Agents conducting the largest sweep of animal trafficking in Southern California found a sprawling "black market" that put exotic pets in peril, officials said. Among the startling discoveries: a Bengal tiger who was severely underweight, dozens of dead Asian songbirds and King Cobras smuggled inside potato chip cans. Show More Summary
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Venomous king cobra snakes packed into potato chip cans. Asian songbirds bound and stuffed into a suitcase. And a Bengal tiger cub driven in a vehicle from Indiana to Ventura County. These are just some of the ways people have smuggled protected wildlife into Southern California. On Friday, U.S....
Operation Jungle Book, a law enforcement initiative led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, resulted in federal charges against 16 defendants who allegedly participated in illegal acts of wildlife smuggling.
The internet is choked with nostalgia for the youth-oriented entertainments of the not-too-distant past. With Memory Wipe, The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with? Read more...
Nick Lachey performs a Jungle Book themed dance during his performance on Dancing With the Stars‘ Disney night on Monday (October 16) in Los Angeles. The 43-year-old 98 Degrees singer bared his abs for the first time on the show while wearing a vest with no shirt underneath! Nick and his partner Peta Murgatroyd earned [...]
Known for being the master of the motion-capture performance following his roles as Gollum, King Kong, Caesar (in the “Planet of the Apes” movies), and currently Supreme Leader Snoke (“The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi”), Andy Serkis...Show More Summary
How did Finding Nemo affect clownfish? Was Jaws bad for sharks? Did the remake of the Jungle Book help pangolins? Researchers from the University of Exeter say conservation scientists could work with filmmakers to harness the "Hollywood...Show More Summary
How did Finding Nemo affect clownfish? Was Jaws bad for sharks? Did the remake of the Jungle Book help pangolins?
Usually announcements of new Disney features are something of a depressing occasion, what with the studio’s recent interest in primarily churning out lousy live-action remakes (Jungle Book notwithstanding!) of their previous animated successes. So it’s particularly appealing to hear about Cyrano the Moor – which, yes, is an adaptation (baby steps here, people), but not […]
A pioneer in the field of computer-generated performances with such films as Lord of the Rings (portraying Gollum) and King Kong—in which he plays Kong himself—Andy Serkis found his directorial breakthrough in The Jungle Book, whichShow More Summary
Where did Bombay-born English writer Joseph Rudyard Kipling, most famous for The Jungle Book, get his memorable middle name? His parents, John and Alice, got engaged in the summer of 1863 on the shores of Rudyard Lake in Rudyard, Staffordshire, England. Wedding planning finally started in late 1864, after John secured a job in India. […]
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