "The Jungle Book" because it shows the concept of fairness... "For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.")"Weiner" because you can think about the 2 kinds of thinking which areShow More Summary
The list of 2016 global box office hits is made up of many expected titles: a lot of Disney — Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, The Jungle Book and, of course Rouge One: A Star Wars Story — plus the usual suspects among the studio tentpoles — Warner Bros.' Superman v. Show More Summary